Anatomy and Physiology software (Visible Body)

Students, staff and researchers now have access to detailed visual anatomy and physiology information via two new pieces of software:

Anatomy and Physiology

A visual step-by-step guide to each human body system: cells and tissues, integumentary, skeleton and joints, muscle types, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive.

Human Anatomy Atlas

A comprehensive 3D atlas of the human body featuring gross anatomy lab, microanatomy of senses and tissue types, muscle actions and augmented reality feature for mobile devices.

You can connect directly over the internet to the software as websites or download apps to mobile devices for offline use.

Using images: Through the software, high quality images can be downloaded for use in presentations, posters, written work, etc.: so long as you give clear acknowledgement of the source of the images. Images can be manipulated (rotate, zoom in, hide content) to present them precisely as you what prior to download.

An instruction guide is available on the Library and Learning Services website here: and attached to relevant Subject Guides. The guide has access information to the website and download app versions, with instructions in how to download images and citing/referencing them.

Staff training sessions in using the software will be set-up and advertised shortly. In the meantime if you have any questions in using the software, please contact:

Ceri Laing, Senior Assistant Librarian, Library and Learning Services.

Hot Tap Update

Hot Tap Update

Hot Tap Update

The Library is committed to providing instant hot (boiling) water to library users. We know how popular this service is, and since introducing this service in September 2016 we’ve spent over £7k in maintenance and physical updates to keep this running 24/7.

Unfortunately, the Zip tap in its original 2016 format created issues  – it wasn’t tall enough for larger cold water containers and the soak away beneath it was not suitable for draining cups. The result of this was a lot of excess water and damage to the counter top from water ingress. We replaced this original installation in November 2017 with a ‘new and improved’ hot tap station that featured better drainage for the Zip tap and a brand new sink and cold water dispenser for bottles.

Sadly the current tap station and cabinet has also succumbed to damage caused by high levels of use and water ingress from frequent spills. Most recently, Zip tap control circuits have been damaged by water.

The Library has gone back to first principles with Estates and a plumbing specialist. We’ll be installing a more robust “Mark 3” sink and wall mounted tap unit and a separate drinking water fountain and bottle filler in the near future, date TBC. In the meantime, Estates are working to seal and make safe the existing unit in the hope that a service can be reinstated. UPDATE 16/4/19: Service with the existing Zip tap has been reinstated

We apologise for the interruption of service, but we are committed to reinstating safe hot water provision in the near future.

First incarnation awaiting update

Current incarnation on launch in December 2017


Phone problems this morning (resolved)

Some users experienced problems trying to get through by telephone during the first part of Friday morning, 29th March. This was due to an overnight power outage in parts of campus that had a knock-on effect on some university systems, including telephones. This has been successfully resolved, apologies if you experienced any problems getting through to us first thing.

Inspiring qoutes “International Womens Day” 2019 – Amplify her voice

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Some inspiring quotes for International Women’s Day!

Rosa Parkes – African American Civil Rights Activist

“You must never be fearful for what you are doing when it is right”

Sylvia Nalubega – Women supported Activist in Uganda

“What motivates me is when others support us. To know we are not alone in our desire to see all women empowered and live to their full potential” Balance for better!

Celebrating all women – whatever you do, wherever you are!





Extended Opening Hours – final assignment and revision period

Extended Opening Hours – final assignment and revision period

Longer ‘pop-up’ opening hours in Eric Wood Learning Zone and the Law Library

With the end of the teaching calendar in sight, exams looming after Easter and dissertation deadlines, we know that this is a busy time for everyone. It’s great news that IT labs in Gateway House, Vijay Patel and Queens Buildings are open until midnight and at weekends, but we’re also ensuring that more spaces are available to you 24/7 at this critical time.

  • We’ve added another 20 PCs to Eric Wood Learning Zone to increase capacity and Eric Wood Learning Zone is open 24/7 from 11th March until the end of Spring term (Friday 5th April) to give you more space and time to complete your work before the end of term.

  • In response to feedback, to cater for final assignments and revision we are piloting 24/7 opening of the Law Library from 11th March until the end of Spring term (Friday 5th April), and again from 29th April to 10th May. Access will be for card holding DMU students only.

  • Eric Wood is open 24 hours across the Easter Bank Holiday weekend and 24/7 through until May 10th, then normal opening until the end of May


And don’t forget:

  • We added 110 additional Silent Study spaces this year in Kimberlin Library on the Lower Ground Floor

  • From 11th March we’re extending laptop loan times to 3 hours

  • When not in use for teaching, you’ll find 22 PCs for quiet study in Teaching Room 0.07a off the Learning Development Zone

  • Kimberlin Library is open 24/7/365!



New updated Library website pages!

Updated Library website pagesThe new updated library website pages are complete, and we are pleased to say that the website is ready for you to use and familarise yourself with.

There are a few tweaks that we are still working on which will be complete very soon.

Both the current library website and these new updated pages will be running in parallel at this point to give you the opportunity to become familiar with the new layout and structure.

We plan to switch over to the updated library web pages in summer 2019 with these pages becoming the default library web pages. You may notice that some links from the current library website take you to the new updated library website pages, due to the original format moved to the new format.

We hope to provide a series of short videos and blog posts giving you overviews of each section in the updated library website to help you navigate your way through the new structure. We hope you spend time using the new updated library website and would like to hear any feedback you may have. Were grateful for the contribution and support of our library colleagues and the feedback you have provided to make this happen!

Library Website project team