Friday, 21 March 2014

New Scanner (it's actually here!)

At the risk of becoming technologically advanced the Joint Library is delighted to announce that our new Zeta scanner has been installed and will be ready for use on Monday.

The scanner gives the option either for black and white printing (10 pence per page) or saving to USB (5 pence per page). Re-usable cards can be purchased for a pound and topped up with credit at the desk. 

It's living in the photocopy room and if you need any assistance feel free to ask a member of staff- we cannot guarantee they'll be entirely competent to begin with...

Monday, 17 March 2014

New Lockers!

To finally end the days of pound swaps and key hunts, the Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies will be having new lockers installed the week beginning 24th March. The new lockers will work by having a code programmed in so start thinking up something memorable!

All lockers will need to be emptied by 8.00 pm on Tuesday 25th March so the existing lockers can be removed. It is not permitted to use lockers for overnight storage, so any items not removed will be disposed of by Library staff.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Early Closure March 11th

Please note there will be no evening opening on Tuesday March 11th as the library will be closing at 6pm for a private event.
Apologies for any inconvenience this causes.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

New Sappho

Breaking news in the Classics world today is centred around the discovery of two new Sappho poems held in an anonymous private collection in London. The preliminary article by Dirk Obbink can be read here and an official discussion blog has been created.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Senate House Protests

During the planned protests on January 22nd, 23rd, 27th, 28th and 29th the library will remain open as usual. In the event of this changing we will notify readers every way we can. If you are uncertain then feel free to email, telephone or check the website. If you are unable to access the library during this time please do NOT leave your books with the security staff downstairs- it is better if you take them home and send us an email explaining what’s happened so we can make sure you do not get late fines. If you live further away we recommend posting any returns to prevent a wasted journey.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Computer Booking

 Just to let our readers know that we are currently planning on getting rid of at least one of the computers in the computer room. It is therefore essential that you book on every time you use one so that we have a full outline of usage when deciding how many to remove. Even if it’s just for ten minutes- there’s a phone in the room so you can call and book in. If the phone's broken (as it often is) you can always tell us you which computer you were using when you leave if you really can't face the walk to the desk...

Thursday, 28 November 2013