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Library News 



Trimester 3 (Summer) Opening Hours 

Libraries are operating with Trimester 3 opening hours from Saturday 5th May until Saturday 8th September. Find full details on the Opening Hours​ page.  



Missing books 


We’ve noticed some of our books have gone astray!  Please remember to return your Library books as missing books are detrimental to all Library users.  Many thanks for your co-operation.  



​New – Report a problem on LibrarySearch  


So that we can improve LibrarySearch, we’ve added a new one-click option to report problems with Library resources.  


​If you’re having a problem accessing resources using LibrarySearch, simply click on the wrench icon next to the item, add your email and any details – and the issue will be sent to us along with all the book/ebook/article/database identifying information. 



New web filter – Log in on campus to access library eresources 


Information Services has recently introduced a new web filtering service, which works in a different way to the previous one. This will change how Library eresources can be accessed on campus.  


If you use Google or bookmarks to find ejournal articles, ebooks, databases etc you will no longer automatically be recognised as belonging to Edinburgh Napier University and given access. 


Use LibrarySearch  


The easiest way to find all the resources that you have access to is to start at LibrarySearch, which is set up to provide seamless on-campus access to the vast majority of our subscribed eresources.  


To see everything available in LibrarySearch, you will now need to log into LibrarySearch on campus as well as off.    


Go to LibrarySearch.  


To log in, click Not signed in > Sign in > University member.​



RFID project and Library self-service


RFID sml.jpgInformation Services have recently implemented RFID (radio-frequency identification) in Craiglockhart Library, Merchiston Library and Sighthill Learning Resource Centre. 


As part of this project, we have installed new self-service kiosks and added tags to every book in our collections. 


Benefits for you include:  


Super-fast borrowing – add a pile of books at once, with no need to scan barcodes.  


Contactless card recognition.  


Borrowing receipts emailed to your University email address – no more losing pieces of paper!  


You’ll see the new self-service kiosks (pictured) in all libraries. If you want to borrow a book from the library, simply take your student ID card and book to the machine. Follow the instructions on the screen, or come to any one of our helpdesks if you need help.  


If you have any feedback, please email us at:  


Group Study Room Bookings at Sighthill – Book and Check Availability Online!​

Following a successful pilot at Craiglockhart, Information Services are delighted to announce that students are now able to go online to book and check availability of the Group Study Rooms at Sighthill. 

Implemented in response to your feedback, the Group Study Room Booking system enables you to:

See at a glance when the room is in use via a digital screen outside the door. 

Check availability and book a timeslot using your Office 365 email account. 

You will no longer have to:

Queue to book via the Library Desk.

Wait for confirmation of a booking made via a form.  

To find out more about the service and how to use it please visit the Group Study Room Library page

Once the service is live you may wish to add the calendar of your preferred Group Study Room(s) to your Office 365 email account - find out how…

If you require further information please contact the IS Service Desk​ in the first instance. 

Library Eresources service status    

Information about any current issues with library eresources can be found on the Information Services Service Status page > Library Eresources 


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