Friday, December 21, 2012

Campus Library: Details of Semester Two training sessions now available

Read all about our training sessions at the Keele Campus Library ... you can also book online!
View details of the Keele Campus Library training sessions here

If you are based at the Hospital Campus why view information about training sessions delivered at the Health Library - View details of Health Library Training Sessions

Don't forget we have online tutorials and videos - including videos on using RefWorks and an updated video about e-journals - all available on the Campus Library You Tube channel

Based at the Health Library?  View e-tutorials and videos here: Health Library's e-tutorials page

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Sociological Review: available online

Keele staff and students can now get full online access to The Sociological Review through Wiley Online Library here.

Based at Keele University The Sociological Review has been publishing high quality and innovative articles for over 100 years.

To access the journal from off-campus you will need your Keele username and password.

Christmas tree

The innovative sustainable Christmas Tree in the Campus Library is attracting a lot of attention - why not come and take a look for yourself ...?

Seasons greetings

Seasons greetings to all library users!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Parliament Rolls of Medieval England: Available Online

The rolls of parliament were the official records of the meetings of the English parliament from the reign of Edward I (1272 - 1307) until the reign of Henry VII (1485 - 1509), after which they were superseded by the journals of the lords and, somewhat later, of the commons. 

The rolls, which amount in total to over four million words, were first edited in the eighteenth century and published in 1783 in six folio volumes entitled Rotuli Parliamentorum (RP) under the general editorship of the Reverend John Strachey. 

From the Keele network you can now access the rolls as edited in RP in their entirety, from:

Monday, October 22, 2012

The Library - Getting Started

Update: More dates available, next session will take place on Tuesday 30th October, 12:00-13:30

New to Keele? (... Or new to using the library?) Want to get better at finding resources in the Library or online? Need to use e-journals or e-books but not sure where to begin? We're running a short training session on Wednesday 24th October (12:00-1:30) to help you to get to grips with using Library resources. It will cover:

  • Finding and accessing items on a reading list
  • Using e-journals
  • Accessing e-journals and e-books from off-campus

You will also have the chance to ask any questions you may have about using the Library.

Audience: Undergraduates and Taught Post-Graduates only

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Keele Campus Library: Details of forthcoming training sessions

Find out more about our "Essential Information Skills for Research" training sessions, to be delivered during Semester One, 2012/2013.

Please ensure you read all the information about each session prior to booking,  Don't forget, you can book a place online! 

View details of Campus Library Training sessions here.

Also ...

If you are based at the Hospital Campus, don't forget that you can attend sessions delivered at the Health Library (Library, Clinical Education Centre): find details here.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Library 50th Anniversary exhibition online

The campus Library building was officially opened on the 8th October 1962. To mark our 50th anniversary, we have mounted an online exhibition charting the birth and development of the University Library. Go to

Friday, September 21, 2012

Refworks Latest - Maintenance Update

Refworks have been under the bonnet of their software again in the last day or so.

They've since put out advice that some users may encounter problems at logging in, and are recommending users "clear their internet browser cache of cookies and restart their browsers".

Initial testing here at Keele hasn't uncovered any problems on the campus network.

However, if anyone at Keele find they have a problem, here's some useful links on how to clear cookies from a variety of browsers:


Google Chrome

Internet Explorer (Various)

Refworks Technical Support email is

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Campus Library Opening Hours - updated information on Library website

Please check the opening hours up to and including 23 September 2012 on our website.

Please note, the Library & IT Building is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week during: 24 September - 14 December 2012.

Please always remember to check for the opening times for Counter Services.

The following services will help you make the most of 24/7 opening. Some of them are new developments for 2012/13 ...

  • Self-service issue and return;

  • Online renewals:;

  • New!  You can reserve titles for which copies are currently on loan online, via the Library Catalogue.  This includes Short Loan items. Collect them when they are available (you will be notified via your University e-mail account) at the new self-service Reserved Items Collection Point on the Middle Floor;

  • New!  You can pay your library fines via the self-service machines (cash only).

The Campus Library is 50!

The official opening of the campus Library building took place on 8th October 1962. Come and view our anniversary exhibition now on display in the Library foyer.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Library fines payment on the self-service machines

As promised a few weeks ago, this is now enabled on the self-service machines at the Campus Library as well as the Health Library. You can now pay your library fines at any time the library is open - and this includes the new 24/7 opening times during semester!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Keele Campus Library: Opening Hours for 1 - 21st September 2012

Please note the details of opening hours at the Campus Library, 1st-21st September 2012 : view them by clicking this link.

To view details of opening hours at the Health Library, visit their website.

Talis Aspire logins improved

For those people who need to login to Talis Aspire our Reading Lists system, it has now been upgraded to use normal IT logins instead of the old 'classic Athens' details. Note that consulting the system normally does not require any login - you will only be asked to login if you want to add personal details to the system or if you have rights to edit lists

For those of you who have logged-in previously there is a one-time migration process to ensure that any details attached to your ID, such as lists which you can edit or personal comments, are made accessible from your IT login. On first login you will be prompted to enter your IT login details, then there will be a message box telling you about the changes and prompting you to login again with your old  'classic Athens' details. Once this information has been entered everything will be copied across and your details will be accessible. Future logins will only ask you for your normal IT login information.

Please let us know if you have any problems.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Update to Library's RefWorks page (Write-N-Cite section)

Additional information on installing/using the new Write N Cite (version 4) is available within “Write N Cite & Related” section of our RefWorks page:

View the page here.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Science Direct (Elsevier) Journals: maintenance scheduled for 25 & 26 August 2012

Elsevier are carrying out maintenance to their systems.

This will affect access to Science Direct and users will be unable to access our ejournal titles provided by this platform:

** 12:30 PM Saturday, 25 August - 7:30 AM Sunday, 26 August **

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Refworks Maintenance Scheduled For Sunday August 19th 2012

Refworks have scheduled maintenance work on the service on Sunday 19th August 2012 between 3.00am and 11.30am.

At this time Refworks may not be available and we apologise to all users for any inconvenience.

Campus & Health Libraries: Bank Holiday Closure (Monday, 27 August 2012)

Please note, the Campus and Health libraries are closed on Bank Holiday Monday (27 August 2012).  

Don't forget, you can use our e-resources (e-books, e-journals, databases) - visit our websites:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Unique camera donated to the Archives

Ernest Warrillow (1909-2000), press photographer for The Sentinel newspaper for over 50 years, gifted his private photographic collection of over 1800 negatives to the University in 1981. The Warrillow Collection depicts the changing landscape of North Staffordshire from the 1860s to the 1970s and we are thrilled that the camera used to take many of these photographs has now been donated to the Special Collections and Archives by Mr Alan Vickerman, Warrillow’s close friend and former colleague.
Warrillow made his unique camera from brass plate, just large enough to hold 9x12cm glass slides, and fitted it with a rare 100mm front cell focussing GB-Kershaw 630 lens. The camera comes complete with its original custom-made carrying case, with space to house a small tripod, flash gun and a dozen glass slides.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Campus Library: details of August opening hours

We are open as follows during August 2012Please note: the building will be CLOSED on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August.  

DayOpening HoursCounter Services
Monday to Thursday 08:50 to 22:0008.50 to 17:00
Friday08.50 to 18.3008.50 to 17.00
Saturday and Sunday11:00-17:00CLOSED

Please see these and more details of opening hours on our web page:

Campus Library opening times