The library is happy to announce access to a new collection of ebooks from Kogan Page.
The CIPD Advanced ebook collection gives access to 21 core textbooks and further reading for all CIPD qualifications and HR courses, covering human resource management, learning & development, employment law, reward management and more.
Users can find the ebooks directly on the Library’s Discover platform, by searching for “CIPD ebooks” in the Database A-Z or by clicking here.
Coinciding with Mental Health Awareness week 9-15 May 2022 the Sir Alex Ferguson Library is supporting Keep the heid and read!: Scotland’s Reading moment 2022.
Reading just 6 minutes a day can improve your mental health.
To find out more and how to join in and visit Keep the heid and read!
If you are on campus why not visit our new wellbeing space Relax and Renew at 3pm on Wednesday 11th May 2022 and join staff and students from the GCU community to pledge your 6 minutes and read.
You can select a book to read from our wellbeing collection or just relax and read in the space (near the Library desk on Level 0).
A new wellbeing space will be opening in the Sir Alex Ferguson Library on Wednesday 27th April at 2pm.
Located near the Library Desk on Level 0, the ‘Relax and Renew’ area will provide our staff and students with a relaxing, contemplative space where they can take a break from their work and studies and engage with others from the University community.
You can also browse and engage with a selection of resources related to wellbeing and mental health, including self-care resources and literature on hobbies and on non-academic based fiction and non-fiction topics. You can browse our print collection here
We are delighted to kick off our book of the month series with a recommendation from GCU student Rachel S. Tying in nicely with Stress Awareness Month
, Rachel has recommended Be Well, Learn Well by Gareth Hughes
You can check out our April book of the month online here.
Those who are not on campus can access wellbeing resources via the Library’s webpages.
If you have any ideas for events or would like to suggest an item to add to our wellbeing collection, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are installing new study spaces on Level 2 and 3 of the Library on Saturday 2nd October and Sunday 3rd October. There will be some noise associated with this work. If you feel that this noise may affect your use of the Library, please feel free to use another area in the building. Level 0 has space for both individual and group study, and Level 4 is available for silent individual study.
We look forward to seeing you this weekend, and if there is anything we can assist with please contact us using the chat function on the Library homepage or by email at email@example.com.
After a year of booking spaces, swiping cards and social distancing we are thrilled to be opening the Library back up again for all. There are just a couple of things we need to be mindful of as we continue to keep each other safe.
Masks must be worn at all times in the library unless you are medically exempt. They must be worn even when working at your desk. They can be removed when taking a bite of food or a sip of drink, but must be put back on when finished.
Wipes and hand sanitiser will be freely available throughout the floors and we encourage all Library patrons to use these when working in the building. Our domestic staff will be conducting an enhanced cleaning regime throughout the day.
While there are no social-distancing rules in place, we ask you to be respectful of the boundaries of other library users. Library staff will be working hard to keep the building safe so please ensure you treat them with the same level of respect.
Following these three simple guidelines will help ensure the Library is a safe and comfortable place to work for all. If you choose not to follow these guidelines then you may be asked to leave.
If at any point you feel uncomfortable you can speak to a member of the Library team using our chat service on the Library homepage or on our smart tables.
If you require books but do not wish to enter the main Library floors then please use our Click and Collect service.
We also have a limited number of bookable PCs if you wish to secure a study space in the Library before you arrive.
If you’d like to discuss any of these guidelines then just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0141 273 1000.
We can’t wait to welcome you back!
The library is happy to announce that it now has online access to Sage Research Methods.
SAGE Research Methods is the ultimate methods library with books, reference works, journal articles, podcasts, an online project planner and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online in one place. The site is designed to guide users to the content they need to learn a little or a lot about their method. The online Methods Maps can help those less familiar with research methods to find the best technique to use in their research.
Users can find SAGE Research Methods on the Library’s Discover platform, by searching the Database A-Z or by clicking here.
From Monday 26 April until Wednesday 12 May the library will provide a number of designated desk spaces for students sitting online exams. Online exam desk space is bookable from 10am – 5pm, Monday to Sunday, during this period.
Bookable online exam desk space within the library is available under the heading Level 2 (Exam Space) on our Book a study space webpage.
In response to Scottish Government guidance regarding the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, the Sir Alex Ferguson Library will introduce the following changes:
With effect Monday 29th March, space will be available on level 4 for students to eat their lunch if they are returning to the library after the lunch time clean that takes places between 1pm and 2pm. These must be booked. You will not be permitted to stay without a valid booking. Users must leave the space via the one way system in operation to check in for afternoon study space bookings at the library entrance. Please note that access to the building is unavailable between 1pm and 2pm. If you leave the building for any reason during the lunch booking, you will be unable to access the building until 2pm. Please ensure you take all personal belongings with you. Food delivery services are not permitted to access the building.
Additionally, from Monday 29th March there will also be 29 spaces on level 2 for silent individual study to meet the growth in demand for spaces. Please note that social distancing guidelines must be observed in both spaces and face coverings are mandatory when not eating or drinking.
Revised opening hours
With effect Tuesday 6th April, the library opening hours will be 10am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am – 6pm Saturday and Sunday. The library will continue to be closed between 1pm and 2pm for cleaning purposes.
Please note that that library will open 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm over the Easter weekend (Friday 2nd April – Monday 5th April) for students requiring access to the click and collect service and study spaces
From Monday 26th April space will be available on level 2 for students to sit exams should they have limited space at home.
From Monday 26th April the lunchtime closure will cease.
2020 has proven to be a year of unprecedented challenges. Everyone connected with GCU has worked hard to adapt, delivering key services to the university community online.
The Library has been no different.
With this in mind, we took to Twitter at the beginning of December to celebrate the 12 Days of Library Christmas. From 1-12 December, our daily posts highlighted the volume and scope of work undertaken by Library staff in recent months (mainly from home). Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that the Library will be open during the winter holiday period.
Please note, the Library is only open for pre-booked study spaces and to collect books via the click-and-collect system. For further guidance please see our guidance Covid-19 services webpage.
|Normal hours resume
Please remember to bring your student/staff card for access into the building.
We look forward to welcoming you over the festive period!