Institute of Astronomy

Library News

Library Bulletin (No. 48 May 2012)

Published on 22/05/2012 

Click here for the latest library bulletin (Word File).

SPIE Digital Library: trial access

Published on 11/05/2012 

We now have full access to the SPIE Digital Library, which contains thousands of technical papers on optical technology, including astronomical telescopes and other instruments.  Click here for access.  We have this as a trial only until 14 June 2012.  Please check this out and send comments to


Published on 02/05/2012 

The following new books will be on display in the Hoyle building library area during the month of May.  You can reserve any of the books for yourself by writing your details on the clipboard below the display.

New Books on display in April

Published on 27/03/2012 

The following new books will be on display in the Library area of the Hoyle Building in April.  If you are interested in borrowing any of the books, please leave your details on the clipboard underneath the display, the book will then be supplied to you at the start of May.


Published on 29/02/2012 

The following new books will be on display in the Hoyle Building library area for the month of March.  If you would like to reserve one of these books, please write your details on the clipboard underneath the display or contact the Librarian.

Handbook of X-ray astronomy / Edited by Keith Arnaud et al. Cambridge University Press, 2011 Cambridge Observing Handbooks for Research Astronomers 7  ISBN 9780521883733  (65/ARN)

Cambridge Alerts

Published on 23/02/2012 

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Help us win £500 of new books from CUP

Published on 23/02/2012 

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This competition will run from November 2011 to the end of March 2012

New IoA Facebook Page

Published on 22/02/2012 

There is now a new (today) IoA Facebook page, we are hoping this will be an active and informative group, allowing people to find out the latest news from the Institute, click here to see the page: IoA Facebook

IoA Publications Database updated to end of 2011

Published on 17/02/2012 

The IoA Publications Database has been updated and now contains publications by IoA authors to the end of 2011.  To access the database, which can be searched by author/title and other facets, just Click Here

New Books for February

Published on 01/02/2012 

The following new books will be on display in the Hoyle building library area for the month of February.  There is a clipboard underneath the display where you can reserve books that interest you.