Christmas closed period – update

Please note that the Library will be closed from 3pm on Thursday 21st December and will reopen on Wednesday 3rd January, not Tuesday 2nd January as previously advertised.

The change is because the Department for Continuing Education is closed on 2nd January. We apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Full details of opening hours and loan arrangements over the Christmas vacation period are on the library website

Online Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland

A new, freely available resource has now been published – the Atlas of hillforts of Britain and Ireland. This resource maps all 4,147 hillforts for the first time. The project to produce this award-winning resource which was created by a huge team of volunteer ‘citizen scientists’ was partly led by Professor Gary Lock, well known to OUDCE.

For background information about the project, see the OUDCE website

Network disruption Wednesday 18th May

From 08:00 BST on Wednesday 18th May 2016, the University is undertaking essential network maintenance which means that Library will have no email connectivity, there will be no access in the Library to SOLO, E-Resources etc and  Library staff will have no access to the Library system so will be unable to renew your books. The Library will be open as usual.
Please note that remote access to SOLO and e-resources will not be affected.

You also will have no access to your course sites i.e. Study Moodle (the site that hosts all award-bearing course Moodle sites and the MASS online assignment submission system) and the short course Moodle sites. Whilst the work is being carried out, the site will be unavailable to all users (including students, tutors, course directors, Registry staff and course administrators).

The network engineers will be working to keep the outage to an absolute minimum but the site may not be available again until 11:45  BST, however they will make the network available again as soon as the upgrade is complete – which may well be as early as 9:00  BST.


Replacement of SunRay terminals

On Friday 3rd July, the Library’s two ‘SunRay’ terminals will be replaced with ‘kiosk’ PCs. Like the SunRay terminals, these PCs are intended for catalogue searching and do not require users to log in.

Web browsing on these PCs will be restricted to an allowed list of sites (library catalogues and collections). Access to a limited set of popular email clients (including the Oxford Nexus Webmail App) will be permitted.

The Library’s six reader PCs are not affected by this replacement of the SunRay terminals

Bodleian Libraries wireless network

The Bodleian Libraries wireless network is currently not available at the Rewley House Continuing Education Library, due to a technical failure. We are investigating as a matter of priority and hope to have the service restored as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience caused.

To our knowledge, the Bodleian Libraries wireless network continues to be available in other Bodleian libraries.

Sir Winston Churchill

This month we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill. The Library has a collection of books by and about Churchill, some of which are currently featuring in a small display of Churchill books in the Library foyer.

Bodleian Libraries also have a number of e-books by and about Churchill. These can be accessed by all Library members via SOLO on PCs in the Library, or in the Student Resource Room at Ewert House, and from all internet connections by those holding full University cards/Oxford Single Sign On.

Other online resources include:

  • The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, available on PCs in the Library or in the Student Resource Room at Ewert House, and from all internet connections by those holding full University cards/Oxford Single Sign On. You can also access this at home if you are a member of a public library.
  • The Churchill Centre, This is a freely available website which includes information about him, texts of speeches, bibliographies, and audio and video resources