End of term already! Library services during the Christmas Vacation

Christmas Tree 02 Watercolour by Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Flickr

Christmas Tree 02 Watercolour by Frits Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Flickr

For most of the vacation period, Homerton Library will remain open with 24 hour access to the Library. Here, you can shelter from the Christmas shopping crowds and take a look at our Christmas book displays – rare and new!

The only time it will be closed for all students and staff will be from 5pm on Christmas Eve (Wednesday 24th December) till 8 am on Boxing Day (Friday 26th December) when the entire Mary Allan Building will be closed.

The Library will be unstaffed from midday Christmas Eve 24th December till Tuesday 2nd January, so unfortunately the book boxes will not be emptied and shelved and any IT issues cannot be resolved during this time. For the rest of the vacation, it will be staffed as usual so please pop in with any questions you might have been saving up for a quiet moment or for any help you may need.

You probably will have noticed if you have borrowed a book since Friday 28th November that we have started Vacation borrowing. Any items borrowed now will be due back on Monday 15th January so you can keep the items and take them home for the holiday period (just remember to bring them back!).

HeritageRENEW2It is also worth checking the return date of any books you currently have on loan before you set off on your travels. You can easily renew books online through Heritage by logging in using the V number on the back of your Uni card or you can use the self-issue machine in the Library. It is worth noting that items which have been reserved by other readers cannot be renewed so best to check your items before you leave Cambridge. Hopefully, this system means that everyone has the opportunity to have access to the items they need throughout the holiday period but if you are struggling to get access to any resource, please contact the Library via email or in person.

Not in Cambridge? You can still use the Library

  • You can access over 5,400 titles in the Cambridge e-book collection at home as well as at Homerton through LibrarySearch and Heritage Online. 135 titles have just been added to the collection which covers all Triposes and all you need to get hold of the full text is your Raven password.
  • Don’t forget that our blog also contains slideshows and tips to help with improving your research and academic skills as well as getting ahead with dissertations and research projects.
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