UoM Library Update – Important info

Library Update: December 14

Don’t Forget! Books on Demand – you need a book we will buy it!
We understand your frustration when you can’t get your hands on the books you need for your research. So let us know and we’ll buy a brand new copy. Funds are limited so get your requests in now! For further information see:

Have Your Say: Take part in the Library survey
Your views are essential for shaping the Library service and ensuring our strategy is in line with your needs. Tell us what you think about Your Library and win up to £100 in Amazon vouchers (closing date 9thDecember).  Access via the Library Homepage:

Want to know more about Open Access?
To celebrate Open Access Week (October 20-25th) the library recently hosted an Open Access Seminar providing an opportunity for academics and researcher support staff to learn about Open Access at Manchester, including new policies, funds and developments. Details of the presentations plus videos introducing Open Access are available from the Open Access website.

Sage Research Methods / Sage Research Methods Cases
Sage Research Methods contains content from over 720 books, dictionaries, encyclopaedias and handbooks. Researchers can explore methods concepts to help design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct their research and write up their findings. SAGE Research Methods Cases provides real-life examples of how research is actually conducted, to help users understand those methods concepts – which might be theoretical or abstract. Users are able to search for cases by subject area, academic level and methods used. Additionally, each case includes learning objectives, exercises and questions and keyword tagging

Christmas Opening Hours
Please note Library will be closed during the Christmas period from 24th December to 5th January. The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons will remain open closing only for 25th/26th December. See our Christmas Opening hours via the Library website:

Going Home for Christmas?
Please be aware that all books are subject to recall at any time, if requested by another customer, including during vacation time. Please do continue to check your library account during the Christmas period to check if items have been recalled to avoid any hefty fines.

University of Manchester Library: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/library




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