Pure, the University’s research information system, will undergo scheduled maintenance between 9am and 4pm on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th January.
During this time Pure may be unavailable for up to two hours each day, the timing of which cannot be discerned in advance.
If you have any queries regarding this scheduled maintenance please email firstname.lastname@example.org
In response to your feedback we are creating more spaces for study on level 2 of the library.
Additional desks and seating will be installed on this floor between the hours of 7am and 9am on Sunday 12 January 2020.
The floor will remain open but there may be some noise disruption during this time.
We apologise for any inconvenience.
Please be aware that the Library’s system provider has planned maintenance scheduled for this weekend from 11pm on Saturday 11 January until 2am on Sunday 12 January.
This means that the Library’s self-service machines, Discover search and the Resource Lists platform may be unavailable during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
At this time of year we see a peak in ebook use. You may notice that your usual link to an ebook won’t let you access the full text due to this increased demand. What can you do?
First wait and try the ebook later. It could be that too many people are trying to use the ebook at the same time.
Next search for the ebook on Discover:
1.Click on the title and check if the ebook is available from more than one place
2. Look at the results lists for previous editions of the same book
For a reminder of how to find and use ebooks check out our video.
The OVID database will be undergoing scheduled maintenance by the provider on Monday 9 December at 4pm.
While we do not expect this to impact your access, it is possible with any system maintenance that you may experience some downtime during this time.
**This issue is now resolved: please note that you may need to delete your browser’s cookies and cache in order for platform access to be restored**
We are currently experiencing access issues with ebooks hosted on the ProQuest/Ebook Central platform.
This issue is currently being investigated by the vendor and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Pure and the Research Online portal will undergo a major upgrade from Monday 23rd September 2019. Pure will be unavailable to users until 2nd October 2019; Research Online will remain accessible during this period. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
The upgraded system will bring the following benefits to users:
- Pure system now fully supported and maintained with upgrades and new functionality available each month
- Cloud hosted system provides reliability and scalability
- Improved functionality and new Pure portal with clean, modern user interface
- Access Pure directly on and off campus without the need for VPN or remote desktop
- Access for all academic staff
- Improved data quality and integration with other University systems
- New REF and awards management functionality coming soon
For enquiries regarding the upgrade or system downtime please contact email@example.com
For urgent enquiries relating to REF eligible outputs please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Beginning 1st Oct 2019
Did you know that Monday to Friday you can drop-in to get help from an Academic Librarian between 11am and 3pm?
What to expect?
The drop-in session is for quick questions – like needing help to find resources on a topic or getting started with a database or RefWorks.
The drop-in desk is the first desk in the Library Ask & Learn space on Level 1 of the Saltire Centre.
Need more help?
Make an appointment with your subject specialist academic librarian. Appointments can be for a group and you can request an online appointment too.