16/09/11 New publication: Our new annual publication Insight, focussing on the Library’s historical collections, is now available online
07/09/11 Pendle Witch Child filming: The Upper Library recently featured in the BBC4 documentary The Pendle Witch Child, which was broadcast on the 17th of August 2011 and tells the story of the famous Pendle witch trial. Filming took place in July 2011, and as well as using Queen’s as a backdrop for a portion of the filming the documentary makers also made use of several of our antiquarian books, including our original 1597 edition of James I’s Daemonologie and Thomas Pott’s 1613 The wonderfull discoverie of witches in the countie of Lancaster - a publication by the court clerk of his notes from the trial.
Unfortunately the documentary is not available to view online but a DVD should be available in the Library shortly.
05/09/11 Opening hours: The Queen’s College Library is now open after our two-week summer closure. Staffed hours are currently 9-5, Monday to Friday. Current members may access the Lower Library and Basement 24 hours a day as usual.
01/10/10 Book sale: There will be a sale of withdrawn library books in the Lower Library on Tuesday 12th October, 9:30 am – 4 pm. Old editions, damaged copies and duplicates in a variety of subjects will be available for a fixed price of £1 for hardbacks and £0.50 for paperbacks.
15/09/10 Self-issue down: Unfortunately the self-issue machine in the Library is currently out of order. This means that you must come to the enquiry desk during staffed hours (currently 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday) if you wish to borrow books. An engineer has been called, but it is possible the system will not be available again until the beginning of next week. If this is the case you will not be able to borrow books at all over the weekend.
If you will be coming to the Library in the next few days and wish to borrow books, please bear the above in mind when planning the timing of your visit.
With apologies for any inconvenience.
19/03/10 New exhibition: “Are maps boring?” is a small exhibition currently on display in the Upper Library. Find out why maps are actually really interesting!
Please note, if you are not a member of the College and would like to see the exhibition, you must email email@example.com to make an appointment. Not able to get to the Library? Then you can view the exhibition online here.
05/03/10 Hilary book returns and vacation borrowing: Books that were borrowed from the Library for Hilary Term are due back on Monday of 8th week, the 8th of March. Please bring returns to the desk during staffed hours or leave them in the book box under the self-issue machine at other times.
If you would like to renew your loans for the Easter vacation, you can do so from today (Friday of 7th week). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or come and see a member of staff at the enquiry desk. You do not need to bring your books into the Library to renew them.
Any books that are borrowed or renewed from today will be due back on the 26th of April, Monday of 1st week. Please note that you will not be able to renew an item if it has been reserved for another reader.
20/01/10 Wireless in the Upper Library: You can now access wireless throughout the Upper Library as well as the Lower Library. Instructions on accessing the wireless network are in the Library Handbook, which is available online.
11/12/09 Power cut on Saturday 12th December: The power is due to be shut off in the Library on Saturday 12th December between 2 and 4pm.
As the Library will be unstaffed at this time the computers will be shutdown at 7pm on Friday 11th.
You may switch them on and log in with your own username, but please remember to log off and shut down afterwards.
NB If you are in the Library at the weekend after the power cut you still MUST log off for your own security!
21/11/09 Michaelmas book returns and vacation borrowing: Books borrowed for Michaelmas Term are due back on the 30th of November, Monday of 8th week.
Michaelmas loans can be renewed for the Christmas Vacation from the 27th of November, Friday of 7th week. You do not need to bring your books to the desk.
All books renewed or borrowed on or after Friday of 7th week will be due back on the 18th of January, Monday of 1st week.
23/10/09 Mobile Oxford: Visit http://m.ox.ac.uk/ to find out about Mobile Oxford, the University’s new service for your mobile ‘phone. As well as contact searches, maps and access to podcasts, the site gives you mobile access to the University’s Library catalogue. Results are displayed with your current nearest library first!
20/10/09 Book sale: Queen’s College Library will be holding a Book Sale on Thursday 22nd October 9:30am – 4:30pm. Range of subjects covered, older editions and weeded stock in addition to duplicated texts. Cash or batells payment acceptable.
Come along and pick up a bargain.
07/10/09 Fresher inductions: There will be Library inductions taking place on Thursday 8 October throughout the day. The Lower Library in particular will not be quiet and there will be groups walking around all areas of the Library.
If you are happy to work in this environment then this will not be a problem, but if you need somewhere quiet to work then you might wish to consider working elsewhere between 8.45am – 4.45pm.