Institute of Astronomy

Library News

New books for Michaelmas Term

Published on 22/10/2021 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area until the end of Michaelmas Term 2021. There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can record your interest in any of the books. Once the display has been changed, the book will then be loaned to you at.

The world according to physics / Jim Al-Khalili. Princeton University Press, 2020. ISBN:9780691182308 (140/KHA)

Astrophysics of planet formation / Philip J. Armitage. Second edition. Cambridge University Press, 2020. ISBN:9781108420501 (56/ARM)

Know Moore About (Research Skills Programme) 2021-22

Published on 30/09/2021 

Know Moore About (Research Skills Programme) 2021-22

Cambridge University Libraries have an exciting range of short sessions on copyright, online library, literature searching, presentation skills and information overload! Click on the link below to get started and explore:

Programme of events provided by Cambridge University Libraries
(Mon 4 Oct 2021 - Mon 6 Dec 2021)

Library Service: Michaelmas Term

Published on 20/09/2021 

Due to the ongoing re-wiring and re-decorating works in the Observatory building, some library rooms will not be accessible during Michaelmas Term (5th October to 3rd December).  In addition, Library Rooms A and B may be in use as temporary meeting rooms.

Potential users of the Library are advised to contact us for latest details of what rooms are accessible. It may be possible for us to obtain books from closed rooms given notice.

Summer 2021: Library Service

Published on 02/07/2021 

Due to the ongoing re-wiring and re-decorating works in the Observatory building, some library rooms and the library office will not be accessible during the summer.

Potential users of the Library are advised to contact us for latest details of what rooms are accessible. It may be possible for us to obtain books from closed rooms given notice.

RETURNING BOOKS - Books can be returned to the tray in the Hoyle Building Library Area (near the Directors office).  Or to the tray in Library Room C (if accessible).

Library Office Easter Term Opening Hours

Published on 31/03/2021 

We are pleased to announce that the Library Office will open on Thursday afternoons from 12.30 to 16.30 hrs every week during Easter Term (29th April to 17th June 2021).

We would like you to use the Library as normal, but be aware that:

Covid-19 can survive on books for up to 8 days*

Hand washing or sanitizing is an effective measure against Covid-19

Please take the following precautions when using the Library:

• Hand wash or sanitize BEFORE and AFTER handling books or journals in the Library.

Work Life Balance in Science: some e-books

Published on 12/03/2021 

Its important for people in all fields of work to maintain a healthy work-life balance.  The environment for workers in scientific research has its own particular challenges.  Whilst we have not found anything specific to astronomy, a number of books do address the issues in academia and the sciences in general.  All these e-books should be available to university staff and students.

 

Springer mathematics books now available as e-books

Published on 03/03/2021 

We are delighted to announce that Cambridge University Libraries has acquired the Springer Mathematics and Statistics Archive in perpetuity.

O'Reilly e-books available for trial period

Published on 26/02/2021 

Cambridge University Libraries have access to the e-books published by O’Reilly for Higher Education for a trial period (until 20 April).

- Chiefly known for its technology publications, including computer programming manuals, but there are also e-books on all sorts of subjects.

- 49,824 records of books are now in the library catalogue, iDiscover.

- You can also browse the book titles via this link (select University of Cambridge from the dropdown).

Cambridge researchers can now publish open access with no charge in journals that are part of read & publish or transformative agreements.

Published on 24/02/2021 

 

Cambridge researchers can now publish open access with no charge in journals that are part of read & publish or transformative agreements. Here’s what you need to know.

The University of Cambridge is signing agreements with a growing number of publishers to enable researchers at the University to publish primary research and review articles open access.

These agreements are on a read & publish model: the publisher receives payment for providing access to their journal portfolio AND payment for publishing, bundled into a single contract.

Archives held by University of Cambridge: new search facility

Published on 24/02/2021 

Important news for users across our libraries who wish to search for archives held in Cambridge.

The Archive Management System Project is close to completion, and library users can now use ArchiveSearch to access finding aids (and, where available, links to digital records) for the majority of archives associated with the University of Cambridge.