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Library News

New Books for Summer 2022

Published on 08/07/2022 

These new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building Library Area until the end of the Summer break (1st October 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.

Gravity's fatal attraction: Black holes in the universe / Mitchell Begelman, Martin Rees Third Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021 ISBN:9781108819053 (136/BEG)

George Howard Darwin: Plumian Professor 1883-1912

Published on 21/06/2022 

Dr Edwin Rose is giving a public lecture on George Howard Darwin (Plumian Professor: 1883-1912) as part of the forthcoming Darwin in Conversation exhibition at the University Library. The lecture is taking place 5.30-6.30pm on Thursday 14th July – it’s free and open to all.

Details here.

Library Office Opening hours: Summer 2022

Published on 20/06/2022 

The Library Office will be open most mornings, Monday to Friday, from 09.30 to 13.00 during the Summer 2022 (20 June 2022 - 30 September 2022).

If you do not have an Institute key, please contact the Library in advance to make an appointment. For visitors coming from outside of Cambridge, it may be possible to arrange appointments outside of normal hours.

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)

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)