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Library News

CUL Research Skills webinars for Easter Term 2022

Published on 19/04/2022 

As a researcher, you need to find, manage and share information effectively. Have you ever wondered if you missed a crucial paper in your literature review? Failed to find that really useful piece of data from two years ago? Been unsure in what journal to publish your first article? Asked yourself if sharing an article online would breach copyright? Come along to the CUL Research Skills webinars to develop the skills you need to ace your research projects.

Library Office Opening hours: Easter Term 2022

Published on 18/03/2022 

The Library Office will be open most mornings from 09.30 to 13.00 during Easter Term (26 April 2022 - 17 June 2022).

Please note that study space is still quite limited due to Covid precautions.

If you do not have an Institute key, please contact the Library in advance to make an appointment.

Books can be returned to the tray in the Hoyle Building library area, or to Reception if the library is locked.

Contact ioalib AT ast.cam.ac.uk or ring 01223 337537

Mark Hurn (Information Manager)

 

New Books for Easter 2022

Published on 11/03/2022 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area until the end of Easter Term 2022. 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.

First light: Switching on stars at the dawn of time / Emma Chapman London: Bloomsbury Sigma, 2021 ISBN: 9781472962928 (57/CHA)

Introduction to stellar dynamics / Luca Ciotti Cambridge University Press, 2021. ISBN:9781107001534 (44/CIO)

Open Access: New requirements from 1 April 2022

Published on 09/02/2022 

The University Office of Scholarly Communications has informed us about changes to the UKRI open access policy. The new policy comes into effect from 1 April 2022 and requires changes to the way UKRI-funded researchers approach publishing in journals. It is important that researchers plan for compliance before they submit a manuscript for publication.

UKRI = UK Research and Innovation

Open Access Policy

New Books for Lent Term 2022

Published on 18/01/2022 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area until the end of Lent Term 2022. 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.

The Sky at Night book of the Moon: a guide to our closest neighbour / Maggie Aderin-Pocock London: BBC Books, 2018 ISBN: 9781785943515 (94/ADE)

Library Opening Hours: Lent Term 2022

Published on 07/12/2021 

Lent Term 2022 (18th January to 18th March) will see extended opening times for the Library Office.  During this period the Library Office should be open from 09.30 to 13.00 hrs, Monday to Friday.

 

 

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).