New term, new services
Don't know your Library PIN? Have it e-mailed to you
To access your online Library account for checking and renewing loans and requesting items from other libraries, you need your Library account number and PIN.
Your Library account number is on your University/Library card and begins ‘075 …’.
New photocopying, scanning & printing facilities
We've got new all purpose photocopying, scanning and printing machines on Floors 1 to 3 and in the Basement.
Photocopying now costs 5p per A4 sheet; the same cost as printing. Scanning also costs 5p per scan.
More information available from IT Services.
New PCs are here; netbook loans are on the way
IT Services have replaced all the student PCs in the David Wilson Library.
We will be launching a new service for borrowing netbooks to use in the Library in the next few weeks. More information soon.
Help for PhD students and research staff
We have a new Library team focussed on supporting the needs of PhD students and staff conducting research.
Helen, Selina and Ian provide group and 1 to 1 training and workshops on key information resources, information management tools, use of the Leicester Research Archive, open access publishing, eTheses and bibliometrics (using publication citation data) as well as use of Web tools such as blogs and RSS feeds for sharing information and keeping up-to-date.
The team facilitates virtual and physical networking for PhD students through the Graduate School Networked Researcher service (formerly the Graduate School Media Zoo).
Visit our Researchers' pages to find out more.
New information resources
We continue to bring you major new information resources as opportunities arise.
Recent new resources include:
- International encylopaedia of social and behavioral sciences
- Mass Observation Online archive
A major source of eye witness accounts of British social history of the mid twentieth century.
- New York Times Archive online (1851-2008)
- Sketch Engine
An online tool for analysing English language usage using language corpora.
We've also added almost 4,000 new eBooks, including a major collection of eBooks on Mathematics published by Springer and eBooks covering many Arts and social science subjects published by Palgrave MacMillan during 2011. You can browse all the eBook collections available or search for eBooks by title by selecting the 'eBooks only' option in Books Search on the Library homepage.
Updated online tutorials
Get short, focussed introductions to Library services and resources using our online tutorials. Titles available include:
• Introduction to the David Wilson Library
• Understanding your reading list
• Starting research: going beyond your reading list
These and other tutorials are available by visiting our Learn how to ... page.