RGU Library and ResLife have set up two drop-off points that can be used by anyone who wants to return their RGU Library books whilst the university is closed.
The ResLife team at the Crathie Student Village and Woolmanhill Flats will accept Library items between 9am-3pm Monday-Friday. Anyone wishing to return items should call the number on the door of the residence and advise the team that you have Library items. Please ensure that social distancing is maintained whilst dropping off items.
Items returned at the drop-off points won’t show as returned on Library accounts until after the university reopens. Students may still receive overdue emails or notices about these items. Please just ignore these notices and the Library team will process the items as soon as we return to work on campus.
The ResLife team won’t be able to answer any questions about Library items or services. Please contact the Library team by email if you have a query.
For any students who are unable to get to the drop-off points, or if you have left Aberdeen already and still have your books with you, please just retain the books until further notice. There will be no recalls during the period that the university is closed and books on loan will automatically be renewed for most students.
For students with a course expiry date in the next few months, please try to use the drop-off points if you can. If this is not possible, please retain the items and return them after the university reopens.
Due to the evolving Covid-19 situation we may need to discontinue the drop-off scheme at short notice.
We’d also like to say a huge thanks to our colleagues at RGU ResLife for helping us to set this up.
The ID and password used to access the database Lexis Middle East has been updated as of 23rd March 2020.
The ID and password we use for Lexis Middle East is a generic one i.e. one given to all current students and staff who need access to the database. When given the details please do not change the ID, password or email. If you do then this will lock users out and may result in losing access to the database completely.
RGU Principal Professor John Harper has notified the RGU community this morning that all campus activity will cease at 5pm on Friday 20th March. All campus buildings will be closed, including the Library.
Online Library services, including ebooks, databases and Library Search are still available and can be used as normal. There will be no access to the Library or Learning Centre study space, or to the books within the Library, during the period of closure. We will also be unable to provide a reservations service, process new inter-library loan requests, or post books to Online Learners.
You may still receive emails from the Library during this time in regard to overdue or recalled books. This is an automated process and the Library is unable to prevent the emails being sent. Please retain any items during the closure period and ensure that they are returned as soon as the Library reopens.
Library staff will be providing a remote enquiry service during the closure. We can be contacted via email, Twitter or Facebook. For general enquiries see our Contact Us pages – https://library.rgu.ac.uk/home. For enquiries about referencing, literature searches or the use of databases see our Library Support pages – https://library.rgu.ac.uk/librarysupport. Please note that there may be a delay in responding to enquiries dependent on the health and availability of Library staff, who will be working from home during this time.
Guides are available on the Library website – https://library.rgu.ac.uk/home to help you use a range of Library services, including guides to specific databases, referencing templates and search techniques.
For further information on the RGU wide closure please see the main RGU website – https://www.rgu.ac.uk/. Students and staff should follow advice from their School or Department regarding when they can return to campus.
Library staff will be on site at Gray’s School of Art tomorrow to help you find information for your assignments and dissertations, provide assistance with referencing and answer any other library related questions. No booking required, just pop along!