Camera & GLadstone Link returned to normal opening – open until 7pm

The installation of new contactless card readers at the entrance/exit gates of the Radcliffe Camera has been completed ahead of schedule and we have now resumed normal opening. The Camera front door is in operation again and we will not be closing at 5pm as previously advertised but will remain open until 7pm.

*The Camera and the Gladstone Link will be open until 7pm today.*

The card readers are the same style as those in the Weston Library and we hope they are easier to use than the former swipe card readers. Thank you for your patience and apologies for the inconvenience caused by the work.

 

Vacation borrowing starts Monday!

From Monday 12th June those eligible may start checking books out for the summer vacation up to a maximum of 15 items.

From Thursday 15th June the limit goes up to 30 including short loans.

Please return or renew your current loans loans by Wednesday 14th June and remember to pay your fines.

Vac loans must be returned by Monday of first week in Michaelmas Term (9th October). Please don’t leave them at home!

Term Hours & £5 notes

Welcome back everyone!

A reminder that as of 5th May the old paper £5 notes will no longer be accepted. From that date the library will only take the new polymer £5 notes as payment through the till. More information can be found on this poster.

Our Trinity Term opening hours are as follows:

Mon-Fri 9:00-22:00

Saturday 10:00-16:00

Sunday 11:00-17:00

We hope you had a great Easter Vac. We look forward to seeing you again and wish you well with your studies and your exams.

Easter closure 2017

The library will be closed over the Easter weekend from Friday 14 April to Sunday 16 April 2017 inclusive. We will be open on Monday 17 April from 9am-5pm. There will be no book delivery service on Monday.

We return to normal Vacation opening hours (9am-7pm) and delivery service on Tuesday 18 April. We return to Term opening hours on Sunday 23 April 2017.

Don’t forget you can access many of our eResources off-campus via SOLO using your SSO to log in.

Happy Easter everyone!

Laptop Security

Unfortunately there has been another incident of laptop theft within the library. A MacBook Pro was stolen yesterday from the central computer area in Lower Camera. A similar incident occurred in November 2016. This is a sad reminder that theft does happen within the library. To minimise risk to your property and your research please take the following steps:

  • Lock your laptop to the desk handles with a Laptop cable lock.
  • Take your laptop with you even if you only move away for 15 minutes.
  • Install a free “Find My laptop Device” such as Prey, or enable the “Find my … ” on Apple devices.
  • Back up your work to the cloud or an external hard drive.

University Security and Thames Valley Police have been informed of this incident. We’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone to keep belongings close and if you do notice anything odd or are concerned someone may be taking something that isn’t theirs please report it to library staff.

Vacation borrowing starts Monday!

From Monday 6th March you may start checking books out for the Easter vacation!

You can borrow up to 15 books but from Thursday 9th March the limit goes up to 20 including short loans.

Please return or renew your current loans loans by Wednesday 8th March and remember to pay your fines.

Vac loans must be returned by Monday of first week in Trinity Term (24 April). Please don’t leave them at home!

You Said – We Did!

In response to comments from the Bodleian Libraries Reader Survey 2016 here are some of the things we have done based on your feedback. We welcome suggestions or comments at any time of the year so if you have something to tell us, write it in our comments book kept in Lower Camera or email us at radcam-enquiries@bodleian.ox.ac.uk You said-We did Reader Survey poster Jan 2017

Christmas opening times 2016/17

christmas-bow The Bodleian Library (Old Library reading rooms only including Duke Humfrey) will close for the Christmas break at 5pm on Friday 23 December 2016.

The Radcliffe Camera (including the Gladstone Link*) will close at 7pm on Thursday 22nd December 2016. These areas of the Bodleian will not open on Friday 23 December. *Please note the Gladstone Link closes at 6.15pm.

All parts of the Library will re-open to readers at 9am on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

The last delivery of material from storage will arrive on the afternoon of Thursday 22 December. The deadline for placing requests for this last delivery is expected to be 10.30am that morning.

It will be possible to request items via SOLO throughout the closed period. The first delivery of the New Year will arrive on Tuesday 3 January, and staff expect to clear any backlog of requests by Friday 6 January at the latest.holly

Have an enjoyable Christmas break everyone, we’re certainly looking forward to it!

Vacation loans & Season’s Greetings!

Vacation loans start today – borrow up to 15 books. This increases to 20 books on Thursday 1 December and will include short loans. Everything is due back on Monday 16 January.

We hope everyone has a restful and Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year! If you get fed up eating mince pies and drinking mulled wine (impossible though that sounds) don’t forget you can access many of our resources online. With your Single Sign On login, you can access all our ebook, ejournal and database subscriptions while away from Oxford.

Here’s the Bodleian tree all lit up for the final week of Term. Have a fantastic Christmas break everyone! bodleian-christmas-tree-2016