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Distraction In/Action starting today

Distraction In/Action, our Swot Vac/Exams period program, is commencing today!
At the Barr Smith Library we have just finished transforming the Level 3 space into a winter lounge, complete with “flickering fireplace” and cosy couch setting. Games, puzzles, and colouring-in are available at all of the branches (except Music) for students to de-stress and unwind.
Fresh fruit, […]

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Music Library relocation

From the beginning of next semester, the Elder Music Library will be housed within the walls of the Barr Smith Library. As part of the refurbishment of Level 1 at the BSL, this collection will be showcased with our other specialised collections, along with dynamic study areas, and modern shelving.
In order to make this move, […]

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Kanopy – a free streaming service

The library has recently gained further access to Kanopy, a free streaming service with up to 7,500 titles. Specialising in indie films and documentaries, there’s something for everyone, including required viewing for courses.
To access this database, simply search Kanopy in Library Search or follow this link.
Kanopy is also available as an app on your […]

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Microform Relocation

Due to ongoing building works and refurbishment, the majority of the University Library’s collection of microfiche and microfilm are now held at the Law Library.
Starting from next week, one of our viewing machines will also be located in the Law Library – creating two locations (incl the current location of the Barr Smith Library) where […]

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ORCiD Pop-Up Help

Are you a researcher or research student? Then you need an ORCiD to distinguish yourself from other researchers!
ORCiD: noun. [awr-kid]
a unique persistent identification code associated with an author and their works.
Drop in and see our friendly library and ITDS staff. We will sign you up for an ORCiD and link your ORCiD to your University identity.

FREE […]

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SNEAK PREVIEW – Level One South

We were given a sneak-peak earlier this week when we got the chance to visit Level One South of the Barr Smith Library. Currently undergoing refurbishment, Level One will soon become a brand new collection and study space! If you’ve been wondering what’s behind those sealed doors, wonder no more:

A new door through to the […]

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Level 1 Wedge Closure

As part of the level 1 south refurbishment currently taking place in the Barr Smith Library, the study wedge on level 1 will also be closed to access from today.
It will reopen at the end of July 2018 – just in time for semester two!
Once again, we thank you for your patience.

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Need help with referencing?

Referencing is integral when studying at the University and we’ve got some tips to help make it a little bit easier!

Don’t forget to record all bibliographic information while you’re still using the resource. There is nothing more annoying than returning a book only to find you forgot to reference that obscure quote from page … […]

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A big welcome to our new students!

This Wednesday 14th February sees the beginning of the official Orientation period and we would like to extend a big welcome to our new international students.
We have lots of resources and services designed to make starting at Uni just that little bit easier – to learn about how the library can support your studies, please visit […]

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Going on holiday? Return those books!

Will you be going away for the Summer Vacation? If so, make sure to return your books before you leave, especially if you are going overseas. Books can be requested by other students at any time, so even if your book is not due until January, you may need to return them much sooner than […]

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