What has changed over Summer at the Library
This post is to update returning students on changes to the Library over the Summer
We hope you had a great summer and enjoyed the break from your studies. We wanted to update you on what has changed in our campus libraries for the new academic year.
All covid-19 restrictions have been lifted. This means you no longer need to wear a face covering in the library, but please feel free to do so if you will feel safer. There are no longer any social distancing measures. So we have removed seat covers and cross stickers from desks, meaning all study spaces are available for use. We are still providing hand sanitisers throughout the libraries.
Group study rooms are back to normal capacity, although we would recommend advance booking using Resource Booker to ensure you get the room and time slot you prefer.
We will be resuming library tours at the beginning of term.
If you are visiting Craiglockhart campus you will see that we have removed unused bookshelves to create more study spaces and a larger relaxation space.
Here’s a reminder of our continuing services:
Our self-service kiosks are available so you can borrow and return books even when helpdesks are closed.
Lapsafes are still available for laptop loans and returns during campus opening hours.
Our Click and Collect service will continue to allow you to request books which can be picked up during campus opening hours from the Click and Collect shelves.
The inter library loan service is still available if you would like to access materials which Edinburgh Napier does not stock.
Remember all payments for fines, postal loans and print credit are made online.
Library opening hours can be viewed here.
If you have any questions, you can contact the library at any time.
We look forward to seeing you all again in September!
Want more information on the library? Read our article on Library welcome week here
By Vivienne Hamilton
The SCONUL Access Scheme: Accessing University and Higher Education Libraries
Overview of the Scheme
SCONUL (Society of Colleges, National and University Libraries) is a reciprocal scheme that allows staff and students of Edinburgh Napier University to access other participating higher education libraries within the UK and Republic of Ireland.
There are currently 182 SCONUL members(libraries) providing access to study space, borrowing or for reference only. Access to computers and online resources is generally not permitted. You will be able to login to the Eduroam network using your Edinburgh Napier University username and password.
Who can use this Scheme?
Eligible staff and students of Edinburgh Napier University can register for SCONUL Access. You must be in good standing with the university and have no outstanding library fees/fines or overdue items on their library account.
Students must be fully matriculated and possess a current matriculation card. Staff should possess a current staff card.
We ask that you always check the website of the library you wish to visit or call them directly for further information about the services available to you. Some libraries may have added requirements you need to be aware of before visiting them.
How many libraries can I join?
You need only apply for SCONUL Access once. After joining you will receive a confirmation email that will allow you to visit any of the participating libraries.
Please note that some libraries are not currently participating in the access scheme.
A full list of participating libraries and further information on how to join this scheme can be found on the SCONUL website www.sconul.ac.uk
If you have any further questions about SCONUL Access please contact: SCONULEnquiries@napier.ac.uk
Learn more about what your Library has to offer here
A gentle reminder that access granted under the access scheme is a privilege and not a right. Thank You.
By Carol Wilkie