Migration of MyiLibrary e-books to ProQuest Ebook Central

E-books currently hosted on the MyiLibrary platform will be migrating to the ProQuest Ebook Central site on Wednesday 25th April 2018. Once this migration of online book content is completed, ProQuest will be retiring the MyiLibrary service. Students and staff will see many improvements with this content migration, including: A citation tool that quickly cites books and articles in the most popular formats Highlighting in three different colours Page bookmarking The ability to create notes tied to a specific passage or an entire page A bookshelf ... read more

Library Website Evaluation – Have your say!

Library website evaulation
Tweet Were currently evaluating our Library website for usability. Briefly – website usability refers to how easy and efficient a website is to use and how you can find what your looking for. It’s important for us to assess whether our current library website usability supports your search for resources (e.g. books, information) and further support in your course of study. Leave your feedback in this short online survey.   read more

Prospective visitors should be aware that there will be no walk-in access for visitors at De Montfort University’s Kimberlin Library from Friday 30th March – Friday 11th May inclusive.

Additionally, no membership cards will be created for new external library users from Friday 30th March – Friday 11th May inclusive. This will restrict access to this library from members of the public, students from local colleges / 6th Forms and SCONUL users from other universities. Library access by external members who have already had a library card made up is unaffected. Access to the Archives is also unaffected. This restriction is intended to cap external use of our Kimberlin Library during a time of peak demand by our own ... read more

“Positive customer service culture” – LLS retains it’s CSE award and gains further compliance pluses

Tweet March 8th saw LLS’ annual Customer Service Excellence assessment visit. We are delighted to share that not only do we continue to meet the Customer Service Excellence Standard, we have now: attained full compliance in four of the five areas of the standard (up from three full compliances and two areas with partial compliances in 2017) we have retained all of our Compliance Plus awards and been awarded an additional Compliance Plus for our development in staff professionalism and attitude, specifically: “We prioritise customer focus at all ... read more

“Library fines slashed to cut financial burden on DMU students”

Tweet Thanks to DSU for highlighting the changes that we introduced to our fines and lending policies from 1st February.  You can read DSU’s article here and our original blog post from January here To recap, from 1st February 2018 our fines policies on ‘normal’ loans changed. If you renew or return a Normal loan book, DVD or CD that is overdue and NOT reserved by someone else, we will no longer be charging penalty fines. Fines will only be charged on items that are in demand and reserved by others, or short/special category loans. Fines will ... read more