There’s some bad weather expected this week in Oxford and the surrounding areas, so here are our top 3 tips for minimising the impact of any disruption.
1) Plan ahead
If there is any severe weather there may be disruption to our deliveries of material requested from closed stacks. If you urgently require material from the Book Storage Facility at Swindon then please place your order as soon as possible.
2) Keep up-to-date with disruption
Any information about disruption to services, such as delays in deliveries of closed stack material or alterations to library opening times will be posted online. We’ll put the news here on our blog and you can sign up to receive email alerts about new blog posts using the sign up box on the right of this page. We’ll also spread the news on Twitter and Facebook.
You can also contact us by email at email@example.com or phone us on 01865 277262 if you have any questions.
3) Look for online alternatives
You can access our services and many resources online. Bodleian History Faculty Library book can be renewed twice online via SOLO (see the SOLO guide for instructions on this). Oxford University students and staff can also access a wealth of subscription journals and ebooks online even when they are off campus. SOLO lists ebooks along side print editions. Electronic journals and databases can be accessed via OxLIP+. To access online resources when off campus, remember to sign in to SOLO or OxLIP+ with your single sign on.
History undergraduate and taught postgraduate students will also find links to online material and digitised set texts available on the HFL WebLearn sites under Resources for UGs and Resources for PGs (single sign on required).
For older material that is out of copyright, try searching sites such as the Internet Archive and Google Books for free online digitised copies. We have also bookmarked hundred of free to access quality websites on our Delicious page.
For more information about about online resources for historians, visit the eResources section of our website or check out our resources for historians guides which includes a handy PDF guide on Primary Sources Online.