Temporary changes to Library Services: 16 – 23 August

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16 – 23 August, all libraries at the University of Oxford, including the Bodleian Libraries, are switching to a new library management system.

Some of our usual services will be unavailable or impacted for a short while.

  • Access to online resources will be unaffected
  • You can still borrow and return books

24 August the new system goes live. All services resume.

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Scan & Deliver

Scan & Deliver will be unavailable 16 – 23 August.

Requests can be placed until 15 August. The service will resume on 24 August.

Self-Issue Machines

Self-Issue machines will not operate 16 – 23 August.

Please take any books you wish to borrow to a staff member at our Issue Desk.

Inter-Library Loans

Inter-Library Loans will be unavailable during the 16 – 23 August.

Requests can be placed until 15 August. The service will resume on 24 August.

Stack Requests

Stack requests can be placed in SOLO until 15 August.

Email book.fetch@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for the temporary staff-mediated stack request service. This operates 16-23 August with deliveries to Bodleian Old Library and Weston Library only.

Availability of Books on SOLO

SOLO remains online, but loans information will be frozen:

Books borrowed between 16 – 23 August will still appear as “Available” on SOLO.

Contact us to confirm availability of an item on the SSL shelves. Contact reader.services@bodleian.ox.ac.uk for items in the closed stack.

Changes to My SOLO

My SOLO will be unavailable from 16 – 23 August.

My SOLO Saved Favourites and searches will not be moved to the new system.

Saved Favourites and searches in My SOLO will not be moved to the new system.

Consult the instructions available on the SOLO Subject & Research Guide to learn how to export your Favourites (which you can do up until the 16 August).

SOLO Loan History

Your Loan History on SOLO will not be moved to the new system.

If you wish to retain it take a copy before 16 August.

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If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

Email us at ssl@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Telephone us: 01865 271093

Unable to find a book or journal article in Oxford? Try our new online Inter-Library Request Form

Bodleian Libraries has launched a new online Inter-Library (ILL) Request Form. If you need to access a book or a journal article that is not held by any library within the University of Oxford, we will usually be able to get it for you on ILL. When you submit a request through the online form, the ILL team based in the Old Bodleian Library will search through online catalogues (Copac, for example) to find a library that holds the material you need. They apply to the British Library (BL) in the first instance, and if the BL can’t supply the item the ILL team will send the request to other UK libraries. If no library in the UK holds the material, the team will look internationally.

The form is easy to use – just log in using your Single Sign-On (for members of the university) or your Bodleian Libraries login details (for non-members) and enter the details of your request and of your PCAS account. The ILL team will get in touch with you to confirm that they have submitted your request or to ask you any questions they have about it. You can ask for material to be delivered to several of the Bodleian Libraries, including the SSL, for you to consult.

For more information on Bodleian Libraries’ ILL service, see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/bodley/using-this-library/ill.

You can get in touch with the ILL team at ill@bodleian.ox.ac.uk, and you can send any SSL-specific ILL questions to ssl-ill@bodleian.ox.ac.uk.