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October 2017

20/10/2017 - Library inductions

A warm welcome to all new students on Campus! If you missed the Library inductions this week, more are coming up in November. However, if you do not want to wait and want information sooner, contact us for an individual induction.

09/10/2017 - Succeeding at University Referencing sessions

Next week, we are delivering referencing training sessions to August intake students all week. Check your timetable for details. If you miss your session, come and book an individual session with the Librarian to ensure you know all about referencing for your assignments.

 09/10/2017 - Succeeding at University Research Skills sessions

Last week, we delivered research skills training sessions to August intake students all week. If you missed your session, come and book an individual session with the Librarian to ensure you know all about carrying out academic research for your assignments.

September 2017
August 2017

23/08/2017 - Library staffed hours update

We are back to our usual staffed hours in the Library until 7.00pm today. For more information check http://londonlibrary.sunderland.ac.uk/aboutus/openinghours/.

01/08/2017 - Library staffed hours

We are open during the holidays as well. Our staffed hours are until 5.00pm but the Library is still open until the building closing hours.

01/08/2017 - Renewing your books

As we are open during the holidays, you still need to renew your books. You can do this by logging in to your Library account at https://catalogue.sunderland.ac.uk/login even if you are abroad. This way you avoid incurring fines for overdue books. For more information check http://londonlibrary.sunderland.ac.uk/usingthelibrary/students/.

01/08/2017 - Referencing

We know a lot of you are working on your assignments and dissertations. Do not forget to consult Cite them right when you are doing your referencing (requires logging in).

July 2017
June 2017

26/06/2017 - Succeeding at University Referencing sessions

We are at week 9 with Succeeding at University sessions for April intake students and the Library is delivering referencing sessions. Check your timetable for the details. If you miss your session, come and book an individual session with the Librarian to ensure you know all about referencing before you embark on writing your assignments.

 12/06/2017 - Succeeding at University Research sessions

We are at week 7 with Succeeding at University sessions for April intake students and the Library is delivering research sessions. Check your timetable for the details. If you miss your session, come and book an individual session with the Librarian to ensure you know all about carrying out academic research before you embark on writing your assignments.

May 2017

08/05/2017 - Drop-in sessions continue

Our Library drop-in sessions continue. Do not miss them if you want to learn how to use library resources for your research. Check your University email and our social media platforms for details.

08/05/2017 - Library book fines

Just a reminder that you can pay your Library book fines online using your account on the Library Catalogue. Using your Library account, you can avoid fines easily by renewing your books online from anywhere in the world even if you are on holiday. 

02/05/2017 - Welcome back

We hope you all had a restful spring break. As it is the assessment period, please do not hesitate to contact us with any research or referencing related questions you may have or for individual training sessions.

April 2017

10/04/2017 - Advanced research using external sources of information

We are planning to deliver drop-in sessions on further research as well following interest from especially post-graduate students. Check your university emails for the guide sent out recently. We will advertise the drop-in sessions after the spring break in May.

03/04/2017 - Spring break

The Library is open during the spring break with its usual opening hours. You can book an individual session if you need help with your research or require information on referencing.

01/04/2017 - Drop-in sessions last month

Our library resources and skills drop-in sessions last month raised some interest and we are pleased to announce that we will continue with these drop-in sessions.

March 2017

03/03/2017 - Succeeding at University library sessions next week

As part of the Succeeding at University module, the Library is delivering research skills training sessions to January intake students all week from Monday the 6th of March. The ability to carry out research is very important for your studies at this level, for successful assignments and dissertations as well as for improving your employability skills. Explore the Research Support section of our website for more information.

01/03/2017 - New Library staff

A new member of staff joined us in the Library last month. Our new Library Coordinator Emma Proudley will be happy to help you with your research enquiries. You can book a one-to-one training session with her on accessing and using our Library resources. You will be seeing Emma during some of our group training sessions as well.

February 2017
January 2017

20/01/2017 - Library inductions

The Library welcomed new students this week. We delivered evening and day-time inductions introducing to students our services and resources. If you missed our inductions and do not want to wait until the catch-up sessions in February, please come to the Library on the first floor.

13/01/2017 - Succeeding at University week 9

As part of the Succeeding at University module, the Library delivered six referencing sessions throughout the week commencing 9th of January. If you missed our referencing sessions, please come and see the Librarian on the 4th floor to make an appointment (or come to the Library on the 1st floor) as assessment weeks are approaching and doing referencing properly is important to avoid plagiarism and get good marks for your work. Also, check the Research Support section of our website for more information on plagiarism and referencing.

December 2016

12/12/2016 - Christmas closure

Please check our Christmas opening hours if you are planning to use the Library over the holidays. The whole campus will be closed from Thursday 22nd of December 2016 until Tuesday 3rd of January 2017.

05/12/2016 - Succeeding at University week 7

It is the 7th week with Succeeding at University and the Library is delivering research skills sessions all week. Check our calendar for dates and times.

01/12/2016 - Research support

If you are working on your assignment or dissertation and need support with your research, please come and see the Librarian on the 4th floor or come to the Library on the 1st floor. If you are off-campus, you can email us at londonlibrary@sunderland.ac.uk.

November 2016
October 2016

17/10/2016 - Library induction

We are welcoming new students this week, week commencing 17 October 2016. The Library will deliver an induction on Tuesday, 18 October 2016, at 13:30 starting in Room G01.

If you are a new student, please make sure that you attend the induction. Existing students are welcome as well. This session is essential for you to get introduced to the resources and support we offer in the Library in order for you to succeed at University.

17/10/2016 - Discover

You may have noticed that Discover, the University of Sunderland collection of subscription electronic resources, looks different. However, apart from the interface, not much has changed and the same search rules apply. If you need help or are unsure of some tools, please contact the Library for support.

September 2016
August 2016

25/08/2016 - Increased loan limit for undergraduate students

Due to popular demand, we have increased the number of items undergraduate students can borrow. Starting from today, undergraduates can borrow up to 8 items at a time. We hope this change will prove useful to all of you currently studying at undergraduate level.

02/08/2016 - Library induction

We are welcoming new students this week, week commencing the 1st of August 2016. The Library will deliver an induction on Tuesday, the 2nd of August 2016, at 13:30 in Room G03. If you are a new student, please make sure that you attend the induction. Existing students are welcome as well. This session is essential for you to get introduced to the resources and support we offer in the Library in order for you to succeed at University.

July 2016

29/07/2016 - New computers in the Library

The Library has received new computers for the Quiet Study area. IT Services replaced old computers with brand new faster models that allow faster login times and the use of a wider range of software more easily. Come and try these new computers in the Library.
June 2016

14/06/2016 - New computers in the Library

The Library is receiving new computers for the Quiet Study area where PCs will be replaced with brand new faster models. This will make the login time shorter and allow you to use a wider range of software more easily. New PC clusters will be rolled out over the next three weeks in stages, with all computers installed by the beginning of July. 

03/06/2016 - E-portfolio training sessions

Are you interested in creating an e-portfolio to present to prospective employers? The Library delivers training sessions on how to bring together your learning and achievements and put them together in a presentable manner using the online tool provided by the University. Come and talk to the Librarian if you are interested in attending a training session on how to create an e-portfolio.

03/06/2016 - EndNote for referencing

EndNote is a reference manager that allows you to organise your references in a personal library as you work. It can save you a lot of time when you need to compile a reference list as it automatically does the in-text citation and the reference list for you in your assignments and dissertations. You can now use EndNote on campus computers. Come and see the Librarian for more information or if you would like to have some training.

May 2016
April 2016

28/04/2016 - EndNote now available on campus PCs

EndNote is a reference manager that allows you to organise your references in a personal library as you work. It can save you a lot of time when you need to compile a reference list as it automatically does the in-text citation and the reference list for you in your assignments and dissertations. You can now use EndNote on campus computers. Come and see the Librarian for more information or if you would like to have some training.

15/04/2016 - Sample dissertations

By popular demand we have made sample dissertations available for same day loan within the building. Starting from Monday, 18th of April, borrowed sample dissertations can also be taken to group study areas on other floors of the building. Please remember that all dissertations need to be returned on the same day before the Library closes. Please make sure you do not keep any dissertations overnight as overdue charges will apply, £5.00 per dissertation per day.

We hope this change will help all students who prefer group work as opposed to doing quiet study in the Library.

14/04/2016 - Inductions next week

We are welcoming new students next week, week commencing 18th of April 2016. The Library will deliver an induction on the 19th of April Tuesday at 13:30 in Room 201. If you are a new student, please make sure that you attend the induction. Existing students are welcome as well. This session is essential for you to get introduced to the resources and support we offer in the Library in order for you to succeed at University.

14/04/2016 - Campus opening hours extended during the assessment period

The Campus opening hours are extended during the assessment period starting next Monday, 18 April 2016, from 08:30 in the morning to 20:30 in the evening Monday-Thursday and until 20:00 in the evening on Fridays. The Library opening hours are extended as well to support you with your studies during the assessment period. More information at http://londonlibrary.sunderland.ac.uk/aboutus/openinghours/.

March 2016

14/03/2016 - Extended loan periods over the Easter holidays

We are extending loan periods to cover your vacation over the Easter holidays. All items borrowed this week will be due back after the holidays, on or after the 4th of April. During the vacation period, the Library will be open as usual with the exception of Easter Bank Holidays, 25th and 28th of March. Please remember to check your Library Account and renew any of your items.

February 2016

08/02/2016 - Catch up inductions this week!

If you are a new student and missed the first set of inductions in January, come and join us for for the catch-up inductions this week on Thursday. Check your university student  email at https://mail.sunderland.ac.uk/ for more details.

January 2016

18/01/2016 - Inter-Library Loans coming soon

We are pleased to announce that Inter-Library Loans (ILL) service is soon going to be available to London Library users as well. Check our Other Libraries' Resources section for more information.

11/01/2016 - Extended Library opening hours during the assessment period

You said we listened! We are pleased to announce that the Library will be open for longer hours during the assessment period in January and February in line with the building opening hours. Check our opening hours section for more information.

04/01/2016 - Welcome back!

Happy New Year to all! We are back to our usual opening hours and here to support you with your studies. Book a library session if you need help with doing research, support with your assignment, with referencing, or any other Skills for Learning support.

December 2015

14/12/2015 – Extended loan periods over the Christmas vacation

Over the Christmas vacation we are extending loan periods to cover the University closure. This means if you borrow or renew your items they will be due back in January 2016. The extension applies to all items borrowed after the 7th of December. Remember to check your library account and renew any of your items.

14/12/2015 - Christmas vacation opening hours

Our opening hours will change from Monday, 21st of December 2015. On the 21st and 22nd of December we will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The University and the Library will be closed from the 23rd of December to the 3rdof January 2016. Term time hours will resume on the 4th of January.  We wish you all happy holidays.

07/12/2015 - Tomorrow 12:00 noon deadline

Tomorrow, 8th of December Tuesday, 12:00 noon is the deadline for the completion of our survey at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MSTMNTB for a chance to win an iPad Mini 4. The lucky winner will be announced at the Christmas party in the evening! 

01/12/2015 - New Library website

We are pleased to announce that we are launching for the first time a website dedicated solely to the University of Sunderland in London Library. This new dedicated Library website is going to be your one-stop shop to all Library resources and more...