If you’ve ever felt the frustration of needing to use a computer, but every single one is occupied in the library, you’ll be interested in a new pilot service being trialled.
Responding to user demand for guaranteed computer
availability, we are piloting a PC Booking system on about 40 Cardiff
University computers at the Health Library.
You can book a guaranteed slot on one of these PCs – for up
to 2 hours and extend the time for another 60 minutes, if no-one has reserved
that computer. You can book from the
webpage at https://bookapc.cardiff.ac.uk/cire when you’re on a university
computer or connected to a university wifi network on your phone/laptop.
The PCs you can book have a large plastic number on them, so you know which PC you’ve been assigned.
You can pick the floor of the Health Library you want to
book the PC on, and then you’ll receive an email letting you know which
computer has been reserved for you.
If you run into any problems, please speak to the staff at
the Enquiry Desk in the Health Library – or phone/email them on 029 2068 8137 /
The pilot will be running for three months, so your feedback
on this system will be key to helping decide whether this is rolled out.
From Tonight out of hours access for library users will be via the new South door.
You will be able to access the library from the new South door without a card from 7am – 6pm and with a card from 6pm – 7am, Monday to Friday. On Saturday and Sunday access is available without a card from 9am – 5pm and outside of those hours with card only.
Between 9am and 9pm rooms 2.29 & 2.30 in the Cochrane Building, UHW will be made available from Wednesday 9th May until 15th June for silent study. When it is busy in Health Library you can also find extra study spaces in rooms 1.06 and 1.18 if they are not booked for teaching.
You can check how busy our study spaces here before you set off.
Every Health Board in Wales provides a library service for staff, including doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. When you start your new job, please visit the local hospital library to find out what they can offer you. If you will be working in Cardiff and Vale UHB, you can register in the Health Library, UHW or the Archie Cochrane Library, UHL.
If you have a student Athens account, please ask your local library for a new staff account, which gives you extra resources, including the BNF.
Libraries are here to support you in your work so please contact us if we can help.
Over the summer we installed a new Library Management System. There are some minor changes to the look and feel of the catalogue but the main changes are:
No renewals – items will be automatically renewed unless they have been recalled (for a request) You will never need to renew a book again, or pay a fine if you haven’t had time to renew your books. We’ve removed the renew option from My Library Account because there is no longer any need for it.
Please note; if an item is awaiting a request- you will need to return the item on its due date. Fines payable for these items is £2 per day.
View your loan history
You can view a list of all items you’ve borrowed previously, (as of August 2016) from the ‘My Library Account’ tab.
Reserve and return anywhere
You can now select your preferred library for collection each time you place a request on LibrarySearch. You can also return your items to any of the University libraries.
It’s much clearer and easier to request a book in LibrarySearch now: just make sure that you’re signed in, and then click on the ‘Request’ option in the ‘Find & Request’ tab.
The Health Library will remain open 24/7 over the Christmas and New Year period.
The enquiry desk will be staffed until 7pm on Wednesday 23rd December and then will re-open again on Saturday 2nd January 9am until 5pm and again Monday 4th January at 8.30am when we return to our usual staffed enquiry desk.