Access to Print Stock!

Exciting news, the print stock at RGU Library is accessible again! The team have been working hard to put in place new systems to ensure that the print books held in the Library can be used alongside electronic versions.

There are three ways to access the print stock:

  1. Click & Collect – reserved items can be collected 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. At the moment access to campus buildings is strictly controlled so please don’t come into the building. The collection point is outside the Sir Ian Wood building.
  2. Article & Chapter requests – if all you need is a single chapter or article, or a few pages from a book or journal, then you can request that we scan and send it to you.
  3. Postal Loans – if you are unable to come to campus then you can request a postal loan. We post the items to you, but please note that you are responsible for paying the return postage and items may be recalled from you.

We’re expecting high demand for these services so please ensure you place your requests in plenty of time. We’ll do our best to get all requests processed quickly but there will be minimal staff on campus.

To find out more about Click & Collect, Article & Chapter requests and Postal Loans see the guide to Borrowing.

Any questions? Get in touch with us at library@rgu.ac.uk

Library Workshops and Drop-ins

The library’s programme of workshops and drop-in sessions are now back for the start of the academic year!

If you need some help with literature searching, Harvard referencing or using RefWorks you can sign up to one of our classes led by the library’s Academic Support team.

If you can’t make it to any of the classes, you can come along to one of the available drop-in sessions – no need for an appointment, just pop in!

All workshops and drop-ins are held in IT lab 321 in the GSS Learning Centre. You can check the timetable and sign up for classes here: https://library.rgu.ac.uk/classes

We hope to see you soon!

New OpenAIR@RGU repository launched today

We are pleased and excited to announce that today sees the launch of our new OpenAIR@RGU repository of RGU research outputs, which is now part of the Worktribe research information system. All the content from the old repository platform has been migrated over, and there will be additional features such as Profiles for researchers, projects etc. which will be built up over time. The new repository will benefit greatly by being integrated with the wider Worktribe research information system at RGU, making it much easier to share our research outputs with the world.

If you have any comments or queries regarding the new repository please contact the Library Publications team at publications@rgu.ac.uk

New LibrarySearch now live!

We are pleased to announce that our new LibrarySearch discovery service is now live.

LibrarySearch replaces the old Library Catalogue and it has lots of great features. It gives a more modern interface:

The new interface is optimised for mobile devices allowing you to use it more easily wherever you are (and this means we are discontinuing the Bookmyne app).

It has a more integrated search which will give you results from books, eBooks, articles, journals and more:

You can refine your results using options such as publication date, resource type, online availability and more.

You can sign in to access your account, place hold requests, renew books, and access online full-text resources.

Signing in will also let you use additional features such as

● Creating a favourites list
● Saving your search history
● Setting alerts for updates on new content that matches your searches
● Emailing results to yourself
● Exporting details of books, eBooks, and articles to resources like RefWorks

LibrarySearch can be accessed by using the search box on the library home page or going directly to the main search page.

LibrarySearch also replaces the old Journals List so if you are interested in finding out what journals the library has then please take a look at this guide.

If you have any queries or comments please email us at library@rgu.ac.uk.