Monday, 29 February 2016

World Book Day 3rd March: Book Swap

Got any old textbooks you don't want?  Want to read something new?  

Come to Western Bank Library on Thursday 3rd March, and help us celebrate World Book Day with our first ever Book Swap.  

Bring your old books and swap them for something new, or just help yourself to the second hand books available.  There will be everything from textbooks to novels, and whilst you don't have to swap a book to take one, the more you bring, the better it'll be. 

The Book Swap runs from 10:00am - 2:00pm upstairs in Western Bank Library and it would be great to see you there!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Easter & Bank Holiday opening

Firstly, we'd like to say thank you to all of you who contributed to the My Books scheme. Keep a look out for the items appearing on StarPlus - the library catalogue soon.

Due to the Easter holidays and Bank Holidays coming up soon we have a few exceptions to the normal opening hours, these changes have been detailed below:

The Health Sciences Library - Royal Hallamshire Hospital will be open the following for Easter and Bank Holidays:

Thursday 24 March  - 09:00-17:00 (Staffed)
Friday 25 March - Closed
Saturday 26 March - 14:00-18:00 (Self-service only)
Sunday 27 March - Closed
Monday 28 March - Closed
Monday 2 May - 09:00-21:00 (Staffed 09:00-17:00)
Monday 30 May - 09:00-21:00 (Staffed 09:00-1700
Monday 29 August - Closed

From 16 April - 17 July the The Health Sciences Library - Royal Hallamshire Hospital will move to exam opening hours:
Monday-Friday  - 09:00-21:00 (Staffed 09:00-19:00 Mon-Thu, 10:00-19:00 Fri)
Saturday - Sunday - 10:00-18:00 (Self-service only)

For more details on opening hours at The Health Sciences Library - Royal Hallamshire Hospital see here

The Information Commons and The Diamond will be open 24/7 during Easter and Bank Holidays.  Please see Information Commons opening hours  and The Diamond opening hours  for details of staffed hours and regular opening.

For Western Bank Library please see here, for Health Sciences Library - Northern General Hospital please see here.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Help us spend £50,000 on books

We’ve set aside a whopping £50,000 for new books. And we need your help to spend it.

From 9am on Monday 22 February, you can fill in an online form telling us which books you think we should buy. The form is for ordering new titles only. If you think we need more copies of a current title, let us know via the Get It tab on StarPlus.

We’re expecting the cash to go quickly – so act now!

For details log on to

Friday, 5 February 2016

Literature Searching Workshops

Want to improve your literature searching skills? Then come along to one of our workshops in the Diamond aimed specifically at MDH students.

Whether you’re searching for a systematic review, dissertation or just want to find the best clinical evidence these workshops will help you to hone your skills and retrieve the best results. We'll look at how to create a search strategy and some key databases such as Medline and CINAHL with plenty of opportunity for you to ask questions and get some hands-on practice searching. 

Literature Searching for Medicine, Dentistry and Health - The Diamond

3-4pm Wednesday, February 17, 2016
11am-12pm Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Book your place online now.