Summer Vacation 2011: August update

By | 5 July 2011

The LawBod has an exciting summer ahead with upgrades to both the physical and electronic environments!

Summer Vacation Opening hours

August-September: Monday to Friday 09.00-19.00 Saturday 10.00-13.00 Sunday closed
We do  close for the August Bank Holiday: from & including  Saturday 27th to & including Monday 29th August 2011.

Special note for readers who require stair free access.
Please could you contact the LawBod in advance of your visit – or 01865 271462.
Scaffolding has had to be put up (for the roof work) but with advance notice we can make sure access to the ramp is available in time for your visit.

The Bodleian Libraries’ new catalogue SOLO went live on July 22nd

This is great news but – experience tells us – new systems can have initial niggles! Continued patience may be required – not least because it does mean we librarians need to adapt to new programmes and screens.

WISER:  Finding Stuff on SOLO –  There will be a hands on workshop to focus on search techniques for finding books, journals and other Library materials in print and online using SOLO. The session will also cover placing requests and reservations using SOLO, book renewals and using the SOLO e-shelf and saved searches.
LawBod users should note that there will be a session in our neighbour building, the Social Science Library, on Tuesday 9 August 14.30-15.30.
Who may attend:   
All Bodleian Libraries and College readers may attend but please book your place.
Booking:  Booking for these workshops is essential. Please book your place by emailing quoting the date of the workshop that you wish to attend.
More training session dates will be added over the summer, please check for more details.

Requesting books from the Bookstack after July 22nd
If your search of SOLO reveals a relevant title not held in the LawBod if it is in the Bodleian Stacks it should be possible for you to request it to be sent to the LawBod for consultation. The new system for ordering a book from the stacks requires you to log into SOLO. If you are a current member of OU sign into SOLO with your Oxford Single Sign On details. If you are a visitor you use your Library Card barcode & password combination. (More help about Library Password is available online.) There is an online guide with screen shots explaining the Request process which will take you through the necessary steps.

Graduate Reading Room

The construction work in the Graduate Reading Room will commence on Monday 11 July, and there will be some noise on the Main and Lower floors during the next few weeks as the refurbishment takes place. This may affect carrels 25  to 30.
UPDATE 20 July 2011 Work is well underway: I’ll let some pictures do the talking!

Beyond the sheeting will be English Faculty ...

Once the stair eater and friends have done their stuff!

Access to Official Papers
While the above works are going on, access to the Official Papers section will be via the narrow stairs that go down near the Freshfields IT Room door, through the EU section of the library,  not the usual wide staircase.

Electrical upgrade
Work is continuing in the International Wing: for the moment it is not possible to sit up there, but access to the journals and books with Internat and Private Int shelf marks remains unaffected. The Gallery Computer Room is also open as normal.
UPDATE: This work was completed on Monday 18 July. International seating now available -with many more sockets!

On Monday 11 July work will begin on replacing the ceiling lights in the main reading room of the Law Library. The electricians will start on the side nearest the Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Legal History sections and work their way across towards the Manor Road side of the building.
The lights above seats G9 – G31 in the gallery overhang are included in this work so readers who sit at these seat numbers will need to sit elsewhere when the electricians reach this area (approximately three weeks from now, though this timeframe is subject to change).
UPDATE: Wednesday July 20th: this is now in full swing …

Kevin the electrician en route up ...

Kevin's view of us ....

and our view of him!

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and for the disruption.

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