Friday, February 14, 2014

Need to use a Library closer to home?

Want to find out how you could access other Libraries beyond Keele? - find out about SCONUL Access
Go to

The SCONUL scheme provides Keele students access to resources of other libraries.  Over 170 higher education institutions in the UK and Ireland are members of the scheme.

Green Week Library promotion

Library Staff braved the weather today to demonstrate the amount of rubbish that is generated in the Library in 1 day. 

It is one of the busiest buildings on campus so a lot of rubbish will be generated but, although much of it could be re-cycled; most of it actually goes to landfill.  Why?...

Quite simply because we are not disposing of our rubbish very considerately.  Designated re-cycling bins have the wrong items deposited in them so it ends up at landfill anyway.  General use bins are used for waste that could be re-cycled.

Our call for action is to use the bins more considerately so LESS rubbish can be sent to landfill.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Keele Research Repository and Catalogue Plus

This morning we launched another new feature in Catalogue Plus. Anything you put into the search box now searches across Keele's Research Repository as well as the Library Catalogue and most of our databases.The Research Repository aims to make Keele's scholarly research freely available.
When you've done a search you will see 'Keele Research' appear as an extra tab at the top left of the window and as an extra Collection in the column of facets on the left side, and you can of course click on the title to get more information. The technology isn't yet up to giving a direct link to the full text (although we're working on it), but it informs you of  the existence of the information which may be accessed using the link to the Research Repository on the bottom right corner of the screen.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Refworks Downtime 16 February 2014 03:00 to 11:00

Refworks have notified all users that there will be a system "downtime" for approximately 8 hours on Sunday 16 February 2014, between 03:00 and 11:00. This is due to the usual "essential maintenance".

Refworks also added in their communcation...

"During this time period RefWorks users can expect sporadic availability, including short periods of complete downtime. We anticipate that access issues and possible functionality problems will last anywhere from 3 to 15 minutes. If you experience issues with RefWorks during this maintenance window we recommend that you close your browser session, and return to RefWorks at a later time."

We're sorry if this inconveniences anyone.

For anyone with questions on this, please forward them to

Thursday, February 6, 2014

National Libraries Day Saturday 8th February

Did you know the Campus Library houses 1400 linear metres of Special Collections and Archives? Along with manuscripts spanning ten centuries, we hold almost 25,000 rare books and journals, of which almost 600 are pre-1700 imprints. Publications are on the Library catalogue and you can explore the Archives here