You can access the guide here.
Tuesday 1st December 2020:
Today sees the launch online of the Visual Arts Scotland virtual exhibition, F L O W, their first online VAS Members’ winter show, running online throughout December 2020 and January 2021. Exhibitors include artist’s book makers who have appeared in exhibitions at ECA Library, and/or who have artist’s books in our ECA Library Artists’ Books Collection, for example Entropie Books, by Barbara Morton, and works by Karen Gabbitas, an ECA Alumna, and Susie Leiper, a former RSA Open annual ECA Library Award winner.
In addition, the traditional University of Edinburgh Christmas Charity Craft Fair is going virtual between 1st and 20th December. Many ECA students and graduates are involved, as well as our talented and creative University staff.
Visit our virtual exhibition hall at www.christmasfair.sps.ed.ac.uk, where you can find gifts big and small to make Christmas extra special!
This year, the Fair is in support of Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation, helping in the fight against Covid-19.
We have fantastic digital online resources for your study and research needs!
Use DiscoverEd to find ebooks and ejournal articles, theses, dissertations and more.
Use our journal article databases to discover even more digital resources!
Use our subject guides to explore resources in your particular area of interest!
We are very pleased to be able to announce that the A&A Library at Minto House, Chambers Street, re-opened on Wednesday 21st October! Opening hours for this library are Monday – Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm.
You can visit the A&A Library to browse, and borrow books. There are 7 pre-bookable study spaces allowing for social distancing. Please note that you MUST pre-book your study space in any of the libraries. To do that please go to https://seated.iot.ed.ac.uk/
Please note there are 165 study spaces further along Chambers Street, in Adam House and 7-8 Chambers Street.
Please remember that you are required to wear a face covering for all library visits. Please show respect to your fellow students and to the staff working in the libraries by wearing your face covering correctly over your nose and mouth, and stick to the 2 metre social distancing rule in place for everyone’s safety.
For further information about the A&A Library please click here.
For information about ECA Library at Evolution House, click here.
For the latest library updates, including how to book a study space, please go to the library homepage.
The Library would like to let you know about the forthcoming Dissertation Festival fortnight, later in October:
Dissertation Festival: 26 October – 6 November 2020:
- Do you want to find out more about the library resources available to support your dissertation question?
- Are you interested in learning how to manage the bibliographic and research data you’ve found?
This fortnight of online events will highlight what the Library can do for you to help you succeed with your dissertation.
Find out more at : https://edinburgh-uk.libguides.com/dissertation
Dissertation Fairs :
Come to our Dissertations Fairs which showcase library resources and services to support your dissertation on Thursday 29 October (for the College of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences)
and Thursday 5 November (for the College of Science and Engineering, and College of Medicine and Vet Medicine)
- Make your dissertation something special : find out about the fantastic collections available at the Centre for Research Collections
- Discover the full range of digital resources that you can access via the University
- Take the first steps to learn new skills in managing your bibliographic references and your research data
For more programme details see:
We are delighted to announce that the Library has arranged a one year free trial to Qwest TV, the online resource created by Quincy Jones which gives us access to a wealth of jazz, soul, funk and world music documentaries, films and interviews.
From Wednesday 7th October you can access Qwest TV from here.
We are pleased to be able to tell all our students that ECA Library Evolution House is now able to take study space bookings for the study spaces within ECA Library.
If you want to study in any of the University libraries you must book a place in advance, either using the SeatEd App, or the online form.
For more information, including how to download the form and access the App, please go to this webpage.
Please remember that you must wear a face covering to visit or study in any of the University libraries.
We are delighted to announce that we have arranged a three month free trial to Pidgeon Digital.
PidgeonDigital gives access to 276 digitised illustrated interviews and associated transcripts from the archives of Monica Pidgeon, editor of the journal Architectural Design, from the 1940s to the 1970s. During her tenure this radical journal brought the work of seminal architects to the attention of the wider architectural world. PidgeonDigital is an ongoing educational resource and is added to on a regular basis.
This trial will be live for the whole of Semester 1 of the academic year 2020/21.
To access the trial, first make sure you have registered with the VPN service then follow the link to the trial at our e-resources trials webpage at https://www.ed.ac.uk/information-services/library-museum-gallery/finding-resources/library-databases/e-resources-trials
If you have difficulties accessing the trial please email IS.Helpline@ed.ac.uk
We extend a warm welcome to all our new and returning students this autumn!
We would like to remind you all to please be a considerate good citizen and abide by the University Good Citizen Guide
Stay safe, protect ourselves and each other by:
- Observing distancing guidelines on and off campus at all times.
- Frequently washing hands.
- Wearing face coverings in all University buildings. This is mandatory in libraries and study spaces, as well as shops and public transport, unless you have a good reason for not wearing one.
- Only moving around campus or between campuses when it is necessary to do so.
- Assuming there is an extra risk when we meet new people or we are in groups.
- Remembering that alcohol consumption alters judgement, but that this is no excuse for breaking the guidelines.
Be considerate, supportive and inclusive by:
- Remembering some people are more vulnerable and some may be shielding.
- Acting, where necessary, to prompt and gently remind others to follow the guidelines.
- Offering support and signposting services to others.
- Acting with empathy, compassion and kindness in both online and offline interactions.
- Respecting cultural differences and honouring diverse perspectives.
For full details please go to the Guide here.
Everyone can and should play their part to keep us all safe and well.
New students can get more information at the New Students Portal.
The Library have launched a new course on Learn for all students who would like to improve their library research and discovery skills. LibSmart goes live on 7th September 2020 as a self-enrol course.
You can access the LibSmart course from here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/students/new-students/ready-university/hybrid-learning/short-courses/ug-courses