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A Two Million Page Apology from IT Services

Last week we experienced some of the most severe network problems the University has ever seen.

While most of our systems remained operational by relying on our back-up environment, many of the services you've come to rely upon were performing poorly as a result and in some cases weren't available at all.

This simply isn't good enough and we know it. Rest assured, we've now rectified the problem and we're doing everything we can to prevent disruptions of this scale from happening again.

We want to say sorry and give you a little something back to apologise for the inconvenience and frustration this caused you, during a particularly busy time of the year.

Print your coursework for FREE!

We're giving all of our students free print credit, enough for 50 A4 pages each*, which we hope will cover your coursework for this semester. Your account will be credited in advance of the extended deadlines announced last week.

There's no expiry date on this credit, so don't feel you need to use it straight away. It'll be on your account until you use it, for as long as you're at MMU.

Any problems, then you can always reach us on 0161 247 4646.

* Based on the costs for 50 A4 single-sided pages, in mono, for all 40,000 students = two million pages.

Updated: 21 November, 2013

All Saints Library

Bank holiday weekend

Apologies to students using the Sir Kenneth Green (All Saints) Library over the Bank Holiday. Following discussions with senior staff in the University it has been agreed to open additional spaces, eg in the hub, at busy times in future to provide additional facilities. Ongoing refurbishment of the library (phase 2 due to commence at the end of this month) will continue to improve the building, and in particular the environmental conditions within it and our ability to control them. The system problems experienced, which affected self-issue and return, were resolved yesterday morning but clearly were an additional irritation on Monday. Once again, many apologies.

Updated: 08 May, 2013

All Saints

Building work noise, Thursday morning 13/8/2015

Essential building work will be taking place on the main staircase of the Library on Thursday morning. This will cause significant noise for approximately 2 hours. We apologise for the inconvenience but if you require quiet study space you may wish to use alternative facilities on campus or delay your visit to the Library until lunch time onwards.

Updated: 12 August, 2015

All Saints Library

5th floor closed, Wednesday 23rd April 2014

As part of the preparations for the refurbishment of the 5th floor of the Library, an asbestos survey will be carried out on Wednesday 23rd April. The nature of the work requires the full closure of the area from 07.30 until 17.00 hours.

Swipe card access from the administration side of the All Saints Building into the Library envelope will be disabled for the day and the Green and Purple meeting rooms will not be accessible. Anyone who has booked these rooms on 23rd April will be notified by Timetabling and where possible offered an alternative venue. Please note there will be no access to the toilets.

Many apologies for the short notice and for any inconvenience the closure may cause.

Updated: 22 April, 2014

All Saints library first floor west wing

Study area closed.

All Saints Library first floor west wing study area is closed this week as part of the All Saints Library refurbishment.
For the full information about what is happening this week please go to: What's happening this week

Updated: 07 August, 2012

All Saints Library first floor west wing

Now reopened.

All Saints Library first floor west wing study area is now open. It had been closed temporarily for work connected with the All Saints Library refurbishment.
For the full information about what is happening this week please go to: What's happening this week

Updated: 07 August, 2012

All Saints Library summer refurbishment

1st floor IT Zone at All Saints Library closed until late August to upgrade facilities. Alternative PCs are available on the 5th floor of library.

As part of the ongoing refurbishment at the All Saints Library, the 1st floor IT Zone is closed until late August 2015.

The current improvements we are making to the 1st floor IT zone include:

  • Installation of desk top power units for student use
  • Improvements to the data infrastructure
  • Replacement of damaged carpet
  • Upgrade of PC software

In addition to the above work, it is also worth noting that we have revised the layout of the 1st Floor east Wing (Group Study Zone) adjacent to the IT zone. This space now has a variety of new furniture to suit different groups.

Want to see more?

Here are some visualisations of the new layout and furniture:






Alternative IT provision is available as follows:

  • 120 PCs/Macs in the library's 5th Floor IT Zone
  • PC clusters on the ground, 1st and 2nd floors of the library
  • IT Zones in other buildings on campus

There are also group study facilities available on the 5th Floor of the Library.

For more up to date information, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Updated: 12 August, 2015

All Saints Library summer refurbishment

1st Floor IT Zone re-open

1st Floor IT Zone is now re-open for business.

Improvements we have made include:

  • Installation of desk top power units for student use
  • Improvements to the data infrastructure
  • Replacement of damaged carpet
  • Upgrade of PC software

In addition to the above work, it is also worth noting that we have revised the layout of the 1st Floor east Wing (Group Study Zone) adjacent to the IT zone. This space now has a variety of new furniture to suit different groups.

Want to see more?

Here are some visualisations of the new layout and furniture:






For more up to date information, you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Updated: 28 August, 2015

Creation of a Chat Zone at Crewe Library

Beginning 16/6/2014

During the week commencing Monday 16th June, a minor building project at Crewe Library will begin. The project is to create an informal study zone on the ground floor utilising a re-purposed IT server room. Whilst work is in progress, there will be periods when it will be noisy and there may be times when electrical and data connections are affected. We will do our utmost to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum and normal services will be maintained throughout. The work should be complete by the end of July. As the schedule of works is finalised, updates will be publicised via the usual channels.

Updated: 13 June, 2014

Disruption to Library services, Summer 2013

Check how it will affect you!

Over the summer, Hollings Library will be closing and all the stock will be transferred to the Sir Kenneth Green (All Saints) Library.

We are also making changes to our electronic services to make them more streamlined and easier to use. These changes are being developed by the Digital Library Services team.

Follow the links below to see how these changes will affect you:

Updated: 29 April, 2013

Hollings Library

Closed as of 16.30, 30/8/2013.

Hollings Library has now closed.

All stock and services transferred to the Sir Kenneth Green (All Saints) Library.

Updated: 30 August, 2013

Major changes to the Library web site

Work starting Tuesday 7/7/2015

Over the summer we are making major changes to the Library web site and the systems on which it runs.

Starting on Tuesday 7/7/2015, we will be making the main switchover to our new site.

This will involve a period of time during which some parts of the site may not be available (we have worked to minimise this), and after the switchover we will have to check a large number of links that may have broken in the process. This may take quite a long time, but we hope that most links will be working correctly straight away.

As part of this process we have temporarily had to remove most of our FAQs, but be assured that these will be reinstated once we have migrated the system on which they are maintained. We aim to have these back in place before  the end of the summer vacation.

You may also find that you need to refresh your browser to pick up the design changes properly, so if things look a little odd, try refreshing the page, and failing that do a forced refresh (Control-F5 in most browsers) and a browser restart.

The main features of our new site are:

  • Responsive design, that rearranges itself automatically to fit on smaller displays (eg smartphones and tablets).
  • Improved navigation layout.
  • Improved menu system across the site, developed with the aid of user testing and consultation.
  • Touch friendly.
  • Clean, modern look.

We apologise for any inconvenience during the transition period.

Updated: 06 July, 2015

Monday 21st May to Sunday 27th May 2012

Latest update

Stock availability
All stock is currently available
Study areas
Ground Floor North Wing closed for study. No access to PCs
Ground Floor West Wing closed for study. No access to PCs
Facilities
All vending machines have been removed from the library foyer (Oasis area). You can get drinks/snacks from the coffee bars in the All Saints Building and the new Hub.
The Oasis area will close on Thursday 24th May 2012. A small relaxed seating area will be provided on the Ground Floor West Wing where you can have drinks/cold snacks

Updated: 18 May, 2012

Search it! survey

Help us to use your experience of using Search it! to improve our new Library Search

Please complete our short survey on your experience of using Search it! As a user of Search it! your feedback is very important in our aim to provide a search and discovery system at MMU.

Updated: 29 May, 2013

Search it! to be discontinued

To be replaced by Library Search

We will be turning off the Search it! service at the beginning of August.

It is being replaced by Library Search, our new discovery tool.

Updated: 31 May, 2013

Sir Kenneth Green (All Saints) Library refurbishment and closure of Didsbury and Elizabeth Gaskell Libraries

Work began 26/5/2014, Didsbury and Gaskell libraries close on 15/8/2014

This summer (2014) stock and services from Didsbury and Elizabeth Gaskell Libraries will transfer to the Sir Kenneth Green (All Saints) Library in the final phase of the Manchester Libraries Consolidation Project. In order to accommodate these moves, further reorganisation will take place within the All Saints Library during summer 2014, including the refurbishment of the group study area on the fifth floor.

Work began on Monday 26th May, with the closure of Didsbury and Elizabeth Gaskell Libraries planned for Friday 15th August 2014.

Updated: 07 May, 2014

Try Library Search

Our new discovery service

You can now try Library Search, MMU Library's new discovery service.

Library Search is a search engine that provides you with fast, simple access to relevant, scholarly material for your research and study. It offers a single search box that searches full-text journals, books, eBooks, newspapers and many other types of content. It looks modern and behaves like services such as Google.

Library search is currently under development so please try it out and let us know what you think at LibrarySearch@mmu.ac.uk. It will be launched fully by the beginning of the 2013/14 Autumn Term.

Updated: 28 May, 2013

24/7 Library opening over Christmas

All Saints

When term finishes The Sir Kenneth Green Library (All Saints) will remain open 24/7 over the whole of the Christmas vacation including weekends and Bank Holidays (December 25, 26, January 1).

Custodial staff will be on duty when the help desk is closed to ensure the safety of the building and its users.

Only MMU staff and students will be admitted so please remember to bring your MMU ID card with you.

Updated: 20 November, 2012

24/7 opening at the All Saints Library

Finishing on the morning of Friday June 1st 2012

A reminder that 24/7 opening at the All Saints Library will finish on the morning of Friday June 1st 2012. After this the library will revert to its normal term-time opening hours which are:

  • Monday – Thursday 8.30am – 9.30pm
  • Friday 8.30 am – 6.00 pm
  • Saturday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
  • Sunday 12.00 noon – 11.30pm

Updated: 25 May, 2012

Bank Holiday and Summer vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Last update 23/6/2016: Crewe hours updated.

Updated: 23 June, 2016

Bank Holiday opening arrangements

Latest update: Aytoun, 17/4/2012

Updated: 17 April, 2012

Bank Holiday opening hours

Please check before travelling. Latest update 27/4/2015: Easter hours removed.

Updated: 27 April, 2015

Christmas vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Latest update 5/12/2012: Hollings and Gaskell hours

Updated: 05 December, 2012

Christmas vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Latest update 18/11/2013: Didsbury and Gaskell Christmas hours.

Updated: 18 November, 2013

Christmas vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Latest update 3/12/2014: Crewe hours.

Updated: 03 December, 2014

Christmas vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Latest update 9/11/2015: All Saints and Crewe hours.

Updated: 09 November, 2015

Crewe Library

Evening opening back to normal

Crewe Library's evening opening problems are now rectified and opening times are back to normal.

We thank you for your patience during the period of reduced opening.

Updated: 24 November, 2014

Crewe Library

Normal hours will resume on Sunday

Apologies for the disruption over the last few days. Opening hours at Crewe Library will resume at 13.00 on Sunday 11th October.

These are the closing times until Sunday.

  • Friday – 18.00
  • Saturday 16.00 (the normal closing time)

Updated: 07 October, 2015

Crewe Library

Closed, Saturday 31/10/2015

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Crewe Library will not be open on Saturday 31st October. We apologise for the inconvenience. Normal opening hours will resume on Sunday.

Updated: 30 October, 2015

Crewe Library

Will close at 9pm on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November

Owing to ongoing operational difficulties, Crewe Library will close at 9pm on Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th November.

Access to networked PCs, printers and WiFi after 9pm are available in the Student Zone (not Wednesday nights), the Brock Building and the 24/7 Study Zone.

Normal opening hours will re-commence on Friday 11th November.

We apologise for the inconvenience this will cause.

Updated: 09 November, 2016

Crewe Library 24/7 opening

Exam period 2013

This year we are opening Crewe Library 24/7 during the last two weeks of the spring term and the first four weeks of the summer term.

Please note that all extended hours will be on a self-service basis.

Updated: 14 February, 2013

Crewe Library 24/7 opening pilot

Exam period 2012

We are planning to open Crewe Library 24/7 during the last two weeks of the spring term and the first five weeks of the summer term.

We will announce the precise dates for 24/7 opening here once they are finalised.

This 24/7 opening will be run as a pilot and we'll be monitoring usage to help us determine future policy on opening hours.

Please note that all extended hours will be on a self-service basis.

Updated: 03 February, 2012

Crewe Library 24/7 opening pilot

Exam period, 2012: exact dates now available

We are opening Crewe Library 24/7 during the last two weeks of the spring term and the first five weeks of the summer term.

This 24/7 opening is being run as a pilot and we'll be monitoring usage to help us determine future policy on opening hours.

Please note that all extended hours will be on a self-service basis.

Updated: 16 February, 2012

Crewe Library closing early

Monday 16/5/2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Crewe Library will have to close at 21.00 today, Monday 16/5/2016.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 16 May, 2016

Crewe Library closing early

Monday 26/9/2016

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Crewe Library will have to close at 21.00 today, Monday 26/9/2016.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 26 September, 2016

Crewe Library electrical work

Closed Friday 3/7/2015

Major electrical work is due to take place on the Crewe campus in July, and Crewe Library will need to close for a full day on Friday 3rd July.

There will be work carried out on either side of this date, but that is subject to confirmation and likely to be at weekends. Due to this uncertainty, please check our web site before travelling to ensure we'll be open: we will add any further information to the web site, should it prove necessary.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 27 April, 2015

Crewe Library extended opening hours

Open until midnight Monday - Thursday

From Monday 6/2/2012, Crewe Library will be opening later Monday - Thursday, closing at midnight instead of 23.00.

Please note that you will need your ID card to enter the library after 21.00.

Updated: 03 February, 2012

Easter vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Updated 29/2/2012: All Saints hours added.

Updated: 29 February, 2012

Easter vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Last update 22/3/2016: Crewe revised hours.

Updated: 22 March, 2016

Extra Saturday opening

All Saints, 13/9/2014 and 20/9/2014

All Saints library will be open for two extra Saturdays on Saturday 13th September and Saturday 20th September, 10.00 - 16.00 on both days.

Updated: 12 September, 2014

Gaskell campus

Closed, Saturday 8/3/2014 (corrected date)

On Saturday 8th March (please note corrected date), United Utilities will be working outside the Gaskell campus and will be disconnecting the water supply to the campus. This does mean that the whole campus, including the library will not be open to staff or students on that day.

Updated: 19 February, 2014

Industrial Action

Thursday 31st October

Owing to industrial action on Thursday 31st October 2013, there will be a reduction in service levels at MMU libraries:

  • The Sir Kenneth Green Library, All Saints will remain open 24/7
  • Didsbury and Elizabeth Gaskell libraries will be open from 8.45am-4.30pm
  • Crewe Library will be open from 8.30am-6.00pm

In all libraries; self-service machines, PCs and printer/copiers will be available as normal. Owing to potential staffing shortages however, there may be delays with some operations.

Full services will be restored on Friday 1st November

Updated: 30 October, 2013

Industrial Action

Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Owing to industrial action on Tuesday 3rd December 2013, there will be a reduction in service levels at MMU libraries:

  • Didsbury will be open from 8.45am-4.30pm

Other libraries will keep to their usual opening times:

  • The Sir Kenneth Green Library, All Saints will remain open 24/7
  • Crewe Library will be open 08.30 - 00.00
  • Gaskell will be open until 8.45pm tonight

In all libraries; self-service machines, PCs and printer/copiers will be available as normal. Owing to potential staffing shortages however, there may be delays with some operations.

Full services will be restored on Wednesday 4th December.

Updated: 03 December, 2013

Late summer term and summer vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Latest update 12/6/2012: Gaskell hours

Updated: 12 June, 2012

Late summer term and summer vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Latest update 19/6/2013: Gaskell summer hours.

Updated: 19 June, 2013

Library Access (All Saints) over the Christmas and New Year Period

All Saints Library open 24/7 but please check helpdesk hours before travelling, and restricted access for some users.

All Saints Library will remain open 24/7 throughout the Christmas Vacation but please note that the Library Help Desk is closed from 16.30 on Wednesday 23rd December until 08.45 on Monday 4th January.

Also, during this period only authorised MMU ID cardholders may access the Library. Library access is restricted to the following users:

  • MMU students and staff with University ID cards
  • SCONUL card holders (not REFERENCE band letter holders or other email authorisations)
  • Alumni Library Card holders
  • Approved external ID card holders

All visitors are welcome at other times as normal.

Updated: 11 December, 2015

Olympic torch relay in Crewe

31/5/2012

Due to the above event, road closures around the campus and surrounding area will be in operation between 07.00 and 09.30.

As a result the library will open at approximately 09.45.


Updated: 29 May, 2012

One week laptop loans (All Saints)

Unavailable over Christmas

The one week laptop loan service in All Saints Library will be unavailable from 18.00, Friday 18th December 2015 until it re-opens on 4th January 2016.

The self-service laptop day loans will operate as normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 17 December, 2015

Summer vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Latest update 30/6/2014: All Saints correction.

Updated: 30 June, 2014

Summer vacation opening hours

Please check before travelling. Latest update 12/6/2015: Crewe hours.

Updated: 16 June, 2015

The Late Shift - 24/7 opening pilot at All Saints Library

Monday 9/1/2012 - Friday 1/6/2012

The Library is delighted to announce that 24/7 opening will once more be run as a pilot at the Sir Kenneth Green Library (All Saints). It will commence on Monday January 9 and will continue through until Friday June 1.

When library staff go home there will be a night team in the Library to ensure the safety of the building and its occupants. The 'Late Shift' will only be able to log any queries or problems that may arise but they will pass these on to library staff when they come in.

Please note:

  • You must have your MMU ID card with you to enter the Library. Replacement cards can be obtained during office hours from your local SIP.
  • PCs, printing and photocopying facilities will be available.
  • All self-service facilities will be available.
  • You can continue to study and to consult library stock.

Once again, this service is in response to student feedback so please do make use of this opportunity!

Updated: 26 January, 2012

Visitor access to the MMU Library during exam periods

Restricted Monday 15/4/2013 - Monday 17/6/2014

Due to pressure on study spaces and resources during the exam period, visitors including holders of public library cards and ID cards from FE and 6th form colleges will no longer be able to access the Library. The restriction will not apply to holders of SCONUL Access* cards or anyone wishing to visit Special Collections.

* Please note that undergraduates at the universities of Manchester and Salford must use their home libraries until 5th June.

Anyone requiring access to material for research purposes should contact Jane Simister, Library Services Manager, Frontline Services at j.simister@mmu.ac.uk stating the reason for an exception to be made.

Updated: 08 April, 2013

Visitors to MMU Library

Restricted hours

The University's primary role is to support the study and research activity of staff and students at Manchester Metropolitan University. Owing to heavy demand on study spaces and resources, from Monday 14/1/2013 we are having to restrict access by members of the public including public library card holders and students at 6th form colleges and FE colleges to certain times during term.

Updated: 21 December, 2012

a-n magazine

Disruption to service due to web site upgrade

a-n Magazine are in the process of launching their new website and have informed us that due to the nature of this work, the transfer of 146,000 articles, images and contacts, there will be some unavoidable interruption to the normal operation of the site. They are currently estimating that the transfer and checking process will take around 10 days. They have provided us with the key change dates:

From 8am on Friday 13 June until site launch:
You can continue to view and log in to the site. Insurance documents will still be available during this time. However, functions for making or amending posts will be disabled. This means it will not be possible to post blogs, reviews, listings, jobs or comments until the new site is ready.
From Wednesday 18 June until site launch:
Online subscriptions will be suspended. If you are due to renew we'd encourage you to do it online as soon as possible to avoid any conflict with the transfer process and potential delay in accessing the new site and your new insurance documents. If you don't renew by Tuesday 17 June, you will have to wait until the new site is up and running. Regular bulletins will also be on hold until new systems are in place.
New site launch:
Once the new site is up and running, they will notify us which we will forward on to you.

Updated: 13 June, 2014

Access to e-resources restored

Log in to ejournals, ebooks, articles and databases now working.

We apologise for the disruption to service.

Updated: 29 April, 2015

Accessible Archives American Civil War Collection (Parts I - VI)

Access restored.

Accessible Archives American Civil War Collection (Parts I - VI) is now available again.

We haven't had formal confirmation from the suppliers, but it all seems to be working normally now.

Updated: 04 December, 2013

Accessing library resources via the myMMU portal

Now working again

The suppliers have now fixed the problem users were having with accessing library resources via the myMMU portal.Everything should now be back to normal.

Updated: 13 March, 2012

All electronic resources

Planned maintenance, Tuesday 21/1/2014

In order to update our Shibboleth server configuration, which handles logins to all of the Library's electronic resources, ITS will be restarting the server between 08.00 and 08.30 (GMT) on Tuesday 21st January 2014.

During this short period it will not be possible to log in to any of our electronic resources.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 10 January, 2014

All MMU Library eResources

Service restored.

We apologise for this problem with our service.

Updated: 04 February, 2015

All Saints 2nd Floor West Wing (update 2)

Reopened

All Saints 2nd Floor West Wing has reopened following the roof leak. There is now full access to stock and study places.

Updated: 04 March, 2014

All Saints IT Zone

Fully operational again

All Saints IT Zone is now fully open again following the recent roof leak.

All PCs and Macs now accessible

Updated: 28 February, 2014

All Saints Library IT network essential maintenance

at 7.00am Monday 23rd December 2013 for 30 minutes

Due to essential maintenance, there will be no access to IT (i.e. no network access, wifi, etc.) at 7.00am on Monday 23rd December 2013.

This downtime will last for a maximum of 30 minutes but is more likely to be in the region of ten minutes. The maintenance needs to be physically staffed (rather than attended to virtually) hence the 7.00am start time.

Updated: 20 December, 2013

Anatomy TV

Access problems resolved.

The supplier of the database Anatomy TV has informed us that they have resolved their problem with institutional access via MMU ID and password.

Off campus users may need to clear the web cache on their web browser (Cookies and Temporary internet files).

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 27 September, 2012

Anatomy.tv

Access problems

There are currently (Friday afternoon, 21/9/2012) problems accessing Anatomy.tv. We have contacted the supplier and are awaiting their response.

We will update this information when we have more information, though if matters are resolved over the weekend we won't be able to update until Monday morning.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 21 September, 2012

Anatomy.tv

Access problems, Friday 21/09/12

There are currently (Friday afternoon, 21/9/2012) problems accessing Anatomy.tv.

We can confirm the problem is at the supplier's end and that they are working urgently to resolve it.

In the meanwhile, on-campus users can get straight into Anatomy.tv by going to http://www.anatomy.tv/ where they will be automatically recognised.

Off-campus users can log into Anatomy.tv using a special username and password. These have to be distributed via email so please contact Gaskell Library at gaskell-lib-enq@mmu.ac.uk to get these details. Please be aware that responses to emails may be limited outside of Gaskell Library's opening hours.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 21 September, 2012

Anatomy.tv

Ongoing access problems, Monday 24/09/12

There are ongoing (Monday morning, 24/9/2012) problems accessing Anatomy.tv.

We can confirm the problem is at the supplier's end and that they are working urgently to resolve it.

In the meanwhile, on-campus users can get straight into Anatomy.tv by going to http://www.anatomy.tv/ where they will be automatically recognised.

Off-campus users can log into Anatomy.tv using a special username and password. These have to be distributed via email so please contact Gaskell Library at gaskell-lib-enq@mmu.ac.uk to get these details. Please be aware that responses to emails may be limited outside of Gaskell Library's opening hours.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 24 September, 2012

Annual Reviews

Planned maintenance, 1-2/3/2014

On Saturday, 1 March 2014 beginning at 16:00 (GMT), Annual Reviews have planned routine maintenance to their data storage and website. They expect the work to take up to 16 hours, during which time you can expect the website to be unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Updated: 24 February, 2014

Apology for eResource access problems

Over the weekend, MMU experienced a power failure resulting in loss of a number of IT services.

The Library would like to apologise to staff and students unable to access eResources over the weekend.

Please find more information about the cause of the problem on the IT Services website.

Updated: 18 May, 2015

Architects journal available again

The link between the CIS service and the Architects Journal has been restored.

Due to changes made by a third party provider, access to the Architects Journal via the CIS service has been unavailable for some time. However the issue has now been fixed, and the journal is available again. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused by this issue.

Updated: 20 January, 2016

Art Index Retrospective

Access restored.

Access to Art Index Retrospective has now been restored by the supplier. This applies both on and off campus.

Updated: 19 September, 2013

Authentication server testing

Wednesday 22/7/2015

ITS will be testing a new Shibboleth server from 08.00 on Wednesday 22nd July. Most services should work normally, but we are expecting potential disruption to the following services.

LexisLibrary

Logins from our A-Z database list may not work, although access from Library Search and Find it! should be unaffected. There is a workaround for general access, which is to use this link:

However, please note: personalisation services (eg saved searches) won't be available via this type of login.

UK Data Service

This resource may be unavailable during the testing period. Unfortunately there is no workaround for this.

We are expecting services to be restored by lunch time, but will confirm via the Library news when things are back to normal.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 21 July, 2015

BioMed Central and e-space

Planned maintenance, Saturday 25/10/2014

The service that runs both BioMed Central and MMU's e-space repository needs to receive a priority maintenance procedure on Saturday 25th October at 11.00 BST.

The service will be unavailable for less than 30 minutes and they will endeavour to keep interruption to the service to the absolute minimum.

Updated: 22 October, 2014

BoB

Service restored.

BoB has announced that the problems with playlists and clips have been resolved. The BoB Twitter account states that a permanent fix for these issues is due to be rolled out this week.

Updated: 09 January, 2014

BoB

Down time, 17/7/2014

Some time on Thursday 17 July, BoB will be down for 1-2 hours. Unfortunately the suppliers have been unable to say precisely when this will happen, so teh service shouldbe regarded as at risk for the whole day.

Updated: 16 July, 2014

BoB

Emergency upgrade 1/2/2015

In order to fix an intermittent connection fault that was disrupting users access to content, BoB has scheduled emergency work to take place over the weekend.

The service is at risk on the morning of 1st February. They anticipate needing no more than two hours of downtime, but unfortunately, cannot provide more precise timings.

They will tweet when the work is complete.

Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

Updated: 30 January, 2015

BoB

Emergency update 3/2/2015

Following emergency upgrade work over the weekend, BoB needs to have a further outage today (Tuesday 3/2/2015) between 17.00 - 17.30, for about 10 minutes, in order to make a further upgrade.

Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

Updated: 03 February, 2015

BoB (Box of Broadcasts)

Scheduled maintenance, Monday 27/1/2014

BoB will be down for scheduled maintenance work between 10.00 - 14.00 on Monday 27th January. They apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Updated: 23 January, 2014

BoB (Box of Broadcasts)

At risk due to maintenance, Thursday 27/3/2014

From BoB's Twitter feed:

BoB will be down for scheduled maintenance on Thur 27 March. Pls consider the service potentially 'at risk' for the whole day.

Updated: 27 March, 2014

BoB (Box of Broadcasts)

At risk, 29/9/2015 - 6/10/2015

BoB National is due to undergo its first major update since January 2014.

The services will be at risk for a week beginning Tuesday 29th September 2015.

The main purpose of the maintenance is to move the system onto an upgraded platform, which will be faster and have new features.

The information from BoB includes the following advice:

I appreciate that this work may disrupt planned work. If there are any users that need to use material in BoB National during the expected downtime, please contact the BoB team (bob@bufvc.ac.uk) for assistance with alternatives by Monday 28th September 2015.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 24 September, 2015

BoB (Box of Broadcasts)

Planned downtime: Monday, 15/2/16, 09.00-10.00

We have received this planned maintenance information from BoB:

At present, we do have some minor issues with BoB National, the main being if a user already has an open SSO session running then click on any embedded links to BoB National result in an error message. This will require approximately 1 hour of downtime to fix. We are proposing this downtime take place on 15th Feb 2016 (as this falls into School half term time) in the morning at approximately 0900hrs.

...

If you anticipate this downtime being a major disruption to planned events, please let us know at bob@bufvc.ac.uk

Updated: 03 February, 2016

BoB downtime and upgrade

13-23/12/2013.

BoB, MMU's off-air recording system, is being upgraded this December.

To get ready for the official launch on 6th January 2014, BoB will be unavailable from 17.00 on 13th December until 23rd December. During this time no recordings can be made and it will not be possible to stream any broadcasts. As this is the end of term hopefully it will not impact users too significantly but please be aware of the downtime.

The upgrade means there will be several exciting new features, including:

  • 900,000 new BBC TV and radio programmes from their archive, dating from 2007.
  • An additional 13 foreign language channels.
  • An extended 30 day buffer with more channels available for longer. This means that recordings missed during BoB's downtime can be retrieved after the 23rd December.
  • A new look website, including colour, theme, functionality and improved navigation.
  • The ability to search across future and recorded programmes simultaneously, hopefully resulting in less duplication.
  • Apple iOS compatibility.
  • The ability to easily create clips and clip compilations.

If you have any questions about the upgrade, or generally about BoB please email us at bob@mmu.ac.uk or go to our guide for more information about the service.

Updated: 27 November, 2013

BoB improvements

BoB is at risk this morning (15th Sept) while they work on improving the programme guide.

Updated: 15 September, 2014

British Standards Online

Off-campus access fixed.

The problems with off-campus access to British Standards OnLine appear to be fixed. Please let us know if you are still encountering any problems with this service.

Updated: 30 August, 2013

BUFVC resources

Login problems fixed.

These resources should now be working normally.

Updated: 14 November, 2013

Cambridge Companions available

Service restored.

It looks like Cambridge Companions is back up and running, however we have not had official confirmation so are not aware of the cause of the outage.

Updated: 10 December, 2014

Cambridge Companions Complete Collection

Off-campus access not working (updated 6/2/2013)

We are experiencing problems with off-campus logins to Cambridge Companions. We've reported the problem to the suppliers, who are currently investigating it: this seems to be a global problem, not just MMU.

We will post further information here when we have more details, and apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 06 February, 2013

Cambridge Companions Online

Access restored

Cambridge Companions Online is now available again.

Updated: 04 March, 2014

Cambridge Companions unavailable today

Undergoing maintenance, 10th December 2014.

Cambridge Companions Complete Collection is down for maintenance.

We apologise for the lack of notice.

Updated: 10 December, 2014

Cambridge Journals Online

Planned maintenance, 7/8/2012

From the publisher:

On 7th August 2012, from 07.30 to 10.00am BST, (06.30 to 09.00am GMT) Cambridge Journals Online (CJO) will be updated with new functionality. This may slow down the loading time of some pages and cause temporary access issues. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Updated: 03 August, 2012

Cambridge Journals Online

Available again.

The service seems to be back to normal now.

Updated: 18 December, 2013

Cambridge University Press

Planned maintenance, 19/09/2015

Cambridge University Press have informed us that they are doing maintenance on their website on Saturday 19th September 2015. This will affect access to some eBooks and eJournals.

These services will be unavailable for up to 17 hours from 01:30 BST:

  • Cambridge Journals Online (CJO)
  • Cambridge Books Online (CBO)
  • University Publishing Online (UPO)
  • Cambridge Companions Online (CCO)

eBooks and eJournals from other suppliers will still be available.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 17 September, 2015

Cinahl

Reports of imprecise searching and data display

The suppliers of the Cinahl database have alerted us that some users may have problems searching and viewing data in this database. Please see the notice from Cinahl below:

Thank you for those who have contacted our sales & support team regarding recent unexpected experiences with CINAHL databases. We have pinpointed the root cause that has led to imprecise searching and data displays in a few areas within the CINAHL experience as have been reported. We expect these issues to be resolved within the next 72 hours, and will send notification when resolution occurs.

We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your patience.

Updated: 26 January, 2012

Cochrane library planned maintenance

The Cochrane Library website unavailable Saturday 13th April.

The Cochrane Library website will be unavailable for no more than 12 hours starting at 9pm London time / 4pm New York time on Saturday 13th April 2013. During this time, due to the nature of the work the suppliers of the website cannot show a maintenance note so anyone trying to access the site will get a “Site not found” or similar message.

The suppliers apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 12 April, 2013

DawsonEra

Now working properly again

DawsonEra have informed us that the problem we were experiencing with slow access has now been fixed.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 24 April, 2012

Dawsonera

Planned maintenance, Saturday 8/12/2012

This Saturday, the 8th December 2012, Dawsonera will be performing an essential upgrade on the Dawsonera web service and will require an outage between 10.00 - 18.00 GMT.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 04 December, 2012

Dawsonera

Planned downtime, 06.00 - 07.00, Tuesday 14/1/2014

We've been informed by Dawsonera that they are running an upgrade to the service on 14th January between 06.00 and 07.00 during which time the whole service will be offline. The upgrade is intended to fix the download problem which Dawsonera experienced recently

Updated: 13 January, 2014

Dawsonera

eBook download problems fixed

Dawsons have informed us that the problem with the download function on the Dawsonera eBooks platform has now been fixed.

Updated: 25 March, 2014

Dawsonera

Planned maintenance, 05/04/14 & 12/04/14

We have received advance notice of essential maintenance work to be carried out on Dawsonera. This will involve Dawsonera being unavailable during the following times:

  • Saturday 5th April 07:00 - 09:00 BST
  • Saturday 12th April 07:00 - 10:00 BST

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 04 April, 2014

Dawsonera

Problems accessing the site, Wednesday 18/6/2014

We've just received the following message from Dawsonera about access problems today. We'll update this message if we get any updates on progress from them.

I am contacting you today to advise you with regard to our Dawsonera site.

We are currently experiencing problems accessing the site, this is the entire site, including the title access, our engineers are working as we speak to correct the problem, once we have further updated information regarding the issue, we shall contact you with any information available.

Apologies for any inconvenience this issue may cause.

Updated: 18 June, 2014

Dawsonera

Update: service from Dawsonera still unavailable 20/06/14

Dawsonera are continuing to work on the problem. They do not have a timescale yet.

Original message from Dawsonera regarding outage:

I am contacting you today to advise you with regard to our Dawsonera site.

We are currently experiencing problems accessing the site, this is the entire site, including the title access, our engineers are working as we speak to correct the problem, once we have further updated information regarding the issue, we shall contact you with any information available.

Apologies for any inconvenience this issue may cause.

Updated: 20 June, 2014

Dawsonera

Working now.

Dawsonera ebooks are now working again.

"Update: All PDFs for reading online/downloading are now available! Epub formats still unavailable."

Dawsonera apologise for the problems this downtime has caused.

Updated: 23 June, 2014

Dawsonera

Possible intermittent problems Wednesday 9/7/2014

Dawsons have let us know that there will be intermittent interruptions to the Dawsonera platform today. This is due to some maintenance work they are carrying out.

Updated: 09 July, 2014

Dawsonera

Ongoing problems

We are experiencing ongoing intermittent problems with Dawsonera. The suppliers are aware of the problem and they are working on a solution, but have given no indication of how long this will take.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 07 October, 2014

Dawsonera

Essential maintenance, Sunday 19/4/2015, 14.30 - 15.30

Dawsonera will be unavailable for up to one hour between 14:30 and 15:30 BST on Sunday 19th April whilst British Telecom undertake essential work on their internet services.

Dawsonera will be offline during this time and users should ensure they have downloaded and opened any eBooks they need access to before this outage occurs.

It will not be possible to read titles which have been downloaded but not opened before the outage period.

From 15.30 on Sunday, 19th April all systems will resume and normal usage may continue.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 13 April, 2015

Dawsonera

Planned maintenance, Sunday 21/6/2015

Dawsonera will be unavailable for up to one hour between 14:30 and 15:30 BST on Sunday 21st June whilst British Telecom undertake essential work on their internet services.

Dawsonera will be offline during this time and users should ensure they have downloaded and opened any ebooks they need access to before this outage occurs.

It will not be possible to read titles which have been downloaded but not opened before the outage period.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 17 June, 2015

Dawsonera

Problems with some eBooks

We have had a few reports that an error occurs when trying to read eBooks online. When the Read online icon is clicked the book opens but a message appears saying that there has been a problem which may have arisen because the session had expired (or words to that effect).

We have reported this to Dawsonera, and apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 28 September, 2015

Dawsonera access restored

Dawsonera ebooks available now.

Updated: 22 August, 2014

Dawsonera ebooks

Service unavailable

Dawsonera is currently unavailable due to unforeseen circumstances. They hope to have the service restored shortly. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 10 July, 2014

Dawsonera eBooks

Access restored.

The Dawsonera service seems to be back. We have not had formal notice of this from the suppliers of this service though, so please treat it as at risk.

Updated: 10 July, 2014

Dawsonera problems

No access to ebooks on Dawsonera

We have no access to ebooks on Dawsonera.

We don't know the cause of the problem yet. We have contacted the suppliers.

Updated: 22 August, 2014

Detail magazine

Issue linking from the Avery index to articles in Detail magazine

We have become aware of a problem linking from the Avery index to articles in the English edition of Detail magazine. If you follow the "find it!" or "Check SFX" links from an article entry in the Index, you will receive an error message from EBSCO, saying that the article cannot be found.

We are trying to find a solution to this problem and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Whilst it is being investigated, if you find a Detail article in the Avery index which you would like to access, you will first need to check that it is from the English edition of the magazine, and that it was published after 2007. You will then need to navigate to the EBSCO site for Detail via Library Search or our e-journal A-Z page, and then either search for the journal article there by title or browse through to the relevant volume/issue.

Updated: 27 January, 2016

Digimap

No access to Digimap 30/06/14.

We apologise and are investigating the cause of the access problem.

Updated: 30 June, 2014

Digimap

Access restored

We apologise for the disruption to this service.

Updated: 30 June, 2014

Digimap services

Planned maintenance/upgrade, 26/1/2015-28/1/2015

Please see the message below about Digimap availability:

We are introducing a new registration system in January (26th to the 28th) and would like to give advance warning of the service disruption this is will cause.

  • New users will not be able to register for Digimap from 4pm on 26th January
  • All Digimap services will be unavailable all day on 27th January
  • Normal service will resume by 9am on 28th January

New registrations for Digimap, using the current system, will be closed from 4pm Monday 26th January to ensure that no registrations are lost during the changeover. All Digimap services will then be unavailable all day on Tuesday 27th January, while we put the new system in place. Once all the work is complete the service will be available again by 9am on Wednesday 28th January.

We apologise for the inconvenience caused but due to the significant changes required to release the new system we must close access to Digimap during this time. We urge you to create any maps or download data that you may need during the period of service unavailability in advance.

The new registration system will allow users to register and instantly access Digimap Collections via email verification speeding up access for new users significantly. We hope that this will help make up for the fact that new users will be prevented from registering during the maintenance. Existing registered and active users will not notice any change once normal service has been resumed.

Updated: 23 January, 2015

Digitisations

Available again

The Library's Digitisations (book excerpts etc in heavy demand) are now available again.

Updated: 13 March, 2014

Drapers Online

No access at present

We are currently unable to access Drapers Online. Users are able to log in but are being asked to pay for content.

We have contacted the suppliers about this issue.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 03 July, 2015

Drapers Online

Access restored.

Updated: 06 July, 2015

e-resource log in problems

No access to e-resources

We have a problem with our log in system. We are investigating and apologise for the disruption to service.

Updated: 28 October, 2014

E-resource login problems

Problems accessing e-resources both on and off-campus.

Unfortunately we are currently experiencing problems accessing e-resources both on and off-campus. This issue has been reported to the IT Helpline and they are looking into it. The error message is ‘authentication failed’.

Updated: 16 August, 2012

E-resource login problems

Login problems resolved.

Updated: 16 August, 2012

E-resource logins

Planned maintenance, Tuesday 19/2/2013: updated

Due to further development work, we will have another short period of down time for our login (Shibboleth) server this morning, between 11.00 and 11.15 GMT on Tuesday 19th February.

This is in addition to the previous period of down time between 08.00 and 08.45 GMT.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 19 February, 2013

E-resources - some access but at risk

EZproxy the system allowing access to e-resources is functioning but possibly intermittent.

Updated: 15 November, 2013

E-resources unavailable

Weekend 21-22/7/2012

All of the Library's electronic resources which require logging in using your MMU ID will be unavailable during the weekend of 21-22/7/2012.

This is due to the University's central data centre (which includes the authentication server used for logging into our resources) being down while essential infrastructure work takes place.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 12 July, 2012

e-space

Planned maintenance, 28/1/2012

Open Repository, the suppliers of the software for e-space, are carrying out an infrastructure upgrade on Saturday 28/1/2012 at 23:00 (GMT). It is expected to take approximately 2 hours and during this time e-space will be unavailable.

Updated: 27 January, 2012

e-space

Planned maintenance Monday 19/3/2012

Due to a major upgrade of Open Repository, e-space will be unavailable for a period of approximately 2 hours from 17.00 (GMT) on Monday 19th March. We apologize for any inconvenience that this will cause.

Updated: 14 March, 2012

e-space

Planned maintenance, Saturday 2/11/2013.

Due to major infrastructure changes being made by the company hosting e-space (MMU's open access repository), it may be down for up to 4 hours on Saturday 2/1/2013.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 21 October, 2013

e-space

Planned maintenance, 1/3/2014

We have received advance notice of system maintenance work to be carried out on all Springer and BioMed Central systems. This will involve taking the Open Repository platform (which hosts e-space) offline for two period of 15 mins between 08.00 and 11.00 GMT-London time on Saturday 1st March.

Updated: 20 February, 2014

e-space and BioMed Central

Essential database maintenance, Saturday 16/2/2013

BioMed Central are planning to carry out routine maintenance and upgrade work on their infrastructure on Saturday 16 February 2013, 08:00 - 17:00 GMT.

During this time, there may be some disruption to both e-space and BioMed Central services. This will affect all services provided by BioMed Central including SpringerOpen and the Chemistry Central Services.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 11 February, 2013

e-space upgrade

Planned maintenance, Thursday 20/8/2015

Work is due to take place to update the e-space software during the morning of Thursday 20th August.

We apologise for any inconvenience, and expect normal service to be resumed by lunchtime.

Updated: 20 August, 2015

EBL eBooks

Planned maintenance, Wednesday 1/7/2015 - Thursday 2/7/2015

EBL will not be available between 22:00 on Wednesday 1st July and 04:00 on Thursday 2nd July, due to maintenance work on its infrastructure.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 17 June, 2015

EBL eBooks

Planned downtime 15/9/15 23:00 - 02:00

eBooks from Proquest EBL - planned downtime for up to three hours on Tuesday, September 15 from 23:00 to Wednesday, September 16 at 02:00.

No access to eBooks on the Proquest EBL website during the three hour downtime.

Updated: 01 September, 2015

EBSCO service restored

All databases working as normal.

Updated: 10 February, 2015

EBSCOhost

Planned maintenance, 26/10/2012

Please note that for about one hour beginning at 12:00 noon (BST) on Friday, October 26, 2012 certain EBSCOhost functionality will be unavailable due to planned maintenance.

Please note that EBSCOhost will continue to be available during this brief interval, however some functionality won't be available.

Affected functionality will include:

  • Personal User Authentication
  • Checkout and Download of eBooks
  • Alerts
  • Access to My EBSCOhost folder items or the ability to save items to personalized folders from session

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Updated: 19 October, 2012

EbscoHost

Some features unavailable, Tuesday 18/12/2012

Please note that on Tuesday 18/12/2012, 12.00 - 15.00 GMT, certain EBSCOhost functionality will be unavailable due to planned maintenance.

Please note that EBSCOhost will continue to be available during this brief interval, however EBSCOhost with Navigator may experience intermittent interrupted access. Affected functionality will include:

  • Personal User Authentication
  • Checkout and Download of eBooks
  • Alerts
  • Access to My EBSCOhost folder items or the ability to save items to personalized folders from session
  • RSS will be unavailable

We apologize for any inconvenience>

Updated: 07 December, 2012

EBSCOhost

Planned maintenance, Saturday 29/3/2014

On Saturday, 28 March 2014 our EBSCOhost databases may be intermittently unavailable while the supplier performs network upgrades. The service window is scheduled to begin at 01.00 GMT. You may experience intermittent access to EBSCOhost for the duration of the service window, which is scheduled to end at 03.00 GMT.

Updated: 19 March, 2014

EBSCOhost

Service restored

EBSCOhost databases are now working properly again.

Updated: 17 April, 2015

Ebscohost databases

No access or very slow to open.

Online resources provided by EBSCO seem to be running very slow and we are unable to access their websites.

We will contact them for more information about why this is happening.

Updated: 09 February, 2015

Electronic resources

Ongoing intermittent problems affecting access to all electronic resources

The error message "Access denied: We're sorry but you're not entitled to use the service you were trying to access" is appearing intermittently for many people, when it should not.

If you see this error message and think that you should have access to the electronic resource you were trying to log in to, please try the following workaround:

  • Firstly, close and reopen your web browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox) then try accessing the resource again
  • If this does not work and you are on your own computer or mobile device, shut the browser tab or window that has the error message in and then clear the browser’s cache*
  • If this does not work and you are on an MMU computer, please try using another web browser
  • Should you still experience any difficulties, please contact the Library

* If you are not sure how to clear your browser's cache, please read this website, which has instructions explaining how to clear the cache for a number of different browsers. If you are unsure what browser or version or a browser you are currently using, please visit this website, which will tell you. After clearing your browser cache, always close and then reopen your browser.

We would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused by this issue. We are working hard to resolve it as a priority and will provide updates via the Library web site news, Twitter and Facebook.

Updated: 23 October, 2014

Electronic resources

Planned maintenance, Monday 10/11/2014, 08.30-09.00

One of our authentication servers needs to be restarted on Monday 10/11/2014. This will happen between 08.30 and 09.00, during which period access to our services will be unavailable for a few minutes.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 06 November, 2014

Elsevier (Science Direct, Scopus and Reaxys)

Services restored

Science Direct, Scopus and Reaxys are now working properly again.

Updated: 09 June, 2015

Emerald

Planned maintenance, 3/10/2014

Emerald have announced a period of planned maintenance, which is scheduled to take place on Friday 3rd October 2014, beginning at 23:00 GMT and lasting no longer than one hour. During this maintenance window, Emerald will be unavailable for up to 15 minutes. If you access the website during this time you will receive a 'connection timeout', or similar message, within your browser.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 02 October, 2014

Emerald

Planned maintenance, 24/10/2014-25/10/2014

Emerald have announced a period of planned maintenance scheduled to take place on Friday 24 October 2014, between 23:00 GMT and 03:00 GMT. During this maintenance window, Emerald will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. If you access the web site during this time you will receive a "connection timeout", or similar message, within your browser.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 23 October, 2014

Emerald

Planned maintenance, 7/11/2014-8/11/2014

Emerald have announced a period of planned maintenance scheduled to take place on Friday 7th November 2014, between 23:00 GMT and 03:00 GMT. During this maintenance window, Emerald will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. If you access the web site during this time you will receive a "connection timeout", or similar message, within your browser.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 05 November, 2014

Emerald

Planned maintenance, Friday 9/1/2015.

Emerald have scheduled a maintenance period to take place on Friday 9 January 2015, between 23:00 GMT and 03:00 GMT.

Access to ejournals published by Emerald will be affected.

Updated: 08 January, 2015

Emerald

Planned maintenance, 30-31/1/2015

Emerald have notified us of upcoming maintenance on Emerald's research platform, Emerald Insight, which is scheduled to take place on Friday 30 January 2015, between 23:00 GMT and 03:00 GMT. During this maintenance window, Emerald Insight will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. If you access the website during this time you will receive a 'connection timeout', or similar message, within your browser.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 28 January, 2015

Emerald

Planned maintenance, 20-21/2/2015

Emerald have scheduled upcoming maintenance to take place on Friday 20 February 2015, between 23:00 GMT and 03:00 GMT. During this maintenance window, Emerald will be unavailable for up to 1 hour. If you access the web site during this time you will receive a connection timeout, or similar message, within your browser.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 18 February, 2015

Emerald

Planned maintenance, Monday 2/3/2015

We received notice of this maintenance from Emerald on Friday 27/2/2015, at 16.41.

Some parts of Emerald will be unavailable for up to 12 hours from 07.00 GMT on Monday 2nd March 2015.

Services affected include:

  • Search
  • Alert subscriptions
  • Adding publications as favourites and adding articles to Marked Lists
  • Any changes to 'My Account' and 'Institutional Account'
  • Registration

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 02 March, 2015

Emerald

Currently experiencing problems

We've noticed that Emerald is not always loading pages correctly, you just get the Emerald banner at the top of the page and then the rest of the page is blank.

It seems to be intermittent, which is making diagnosis of the problem difficult.

The best thing to do if you experience this is to try again.

We've contacted the suppliers about this and will update the Library news as and when we have more information.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 05 March, 2015

Emerald

Planned maintenance, Tuesday 9/6/2015

Emerald have scheduled maintenance to take place on Tuesday 9 June 2015 for 15 minutes, within a maintenance window of 08:00 - 20:00 GMT (09.00 - 21.00 BST).

During the deployment, the site will be placed into "read-only" mode, making the following functionality unavailable for the duration of the upgrade:

  • Activating access tokens
  • Adding publications as favourites
  • Alert subscriptions
  • Any changes to 'My Account' and 'Institutional Account'
  • E-commerce
  • Registration
  • Search

Please note: during this 12 hour maintenance window, Emerald may become unavailable for up to 15 minutes. If you should access the website during this time you will receive a 'connection timeout', or similar message, within your browser.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 05 June, 2015

Emerald

Planned maintenance, 06/05/2015

Emerald Insight will be undergoing essential maintenance on Tuesday 6th October 2015 from 07:00 GMT for up to 12 hrs.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 02 October, 2015

EndNote Online

Planned maintenance, Saturday 5/10/2013

Please be advised that EndNote online will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 13.00. EndNote online and the sync function from your EndNote desktop and iPad are expected to be unavailable for approximately 4 hours.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 03 October, 2013

EndNote Online, Web of Science personalisation

Planned maintenance, Sunday 26/10/2014

The suppliers of EndNote Online have advised us of a maintenance window on Sunday 26/10/2014, 11.00-14.00 GMT. This will include a 30 minute outage for EndNote Online, 11:15-11:45 GMT.

The maintenance will also affect availability of Web of Science personalisation features.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 24 October, 2014

EndNote Online, Web of Science personalisation

Planned maintenance, Sunday 29/3/2015

The suppliers have notified us that there will be a short period, on Sunday 29th March 2015, during which personalisation logins will be disrupted for the following services:

  • Web of Science
  • EndNote Online

The down time will be for a 30 minute window between 13.00 BST and 16.00 BST.

During this time, users previously logged in are not expected to experience any issues, however during the downtime users will be unable to login to the applications using these accounts.

Basic access to Web of Knowledge services should not be affected - only the personalisation features.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 25 March, 2015

EndNote Online, Web of Science personalisation

Planned downtime, Saturday 25/4/2015

Thomson Reuters have advised of an upcoming minor disruption to the 'Personalisation login' (TR registered email address and password accounts), for Web of Science, EndNote Online, ResearcherID, and InCites.

Expected Maintenance Date and Time: Saturday, April 25th.

Expected Downtime (during maintenance window): 15 minutes.

Maintenance Window: 13:00 - 16:00 BST.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 23 April, 2015

Endnote Web

Login problems

From the Endnote web site:

We are currently experiencing issues that may prevent some users from being able to log into their library. We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue.

Updated: 13 December, 2013

EndNote Web

Planned down time, Sunday 22/6/2014

We have received notice that EndNote Web will be undergoing an infrastructure upgrade on June 22. The application will be unavailable for a period of approximately 15 hours starting at 02:00 BST, ending 17:00 BST. This outage will affect the EndNote Web application, sync services, and interactions between Web of Science, ResearcherID and EndNote Web.

Apologies for any inconvenience.

Updated: 18 June, 2014

EndNote Web

Planned maintenance, Saturday 1/8/2015

On Saturday 1/8/2015 EndNote Web's suppliers will be performing infrastructure maintenance from approximately 08.00 to 17.00 BST.

During this time access will be unavailable.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 31 July, 2015

eresource log in

service restored

The log in system is restored. We apologise for the outage.

Updated: 28 October, 2014

Eresources maintenance

Monday 23rd June 2014 between 8.00-9.00am

We are doing some maintenance on the system we use to enable MMU staff and students to log in to subscribed library e-resources, eg eBooks, eJournals and research databases.
So there will be a brief period of downtime between 8.00 and 9.00am on this date.

Updated: 19 June, 2014

Eresources maintenance date change

Moved to Tuesday 24th June 2014 8.00-9.00am

We are doing some maintenance on the system we use to enable MMU staff and students to log in to subscribed library e-resources, eg eBooks, eJournals and research databases.
So there will be a brief period of downtime between 8.00 and 9.00am on this date.

Updated: 23 June, 2014

eSpace

Planned maintenance, Saturday 11/1/2014 (rescheduled)

The entire Open Repository platform (on which eSpace is based) will be migrated to a new data centre on Saturday 11th January.

This involves taking the platform offline for a period of time, during which the suppliers will undertake migration of the servers and the Oracle database.

Due to this work, eSpace may be unavailable for a period of up to four hours.

Updated: 06 November, 2013

eSpace planned maintenance

Between 9am and 12 noon GMT Saturday 7th June 2014

eSpace MMU's open repository will be down for 15 minutes for planned maintenance by the suppliers Open Repository.

We expect 15 mins service disruption for the Open Repository platform. The BioMed Central/Springer open journals portal platform will also be down for 30 minutes during this time as it is provided by the same supplier.

Updated: 06 June, 2014

eSpace, Biomed Central, Springerlink

Planned maintenance, Saturday 28/3/2014

We have been advised that Open Repository (which includes eSpace and Biomed Central, and other Springer services will be down for approximately 15 minutes between 09.00 and 12.00 on Saturday 28/3/2014.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 24 March, 2014

Essential network improvements

7pm - 10pm Sat 12 April

Essential improvements to the MMU network 7pm-10pm on Saturday 12th April 2014. More information.

MMU Library services not available during the upgrade include:

  • Library website.
  • MMU digitised articles and book chapters.
  • Access to all our subscribed online resources e.g. eJournals, eBooks, BoB and research databases as our logging in systems may be affected.
  • Some functionality on the Library catalogue.

We apologise for any disruption to our service during this essential upgrade work.

Updated: 11 April, 2014

Essential network maintenance

7am - 7.30am, Tuesday 27 October

Between 7am - 7.30am Tuesday morning, IT Services are performing essential maintenance on the network. During this 30 minute period, all network drives used by staff and students (H:, R:, and S:) will be unavailable.

Are you a MMU laptop user? If so, make sure you plug in your network cable on Tuesday morning before logging in for the first time that day.

Updated: 26 October, 2015

FAME and OSIRIS

Scheduled maintenance, Sunday 3/8/2014

FAME and OSIRIS will not be available between 06.00 - 08.00 BST on Sunday 3rd August owing to scheduled maintenance by the suppliers of the resources, Bureau van Dijk.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 24 July, 2014

Family Law Online

Currently only available on campus

Off-campus access to this service is currently not working.

We are working with the suppliers and apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 22 October, 2014

Find it!

Service restored

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this outage.

Updated: 04 February, 2015

Find it!

Planned maintenance, Sunday 14/6/2015

Find it! will be down for maintenance this Sunday 14th June, 07.00 - 12.00 BST.

Staff and students will be unable to use:

  • The eJournal A-Z list
  • Find it! links in Library Search
  • Many links to ejournals in the Library catalogue
  • Find it! links in Google Scholar and databases ie Scopus, Web of Science etc

Users will still be able to access most of our eresources via the Database A-Z link on the Library web site.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 11 June, 2015

Find it!

Planned maintenance, 4/7/2015 - 5/7/2015

Find it! is down for maintenance from Saturday 4th July at 22.00 until Sunday 5th July at 02.00.

During this period, staff and students will be unable to use:

  • the eJournal A-Z
  • Find it! links in Library Search.
  • Many links to eJournals in the Library catalogue.
  • Find it! links in Google Scholar and databases ie Scopus, Web of Science etc will not work.

Users will still be able to access most of our eResources via the Databases A-Z link on the Library web site.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 29 June, 2015

Find it!

Planned maintenance, 11/7/2015 - 12/7/2015

Our suppliers have scheduled some planned maintenance on our Find it! server, starting on Saturday 11th July, 20.00 BST and ending on Sunday 12th July, 04.00 BST.

The service may be unavailable during this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 10 July, 2015

Find it!

Planned maintenance, 24/12/2015 - 25/12/2015

Due to major infrastructure alterations, the suppliers of Find it! have informed us that Find it! will be down for up to 24 hours, starting at 16:00 GMT on 24/12/2015 (Christmas Eve). It should be back up by 16:00 GMT on 25/12/2015 (Christmas Day).

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 08 September, 2015

Find it!

Planned maintenance, Sunday 20/12/2015

The suppliers of our Find it! service will be performing a planned update of Find it! on Sunday December 20th between 07.30 GMT and 10.30 GMT.

During this period there will be a downtime of approximately 1 hour.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 02 November, 2015

Find It! article finder

Currently not working, workaround available.

The Find It! article finder is currently generating an error when you submit the form. We have contacted the suppliers of Find It! and they are investigating the problem.

In the mean time you can work around the problem by using this alternative:

NB The alternative version doesn't include some of the help available on our customised version.

Updated: 14 June, 2013

Find it! urgent maintenance

Sunday, 30/6/2013.

The suppliers of Find it! are performing urgent maintenance on their network infrastructure on Sunday morning, 30/6/2013 between 04.00 - 05.00 BST.

Find it! will not be available during this period.

Updated: 28 June, 2013

IEEE services

Disruption due to Hurricane Sandy

Users have been reporting problems with IEEE's services. This is due to the hurricane: IEEE have this message posted on their home page:

Hurricane Sandy Update: The effects of Hurricane Sandy are profound throughout the eastern seaboard of the United States, including the New York City metro area and vast portions of New Jersey. Our thoughts and prayers are with our members, employees, and customers affected by this calamity.

IEEE is experiencing significant power disruptions to our U.S. facilities in New Jersey and New York. As a result, you may experience disruptions in service from IEEE. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Updated: 06 November, 2012

IEEE Xplore

Planned downtime, 28/1/2012

Due to relocation of their data centre IEEE Xplore will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour from 16.00 GMT on Saturday 28/1/2012.

Updated: 27 January, 2012

Important: Use of the University of Manchester Library

Monday 6/1/2014 - Friday 24/1/2014

Because of pressure on study spaces in the University of Manchester Library during their exam period, it has been agreed to restrict access by MMU undergraduate students. Please do not try to use the libraries of Manchester University during this time, which includes weekends.

If you believe you have a need to consult a specific information resource which is only available at the University of Manchester, please talk to staff at a library helpdesk who will arrange an appointment for you to do so.

Academic staff and holders of SCONUL Access cards not marked R can continue to use the libraries.

Updated: 06 December, 2013

Issue with renewing books via My Library Account

There is currently an issue renewing books via My Library Account, please ring or email us if you have any items that need renewing.

We currently have an issue stopping users from renewing books via My Library Account. The message displayed when trying to renew is "Could not connect to library system due to a temporary issue" and under Actions "Renewal Failed".

Please phone or email us if you have any items that need renewing as Library staff are able to do this.

We are raising this with the supplier and it should hopefully be resolved soon.

Updated: 15 January, 2016

Issue with renewing books via My Library Account

Problem fixed

Apologies for the inconvenience caused by the disruption this morning this is now fixed.

Updated: 15 January, 2016

IT Services upgrade work

Easter vacation

IT Services (ITS) are making a range of improvements to MMU's IT infrastructure which have been scheduled over the Easter break to ensure the impact to services is minimal.

If you need any assistance or IT support regarding these matters, contact the ITS helpline on ext 4646.

All of this work is being undertaken outside of core working hours, as follows:

Firewall Upgrade

Wednesday 27 March 06.00 - 09.00
Services affected: All Finance Systems, timetabling and the student records systems will be unavailable during this time.

Server System Upgrades

Monday 25 March 16.30 - 21.00
Tuesday 26 March 07.30 - 09.00
Services affected: During these times printing, email, network drives and our web presence should be considered at risk.
There will be 2-3 minutes downtime for printing at some point between 20.00 - 21.00 on Monday 25 March.

Filer Upgrades

Friday 5 April 07.30 - 09.00
Saturday 6 April 09.00 - 13.00
Services affected: Printing, email, e-resources and our web presence should be considered at risk during these times.
There will be two 5-10 minute periods when there will be no access to the staff and student home drives.

Updated: 20 March, 2013

JISC Historic Books

Planned maintenance: Tuesday 29/10/2013 and Tuesday 26/11/2013.

From JISC Historic Books:

For JISC Historic Books we have scheduled the following dates for maintenance work which may require us to restart the system:

  • Tuesday 29 October 2013
  • Tuesday 26 November 2013

On these dates the platform may be unavailable for around 15 minutes at some point between 07:00 and 09:00 and should be considered at risk.

Updated: 16 October, 2013

Jisc Historic Books

Problem with search option on Jisc Historic Books website

Unfortunately due to a technical problem it is not currently possible to search Jisc Historic Books.

Jisc Historic Books apologise for the inconvenience this is causing and are working urgently to fix the problem. As soon as there is a further update we will let you know.

Updated: 26 November, 2013

Jisc Historic Books

Problem resolved.

Updated: 26 November, 2013

Jisc Historic Books and Jisc Journal Archives

Scheduled maintenance, Tuesday 17/12/2013.

Due to maintenance work at The University of Manchester, Jisc Historic Books and Jisc Journal Archives will be unavailable from 07:15-10:15 on Tuesday 17 December 2013.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 04 December, 2013

JSTOR

Problems with direct institutional logins

There is currently a Shibboleth error affecting institutional logins to JSTOR when logging in via that method off campus.

This occurs when clicking Login and attempting to Login via institution (and entering our credentials when requested). The following error message appears:

We're Sorry
It appears that your institution does not allow you off-campus access due to your status.
Please contact your local librarian for more information.
You may also visit our Options for Access to JSTOR page.

We have contacted JSTOR to report this problem and their technical team are looking into it.

Workaround

Institutional login is a secondary access method for JSTOR at MMU.

Normal off-campus access to JSTOR (starting from the Library web site) uses a different access method (proxying), which is working properly.

If you need to access JSTOR off campus please follow the link from the Library web site:

  1. From the home page under the Library Search box click Databases A-Z.
  2. Select the letter J.
  3. Scroll down to JSTOR and click on the link.

This will ensure that the you are proxied and therefore have access.

Updated: 11 August, 2015

JSTOR

Direct institutional login fixed.

Updated: 19 August, 2015

JSTOR

No access to JSTOR content

There is currently no access to JSTOR content. If you visit the site, you will see a message saying "You are not logged in. Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institutions: Login (link to click)".

JSTOR are aware of this issue and are working to fix this.

Sorry for any inconvenience and we will keep you updated when this has been resolved.

Updated: 13 October, 2015

JSTOR - Access via Library website and Find it! restored

Problems remain for users logging in on the JSTOR website via institutional login.

There is currently a Shibboleth error affecting institutional logins to JSTOR when logging in via that method off campus.

This occurs when clicking Login and attempting to Login via institution (and entering our credentials when requested). You are either returned to the log in screen without being logged in or the following error message appears:

We're Sorry It appears that your institution does not allow you off-campus access due to your status. Please contact your local librarian for more information. You may also visit our Options for Access to JSTOR page.

We have contacted JSTOR to report this problem and their technical team are looking into it.

Workaround

Institutional login is a secondary access method for JSTOR at MMU.

Normal off-campus access to JSTOR (starting from the Library web site) uses a different access method (proxying), which is working properly.

If you need to access JSTOR off campus please follow the link from the Library web site:

  1. From the home page under the Library Search box click Databases A-Z.
  2. Select the letter J.
  3. Scroll down to JSTOR and click on the link.

This will ensure that the you are proxied and therefore have access.

Updated: 15 October, 2015

Knovel

Off-campus access now working again.

The suppliers of Knovel have now implemented a solution for the login problems off-campus users were experiencing after the recent changes to the Knovel web site.

Updated: 17 September, 2013

Knovel eBooks login problem

Workaround available

We apologise, one of our eBook suppliers is having problems with their Shibboleth logging system. So some links to ebooks via Library Search and the Library catalogue may not work.

You can still log in to Knovel via the Database A-Z list on the library website.

To get to Knovel: choose K, scroll down the list to the entry for Knovel, select the link to Knovel, log in with your MMU username and password if you have not already signed in and then search for the ebook you want on their search page.

Updated: 16 July, 2015

Lawtel

Problems logging in, affecting off-campus access

We have had reports from students alerting us to problems logging in to Lawtel. We have reported it to the suppliers and apologise for any inconvenience.

On campus access appears to be unaffected as it requires no login.

Updated: 06 February, 2012

Lawtel

Login problems resolved

We haven't heard anything from Lawtel about the login problems our users have been experiencing, but on testing the service this morning we had no difficulty logging in, so it looks like the problem has been resolved.

Please contact your local help desk if you are still encountering problems with the service.

Updated: 08 February, 2012

Lawtel

No access to service

We apologise, there is currently no access to the legal database Lawtel.

We have contacted the suppliers and will update you when we know more.

Updated: 16 September, 2015

Lawtel

Access restored.

Updated: 16 September, 2015

Lexis library

How to log in to Lexis library

There is an issue with the link to Lexis library from the Library website.
It is still possible to login to Lexis library via their sign on page. A link to this page and the steps needed to login via this method are below:
Lexis library sign in page

  • Click on "Academic Sign-in"
  • From the drop down menu “Select federation” choose “UK Access Management Federation” and then press “GO”.
  • Choose Manchester Metropolitan University from the list of UK institutions and the MMU login page should open. You can then enter your MMU network ID and password to login.

Updated: 10 September, 2012

Lexis Library

Login issues resolved.

Updated: 12 September, 2012

Lexis Nexis e-resources

Unavailable off-campus 24/2/2012

Lexis Nexis e-resources are currently unavailable to off-campus users. This affects:

  • LexisLibrary
  • LexisLibrary - Deloitte iGAAP and UK GAAP
  • LexisLibrary - Tax and Accountancy

We are in touch with the supplier and a solution is being worked on.

We can confirm that Lexis Nexis e-resources are still available to on-campus users.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 24 February, 2012

Lexis Nexis e-resources

Full access restored

The issue of users being unable to login to Lexis Library off campus seems to have been resolved.

Updated: 06 March, 2012

LexisLibrary

Service now restored

Although we have had no confirmation from the supplier, LexisLibrary now seems to be working properly again.

Updated: 31 January, 2012

LexisLibrary

Currently unavailable

We have recived the following information from LexisNexis, the suppliers:

At present all searching of the following products LexisLibrary, LexisPSL and Nexis is not available. Our colleagues in the US are currently addressing this fault as the highest priority but we do not as yet have an ETA for the fix. As soon as we have an update we will let you know.

Many apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Updated: 26 January, 2012

LexisLibrary

Planned maintenance, Saturday 16/3/2013

LexisLibrary are performing planned maintenance on their services this weekend, on Saturday 16th March 2013.

Intermittent/No access may occur between the hours of 05.00 – 17.00 GMT.

Updated: 13 March, 2013

LexisLibrary

Access restored

LexisLibrary is now working normally.

Updated: 20 July, 2015

LexisPSL

Planned maintenance, Friday 8/01/2016

The LexisPSL service will be unavailable from 8pm until up to 2am on Friday 8th January. Normal service will resume afterwards and users won’t notice any changes to the service.

Updated: 07 January, 2016

Library catalogue

Users get an error has occurred message.

There are issues with the library catalogue with users getting ‘an error has occurred’ message.
Capita the suppliers of our library catalogue service are investigating the issue.

Updated: 16 October, 2012

Library catalogue

Library catalogue problem resolved.

The problems that we experienced yesterday have now been resolved by Capita.
They identified a fault with their platform, and have put a fix in place.
Many apologies for the inconvenience caused by this.

Updated: 17 October, 2012

Library catalogue

Scheduled down time, Monday 23/6/2014

The Library Catalogue will not be available between 06.00 and 07.00 on Monday 23rd June. This is due to our service providers performing an upgrade to their network infrastructure.

This may also affect catalogue data which appears in Library Search.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 12 June, 2014

Library Catalogue

Currently experiencing problems

We are currently experiencing problems with the Library Catalogue.

The situation is being investigated and we will update you with any further information.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause

Updated: 09 October, 2014

Library catalogue

Access restored.

Updated: 09 October, 2014

Library catalogue

Planned maintenance, 21/11/2014

There will be an interruption to the Library catalogue between the hours of 20.00 and 00.00 on Friday 21st November, due to planned maintenance by our Library Supplier.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 14 November, 2014

Library catalogue

Scheduled maintenance, Friday 12/12/2014, from 18.00.

There is some scheduled maintenance taking place on Prism on Friday 12 December starting at 18:00, lasting approximately 12 hours.

The only services affected by this maintenance are:

  • Placing star ratings
  • Creating lists

Library users will still be able to search the whole catalogue, see availability, place reservations and use the My Account area, including renewing existing loans.

Updated: 11 December, 2014

Library catalogue - item availability & account information

Planned maintenance, Sunday 23/8/2015

Maintenance is due to take place on our library catalogue during the evening of Sunday 23rd August.

The following services will be affected:

  • Library catalogue: available, but no item availability information or account information.
  • Library Search: available, but no item availability information for listings from our catalogue.

We apologise for any inconvenience, and expect normal service to be resumed by Monday morning.

Updated: 17 August, 2015

Library catalogue and Library Search

Upgrade completed, problems resolved

The upgrade process which affected the Library catalogue and catalogue data in Library Search earlier today has now completed, and everything is now working properly.

Updated: 08 June, 2015

Library e-resources

At Risk, Monday 31/3/2014, 09.00 - 10.00

Due to planned updating of our authentication system, access to all Library e-resources should be regarded as being at risk on Monday 31st March, 09.00 - 10.00.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 27 March, 2014

Library e-resources

Access has been restored to the Library's e-resources.

Thank you to everyone for your patience and we're pleased to announce that access has been restored to the Library's e-resources. If you continue to have problems logging in please contact the library at library@mmu.ac.uk

Updated: 01 August, 2016

Library electronic resources

At risk, Thursday 23/1/2014, 09.00-10.00

Due to essential maintenance work on our login system, most of our electronic resources should be regarded as being at risk on Thursday 23/1/2014, between 09.00 and 10.00 GMT.

We aim to keep disruption to a minimum, but it would be best not to rely on these services during this period.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 21 January, 2014

Library electronic services

Access problems resolved

The problem with the UK JANET network, which has been affecting our services, seems to have been resolved.

The MMU Library web site, Library Search and Find it! are all working normally now.

Updated: 06 May, 2015

Library eresource logins

Scheduled maintenance, Tuesday 3/2/2015

In order to pick up some configuration changes, the login server for Library eresources needs to be restarted. This will take place between 08.00 and 09.00 on Tuesday 3rd February. The server will be down for about two minutes during this period, during which users won't be able to access eresources.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 29 January, 2015

Library eResource logins

At risk period, 11/6/2015

On Thursday 11th June, 2015, between 07.30 and 08.30, ITS and Library staff will be testing a new login server.

If at all possible, we would advise you to avoid logging in during the testing period.

During this time, it is possible that you may not be able to log in to our resources, or, if you can, you may find that any personalisation settings (saved searches, alerts and the like) have disappeared.

If this is the case, you should:

  1. Log out of the service.
  2. Clear your browser cache and cookies.
  3. Close your browser.
  4. Wait until the testing period is over.
  5. Open your browser and log in to the service again.

You should then find your saved searches etc intact.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 04 June, 2015

Library eResource logins

Problems resolved

The problems with some eResources reported earlier today have been resolved: we have reverted to our original login server.

Updated: 19 June, 2015

Library eResources

Planned maintenance, Tuesday 10/3/2015, 08.30-09.00

In order to update its configuration, ITS will be restarting the MMU Shibboleth server on Tuesday 10th March, between 08.30 and 09.00.

The restart should take only a short time, but services should be regarded as at risk during this period.

During the restart, it will not be possible to log into any eResources, and users who were logged in before it may have to log in again once the server is back up.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 03 March, 2015

Library eResources

Planned maintenance, Thursday 12/3/2015, 08.30-09.00

In order to update its configuration, ITS will be restarting the MMU Shibboleth server on Thursday 12th March, between 08.30 and 09.00.

The restart should take only a short time, but services should be regarded as at risk during this period.

During the restart, it will not be possible to log into any eResources, and users who were logged in before it may have to log in again once the server is back up.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 11 March, 2015

Library eresources down time (corrected)

Tuesday 3/6/2014, 08.30 - 10.00

We need to update the configuration of the authentication software and servers we use to give you access to the Library's electronic resources.

While this work is carried out, there will be a period of downtime and an at-risk period while testing is carried out, during which access will be erratic.

The period affected will be 08.30 - 10.00 on Tuesday 3rd June.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 22 May, 2014

Library management system

Planned maintenance, Thursday 20/8/2015

Maintenance is due to take place on our main library management system on the morning of Thursday 20th August.

The following services will be affected:

  • Library counter service: issue and return only.
  • Self-service issue and return: unavailable.
  • Lapsafe loans: unavailable.
  • Library catalogue: available, but no item availability information.
  • Library Search: available, but no item availability information for listings from our catalogue.

We apologise for any inconvenience, and expect normal service to be resumed by late morning.

Updated: 17 August, 2015

Library management system

Planned maintenance, Tuesday 4/8/2015

Maintenance is due to take place on our main library management system on the morning of Tuesday 4th August.

The following services will be affected:

  • Library counter service: issue and return only.
  • Self-service issue and return: unavailable.
  • Lapsafe loans: unavailable.
  • Library catalogue: available, but no item availability information.
  • Library Search: available, but no item availability information for listings from our catalogue.

We apologise for any inconvenience, and expect normal service to be resumed by early afternoon.

Updated: 30 July, 2015

Library online services

Planned down time, Tuesday 26/8/2014

The Library's online services will be down briefly on Tuesday 26/8/2014, due to maintenance of our authentication systems. The work is scheduled for 09.00 and it should be completed within 10 minutes. This will affect staff and students logging in to all Library e-resources and Talis Aspire.

Updated: 22 August, 2014

Library online services

At Risk, Thursday 18/9/2014, 12.00-13.00

We will be doing maintenance work and testing on the Library's authentication system on Thursday 18/9/2014, 12.00-13.00. This may affect your ability to log in or continue to use services you are already using.

Things should be stable again by 13.00. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 16 September, 2014

Library online services

Planned downtime, Thursday 2/10/2014, 08.00-09.00

In order to fix a problem with WGSN (Apparel resource), we need to upgrade some of the software we use to provide access to our online services.

The work will take place on Thursday 2nd October, 08.00-09.00, so hopefully it shouldn't cause much disruption.

Actual down time should only be a few minutes during that time window, but please assume that our services are at risk for the whole period.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 26 September, 2014

Library Search

Access restored.

Updated: 18 September, 2014

Library Search

Intermittent problems

Library Search is currently experiencing intermittent problems, which manifest as users being returned to a search results page rather than full text when a Full text or title link is followed.

We have reported the issue to the suppliers and will update the Library news when we have more information.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 16 January, 2015

Library Search

Some issues with older browsers

Library Search is not working properly on older versions of Internet Explorer, although it's fine on Internet Explorer 11, the current version.

We have also had a report of problems with an older version of Firefox, but we have tested the current version and older versions back to Firefox 17 and it is working properly in all of them.

To the best of our knowledge, there are no problems in either Chrome or Safari.

The supplier is aware of the problem with Internet Explorer and is working on a solution.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 22 September, 2015

Library Search is down

We apologise, the suppliers are working on restoring the service.

We don't have any information about when it will be back up yet.

Workaround: Access the Library's resources via the A-Z database list and the Library catalogue on the Library web site home page

Updated: 18 September, 2014

Library Search problems

Access restored

The Summon service has been fully restored and is now supporting users as expected. Thank you for your patience through this period.

You can still search for journal articles via the subject databases Library website subject resource a-z and books and ebooks using the Library catalogue.

Updated: 04 December, 2013

Library systems to move off-site

Down time Tuesday 4/3/2014 - Wednesday 5/3/2014

We're moving the Library Management System off-site to improve reliability and allow us to decommission the aging servers they currently use. This is all part of our steps toward campus consolidation and improving business continuity.

Reduced service for up to 24 hours

During this work, the Library Management System, which is integral to the Library's operations, will be unavailable for up to 24 hours. There will be a reduced service:

  • No account access or visibility
  • No facility for renewals or reservations
  • Library links from MyMMU will be unavailable
  • Moodle reading lists will not show current availability

We are taking steps to minimise the impact of the disruption, so, despite this system being unavailable:

  • Libraries will still open as normal, with extra staff on hand to help
  • You will still be able to self-issue, collect and return books
  • You can still access the library's range of e-resources
  • The catalogue will be available, though it won't show site or shelf locations

When is it happening?

This work is likely to start on the evening of Tuesday 4 March 2014 and take up to 24 hours, but this is still subject to extensive testing over the coming weeks. We will confirm the exact timing as soon as we have confirmation from Capita, who will be hosting and maintaining these services for us in the future.

Once this work is complete, the Library Management System will operate in much the same way as it does now, but it will be more robust, with greater capacity for development and more contingencies in place to maintain a continual service.

Updated: 25 February, 2014

Library web site

Access restored

The Library web site is now working normally again.

Updated: 25 November, 2014

Library web site, digitised articles, password access to some resources

At risk, Monday 14/7/2014 - Tuesday 15/7/2014

On Monday 14/7/2014 and Tuesday 15/7/2014, the Library web site will be moved to new, more up-to-date servers.

While we have tested as much as possible in advance, there is a possibility that once the move has taken place, access to the digitised articles and some password information may not work properly, in which case we will have to roll back the changes and assess what to do next.

If all goes well, users should experience no break in service, but you should not rely on the availability of these services during the At Risk period.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 11 July, 2014

Logging in to e-resources

Problems accessing e-resources both on and off-campus.

Unfortunately we are currently experiencing problems accessing e-resources both on and off-campus. This issue has been reported to the IT Helpline and they are looking into it. The error message is ‘authentication failed’.

Updated: 09 August, 2012

Logging in to e-resources

Problem resolved.

Updated: 09 August, 2012

logging in to e-resources

Problems logging in to library e-resources.

We are having problems with the logging in system at the moment so most electronic resources are not accessible. We are working to remedy this.
We apologise for this disruption to our service.

Updated: 06 September, 2013

logging in to e-resources

Working again

Apologies for the disruption to service. We are investigating what caused the problem.

Updated: 06 September, 2013

Logging in to eresources

Service restored.

Updated: 24 August, 2015

Lynda.com

Service restored

Lynda.com seems to be available again, although we haven't received any official confirmation.

Updated: 10 March, 2015

Manchester University Library

Restricted access until 23/1/2015

Restricted access to Manchester University Library has commenced for the exam period until 23rd January. This means that students and staff with SCONUL A, B or C cards will be able to access the Library but other users will not be admitted, eg Full Time Undergraduates. If you have an urgent need to consult material held at the University of Manchester NOT held at MMU, please contact MMU helpdesk staff in the first instance.

Updated: 09 January, 2015

MMU authentication server

Planned maintenance, Thursday 2/8/2012 (rescheduled)

IT services will need to do some work on the authentication (shibboleth) server on Thursday evening, 2/8/2012 at 17.00. This may affect students and staff logging in to e-resources off campus and some e-resources that require a login on campus. This work has been rescheduled from Tuesday, and should provide a permanent fix for some problems users were experiencing over the weekend.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 31 July, 2012

MMU authentication server (Shibboleth)

Planned maintenance, Wednesday 24/4/2013

In order to update its configuration, the University's Shibboleth server requires a short period of down time on Wednesday, 24th April, starting at 07.30 BST. The down time should be for less than 15 minutes.

During this period, users will not be able to log in to most of our electronic resources: we have timed the interruption in the hopes that it will cause minimum disruption.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 22 April, 2013

MMU Library Digitisation Service

Intermittent access problems

There are currently issues with the MMU Library Digitisation Service. Users may find they cannot access digitised journal articles and and book chapters via this service intermittently.

This is being dealt with as a matter of urgency and we hope the situation will be resolved soon.

Updated: 30 September, 2014

MMU Library Digitisation Service

Service restored

Updated: 01 October, 2014

MMU Network

Planned downtime, Thursday 6/9/2012

Due to work on the MMU network infrastructure to put in the ground work for a new significantly improved wireless service and further improve the security of our systems, there will be a total loss of connectivity between MMU's network and the internet on Thursday 6th September, between 2100 and 0100.

MMU Web and Email services will be offline for this period, as will our authentication server (Shibboleth), which means there will be no access to our eresources as you won't be able to log into them even off campus.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 29 August, 2012

MMU Network

Planned maintenance, Saturday morning, 26/1/2013

MMU IT Services and their contractors will be carrying out work this Saturday which will affect both network access and the availability of the Library's online services including electronic resources. The timetabled work is as follows:

08:00 - 08:30
No Internet connection to and from MMU. This will prevent off-campus logins to electronic resources.
08:30 - 08:45
No connectivity to and from Crewe. For users at Crewe all network services will be unavailable. This will include Internet, Email, Wireless, VOIP and access to Shared and Home Drives.
09:00 - 09:15
No Internet connection to and from MMU. This will prevent off-campus logins to electronic resources.
09.15 - 10.30
Brief outages for failover testing purposes (ie seconds). These may affect access to electronic resources: try again after a short while if you experience problems.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 24 January, 2013

MMU web sites

Planned maintenance, Wednesday 19/12/2012

While the MMU web site is unavailable between 18.00 and 21.00 on Wednesday 19th December, some areas of the Library web site may not be available, or may not function correctly.

The University is making some significant changes to ensure all of the websites and online services that we host are better protected. This means that the University's online presence will suffer minimal disruption and data loss in the event of a disaster.

Please note that the bulk of the Library's electronic services should still be available during this work.

Updated: 17 December, 2012

MMU Wireless Network

Planned downtime, Saturday 8/9/2012

Due to the implementation of new MMU staff and student Wifi services, our current wireless system will be taken offline and there will be no wireless access on Saturday 8th September 2012, between 0900 and 1700.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 29 August, 2012

My Library Account, self-service and some other Library services

Unavailable at present

We are experiencing problems with part of our Library Management System at present, which is affecting the following services:

  • My Library Account is unavailable, so reservations are not possible.
  • Self-service issues and returns are not working.
  • In the Library catalogue and Library Search, no availability info is available. This means that you can't see whether copies are out on loan or when they will be due for return.

We are working with the suppliers and apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 15 July, 2015

My Library Account, self-service and some other Library services

Problems resolved. Service restored.

Updated: 16 July, 2015

MyiLibrary eBooks

Access problems via Library Search and library catalogue. Workaround available.

Access to MyiLibrary eBooks via Library Search and the library catalogue is currently unavailable. When users attempt to access the MyiLibrary website they are met with an ‘Application error’ message.

Workaround

Access via the Database A-Z link on the Library website. Then browse to or search for the eBook you require.

The suppliers of MyiLibrary apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 19 October, 2015

MyiLibrary eBooks

Access restored

Updated: 19 October, 2015

MyiLibrary planned maintenance

Planned downtime Saturday 30th May 1pm to 7pm

Between 1pm and 7pm on Saturday 30th May there will no access to MyiLibrary ebooks. The maintenance is an essential procedure and therefore unavoidable; please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused during this time.

Updated: 28 May, 2015

MyMMU

Currently unavailable

The MyMMU student portal is currently unavailable, and IT Services are working to get it back to normal.

In the meantime, there are workarounds for accessing the following services:

Moodle
Moodle is available directly via moodle.mmu.ac.uk
Coursework cover sheets
These can be downloaded from coursework.mmu.ac.uk
Student email
This is unaffected, and can be accessed via Outlook.com

Updated: 14 February, 2013

MyMMU access update

Now operational but access to Moodle via moodle.mmu.ac.uk is still advised.

The MyMMU student portal is now operational, though it is not fully fixed.

In the meantime, there are workarounds for accessing the following services:

Moodle
Moodle is available directly via moodle.mmu.ac.uk
Coursework cover sheets
These can be downloaded from coursework.mmu.ac.uk
Student email
This is unaffected, and can be accessed via Outlook.com

Updated: 14 February, 2013

Nature and Palgrave eJournals

Planned maintenance, Saturday 13/12/2014.

Nature.com, Palgrave-Journals.com and Palgraveconnect.com will be down for maintenance on Saturday 13th December 2014.

The maintenance window will run from 13.00 GMT to 17.00 GMT.

During this time the sites will not be accessible.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Updated: 11 December, 2014

Nature and Palgrave eJournals

Planned maintenance, Saturday 14/11/2015

On Saturday 14th November, 10.00 - 14.00 GMT, the www.nature.com, www.palgrave-journals.com and www.palgraveconnect.com websites will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 10 November, 2015

Network disruption at Crewe

At risk: Friday 11/7/2014 - Sunday 13/7/2014

The MMU Network and Operations team are planning a major reorganisation of IT infrastructure in the server room at Crewe Library. This work will also include extensive electrical work that will affect network services to the whole of the Cheshire campus, including the halls of residence.

The Network and Operations team intend to minimise disruption to services to the halls of residence and are hoping that interruption will be limited to couple of hours. However, the network will be at risk for the duration of the work which will proceed from 16.30 on Friday 11th July through to midnight on Sunday 13th July.

Library Services and IT Services apologise for any inconvenience that this vital work will cause.

Updated: 01 July, 2014

New reading lists

Planned maintenance, Sunday 5/2/2012

The new reading lists will be undergoing maintenance on Sunday 5/2/2012. The service will be unavailable between 13:00 and 14:00 hours (GMT).

Updated: 03 February, 2012

New system status display

Just below Library Search on the Library home page

We have recently started to use a new system for alerting users to problems, outages and planned maintenance for both Library systems and our eResources. This replaces updates added to the Library news under the heading Access problems.

The system provides a handy display of current issues just below the Library Search box on the Library home page. You can click through to more information such as any available workarounds etc.

Updates from the new system are also posted to our Twitter feed, but if you follow these issues via RSS, the new system has a separate RSS feed which you can add to your feed reader.

Updated: 09 February, 2016

News from IT Services

Coursework submission

https://twitter.com/MMU_IT/status/401341571393945600

Updated: 15 November, 2013

NHS Core Content

Scheduled maintenance, 5/2/2014 - 6/2/2014

Due to an upgrade to the NHS OpenAthens platform, NHS Core Content databases will not be available between 17.00 on Wednesday 5th February and 12.00 on Thursday 6th February.

Updated: 30 January, 2014

NHS Core Content

Planned maintenance, Tuesday 30/6/2015 07.00-09.00

Access to the NHS Core Content service will be unavailable during the above time period, due to updating their security certificate.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 05 June, 2015

No access to E-resources

EZproxy the login system is not working

Apologies about this. We are working to restore access.

Updated: 15 November, 2013

No access to e-resources

Logging in to eBooks, eJournals and databases affected.

The authentication system we use to enable you to log in to e-resources is affected by the IT problems MMU is having today.

We apologise for this and are working to fix the problem.

Updated: 29 April, 2015

Online services

Planned maintenance: Tuesday 18/11/2014, 08.00, Wednesday 19/11/2014, 07.00-07.15

Tuesday 18/11/2014, 08.00

Five minute downtime for essential maintenance to online services login system (Shibboleth), starting 08.00.

During this short five minute maintenance downtime there will be no access to Library eBooks, eJournals, Lynda, BoB and other Library online services.

The aim of the maintenance is to fix a syncing problem between the system we use to log in to our online services and other MMU identity management systems.

Wednesday 19/11/2014, 07.00-07.15

15 minute downtime for essential maintenance to online services login system (Shibboleth) for external students.

We apologise for the inconvenience, but this maintenance is essential in order to maintain the service.

Updated: 10 November, 2014

OpenAthens problems

Now resolved

Our recent problems have now been resolved and users should be able to log into this group of resources successfully.

Updated: 02 August, 2012

Organisational Behaviour eBook

Unavailable 07/10/15

If you are currently unable to access the eBook:

Organizational Behaviour by Buchanan, David A. and Huczynski, Andrzej
Eighth edition.
Published Harlow, England: Pearson, 2013

We have purchased additional copies. They will be available on 8th October 2015.

Updated: 07 October, 2015

Oxford Art Online

Service restored

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this outage.

Updated: 04 February, 2015

Oxford Music Online and Oxford Art Online

Normal off-campus access restored

Our off-campus links for these two resources are now working again, thanks to revised URL s supplied by the publishers.

Updated: 26 November, 2012

Palgrave Macmillan Electronic Journals

Currently unavailable.

Palgrave Macmillan Electronic Journals are currently unavailable on or off campus. There appears to be a problem with the Palgrave Website. We have reported this to them as a matter of urgency.

Please use the Find it! e-journals list to see whether the journal you need is available via another publisher or, if necessary, to use the catalogue to see if the title is available in print.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 17 October, 2012

Problems logging in to e-resources

We have an issue with our logging in server.

We have a problem with our logging in server. We are investigating the problem now and will update you when we have more information.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Updated: 24 August, 2015

ProQuest

Planned maintenance, Sunday 5/2/2012

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Sunday, February 5th, 2012. The work will take place from Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 03:00 GMT for twelve (12) hours.

The following products will be unavailable during these windows:

  • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
  • ASSIA
  • Australian Education Index (AEI)
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • British Education Index (BEI)
  • British Humanities Index (BHI)
  • British Periodicals Collection I and II
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
  • ERIC
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
  • PapersInvited
  • PILOTS
  • Sociological Abstracts

Some Chadwyck-Healey products may also be affected.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 26 January, 2012

ProQuest

Planned maintenance, Sunday 18/3/2012

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on March 18th, 2012. A twelve (12) hour window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 02:00 GMT for twelve (12) hours.

Services affected include:

  • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
  • ASSIA
  • Australian Education Index (AEI)
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • British Education Index (BEI)
  • British Humanities Index (BHI)
  • British Periodicals Collection I and II
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
  • ERIC
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
  • PapersInvited
  • PILOTS
  • Sociological Abstracts

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 06 March, 2012

ProQuest

Planned maintenance, Sunday 25/3/2012

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on March 25th, 2012. A twelve (12) hour window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Sunday, March 25, 2012 at 03:00 GMT for twelve (12) hours.

This maintenance window replaces the planned maintenance for Sunday 18th March.

Services affected include:

  • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
  • ASSIA
  • Australian Education Index (AEI)
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • British Education Index (BEI)
  • British Humanities Index (BHI)
  • British Periodicals Collection I and II
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
  • ERIC
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
  • PapersInvited
  • PILOTS
  • Sociological Abstracts

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 19 March, 2012

ProQuest

Maintenance: 6/5/2012

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on May 6th, 2012. A twelve (12) hour window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 03:00 BST for twelve (12) hours.

Products which will be unavailable include:

  • ProQuest platform products:
    • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
    • ASSIA
    • Australian Education Index (AEI)
    • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
    • British Education Index (BEI)
    • British Humanities Index (BHI)
    • British Periodicals Collection I and II
    • Criminal Justice Periodicals
    • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
    • ERIC
    • International Index to the Performing Arts
    • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
    • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
    • PapersInvited
    • PILOTS
    • Sociological Abstracts
  • Chadwyck-Healey products with domain names ending with chadwyck.com:
    • FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals Plus

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 30 April, 2012

ProQuest

Planned maintenance: Sunday 1/7/2012

Due to maintenance work, all our ProQuest resources will be unavailable from 03.00 – 15.00 on Sunday 1st July 2012.

Updated: 25 June, 2012

ProQuest

Planned maintenance 19/8/2012

ProQuest will be performing infrastructure maintenance on Sunday, August 19, 2012. A twelve (12) hour window will be required for this maintenance. The window will take place from Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 03:00 -15.00.

The following products will be unavailable during this time:

  • ProQuest platform products
  • Chadwyck-Healey products with domain names ending with chadwyck.com

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 09 August, 2012

ProQuest

Planned maintenance, Sunday 30/9/2012 (date changed)

Proquest have changed the date of their scheduled maintenance to Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 03:00 for twelve (12) hours.

Proquest supply us with a wide range of databases, including:

  • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
  • ASSIA
  • Australian Education Index (AEI)
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • British Education Index (BEI)
  • British Humanities Index (BHI)
  • British Periodicals Collection I and II
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
  • ERIC
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
  • PapersInvited
  • PILOTS
  • Sociological Abstracts

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 19 September, 2012

Proquest

Available again.

Proquest appear to have fixed the problems they were having, and their databases are back online.

Updated: 14 August, 2013

Proquest

Downtime for system enhancements, 15/2/2014

Proquest will be down on Sunday, February 15 from 03:00 for eight (8) hours.

Proquest supply a number of library databases:

  • ARTbibliographies Modern (ABM)
  • ASSIA
  • Australian Education Index (AEI)
  • Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
  • British Education Index (BEI)
  • British Humanities Index (BHI)
  • British Periodicals Collection I and II
  • Criminal Justice Periodicals
  • Design and Applied Arts Index (DAAI)
  • ERIC
  • International Index to the Performing Arts
  • Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
  • Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)
  • PapersInvited
  • PILOTS
  • Sociological Abstracts

Updated: 03 February, 2014

ProQuest

Planned maintenance, Sunday 1/3/2015

On Sunday March 1, 2015, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure.

The maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 03.00 GMT, and will last for five hours.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 20 February, 2015

ProQuest

Planned maintenance, Sunday 9/8/2015

On Sunday, August 9, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure.

The maintenance window is scheduled to begin at 03:00 BST and will last for 8 hours.

During this time access to the ProQuest products listed below will not be available and users will be re-directed to a webpage explaining the scheduled maintenance:

  • ProQuest Research Databases
  • Chadwyck-Healey databases

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 17 July, 2015

ProQuest

Planned maintenance, Sunday 17/1/2016

On Sunday, January 17, 2016, ProQuest will be upgrading its systems. starting at 03.00 GMT. The work will last for 8 hours.

During this time, access to many ProQuest products will not be available, including:

  • ProQuest databases (search.proquest.com)
  • Chadwyck-Healey databases

Users will be re-directed to a web page explaining the scheduled maintenance.

ProQuest apologise for this inconvenience.

Updated: 06 January, 2016

Reading lists

Planned maintenance, Wednesday 6/3/2013

Our supplier needs to perform some maintenance on our reading lists server on Wednesday 6/3/2013, between 18.00 and 20.00.

The period of downtime may only be 10 minutes during this period, but it may be longer.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 01 March, 2013

Reaxys

Off campus login issue

Off campus access via Shibboleth to the chemical information database Reaxys is not available. We are investigating the cause of this problem with the suppliers of this resource. Please accept our apologies over the lack of off campus access. On campus access is still available.

Updated: 25 September, 2012

Reaxys

Off campus login still unavailable

Off campus access via Shibboleth to the chemical information database Reaxys is not available. Elsevier the suppliers of this resource are still trying to determine the reason for the problem and are waiting for assistance from their secondline support. They will inform us as soon as they receive a response. Please accept our apologies over the lack of off campus access. On campus access is still available.

Updated: 04 October, 2012

Reaxys

Off campus access restored.

Elsevier the suppliers of the e-resource Reaxys have restored off campus access to this service.
A technical fault in their latest release had caused the problem.
They apologise for the inconvenience that this issue may caused MMU staff and students.

Updated: 12 October, 2012

Science Direct

Access restored.

Science Direct logins are now working properly both on and off campus without the need for a workaround

Updated: 01 February, 2012

Science Direct

Unavailable off-campus. Updated: workaround.

There is a UK-wide problem with accessing Science Direct at the moment. Users get an error message when they try to sign-in but content seems to be accessible on-campus.

Elsevier (the suppliers) are aware of the problem and are currently working on it. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Update

Regarding off-campus access problems with Science Direct, we have now received details of a workaround from Elsevier:

  1. Go to ScienceDirect home page.
  2. Click Institutional login.
  3. Select UK Federation.
  4. Select Manchester Metropolitan University.
  5. Login to the MMU login page.
  6. Login fails and you will get an error message.
  7. Ignore the error message, click on Search. You will be a guest user.
  8. Click on Login, then choose the MMU login again (the institutional link that keeps the institutional name) and you will be logged in.

We can confirm that this workaround does give users access from off-campus. However, we appreciate that the workaround is not the most straightforward.

Updated: 26 January, 2012

ScienceDirect

Problems fixed (updated 28/1/2015)

The suppliers have now fixed the remaining problem with ScienceDirect, so logins and article-level linking should be working properly now.

Updated: 28 January, 2015

ScienceDirect and Scopus

Planned maintenance, Saturday 17/3/2012 - Sunday 18/3/2012

Elsevier, the suppliers of Science Direct and Scopus, have announced a planned upgrade for this coming weekend 17th -18th March 2012. It is possible that users may experience temporary service disruptions while accessing these services on these dates.

The possible disruption of service may occur during the following time period: 12:30 Saturday, March 17th - 01:30 Sunday, March 18th 2012 (GMT).

Updated: 14 March, 2012

ScienceDirect and Scopus

Planned maintenance, 25-26/8/2012

ScienceDirect and Scopus are expected to be offline and unavailable for approximately 19 hours beginning Saturday, August 25th, 2012 for scheduled maintenance for a new release.

The down time is expected to be: 12.30 GMT Saturday, August 25th - 07.30 Sunday, August 26th.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 15 August, 2012

ScienceDirect and Scopus

Implementation of new release on Saturday 1st December 2012. Some users may experience minor disruptions to these services.

The suppliers of the library e-resources Science Direct and Scopus are implementing a new release of these services on Saturday 1st December 2012. They do not expect any significant downtime but they have warned us that some products may experience minor disruptions. Please see the below information from Elsevier for more information.

"We wrote you recently about the next release for ScienceDirect and Scopus scheduled for Saturday, December 1, 2012, and would like to give you more details about the release.

An update that we are particularly excited to announce is internet browser support to include Google Chrome for PC and now support Google Chrome, Safari and Firefox for Mac. We also will continue to support Firefox and IE 7, 8, and 9 for PC; however, with this release, we will cease to support IE6 for Scopus.

Though complete support for iOS and Android browsers has not been added, bugs have been fixed there as well and the user experience will be improved for users of mobile devices. For example, the Scopus refine results will now function properly on Safari.

While, we do not expect significant downtime, some products may experience minor disruptions: the Hub and RSS feeds for ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable during the times specified below.

For Hub: the downtime by region is expected as follows:

New York: Saturday, December 1 at 11:15 AM EST until Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 PM EST
Singapore: Sunday, December 2 12:15 AM SGT until Sunday, December 2 at 02:00 AM SGT Corresponding UTC
(GMT): Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 4:15 PM until Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 6:00 PM

For RSS feeds on Scopus and ScienceDirect: the downtime by region is expected as follows:
New York: Saturday, December 1 at 7:30 AM EST until Saturday, December 1 10:00 AM EST
Singapore: Saturday, December 1 at 8:30 PM SGT until Saturday, December 1 at 11:00 PM SGT
Corresponding UTC (GMT): Saturday, December 1 at 12:30 PM until Saturday, December 1 at 3:00 PM"

Updated: 30 November, 2012

ScienceDirect and Scopus

Down time and at risk, Sunday 21/7/2013.

ScienceDirect and Scopus will be unavailable due to scheduled maintenance from Sunday, July 21 at 00:00 BST until Sunday, July 21 at 00:30 BST. It is also possible that you may experience service disruptions such as slower response times and unexpected outages throughout the day.

Updated: 19 July, 2013

ScienceDirect, Scopus, Reaxsys

Scheduled maintenance, Saturday 1/8/2015

On Saturday August 1st, access to Elsevier platforms will be unavailable due to a scheduled maintenance for approximately 4.5 hours starting at 11:00 BST.

This will affect the following eResources:

  • Science Direct (one of our biggest eJournal web sites)
  • Scopus
  • Reaxys

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 28 July, 2015

Scopus

Personalisation features.

Users of Scopus may find that they are unable to use the personalisation features such as alerts and saved searches. The suppliers of Scopus are aware of this issue and are working on a solution.

Updated: 10 October, 2012

Scopus

Personalisation features now available.

You will be asked to login in order to use the Scopus personalisation features. On the login page select Athens/institution login, choose Manchester Metropolitan University from the list of universities and then login with your MMU ID and password on the MMU login page.

If a further page opens asking you to choose an organisation option select NESLI Manchester Metropolitan University, Library + Shibboleth.

Updated: 06 December, 2012

Search it!

Login problems resolved. Service restored.

Updated: 03 September, 2012

Search It!

Planned maintenance, Sunday 16/12/2012

Search It! will be down for a software upgrade on Sunday 16/12/2012, for a few hours starting at 06.00 GMT.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 07 December, 2012

Search It!

Service restored

Our Search It! service is now back up and running.

Updated: 18 March, 2013

Search it! login problem

Users are unable to login to MMU Library's federated search tool Search it!. Alternative access to e-resources is available on library website.

Users are unable to login to the Library's federated search tool Search it!
It is still possible to use all the databases that Search it! searches by linking to the individual database via the Databases by Title page on the Library website.
The login issue has been reported to the suppliers of Search it!

Updated: 03 September, 2012

Search it! login problem

Users are unable to login to Search it!

There is a problem with logging in to Search it! at the moment. We have reported the problem to the suppliers of the product.

Updated: 10 June, 2013

Search it! service restored

The login problem with Search it! has been resolved.

We apologise for the disruption to this service. The problem was related to the login server used by the supplier of this resource.

Updated: 03 April, 2013

Search it! service restored

Users are now able to login to the Search it! service.

Search it! is back. Ex Libris the hosts of Search it! have resolved the problem. We apologise for this service disruption.

Updated: 10 June, 2013

Search it! unavailable

Problems logging in to Search it!

There is an issue with logging in to Search it! the library's federated search service. This has been reported to the suppliers.

Alternative access to all the library databases is via the database by title link on the library website.

Updated: 02 April, 2013

Shibboleth problems (updated)

All Shibboleth-authenticated resources available again

The Shibboleth problems have now been resolved.

All of our e-resources should now be available again.

Updated: 30 March, 2012

Taylor & Francis Online

Scheduled maintenance, 29/10/2012.

Taylor & Francis Online will be undergoing maintenance on Monday 29th October 2012, starting at 14:00 GMT and finishing by 19:00 GMT. The service will be unavailable during this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Updated: 25 October, 2012

Taylor and Francis

Current problems

We are currently experiencing an intermittent error message with Taylor and Francis eJournals which says "Error: Invalid type value: 450" in red.

We have contacted Taylor and Francis and will update the Library news again when it has been fixed.

Updated: 11 February, 2015

Taylor and Francis

Service restored.

Updated: 11 February, 2015

Taylor and Francis

Service restored

Although we have not received official confirmation, the Taylor and Francis web site seems to be working again.

Updated: 03 March, 2015

Taylor and Francis

Service unavailable

Online journals published by Taylor and Francis are currently not available. This is a global problem for all Taylor and Francis customers they apologise for this downtime and hope to restore access to the site as soon as possible.

Updated: 21 October, 2015

Taylor and Francis

No access to eJournals from this publisher

The Taylor and Francis ejournal and eBook website is not loading correctly and displays an error message.

We have reported this to the supplier.

Updated: 17 December, 2015

Taylor and Francis

Service restored. Website slow but working.

Updated: 17 December, 2015

Taylor and Francis access problem

Platform displays "Server is busy" error message

The Taylor and Francis platform is currently showing the following error message when you attempt to log in:

"Server busy

The server is experiencing an unusually high volume of requests and is temporarily unable to process your request.

Please try again in a moment or two."

As advised, please try using the site at a different time.

Updated: 27 October, 2015

Taylor and francis journals

Off campus login problems.

Off campus users may be unable to login to journals from Taylor and Francis.

Taylor and Francis are working as quickly as possible to address a problem with access via Shibboleth, impacting some customers, and apologize for any inconvenience.

Updated: 09 April, 2013

Taylor and Francis Online

Scheduled downtime, Wednesday 22/2/2012

Please note that Taylor and Francis Online is undergoing scheduled downtime on 22nd February from 18.00 - 22.00 GMT. The publisher states that:

The platform will be unavailable for one hour from 6pm, and may be unavailable for a further three hours during the scheduled maintenance window.

Updated: 20 February, 2012

Taylor and Francis Online

Intermittent problems

We've received this notification from Taylor and Francis:

... We are currently experiencing some intermittent performance issues on the Taylor and Francis Online platform. Currently, the journal and article page display is inconsistently showing an error message. Please be assured this is being dealt with as quickly as possible.

Updated: 13 March, 2014

Taylor and Francis Online

Scheduled down time, 1-2/3/2014

Taylor and Francis Online have announced that their platform will be down this weekend (1-2/3/2014).

Down time will start on Saturday 1st March 2014 at 16:00 GMT and will end on Sunday 2nd March 2014 at 08:00 GMT. Taylor and Francis Online will be unavailable for a duration of 16 hours.

The outage is due to a software upgrade.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 28 February, 2014

Taylor and Francis Online

Scheduled maintenance, Saturday 28/6/2014 (revised date)

Taylor and Francis Online will be unavailable for a period of two hours on Saturday 28th June (time to be confirmed) due to scheduled database maintenance.

Updated: 20 June, 2014

Taylor and Francis Online

Scheduled maintenance, Friday 30/1/2015

Taylor and Francis, one of our eJournal publishers, has planned some scheduled maintenance: Friday 30th January 23.00 GMT - Saturday 31st January 03.00 GMT: Taylor and Francis Online will be unavailable for up to 60 minutes during this period.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 29 January, 2015

Taylor and Francis Online

Scheduled read-only time, Monday 7/12/2015

Taylor and Francis Online have scheduled some development work on their service, on Monday 7th December 2015, 07:00 - 16:00 GMT.

During this time the site will be in read-only mode. Customers will still be able to download and read content for which they have access rights but My Account functionality and other options will be unavailable.

Updated: 07 December, 2015

Tayor and francis

Off campus access restored.

The development team at Taylor and Francis have deployed a resolution to the Shibboleth problems they have experienced over the last few days and apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 10 April, 2013

Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT)

Access restored

The suppliers have sorted out access to Television and Radio Index for Learning and Teaching (TRILT), and it should now be functioning normally.

Updated: 16 November, 2012

UK Data Service

Problems renewing accounts - workaround

If are unable to renew your account with UK Data Service. Create a new account rather than use the renew option. However, if you re-register with them under a brand new account, it will not automatically pick up your projects from your expired registration.

If you find that you are unable to view your existing projects after creating a new account, please contact the UK Data Service by email at help@ukdataservice.ac.uk. They can add your new registration to your existing projects.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Updated: 21 August, 2015

Verdict problem

Workaround available

If you visit the site, you will see a message saying "Sorry, your IP address was not recognised".

If you already have a Verdict account.

Link to Verdict via the Library website as usual.

Ignore the message saying "Sorry, your IP Address was not recognised"

Click "Log in with an existing username"

Log in at the Verdict log in page.

You'll then get the "Sorry your IP is not recognised" page, but if you look at the top right corner of the page, it will say log out "12345678" or log out "cath" depending on what information you gave to Verdict when you created your account.

So you are logged in.

Use the Home, Sectors, Companies or Channels menus to navigate to other areas of the Verdict website and you should be able to view reports.

Verdict are working on restoring our access fully and apologise for the inconvenience.

Updated: 29 October, 2015

Verdict retail access problem

No access to Verdict database

There is currently no access to the Verdict retail website. If you visit the site, you will see a message saying "Sorry, your IP address was not recognised".

We are in the process of fixing this problem.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Updated: 08 October, 2015

Verdict Retail Knowledge Centre

Access restored

Access to this service should now be working properly.

You may need to clear your browser's cache and cookies if you are still experiencing problems logging in.

If you are not sure how to clear your browser's cache, please read this web site, which has instructions explaining how to clear the cache for a number of different browsers. If you are unsure what browser or version of a browser you are currently using, please visit this website, which will tell you.

Updated: 20 January, 2015

Verdict Retail Knowledge Centre (formerly Datamonitor 360)

Access restored on campus.

Verdict Retail Knowledge Centre replaces Datamonitor 360 and the former Verdict Research, and has moved to a new platform. Unfortunately the new platform no longer supports off-campus use.

Updated: 24 October, 2012

VLeBooks

Planned maintenance, Monday 23/11/2015

Due to essential maintenance, the VLeBooks service will be unavailable for up to 2 hours from 17.00 on Monday 23/11/2015.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 19 November, 2015

WARC

Pages do not display correctly

The WARC website does not display correctly.

We are investigating what is causing the problem.

We apologise about this and are working to rectify the problem.

Updated: 30 November, 2015

WARC

Service restored

Updated: 08 December, 2015

Web of Knowledge

Planned maintenance, 5/8/2012

Information from MIMAS:

Please be advised that scheduled maintenance will take place beginning on Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 14:00 GMT and ending by Monday, August 6, 2012 at 02:00 GMT. Web of Knowledge may not be available during that period. We apologize for any interruption this may cause.

Updated: 23 July, 2012

Web of Knowledge

Maintenance: Sunday 20/1/2013

Information from the suppliers:

Please be advised that scheduled maintenance will take place beginning on Sunday, January, 20, 2013 at 14.00 GMT and ending by Monday, January 21, 2013 at 02.00 GMT. Web of Knowledge may not be available during that period. Thomson Reuters would like to apologise for any interruption this may cause.

Updated: 08 January, 2013

Web of Knowledge

Maintenance: Saturday 16/2/2013 - Sunday 17/2/2013

We've had the following notification from Web of Knowledge:

Please be advised that scheduled maintenance will take place beginning on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1400 GMT and ending by Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 0200 GMT. Web of Knowledge may not be available intermittently during that period. We apologize for any interruption this may cause.

Please note, access to EndNote Web is unaffected. If you are unable to connect via Web of Knowledge, direct access to EndNote Web is available at: http://www.myendnoteweb.com. Record links between EndNote Web and Web of Knowledge may be affected intermittently during the maintenance period.

Updated: 14 February, 2013

Web of Knowledge

Maintenance: Saturday 27/4/2013

We have received a maintenance alert from the suppliers of Web of Knowledge:

Scheduled maintenance will take place beginning on Saturday, 27 April 2013 at 2300 BST and ending by Monday, 29 April 2013 at 0200 BST. Web of Knowledge may not be available during that period.

The suppliers would like to apologise for any interruption this may cause.

Updated: 15 April, 2013

Web of Knowledge

Planned maintenance, Friday 23/8/2013.

The suppliers have announced that scheduled maintenance to Web of Knowledge will take place on Friday 23/8/2013, between 09.00 BST and 19.00 BST. During this time, the service may be unavailable intermittently. They apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 20 August, 2013

Web of Knowledge

Scheduled maintenance, 27-28/10/2013.

A scheduled maintenance and upgrade for Web of Knowledge will take place beginning on Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 14.00 GMT, and ending by Monday, October 28, 2013 at 02.00 GMT. Web of Knowledge may not be available intermittently during that period. Thomson Reuters apologise for any interruption this may cause.

Updated: 14 October, 2013

Web of Knowledge

Planned maintenance, Sunday 12/1/2014 - Monday 13/1/2014.

From Web of Knowledge:

Please be advised that Web of Knowledge will release a new look and feel beginning on Sunday January 12, 2014 at 1400 GMT and ending by Monday, January 13, 2014 at 0200 GMT. Web of Knowledge may not be available intermittently during that period. We apologize for any interruption this may cause.

Updated: 08 January, 2014

Web of Knowledge and EndNote Web

Maintenance, 19/7/2013 and 28/7/2013.

Scheduled maintenance will take place as follows:

  • EndNote Web maintenance will occur on Friday July 19, 2013 from 1500 to 1700 BST
  • Web of Knowledge maintenance will begin on Sunday July 28, 2013 at 1500 BST and ending by Monday, July 29, 2013 at 0300 BST

EndNote Web and Web of Knowledge may not be available during the above times. Thomson Reuters would like to apologise for any interruption this may cause. Please see http://wokinfo.com/news/new/ for further details including information on browser support.

Updated: 19 July, 2013

Web of Knowledge and Endnote Web

Planned maintenance, Sunday 13/12/2015

On Sunday, December 13th there will be some planned maintenance from 13:00 GMT until 16:00 GMT. There may be intermittent outages throughout the maintenance window and we expect a half hour outage between 13:15 GMT and 13:45 GMT.

Services affected include:

  • Web of Science
  • InCites
  • WoS Profiles
  • EndNote
  • Researcher ID

Updated: 11 December, 2015

Web of Science

Planned maintenance: Sunday 13/7/2014 - Monday 14/7/2014

From Thomson Reuters:

Please be advised that Web of Science will undergo scheduled maintenance from Sunday July 13, 2014 at 14:00 BST until Monday July 14, 2014 at 02:00 BST. During this time, Web of Science may not be available intermittently. Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 11 July, 2014

Web of Science

Planned maintenance, Saturday 13/12/2014

From Thomson Reuters, the suppliers of Web of Science:

Please be advised that Web of Science will undergo scheduled maintenance on Saturday December 13 2014, to release new search functionality in the WoS version 5.16 release. During this time, access may be intermittent. Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 25 November, 2014

Web of Science and EndNote Online

Planned maintenance, Sunday 18/10/2015

Thomson Reuters will be performing routine maintenance to their authentication system on Sunday 18th October 2015, 13.00 - 16.00 PM, BST.

It is expected that there will be minimal interruption to users who are logged into Web of Science, InCites, ResearcherID, or EndNote Online during this time. Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience due as a result.

Updated: 16 October, 2015

Web of Science and EndNote Online

Planned maintenance, Sunday 29/11/2015

Thomson Reuters will be performing routine maintenance to their authentication system this Sunday, 29 November.

It is expected that there will be minimal interruption to users who are logged into Web of Science InCites, ResearcherID, or EndNote Online during this time.

The maintenance window is 13.00 - 16.00 GMT.

We aplogise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 25 November, 2015

Web of science upgrade Sunday 24th Jan 2016

Web of science is being upgraded on Sunday 24th January 2016. There may be intermittent access to the service between 2pm and 2am.

Thomson Reuters advise that they do not expect to have any outages or downtime during the release. However they wish to advise users that as they are conducting scheduled maintenance there may be intermittent access at this time.

Updated: 19 January, 2016

Web of Science, Endnote Online

Planned maintenance, Sunday 31/5/2015

Maintenance is planned on Thomson Reuters services on Sunday 31st May, 2015, 13.00 - 16.00 BST.

There is a possibility of minimal interruption to the following services during the maintenance window:

  • Web of Science
  • InCites
  • ResearcherID
  • EndNote Online

Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience due as a result.

Updated: 21 May, 2015

Wiley Online Journals and Cochrane Database

Service restored

These services are now back to normal.

Updated: 07 November, 2013

Wiley Online Journals and Cochrane Database

Now back. Apologies from Wiley about the disruption to service.

Updated: 07 November, 2013

Wiley Online Journals and Cochrane Database

No access

Wiley apologised about the problems they had yesterday and service was restored.
The service is currently not available again today.

We are waiting for more information about the issue from Wiley.

Updated: 08 November, 2013

Wiley Online Journals and Cochrane Database

Service restored

Wiley had a problem with their firewall which affected our access. They apologise for the disruption

Updated: 08 November, 2013

Wiley Online Library

Planned maintenance, Saturday 18/10/2014

From Wiley:

"Wiley Online Library will be disrupted on the 18th October from 10:00 BST for essential maintenance for approximately two hours as we make upgrades to improve our services to you."

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 15 October, 2014

Wiley Online Library

Scheduled maintenance, Saturday 7/3/2015

Wiley Online Library have sceduled a maintenance period for Saturday 7th March 2015, starting at 10.00 GMT and lasting for up to three hours (ie, until 13.00 GMT).

They apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 04 March, 2015

Wiley Online Library and Cochrane Library

Downtime 28/9/2013.

Wiley, who supply a large number of our e-journals and also the Cochrane Library, is planning downtime on 28th September 2013.

The service will be down for approximately 4 hours between 14.00 and 19.00 BST.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 19 September, 2013

Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library

Planned maintenance, Saturday 9/8/2014

Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library have announced a period of planned maintenance on Saturday August 9, 2014, 10:00 - 14.00. They apologise for any inconvenience caused during this period as access to both sites will be disrupted.

Updated: 06 August, 2014

Wiley Online Library and The Cochrane Library

Planned maintenance, Saturday, 21/3/2015

Wiley Online Library (which includes the Cochrane Library) has scheduled a maintenance window on Saturday, March 21, 2015, starting at 10.00 GMT and lasting for up to 10 hours.

During this time, access to both sites may be disrupted.

Wiley apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 18 March, 2015

Zetoc

Normal access restored

Zetoc is now functioning normally when you use the links on the Library web site.

Updated: 12 August, 2015

Zetoc

Planned maintenance: Tuesday 3/11/2015

We have been advised that routine maintenance work for the Zetoc service has been scheduled for the morning of Tuesday 3rd November.

It is expected that the disruption will only be for a couple of minutes, however the service should be regarded as at risk all morning.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 23 October, 2015

12 Apps of Christmas #12AoC

An App a day keeps the Grinch away!

Santa

For those of you who would like to learn more with an online course you can join a free online programme run by Regents University London.

Discover a different 12 Apps and participate with engaging hands-on activities and top tips, and support from expert facilitators.

Updated: 17 December, 2015

Access to the Sir Kenneth Green Library (All Saints)

Saturday May 5, Sunday May 6, Monday May 7 (Bank Holiday)

Due to pressure on study spaces in the All Saints Library during the run-up to exams, access will be restricted to MMU staff and students over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Updated: 01 May, 2012

Additional PCs

for the Sir Kenneth Green (All Saints) Library

In response to student feedback we have increased the number of PCs available in the Sir Kenneth Green (All Saints) Library. 48 additional PCs have been installed in the Ground Floor West Wing and a further 32 in the Ground Floor North Wing all accessible 24/7.

Updated: 29 January, 2014

Advanced EndNote session

25/2/2015

Library staff will be running an Advanced EndNote session on Wednesday February 25th, 10.00 - 11.30; Business School 2.23.

This workshop will take a look at the extra features available in the desktop version of EndNote, to which all MMU staff have access for free.

If you're interested then you can find more information and book into the session here:

There's an expectation that attendees will already be proficient in using EndNote (online or desktop).

For those of you who would like to get started using EndNote, we're running some 60 minute introductions this term, and you can find dates and times here:

Updated: 23 February, 2015

All Saints Cafe and Hub Cafe

Now open longer

From Monday 11th April until Friday 27th May the new opening times are:

All Saints Café

Monday - Thursday 8.00am-6.00pm
Friday 8.00am-4.00pm

Hub Café

Monday - Thursday 8.00am-9.00pm
Friday- 8.00am-6.00pm
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 10.00am- 6.00pm

Updated: 11 April, 2016

All Saints Library

Extra study spaces

A group study area is now available on the 5th floor of the All Saints Library (Sir Kenneth Green). Access to this is via the library central staircase or by taking the library lift to the 4th floor and then using the central staircase. Please follow the signs or ask a member of library staff for directions.

In common with the rest of the library the area will be open 24/7 until 31 May 2013. There are no PCs but wi-fi and power points are available. Food and drink cannot be consumed here with the exception of bottled drinks and packet sweets. All other hot and cold food and drinks should be consumed in the Chat Zone on the ground floor.

Updated: 18 April, 2013

All Saints Library

New access arrangements for 5th floor.

From 09.00 on Monday 2nd December 2013, the group study area on the 5th floor of the All Saints Building will again be available via the library. Access is via the library central staircase or by taking the library lift to the 4th floor and then a single flight of stairs. Please follow the signs or ask a member of library staff for directions.

Updated: 02 December, 2013

All Saints Library brief closure of first floor west wing

Wednesday 28th October 6am – 8am

The first floor west wing will be closed for building maintenance work. During this time no students or staff will be permitted in the area.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 27 October, 2015

All Saints Library social area

Closed for building work

From Monday 10/12/2012 the social area (Chat Zone) adjacent to the Book Sorter at the All Saints Library will be closed until further notice while essential building work is undertaken. The Library can be accessed through the main entrance. Food and drink cannot be brought into the Library but may be consumed in the Student Hub, next door. The opening hours for the Hub are as follows:

Monday - Thursday 07.00 - 22.00
Friday 07.00 - 20.00
Saturday 08.00 - 17.30
Sunday 11.30 - 18.30

Updated: 07 December, 2012

All Saints Library: brief closure of 1st floor West Wing

Wednesday 28/10/2015, 06.00-08.00

The first floor west wing of All Saints Library will be closed for building maintenance work on Wednesday 28th October, 06.00-08.00. During this time no students or staff will be permitted in the area.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Updated: 27 October, 2015

Artemis Primary Sources roadshow - Manchester Campus

Thursday 25th February, Atrium, Geoffrey Manton Building between 10.00 and 2.00.

Interested in exploring historical digital newspaper resources? Come and meet the Gale team, providers of the powerful Artemis Primary Sources cross-searching resource, who will be in the Atrium, Geoffrey Manton Building, All Saints campus between 10.00 and 2.00.

All are welcome, and we've got food to warm you up on a winter's day!

Updated: 18 February, 2016

Business School study spaces

... and Hub booking of seminar rooms for students

The All Saints Library is getting quite busy and Helpdesk staff are being increasingly asked about the availability of group study space. Given this, we wanted to clarify group study arrangements in the new Business School building.

The formal (ie enclosed) group study spaces are located on the ground floor of the building adjacent to the Hub. There are three rooms: G.28, G.29 and G.30. Capacity of these rooms are as follows:

G.28:
Twelve group spaces for up to six people each (ie total accommodation capacity of 72). Each space has a PC, widescreen display monitor and is enclosed by tall partition boards.
G.29:
Two group spaces for up to six people each (ie total accommodation capacity of 12). Each space has a PC, widescreen display monitor and is enclosed by tall partition boards.
G.30:
Two group spaces for up to six people each (ie total accommodation capacity of 12). Each space has a PC, widescreen display monitor and is enclosed by tall partition boards.

This means that there is room for up to 94 people in these formal, enclosed spaces. Please note that there is NO BOOKING SYSTEM for these spaces. They are utilised on a first come, first served basis.

In addition to these more formal spaces, there are the group tables available in the Hub space itself (six round tables with attendant seating for up to twenty persons, two sofa spaces for up to ten persons) and group tables in the ground floor north atrium. This space also features the MMUBS coursework submission area, MMU Print top-up kiosk and vending hub. There are 14 group tables in this space which are arranged to accommodate up to four people. This means a maximum occupancy of 56 people. Please note that this space is occasionally given over to MMU events and so seating in this area may be removed or reduced on these occasions.

There is potentially scope for further group work to take place in the south atrium on the ground floor but please note that this is the main catering area and so comprises the noisiest space in the building. There are other smaller group spaces situated on the upper floor landing of MMUBS too.

It is also very important to note that Hub staff can also now book vacant seminar room space for students to use. Students from any faculty may use this service and Hub staff have access to room availability for the new Business School building, Geoffrey Manton and John Dalton. In order to use this service, students need to either visit the hub or phone/email at the following:

Hub Phone - 0161 247 2747
Hub E-mail - studenthub@mmu.ac.uk

The Hub's opening hours during term time are as follows:

Monday - Thursday 08.00 - 20.00
Friday 08.00 - 18.00
Saturday - Sunday 11.30 - 17.30

Updated: 27 November, 2013

Changes to Find It!

From Monday 13/6/2016

Starting on Monday 13th June, we will be migrating to a replacement for the Find It! service.

It will still be called Find It! and will do the same job, but it will be running on a new platform and look slightly different.

The transition will take place over several days, so initially you may still see the old service, depending on where you link from. This should ensure that you don't lose access while we migrate everything.

We will be updating our help guide to Find It! and the relevant FAQs over the next few days, but if you encounter difficulties, please just ask us for help.

Updated: 10 June, 2016

Changes to study zones in the Sir Kenneth Green Library

In response to student feedback we have changed the designation of two of our study zones within the Sir Kenneth Green Library at All Saints.

We now have additional group study on the first floor East wing and additional silent study on the fourth floor. The study zones are therefore now as follows:

Ground Floor
Both wings are Quiet Zones

First Floor
West Wing is a Quiet Zone
East Wing is now a Group Study Zone
North Wing is an IT Zone

Second Floor
Both wings are Silent Zones

Fourth Floor
This is now a Silent Zone

Updated: 26 November, 2013

Crewe Library

Access affected by repair work, 08/04/14 - 13/04/14

Repair work to the car parks and roadways to the front of Crewe Campus is under way. Access to the library building is affected by the works, which will continue for the duration of this week.

Signage is in place directing library users to the fire door at the Couzens end of the building which will act as a temporary entrance/exit. Normal access will resume when the roadway is repaired.

Updated: 08 April, 2014

Dawsonera eBooks planned downtime

Between 14:30 and 15:30, Sunday 19th April

One of eBook suppliers, Dawsonera will be unavailable for up to one hour between 14:30 and 15:30 BST on Sunday 19th April to perform essential work on their service

Dawsonera will be offline during this time and students should ensure they have downloaded and opened any ebooks they need access to before this outage occurs. It will not be possible to read titles which have been downloaded but not opened before the outage period.

From 15:30 on Sunday, 19th April all systems will resume and normal processes may continue

Updated: 10 April, 2015

Digitisation Service newsflash

Academics - send us your requests online, easy to use, no more paper

The Library’s Digitisation Service is free to all academic staff and allows you to create high quality electronic copies of key book chapters or journal articles from a print resource (within copyright restrictions).

Request digitisations via our online form.

Find out more about the Library's digitisation service.

Updated: 10 November, 2014

Endnote web workshop

Thursday 24th April 2014

EndNote Web is a bibliographic management software package that will help you to organise and manage your bibliographic references and create bibliographies easily and automatically. If you are engaged in a large-scale research project then Endnote Web offers practical solutions to managing all your references.

As well as working through exercises to familiarise you with the web version, EndNote Web, we will also look at the full, on campus version of EndNote.

Places are still available for the April session. It is open to staff, researchers and postgraduate students:

Session date: Thursday 24th April 2014
Location: John Dalton room C1.02
Time: 10.00 - 12.00

If you would like to book a place then please email Liz Peet, e.peet@mmu.ac.uk

Further details about Endnote Web and Endnote can be found at http://www.library.mmu.ac.uk/help/endnote/

Updated: 31 March, 2014

EndNote Web workshop

Tuesday 2nd February 10:00 to 11:00 at All Saints Library L4.08

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 25 January, 2016

EndNote Web workshop

Thursday 14 January 2016 12:00 to 13:00 at John Dalton C1.01

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 07 January, 2016

EndNote Web workshop

Friday 22nd January 10:00-11:00 at The Business School 2.23

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 19 January, 2016

EndNote Web workshop

Wednesday 10th February 15:00-16:00 Business School 2.09

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 03 February, 2016

EndNote Web workshop

Friday 4 March 10:30-11:30 at Geoffrey Manton 115

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 01 March, 2016

EndNote Web workshop

Tuesday 14 June, 10:00-11:00 Business School 2.10

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 31 May, 2016

EndNote Web workshop

Wednesday 13th July, 10:30-11.30 Business School 2.10

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 24 June, 2016

EndNote Web workshops

December 2012

EndNote Web is a bibliographic management software package that will help you to organise and manage your bibliographic references and create bibliographies easily and automatically. If you're engaged in a large-scale research project then Endnote Web offers practical solutions to managing all your references.

Places are still available for the December sessions. They are open to staff, researchers and postgraduate students:

Date Time Location
Monday 17/12/12 10.30-13.00 John Dalton C1.02
Monday 17/12/12 13.30-16.00 John Dalton C1.02

If you would like to book a place on either session then please email Liz Peet, e.peet@mmu.ac.uk

Updated: 28 November, 2012

EndNote Web: taking the pain out of organising your references

Tuesday, 10 November 2015 from 12:00 to 13:00 at Business School 2.08

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 02 November, 2015

EndNote Web: taking the pain out of organising your references

Friday, 20 November 2015 from 11:00 to 12:00 at Business School 2.23

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 13 November, 2015

EndNote Web: taking the pain out of organising your references

Thursday, 26 November from 11:00 to 12:00 at All Saints Library, L4.08

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 20 November, 2015

EndNote Web: taking the pain out of organising your references

Friday, 4 December, 11:30 - 12:30 at the Business School, 2.23

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 26 November, 2015

EndNote Web: taking the pain out of organising your references

Thursday 10th December 14:00 to 15:00 at All Saints Library L4.08

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 07 December, 2015

EndNote Web: taking the pain out of organising your references

Wed 16th March 11:00-12:00 at Geoffrey Manton 1.15

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 14 March, 2016

EndNote Web: taking the pain out of organising your references

Friday 15th April 10:00-11:00 The Business School 2.23

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 31 March, 2016

EndNote Web: taking the pain out of organising your references

Tuesday 26th April 15:30-16:30 Geoffrey Manton 1.11

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 31 March, 2016

Endnote workshop: taking the pain out of organising your references

Tuesday 4th October 2016 10:00-11:00 L4.08 All Saints Library

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 23 September, 2016

Endnote workshop: taking the pain out of organising your references

Wednesday 12th October 2016 14:00-15:00 L4.08 All Saints Library

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 26 September, 2016

Endnote workshop: taking the pain out of organising your references

Monday 17th October 13:30-14:30 Brooks Building 3.68 Manchester Campus

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and full stops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 11 October, 2016

EndNote: taking the pain out of organising your references

Monday, 26 October 2015 from 14:00 to 15:00 at Birley 3.87

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 22 October, 2015

EndNote: taking the pain out of organising your references

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 from 12:00 to 13:00 at the Business School 2.10

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 26 October, 2015

EndNote: taking the pain out of organising your references

Wednesday, 4 November 2015 from 15:30 to 16:30 at Business School 2.08

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 28 October, 2015

Endnote: Taking the pain out of organising your references

10/11/2016, 13:30, John Dalton Building C1.02

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Updated: 02 November, 2016

Endnote: Taking the pain out of organising your references

22/11/16, 17:00, Brooks Building 3.68 (Manchester Campus)

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Updated: 10 November, 2016

Endnote: Taking the pain out of organising your references   

04/11/2016, 10:00, Frances Wood Building 0-01 (Cheshire Campus)

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Updated: 02 November, 2016

EndNoteWeb: taking the pain out of organising your references

Workshop Monday 19th October 12.00-13.00 Business School Rm 2.10

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 12 October, 2015

EndNoteWeb: taking the pain out of organising your references

Workshop Monday 12th October 11.00-12.00

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

More information about other workshops.

Updated: 09 October, 2015

EndNoteWeb: taking the pain out of organising your references

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 from 14:00 to 15:00 Birley 3.68

Not only does EndNote order and organise the references that you use during your academic life, but it can take the pain out of referencing by inserting citations and references in the exact way your tutor has requested. So if you forget where your italics and fullstops go, learning EndNote can take the pain out of your reference list.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 19 October, 2015

Essential improvements to IT Services

Saturday evening 12th May 9pm-1am

All printers, home and shared drives will be unavailable.
Web browsing, e-mail and most features of the students portal will remain operational.
If you experience any other problems please contact the IT Service Desk.
Phone: 0161 247 4646
Email: it.helpline@mmu.ac.uk
IT Services website

Updated: 10 May, 2012

Essential maintenance on our wireless networks

Sunday 15/11/15 between 8am - 2pm

IT Services will be performing essential maintenance on our wireless networks on Sunday morning between 8am - 2pm. During this work, Wi-Fi access, including eduroam, will be intermittent.

Please note: this work will only affect the MMU wireless networks. The network supplied by Cablecom in the student halls of residence will not be affected.

IT Services would like to thank you for your patience and support and offer their apologies for any inconvenience. As always, if you need anything further please contact the IT Helpline on 0161 247 4646.

You can also find out about any IT developments and service updates as they happen, with the service availability status on the IT Services website and via Twitter @MMU_IT

Updated: 13 November, 2015

Feel your way to Fairtrade

Free competition to win a Fairtrade prize at MMU Cheshire Library!

To mark Fairtrade Fortnight, MMU Cheshire Library is running a competition.

We will be hiding five Fairtrade products in boxes and you are invited to put your hands inside, have a feel around, and then guess what the product is.

To make your entry, you will just need to complete a competition form and we will be drawing the winner out at random from the correct entries.

The winner will receive a prize of a hamper of Fairtrade products from the Co-Op in Haslington.

You can Feel your way to Fairtrade at the following times:

  • Tuesday 24th February, 12.00 - 14.00, Library Seminar Room (MMU Cheshire Campus)
  • Thursday 5th March, 12.00 - 14.00, Library Seminar Room (MMU Cheshire Campus)

Updated: 20 February, 2015

Focus on Fairtrade

Free competition: Crewe Library

Identify five Fairtrade breakfast products from photographs which have been blurred out.

The winner will receive a box of Fairtrade goodies, kindly supplied by the Co-Operative store, Gateway, Crewe.

The competition will take place in the MMU Cheshire Library Seminar Room on Monday 29th Feb, 12.00-14.00 and Thurs 10th March 11.30-13.30.

Updated: 26 February, 2016

Gartner IS reports

MMU's campus subscription to Gartner IS Reports will end on 25th December 2012.

Staff and students will not be able use their MMU network account to access reports published by this service after this date.

Updated: 29 November, 2012

Go Green Week

Event at Crewe library

Library staff at Crewe library are wearing green on Tuesday 7th February in support of Go Green Week.

We are also running a quiz from Monday 6th to Friday 11th February to win our mascot Fantastic Freddy Frog.

Please call into the Crewe library to enter.

Updated: 03 February, 2012

Going beyond Google: finding academic information for your assignments

Monday 7 November 12:00-13:00 Business School 2.10 Manchester Campus

Struggling to find relevant academic information for your assignments? Google can be a useful starting point but it can be hard to find good quality academic writing using a general search engine. This hands on workshop will show you how to use Library Search to get straight to the research you need.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 24 October, 2016

Graduating this summer?

Return all library items on loan

If you are finishing this summer please remember to return all library items on loan to you by the end of term and to pay any outstanding charges.
Your University qualification may be deferred until all items have been returned and outstanding fines/charges paid.

Updated: 24 May, 2012

HLSS UG student dissertation workshops

4th June 10-12 and 5th June 1-3

The Library along with Student Support are running some dissertation workshops for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences.

The workshops are on 4th June 10am - 12pm and 5th June 1pm -3pm.

If you are interested in attending a workshop, please email c.broad@mmu.ac.uk for more information.

Updated: 17 May, 2013

Important: Restricted Access to Manchester University Libraries

Monday 6/1/2014 - Friday 24/1/2014

Please be aware that due to pressure and space in the Manchester University Libraries during their exam period it has been agreed to restrict access to MMU undergraduate students.

Please do not try to use the libraries of Manchester University between the 6th and 24th January 2014. This includes the weekends.

If you believe you have a need to consult a specific information resource which is only available at the University of Manchester, please talk to staff at a library help desk who will arrange an appointment for you to do so.

Academic staff, research and taught postgraduate students, who are in possession of a SCONUL Access card A, B and C, can continue to use the University of Manchester Library.

Updated: 23 December, 2013

Introduction to Endnote Online and Endnote

Workshop, 17/9/2015

EndNote Online is a bibliographic management software package that will help you to organise and manage your bibliographic references and create bibliographies easily and automatically. If you're engaged in a large-scale research project then Endnote Online offers practical solutions to managing all your references. The session is aimed at people who have not used Endnote Online before or have used it and need to brush up on their skills.

As well as working through exercises to familiarise you with the web version, EndNote Online, we will also look at the full, on-campus version of EndNote.

The session is open to staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Session date:
Thursday 17th September 2015
Location:
Geoffrey Manton, room 119
Time:
10.00 - 12.00

If you would like to book a place then please book via Eventbrite.

Places are limited so booking is essential.

Further details about Endnote Online and Endnote are available in our EndNote guide.

Updated: 11 August, 2015

Introduction to Endnote Online and Endnote

Friday, 18th December, 11.00 - 13.00 at the Business School, 2.23

EndNote Online is a bibliographic management software package that will help you to organise and manage your bibliographic references and create bibliographies easily and automatically. If you're engaged in a large-scale research project then Endnote Online offers practical solutions to managing all your references. This session is aimed at people who are new to Endnote Online or who have used it before but feel they need to brush up on their skills.

As well as working through exercises to familiarise you with the web version, EndNote Online, we will also look at the full, on campus version of EndNote.

The session is open to staff, researchers and postgraduate students.

Places are limited so please book via Eventbrite.

Updated: 02 December, 2015

Jisc MediaHub

New name and provider on 1st September

From 1 September 2016 the MediaHub subscription service will no longer be available. However, all the multimedia content that Jisc has licensed for use by higher and further education institutions, which is currently accessed via the MediaHub subscription, will be made available through a new service, MediaPlus.

Updated: 18 August, 2016

Jugaad 24 event

5th Floor of All Saints in use, 8-9/3/2014

This is a notice to inform all MMU students that from Saturday 8th March until the evening of Sunday 9th March the 5th Floor of the library will be used for a student event.

The area is not closed but the activities taking place may cause some disturbance to your work and certain areas will be cordoned off.

MMU Environment team would like to issue an apology in advance for any inconvenience caused and if you would like any further details, please contact them at environment@mmu.ac.uk or tel. 0161 247 3694.

Thank you for your understanding.

Updated: 07 March, 2014

Library @ The Box Office

MMU Cheshire

Are you struggling with your research? Can't find the answers you want? Need help with library resources? Don't have time to get to the library? There's an alternative. The MMU Cheshire pop-up library is coming to you.

Librarians will be at the Box Office at the Axis Theatre on Tuesday 24th February, 10.00 - 12.00. The Library @ The Box Office could have the answers you've been looking for.

Updated: 18 February, 2015

Library @ The Box Office

MMU Cheshire

Are you struggling with your research? Can't find the answers you want? Need help with library resources? Don't have time to get to the library? There's an alternative. The MMU Cheshire pop-up library is coming to you.

Librarians will be at the Box Office at the Axis Theatre on Tuesday 3rd March, 14.00 - 16.00. The Library @ The Box Office could have the answers you've been looking for.

Updated: 02 March, 2015

Library @ The Box Office

MMU Cheshire

Are you struggling with your research? Can't find the answers you want? Need help with library resources? Don't have time to get to the library? There's an alternative. The MMU Cheshire pop-up library is coming to you.

Librarians will be at the Box Office at the Axis Theatre on Tuesday 10th March, 14.00 - 16.00. The Library @ The Box Office could have the answers you've been looking for.

Updated: 09 March, 2015

Library @ The Box Office

MMU Cheshire

Are you struggling with your research?  Can't find the answers you want?  Need help with library resources?  Librarians will be at the Box Office at the Axis Theatre on Tuesday 23rd  February, 10.30 - 12.00.  The Library @ the Box Office could have the answers you've been looking for.

Updated: 22 February, 2016

Library @ The Box Office

MMU Cheshire

Are you struggling with your research? Can't find the answers you want? Need help with library resources?

Librarians will be at the Box Office at the Axis Theatre on Tuesday 1st March, 10.30 - 12.00. The Library @ the Box Office could have the answers you've been looking for.

Updated: 29 February, 2016

Library @ The Box Office

MMU Cheshire

Are you struggling with your research? Can't find the answers you want? Need help with library resources? Librarians will be at the Box Office at the Axis Theatre on Tuesday 8th March 10.30 - 12.00. The Library @ the Box Office could have the answers you've been looking for.

Updated: 07 March, 2016

Library @ The Box Office

MMU Cheshire

Are you struggling with your research? Can't find the answers you want? Need help with library resources? Librarians will be at the Box Office at the Axis Theatre on Tuesday 15th March 10.30 - 12.00. The Library @ the Box Office could have the answers you've been looking for.

Updated: 14 March, 2016

Library @ The Box Office

Cheshire campus, 24/10/2016

Are you struggling with your research?  Can't find the answers you want?  Need help with library resources?

Librarians will be at the Box Office at the Axis Theatre, Cheshire campus on Monday 24th October, 10.30 - 12.00.  The Library @ the Box Office could have the answers you've been looking for.

Updated: 20 October, 2016

Library access over the Easter weekend at All Saints

Library access is available only to MMU cardholders after 7pm on Thursday 2nd April

Library access is available only to MMU cardholders after 7pm on Thursday 2nd April:

  • Staff and Students with MMU ID cards
  • Sconul Users with MMU ID cards (Reference approval letters are not acceptable)
  • approved external users with MMU ID cards
  • The Library is open 24/7 over the weekend. The Help Desk re-opens at 8.45am on Tuesday 7th April.

    Updated: 02 April, 2015

Library eresources planned downtime

8.00 pm on Wednesday 10th September

We are doing some work on the Library's eresource logging in system Shibboleth that requires a short period of downtime.

Between 8.00-8.15pm there will be no access to any MMU Library ebooks, eJournals, databases, BoB, Lynda.com, digitised articles and Talis Aspire edit area. This is so we can do some work on the system that enables MMU staff and students to log in to these resources.

This is essential work to fix a performance issue with the service.

Updated: 05 September, 2014

Library Search

Coming soon! New look for Library Search. Have a look at the beta site.

Here is the link to our preview version. We'll be moving to it this summer.

Library Search new version preview

Updated: 17 June, 2015

Library Sessions for Academic Staff - September 2016

Book a place on one of our forthcoming workshops.

Library Services are offering a fantastic range of sessions for academic staff ahead of the start of the autumn term. This is a great opportunity to brush up on library services and resources.  Sessions take place at the beginning of September and include:

  • Library Lucky Dip: ideas for using Library resources in your learning and teaching
  • SAGE Research Methods workshop
  • Open Access Publication
  • Learning on Screen
  • Manage your online reading list
  • Making the most of Special Collections
  • Image conscious – how to find and use great images
  • Finding and using safe content for Moodle

More details including dates and times of sessions can be found here.  Places are limited, so don't wait to book!

Updated: 02 August, 2016

Manchester Archives+

Re-opening, Saturday 22/3/2014

Following the closure of the last few months, the newly refurbished and transformed Central Library will be re-opening on Saturday 22nd March, 2014.

The new library incorporates Archives+, a revamped archive service, which includes MMU's North West Film Archive:

Archives+ will offer a wonderful, purpose-built showcase and repository for the region's archive and family history. For the first time, thousands of the region's records will be together under one roof to create an unrivalled collection and first rate customer access and engagement services. This includes working in partnership with other archive and family history providers in the region and sign-posting residents and visitors to the rich cultural and heritage offer across Greater Manchester. The Archives+ partnership will create a destination of national and international significance and will build on the appetite and demand for accessible community history and personal heritage.

Updated: 07 March, 2014

Manchester University Library (JRUL) and Salford University Library

Restricted access 23 April - 6 June 2012

Because of pressure and space in the libraries of MMU, Salford University and Manchester University it has been agreed to restrict access to MMU, Salford University and Manchester University undergraduate students to their home institutions only during the exam period.

Please do not try to use the above libraries between these dates.

If you believe you have a need to consult a specific information resource which is only available in the library at Manchester University or Salford University, please speak to staff at a library helpdesk who will arrange an appointment for you to do so.

Academic staff, research and taught postgraduates, who are in possession of a SCONUL Access card, can continue to use the libraries at Manchester University and Salford University.

Updated: 29 March, 2012

Mintel new website

Monday 16th December 2013

Mintel's new website is going live on Monday 16th December 2013.

The new Mintel website will have added functionality such as a better search engine and it will allow users to set up email alerts and personalised profiles. The content will be the same as our current service but the interface will be much better and intuitive.

Please treat the Mintel service as at risk during the changeover on Monday.

Updated: 11 December, 2013

MIT Press

Announces Mobile Version of Journals Website

Now, when you access an MIT Press journal via Find it! on your mobile device you'll see the new mobile version of the MIT Press journals web site.

According to their press release, the site is still in beta and they welcome feedback from all users: an online form is provided for this.

This beta mobile version is compatible with the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android devices. All regular article content from the full site is available through the mobile version.

Updated: 25 July, 2012

MMU Harvard Referencing

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 from 12:00 to 13:00 at Birley 1.58

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 20 October, 2015

MMU Harvard Referencing

Monday, 26 October 2015 from 12:00 to 13:00 at Birley 1.58

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 22 October, 2015

MMU Harvard Referencing

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 from 14:00 to 15:00 at Geoffrey Manton 335

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 26 October, 2015

MMU Harvard Referencing

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 from 14:00 to 15:00 at Business School 3.15

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 28 October, 2015

MMU Harvard Referencing

Tuesday 12th April 12:00-13:00 at Brooks 1.58, Birley

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 05 April, 2016

MMU Harvard Referencing workshop

Friday 15 January 2016 12:00 to 13:00 at Geoffrey Manton 228

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 07 January, 2016

MMU Harvard Referencing workshop

Thursday 28th January 14:00 to 15:00 at Brooks BR 3.03 (Birley)

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 25 January, 2016

MMU Harvard Referencing Workshop

Tuesday 11th October 12:00-13:00 Brooks Building 1.66 Manchester Campus

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 05 October, 2016

MMU Harvard Referencing Workshop

Wednesday 19th October 13:00-14:00 Geoffrey Manton Building 2.23 Manchester Campus

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 07 October, 2016

MMU Harvard Referencing Workshop

Friday 28 October 12:00-13:00 Geoffrey Manton Building 3.01 Manchester Campus

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 24 October, 2016

MMU Harvard Referencing Workshop

24/11/16, 13:00, Brooks Building 1.66 (Manchester Campus)

Make sorting out your references easier with this introduction to the MMU's Harvard style. We'll show you how to reference the most common type of material as well as giving you guidance on tackling those trickier references you discover for your work.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 11 November, 2016

Myilibrary e-books

Planned downtime for routine maintenance.

There will be some downtime for routine maintenance on the MyiLibrary e-book website this evening (Wednesday 10th October 2012) between 11pm and 1am.
The total outage will last up to 2 hours. During the outage, the suppliers of Myilibrary will be upgrading their servers.

Updated: 10 October, 2012

Online payments - new service!

Pay your library charges online from Monday 6/6/2016

From Monday 6th June you will be able to use My Library Account to pay library charges.

Remember that you can also use My Library Account to check and renew library items, and track any reservations and inter-library loans.

Please see our website for more details.

Updated: 02 June, 2016

Open access

Guide for researchers available

MMU Library has created a guide to open access for researchers at the University. It provides information on:

  • MMU's open access policy
  • How to make your research open access
  • How open access can benefit you as a researcher
  • How to apply for an article processing charge (APC) payment
  • Definitions of open access terminology
  • Who to contact if you have any queries about open access

Updated: 10 June, 2014

Pop-up library help

Art School and Birley

Based at the Art School or Birley and don’t have time to come to the library for help? All this term, library staff will be coming to your building to help you! Any book queries or literature searching nightmares, come along to speak to a librarian.

Library in the café
Staff will be at the Art School café every Tuesday between 14.00 - 15.00.
Birley Hub
Staff will be based next to the Hub on the ground floor of Birley at the following times:
Mondays 13.45 - 15.15
Alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays 15.45 - 17.15 (starting on Tuesday 20th January then Thursday 29th January)
Fridays 09.45 - 11.15

Updated: 19 January, 2015

Post Graduate Researchers' Fairs

Cheshire (28/9/2016) and Manchester (4/10/2016)

We will be at the PGR Fairs on 28th September (Cheshire) and 4th October (Manchester).

If you are a new research student, come along to one of the Fairs to meet library staff and find out how we can support you with your research.

Updated: 16 September, 2016

Preparing for your research project/dissertation: searching for articles and research papers effectively

Wednesday 2 November 10:00-11:00 Geoffrey Manton Building 1.19 Manchester Campus

Time to crack on with your research project or dissertation and don’t know where to start? This hands on session will help you to plan your searches and use time saving search techniques to find the most relevant academic sources. Learn how to use subject specific databases to find high quality academic journals and research papers.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 24 October, 2016

Proquest Research databases

New look

Proquest, the supplier of a number of our research databases has redesigned their website. Have a look at the new look website.

Updated: 21 August, 2015

PsycINFO Database Reload

Early June, affects alerts

We have received advance notice that Ovid are making changes to the database PsycINFO in early June. They state "alerts will be flushed a week prior to the reload", so this will affect any users who have used the alert option within PsycINFO to keep up to date with new content. We assume that you will need to set up your alerts again once the update has taken place.

Unfortunately at present we have no clearer indication as to the precise date when these changes will take place: if we do receive more precise information we will update the information here.

Updated: 01 June, 2012

Publishing with IEEE

Tuesday 27th September 2016, Geoffrey Manton room 115, Manchester Campus

Date: Tuesday 27th September 2016
Time: 10.30 - 11.30

Reserve your seat now:
https://mmu-ieeepublishing.eventbrite.co.uk

Location: Geoffrey Manton room 115, Manchester Campus, Manchester Metropolitan University

Attend this practical session to

  • Find out why publish with IEEE
  • Identify the best Journal to submit to
  • Learn about paper structure
  • Understand the process from submission to acceptance
  • Learn why papers may get rejected and what editors are looking for
  • Find out about Open Access
  • Get help, practical tips and support
  • And much more…

Plus one of you could win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet!

For more information contact:
Liz Peet, Senior Assistant Librarian – Science and Engineering
e.peet@mmu.ac.uk

Updated: 20 September, 2016

Reading List straw poll

Tell us your thoughts on Reading Lists

Please give us your opinions on reading lists by filling out this very short ten question multiple choice survey:

Updated: 05 February, 2013

Reaxys is changing!

Changes go live in September 2016.

Watch this webinar recording to familiarize yourself with the new interface, due to go live in September 2016 (this was originally July, but it has now been delayed).

Free information pack from Reaxys for everyone who registers for the webinar!

Updated: 26 May, 2016

Researching commercial companies for applications and interviews

Wednesday, 25 November from 13:30 to 14:00 at Geoffrey Manton 1.20

Showing a potential employer that you really understand them and their sector is an impressive way to stand out in the recruitment process. This practical session shows you how to use the variety of resource available within MMU to get the right information to impress your potential employer.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 20 November, 2015

Reservations

Easter vacation arrangements

Over the Easter vacation reserved items will be kept for 7 days after which time they will be put back on the shelves or kept aside for the next person in the queue.

If you have placed a reservation you will be notified by email, as usual, when it is ready for collection.

If you are unable to collect it during the vacation but will still have need of it when term begins please phone or email your library site. Staff will then arrange to extend the collection date.

The All Saints Library will be open 24/7 over the Easter vacation including weekends and bank holidays and, if it is more convenient to collect a reservation here, please select All Saints as your collection site when placing your reservation.

Updated: 19 March, 2013

Resource Discovery Day

01/12/2016, 10:00-14:00, Geoffrey Manton building

Thursday 1st Dec sees the Library's successful Resource Discovery Day return for the second year to the Geoffrey Manton building. As well as dropping into lectures and seminars throughout the day, reps from four organisations, the Library and Manchester Met's Special Collections will be hosting stalls in the Manton Atrium between 10am-2pm, helping students track down and use resources for assignments and dissertations, and chatting to staff about collections to aid their teaching and research.

Taking part are:

  • Bloomsbury (Berg Fashion Library, Churchill Archive, Globe on Screen)
  • Adam Matthews Digital (Mass Observation Archive, Migration to New Worlds)
  • Gale Cengage (C17th and C18th Burney Collection, C19th UK Periodicals, British Library Newspapers, Daily Mail, Punch, Times, Academic OneFile)
  • ProQuest (NY Times, Washington Post, Guardian, Sociological Abstracts, Periodicals Archive Online, LLBA, Avery Index, ERIC, ASSIA, FIAF and 15 other databases)
  • Manchester Met’s Special Collections (Manchester Met's Museum on the 3rd floor of the All Saints Library)

This is a great opportunity to take advantage of the experts' advice, so come along, bring your assignment and dissertation topics, and help yourself to freebies and food as you boost your knowledge!

Updated: 25 November, 2016

Restricted access for MMU, Manchester and Salford University full time undergraduate students

Monday 13/4/2015 - Friday 5/6/2015

Full time undergraduate students at MMU, Manchester and Salford Universities are being restricted to just their own University Library during the exam period from Monday 13/4/2015 to Friday 5/6/2015.

Sconul A, B and C cardholders may continue to use all of these Libraries as normal.

Access to Special Collections remains unaffected.

Updated: 11 March, 2015

Restricted access to All Saints Library during the exam period

Monday 11th April until Friday 3rd June

Owing to pressure on study space before and during the exam period, some library access restrictions are being put in place from Monday 11th April until Friday 3rd June.

Access to All Saints Library is suspended during the exam period for Public Library card holders, FE College students and 6th form students.

In addition, full-time undergraduate students at MMU, Manchester, Salford and Bolton Universities are being restricted to their own University Library. Sconul A, B and C cardholders may continue to use all of these Libraries as normal.

Updated: 21 March, 2016

Restricted access to the libraries of Manchester University and Salford University

Exam period, 28/4/2014 - 6/6/2014

Owing to pressure on study spaces, it has been agreed, once again, to restrict access by full-time undergraduates at MMU, Salford University and the University of Manchester to their home libraries only during the exam period.

Staff and students with SCONUL Access cards (Bands A, B and C) can continue to use all libraries.

Holders of SCONUL Access cards marked full-time undergraduate or Band R may only access their home library.

If you are a full-time MMU undergraduate and request a SCONUL Access card, you will not be able to use it at Manchester University or Salford University libraries during the above dates.

We can, however, arrange an appointment for MMU undergraduates who have a genuine need to consult material which is not in stock at MMU.

Staff and students from other Universities are not affected by this restriction.

In addition to these arrangements, holders of public library cards and students from FE colleges and 6th form colleges will not have access at any time to the Library during this period.

Updated: 19 March, 2014

Restricted access to the Library for non MMU visitors

Between 4.30pm on Dec 24th and 5th January

Between 4.30pm on Dec 24th and 5th January the Library will only be accessible to the following visitors:

  • MMU students and staff with University ID cards
  • SCONUL card holders (not REFERENCE band letters)
  • Alumni Library card holders
  • Approved External MMU ID card holders
  • Other visitors are welcome from 5th January onwards.

    Updated: 23 December, 2014

SAGE Research Methods workshops - Manchester Campus

Thursday 25th February, Session for researchers, 11.00 – 12.00, GM 111. Session for academic staff, 13.00 – 14.00,GM 119. Late booking welcome or just turn up on the day!

Our SAGE trainer is running two workshops in the Geoffrey Manton Building, All Saints campus, designed to help you get the most from this comprehensive research methods resource. Please book to ensure a place – they are going fast!

Times and locations

Session for researchers
11.00 – 12.00, GM 111

Session for academic staff
13.00 – 14.00,GM 119

Late booking welcome or just turn up on the day!

Updated: 18 February, 2016

Sconul Access

Apply by 23/12/2014 for access over the vacation

Planning on using another University Library over the vacation? Don’t miss out - make sure your apply for Sconul Access by 16.30 on Tuesday 23rd December to make sure your application can be processed. After this date, no applications will be processed until Monday 5th January 2015.

Updated: 08 December, 2014

Sconul Access

Apply early for Easter access

Remember to apply in advance for Sconul Access if you are planning on using other University Libraries during or after the Easter vacation. We will be processing applications until 18.00 on Thursday 24th March but any applications received over the Easter Weekend will not be picked up until 09.00 on Tuesday 29th March.

Updated: 23 March, 2016

SCONUL access over Christmas

Applications will close at 2pm on Wednesday 23rd December.

Thinking of applying for SCONUL Access before Christmas?

SCONUL access

Please make sure you apply before 2pm on Wednesday 23rd December to make sure your application is processed.

Updated: 07 December, 2015

Social Media for work not play: how to manage your digital identity

Tuesday 1 December from 12:00-13:00 at All Saints Library, L4.08

Ever Googled yourself? The prevalence of social media means it’s increasingly likely that your prospective employers will do so during the recruitment process. This session will provide tips to help you avoid social media nightmares and learn how to present yourself online to potential employers using social media to your advantage.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 20 November, 2015

Social Media for work not play: How to manage your digital identity

23/11/2016, 12:00, Business School 2.23 (Manchester Campus)

Ever googled yourself? The prevalence of social media means it’s increasingly likely that your prospective employers will do so during the recruitment process. This session will provide tips to help you avoid social media nightmares and learn how to present yourself online to potential employers using social media to your advantage.

Updated: 03 November, 2016

Staff training: Manage Your Own Online Reading List Training

Use online reading lists to improve student satisfaction!

  • Easily create current and dynamic lists
  • Provide live resource links to real-time Library availability
  • Save time embedding links within Moodle
  • Seamlessly request or digitise new material

Talis Aspire training sessions run throughout the year, current dates below, and are bookable via MyHR. Enter the usual login details then enter code 532 in the search box to get straight to this course, click on the title and the planned dates will be listed underneath.

If you cannot attend any of these dates and wish to use Talis Aspire, or would like to arrange a departmental training session, please contact Nicola Ward n.ward@mmu.ac.uk or Rachel Fell r.fell@mmu.ac.uk /0161 247 6607

Weds 5th Oct 2016, 14.00-15.30pm, Brooks
Weds 12th Oct 2016, 10.00-11.30am, Crewe
Mon 7th Nov 2016, 14.00-15.30pm, Crewe
Weds 9th Nov 2016, 14.00-15.30pm, All Saints
Weds 7th Dec 2016, 14.00-15.30pm, All Saints
Thurs 8th Dec 2016, 10.00-11.30am, Crewe

Updated: 29 September, 2016

Suspended Library access for some Library visitors

Monday 13/4/2015 - Friday 5/6/2015

Owing to pressure on study space, Library access is suspended during the exam period for Public Library card holders, FE College students and 6th form students.

Access to Special Collections remains unaffected.

Updated: 11 March, 2015

Tell us what you think about our e-books

Take our survey and help improve the way e-books are provided

MMU Library is holding a survey about our e-books in order to help improve the way e-books are provided.

Take the survey to tell us what you think about our e-books.

The survey is anonymous and all responses will be taken on-board and used to inform future research.

Thank you for your time!

Updated: 08 May, 2014

Training for staff: Manage Your Own Online Reading List

Using Talis Aspire software.

Talis Aspire software makes it easy for you to:

  • Update your list at any time
  • Change the reading list structure quickly and easily
  • Annotate your list and make the resources more immediate and engaging
  • Send your list for review and Library staff will check links, purchase items not in stock and process digitisation requests
  • Streamline Moodle access to online articles, eBooks, videos and web pages
  • Use the dashboard function to see what students are accessing

Workshop training sessions are taking place throughout the year. Booking is essential via MyHR or contact n.ward@mmu.ac.uk or r.fell@mmu.ac.uk for more information.

To speed up booking:
Each course in MyHR has a hidden code attached to it, so to speed up the booking process, you can Click here to go to MyHR enter your usual login details then enter the code 532 in the search box to get straight to this course, click on the title and the planned dates will be listed underneath. This allows you to book yourself on quicker.

Updated: 03 May, 2016

Undergraduate Dissertation Workshop

Humanities, Languages and Social Science

Library staff and David Peters (SSO) are running workshops to help you manage your dissertation.

You can learn about:

  • Literature searching
  • Library resources
  • Research beyond MMU
  • Keeping up to date
  • Writing a literature review
  • Time management

Next dates:

  • Wednesday 28th May, 14.00 - 16.00
  • Monday 2nd June, 14.00 - 16.00

Interested in attending?

Please e-mail: humsocsci-lib-enq@mmu.ac.uk

Updated: 14 May, 2014

Use of Manchester University Library (JRUL)

Tuesday 3/1/2012 - Friday 27/1/2012

Because of pressure on study spaces in the Manchester University Library during their exam period it has been agreed to restrict access by MMU undergraduate students. Please do not try to use the libraries of Manchester University during this time which includes the weekends.

If you believe you have a need to consult a specific information resource which is only available at the University of Manchester, please talk to staff at a library helpdesk who will arrange an appointment for you to do so.

Academic staff, research and taught postgraduate students, who are in possession of a SCONUL Access card, can continue to use the University of Manchester Library.

Updated: 26 January, 2012

Use of Manchester University Library (JRUL)

Wednesday 2/1/2013 - Thursday 31/1/2013

Because of pressure on study spaces in the University of Manchester Library during the exam period it has been agreed to restrict access by MMU undergraduate students. Please do not try to use the libraries of Manchester during this time which includes weekends.

If you believe you have a need to consult a specific information resource which is only available at the University of Manchester, please talk to staff at a library helpdesk who will arrange an appointment for you to do so.

Academic staff, research and taught postgraduates, who are in possession of a SCONUL Access card, can continue to use the University of Manchester Library.

Updated: 20 November, 2012

Use of Manchester University Library and Salford University Library

Monday 15 April - Wednesday 5 June 2013

Because of pressure on study spaces during the exam period it has been agreed to restrict access by MMU undergraduates students to both Manchester University Library and Salford University Library. If you are an undergraduate at MMU please do not try to use these libraries from 15 April - 6 June which includes weekends.

If you believe you have a need to consult a specific information source which is only available at the University of Manchester or at the University of Salford, please talk to staff at a library help desk who will arrange an appointment for you to do so.

Academic staff, researchers and taught postgraduate students, who are in possession of a SCONUL Access card, can continue to use the above libraries as usual.

Updated: 28 March, 2013

Using social media to manage your digital identity

Today, 2.30

Come along and find out more. Booking not required.

More info: MMU Careers events

Updated: 26 November, 2013

Using social media to manage your digital identity

Today 2.30 to 3.30 Rm 2.23 New Business School

Come along and find out more. Booking not required.

More info: MMU Careers events

Updated: 26 November, 2013

Virtual tour

Try our virtual tour of All Saints Library.

Explore All Saints Library with our virtual tour. All Saints virtual tour

Updated: 23 September, 2013

Westlaw training sessions

Wednesday 29th October 2014

An External Trainer is coming to MMU to give expert advice on how to use Westlaw.

There are two one-hour sessions geared towards first year students or postgraduates who are in need of a refresher. The external trainer will demo best practice with Westlaw as well as showing you hints and tips. These sessions are 13:00 - 14:00 and 14:30 - 15:30 on Wednesday 29th October.

There is also a 90 minute session for second and third-year undergraduate students. This session comprises one hour of hands-on demonstration followed by half an hour of practical work. Successful completion of this course will gain you a certificate, which is proof that you can use Westlaw at an advanced level. This session is 16:00 - 17:30 on Wednesday 29th October.

All sessions will take place in Room 2.08 of the Business School.

You can book a place on any of these sessions via Eventbrite.

Updated: 27 October, 2014

What to do when you have finished reading journals, magazines and newspapers

Please leave out on desktops or trolleys

We are recording how journals, newspapers and magazines are used at All Saints and Crewe libraries.

Please leave used journals, magazines and newspapers on desktops or trolleys when you‘ve finished with them.

We will then make a record of them and put them away for you.

Thank you for your help!

Updated: 28 May, 2015

Workshop - Social media for work not play: how to manage your digital identity

Thursday 17th March 10.00 – 11.00 Room L408 (4th floor of All Saints Library)

Ever Googled yourself? The prevalence of social media means it is increasingly likely that your prospective employers will do so during the recruitment process. This fun, interactive session will provide tips to help you avoid social media nightmares and learn how to present yourself online to potential employers using social media to your advantage.

Join us for a one-hour workshop. More information and how to book a place.

Information about other workshops.

Updated: 08 March, 2016

Workshops at All Saints Library

Dissertation workshops for undergraduate students within the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science.

Thinking about your dissertation?
Interested in finding Library resources to help with your dissertation?
Need some advice on how to manage your dissertation?

Library staff and David Peters (Student Support Officer) are running workshops for undergraduate students within the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science. These will be held on:
Thursday 10th October (2pm - 4pm)
Wednesday 16th October (2pm - 4pm)
Friday, 18th October (10am - 12pm)

The workshops will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Literature searching

Updated: 08 October, 2013

Workshops at All Saints Library - additional date 6th Nov

Dissertation workshops for undergraduate students within the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science.

Thinking about your dissertation?
Interested in finding Library resources to help with your dissertation?
Need some advice on how to manage your dissertation?

Library staff and David Peters (Student Support Officer) have been running workshops for undergraduate students within the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science. As the workshops have been popular a second additional workshop has been arranged.
To be held on:

Wednesday, 6th November (2pm-4pm)

The workshops will cover a range of topics, including:

  • Literature searching

Updated: 23 October, 2013

Workshops at All Saints Library - extra date added

Dissertation workshops for undergraduate students within the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science.

Thinking about your dissertation?
Interested in finding Library resources to help with your dissertation?
Need some advice on how to manage your dissertation?

Library staff and David Peters (Student Support Officer) are running workshops for undergraduate students within the Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social Science. These will be held on:
Wednesday 16th October (2pm - 4pm)
Friday, 18th October (10am - 12pm) places still available
Wednesday, 23rd October (2pm-4pm) additional workshop

The workshops will cover a range of topics, including literature searching.

Updated: 16 October, 2013

Graduate trainee opportunities

2013-2014

If you are interested in a career in librarianship/information management and would value the opportunity to gain experience of working in this field, a graduate traineeship at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) could be the first step on your career path. This work experience will provide a foundation for a relevant postgraduate course and for subsequent professional work. Please note that the competition for these posts is very keen.

The Library offers one-year graduate trainee placements.

Updated: 10 January, 2013

Graduate trainees

2012-2013

If you are interested in a career in librarianship/information management and would value the opportunity to gain experience of working in this field, a graduate traineeship at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) could be the first step on your career path. This work experience will provide a foundation for a relevant postgraduate course and for subsequent professional work. Please note that the competition for these posts is very keen.

The Library offers one-year graduate trainee placements.

Updated: 26 January, 2012

Art & Architecture Complete

New full-text database.

Try Art & Architecture Complete for full-text coverage of more than 370 periodicals and more than 220 books. Indexing and abstracts for 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications. Selective coverage for over 60 additional publications. An image collection of over 63,000 images provided by Picture Desk and others.

Updated: 10 September, 2014

BBC Shakespeare Archive Resource

Programmes and photographs for UK educational use

Log in with your MMU ID and password to view Programmes and photographs from the BBC's Shakespeare archive

Select the programme you want to view, enter Manchester Metropolitan University and then log in with your MMU ID and password at the MMU eResources log in box.

Updated: 27 April, 2016

English Historical Documents

Available now.

English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914.

Access the service

Updated: 04 July, 2014

English Historical Documents

Primary documents from 500-1914.

English Historical Documents Online contains over 5,500 expertly indexed and fully searchable primary documents from 500-1914.

Updated: 26 September, 2014

IDS Employment Law

IDS Employment Law Handbooks and IDS Employment Law Brief now available via Westlaw

I’m pleased to announce that we now have access to all the IDS Employment Law Handbooks and IDS Employment Law Brief via Westlaw.
The Handbooks are accessible in the Books section and the Brief is in the journals section with an archive back to 2003.
The Handbooks are updated weekly with the added benefit of links to case law and legislation on Westlaw.
If you have any queries about using Westlaw to access IDS material or using any of the Library’s subscription databases please contact us the library.

Updated: 19 December, 2012

International Newsstand

Access UK and international newspapers

International Newsstand gives MMU staff and students access to 674 newspapers, 96 wire feeds, 31 trade journals and 11 magazines.

Updated: 15 September, 2014

JSTOR

Additional content available

MMU Library now subscribes to JSTOR Arts and Sciences Collections IV, V and VI.

More information about Jstor.

Updated: 19 June, 2014

Mass Observation Online

Available now

Original manuscript and typescript papers created and collected by the Mass Observation organisation, as well as printed publications, photographs and interactive features.

Explore this great new resource.

Updated: 18 August, 2016

Migration to New Worlds: The Century of Immigration (Module I)

Primary source material recounting the many and varied personal experiences of 350 years of migration.

Migration to New Worlds: The Century of Immigration (Module I)

Thanks to a partnership between Adam Matthew Digital and Jisc, Manchester Metropolitan University staff and students can access this collection of primary source material about the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia.

Letter collections, travel journals, diaries and oral histories provide a wealth of first-hand accounts for research into emigration experiences and the hardship of settlement. These are supplemented by scrapbooks, government papers, hand-drawn maps, watercolours, objects, emigration pamphlets, shipping papers and rare printed material, which provide significant context to the history of migration, legislation and living conditions during the period.

Updated: 11 February, 2016

Nature

New ejournal subscription

Current issues, plus rolling access to four years of backfiles for Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature medicine, Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology and Nature Reviews Microbiology.

Follow this link to open Nature or search for the journal title on the Find it! ejournals list.

Updated: 02 September, 2014

New e-journals

October 2012

MMU Library is constantly adding new resources to our electronic collections.

Here are a few which have been added in the last few weeks:

Updated: 17 October, 2012

New e-journals

November 2012

MMU Library is constantly adding new resources to our electronic collections.

Here are a few which have been added in the last few weeks:

Updated: 22 November, 2012

New e-journals

December 2012

MMU Library is constantly adding new resources to our electronic collections.

Here are a few which have been added in the last few weeks:

Updated: 19 December, 2012

New e-journals

January 2013

MMU Library is constantly adding new resources to our electronic collections.

Here are a few which have been added in the last few weeks:

Updated: 30 January, 2013

New e-journals

February 2013

MMU Library is constantly adding new resources to our electronic collections.

Here are a few which have been added in the last few weeks:

Updated: 27 February, 2013

New to MMU Library

Oxford Classical Dictionary and Oxford Essential Quotations

Have a look at these two new resources:

The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Oxford Essential Quotations

Updated: 03 July, 2014

ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

Newspaper digital archive.

Full-text and full-image articles for the Guardian and Observer newspapers dating back to the eighteenth century.

Access ProQuest Historical Newspapers: The Guardian (1821-2003) and The Observer (1791-2003)

Updated: 08 July, 2014

Sage Research Methods

New website.

Sage Research Methods has a new website with some great new features.

Read stories of how real research projects were conducted.
Find teaching datasets and instructional guides on data analysis.
Watch videos and bring methods to life: instead of reading about how to conduct a focus group, watch one in action.

Updated: 12 July, 2016

Textiles Intelligence

Business information on the global fibre, textile and apparel industries.

Use your MMU ID and password to access business information on the global fibre, textile and apparel industries published by Textiles Intelligence.

Download full-text reports from:

  • Textile Outlook International from Issue 169, June 2014
  • Global Apparel Markets from Issue 29, July 2015
  • Performance Apparel Markets from Issue 48, 2014

Other reports published by Textiles Intelligence are not included in the MMU Library subscription to this service.

Access notes: On the Textiles Intelligence website, select Subscriptions and choose the title you wish to view from the drop-down list.

Updated: 09 October, 2015

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

Database of funding opportunities, guidance and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application.

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality.

MMU Library has purchased a licence to the guide, so it is free for all MMU students and staff to use.

On campus you do not need to log in, just select the login from campus right now option. For off-campus access, you just create an account with your staff or student MMU email address. It is very quick and easy to do.

Prospective MMU students can also use this resource. Contact us to find out how to do this.

Updated: 13 August, 2014

UNWTO eLibrary

World Tourism Organisation publications.

The UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) eLibrary is a database of high-quality World Tourism Organisation publications including books, journals, reports and statistics. Information contained in the resource is available in many languages.

The Tourism Factbook section of the resource has the latest statistical information and aggregated data on inbound and outbound tourism.

Updated: 13 August, 2014

WARC

Great new resource to support advertising, branding, marketing, media communications and related subjects.

Try WARC for case studies, company profiles, marketing guides, briefings, trend analysis, news, data and forecasts.

Updated: 15 August, 2014

Washington Post Archive, New York Times Archive and the Encyclopedia of Ancient History

A Chromatic Revolution: the search for affordable colour in 19th century British book illustration

Monday 20th January - Friday 16th May 2014

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Illustration An exhibition of books and prints from our collections that explore commercial and technical developments in colour printing throughout the 19th century, from hand-coloured woodblocks to the earliest photomechanical printing processes.

Image: The Principles of Harmony and Contrast of Colours by M.E. Chevreul, George Bell and Sons, 1890.

Updated: 22 January, 2014

Are we there yet? 150 years of progress towards equality

17/8/2015 - 6/11/2015

Are we there yet? MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

From Peterloo to the Pankhursts to Pride, the people of Manchester have played an important role in bringing about change.

This exhibition surveys the progress made towards equality in the UK by tracking key events, figures and legislation, with Manchester as a focus. It highlights change through archive photographs, magazines, films, posters and campaign material. Alongside this, children's books selected from MMU Special Collections reflect changing attitudes to women, disability, race and sexual orientation over the last 150 years. The exhibition invites viewers to consider the present in the light of the past and ask themselves "Are we there yet?"

Are we there yet? has been curated by members of Manchester Metropolitan University's Equality and Diversity Team and Fora.

Updated: 04 August, 2015

Art Nouveau: Highlights from the Special Collections at Manchester Metropolitan University

28th January - 22nd March 2013

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Shoreline and Watershed poster The exhibition features a beautiful selection of glassware, ceramics, metalware, posters and books, and includes the work of artists and designers whose names are famously associated with the Art Nouveau style, such as Archibald Knox, Jessie M King and Aubrey Beardsley.  Also on display are some of the most influential journals of the time, including Jugend, The Studio, and The Yellow Book.

The notion that stylistic developments in art and design progress along linear trajectories, swinging from new idea to counter idea like some sort of dialectal pendulum is not accurate, but is very pervasive and persuasive. This is nowhere more evident than in the various attempted definitions and descriptions of Art Nouveau.

No one thing really defines the movement, except perhaps the dates within which it flourished, from the 1880’s to 1914, when it was curtailed by the onset of the First World War. Even the stylistic vocabulary that the movement is perhaps most known for, the sinuous curve, is not common in all it’s expressions.  It is probably best summed up in the term Fin de Siecle, which although literally meaning the turn of the century, has within it a sense of the ending of an era, a culmination of the 19th century in style and ideology, that will evolve  into something new and vigorous; but there is also a sense of Bohemianism and decadence leading to degeneration and even decay.

Within the visual arts, the style is marked by the giants of design history, such as Hector Guimard, Victor Horta and Charles Rennie Mackintosh, with their distinctive, but exclusive designs; but equally entrepreneurs such as Arthur Liberty and Samuel Bing, who recognising the commercial potential of a style that could be available to more than an elite would popularise the movement through their famous establishments (Bing’s Maison de l'Art Nouveau in Paris and Liberty & Co., London). In time the style became ubiquitous and fell out of fashion, and it‘s designers anonymous jobbing commercial artists. However the associations with youth, and with decadent Bohemianism would remain, ensuring future generations would either reject it wholesale, or embrace it and re-use it, even today where it has become a visual short-hand  for affordable luxury.

The period in which Art Nouveau flourished is also known as the golden age of illustration. This was not only because with the new style came new perceived freedoms in artistic expression, but developments in mass production of print opened up the possibililty of cheap, quality reproductions which in turn created a vast new audience with a huge appetite for the graphic arts.

This exhibition does not represent a comprehensive overview of Art Nouveau; it only offers a small glimpse into a movement that defined a period.

Updated: 31 January, 2013

Degrees of Separation

15/9/2014 - 23/10/2014

Foyer,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Degrees of separationDegrees of Separation draws inspiration from the children's stories written by Noor Inayat Khan, the 'Spy Princess' who was killed during World War Two. Re-imagining South Asian myths and legends, digital artist Sumit Sarkar (KrikSix) has worked with Apna Creatives to research books and objects with a South Asian connection from the collections of MMU Special Collections, the Manchester Museum, the Gallery of Costume and The John Rylands Library. Inspired by their research, they have created an exhibition of sculptures, made using 3D printing technology, that explore new ways of narrative story making.

Image ©Sumit Sarkar (KrikSix)

Updated: 11 September, 2014

Gallery and Reading Room

Temporary closure 5/8/2015 - 16/8/2015

Due to essential maintenance work and an exhibition changeover the Gallery and Reading Room will be closed from Wednesday 5th August 2015 and will re-open on Monday 17th August. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 04 August, 2015

HOME: 50 Illustrators, 50 Home-based memories, 50 visual narratives, 50 Die-cut Houses

13th January - 7th February 2014

Foyer,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Illustration Fascinated by childhood memories and their resonances in his own work, Jonathan Ward invited 49 fellow artists/illustrators to help him create HOME. The result is a rich tapestry of warm, dark and surreal responses where invisible friends, romantic escapades, tragic moments, and political reflections await the viewer. HOME was awarded the Birgit Skiold Memorial Trust Award for Excellence in Artists' Books and was previously exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London in 2013. The exhibition includes work by Ian McCullough, Programme Leader for the BA (Hons) Illustration and Animation at the Manchester School of Art.

Updated: 22 January, 2014

Image and Word: The Julian Francis Collection of Prints and Illustrated Books

19 January - 27 March 2015

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Image and Word An exhibition of prints and illustrated books from the collection of Julian Francis and including work by Edward Ardizzone, John Farleigh, Barnett Freedman, Lucian Freud, Eric Gill, Enid Marx, Agnes Miller Parker, John and Paul Nash, John O'Connor, and Eric Ravilious. Also on display will be a selection of material from the artists' archives held at MMU Special Collections, giving further and unique insights into the artistic practices of some of these key figures in British art of the last 100 years.

Updated: 17 December, 2014

Imaginary Islands

Until 7 August 2014

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Doreen Roberts drawing A display of books from our Children's Books collection that feature stories set within island worlds and an interactive island game developed in response to images from these books. The game has been created by Vineta Gailite, a postgraduate student at MMU's Design Lab, and the books have been selected by Laura Mansfield, a postgraduate researcher at MIRIAD.


Updated: 17 July, 2014

Material Matters

22/9/2014 - 12/12/2014

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Material MattersThis exhibition looks at how different materials have been used in art, craft and design over the centuries and across cultures. Historic objects from MMU Special Collections will illustrate how the choice of material changes how we shape and utilise objects; how the use of some materials hasn't changed over centuries; and how new materials impact on object design and development. To complement the historic collections, contemporary work by makers from the Manchester School of Art who work in both traditional and new materials is included, showing the ongoing importance of materiality to the artist and designer, and how far materials give expression to their work.

Updated: 11 September, 2014

Museums and Academics Research Network Meeting

Thursday 19 February 2015, 14.00-17.00

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Following on from the first successful meeting in October, at the People's History Museum, the second meeting of the Museums and Academics Research Network will take place at MMU Special Collections. If you've never visited MMU Special Collections before, or if you'd like to know how our collections and archives can support your teaching, learning and research, then come along to find out more. Museum staff will be on hand throughout the afternoon to answer your questions and there'll be plenty of opportunities to see material from our collections. Free. Please book in advance here.

Updated: 28 January, 2015

Old friends and new faces: Illustrated characters from children's literature

19th June 2012 - 24th August 2012

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Old friends and new faces exhibition poster One of the pleasures of browsing in libraries and second hand book shops is happening on a book that you had forgotten, but was once a great favourite. This is particularly true of those characters from children's books, whose depiction in an illustration remains with us as much as any portrayal in word. A chance encounter with such a seemingly forgotten illustration can be a highly evocative experience.

In this exhibition we have recovered some of those characters. They may not be long-standing or current favourites, but they were well loved and established in their time and have recurred in more than one story. We have also included some recent favourites.

This exhibition features just a small part of the 10,000 books that make up Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections' Children's Book Collection, as well as showing original artwork from the archive of the artist and illustrator Leslie Wood (1920-1994) who was a student of the Manchester School of Art (1938-1944) and the illustrator of the popular Little Red Engine series of children's books.

Updated: 26 June, 2012

Paolozzi at New Worlds: art and science fiction in the sixties

12/4/2012 - 2/6/2012

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

In the sixties a "new wave" of British science fiction emerged that embraced the most progressive forces in culture at the time. This included the latest visual art that eschewed traditional genre boundaries. This exhibition considers this process through the pages of New Worlds, bible of the "new wave". In 1967 the magazine began to run half-tone reproduction and colour covers, encouraging a lively and complex relationship between art and literature. Writers at such as J.G. Ballard and Michael Moorcock, took inspiration from contemporary artists, including Richard Hamilton and Andy Warhol. By far the most influential was Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005) who was listed as "aeronautics advisor" in the magazine between 1967-69.

A sculptor, designer and print-maker, Paolozzi was admired as a tireless champion of popular culture and respected as the embodiment of a "new sensibility" in art. He produced ground-breaking graphics that reflect an interest in text, while alluding to the emergence of new cybernetic technologies. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the edition, "Moonstrips Empire News" (1967) which will be shown alongside items from Paolozzi's collection of space toys that reflect the importance of science and technology in his art. A display of rare scrapbooks by the artist offers evidence of the incursion into popular culture, and of the new "invisible" technologies in the form of adverts and editorial pieces from magazines.

This exhibition was curated by David Brittain, Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer Photography at MMU. This exhibition will be shown in an expanded version at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in 2013 and a publication is due from Savoy Books. The exhibition has been supported by the Paolozzi Foundation and the Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD) at MMU.

Updated: 17 April, 2012

Pioneers of Art and Design: Manchester School of Art, 1880-1930

24 March - 18 April 2014

Foyer,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Emma Louise Bradbury drawing In 2013, Manchester School of Art celebrated its 175th anniversary. This exhibition looks at the history of the School from 1880- 1930 through material from the Manchester School of Art Collection and the Manchester School of Art Archive. It focuses on some of the staff and students who taught and studied at the School during that time, including Walter Crane and Adolph Valette. The exhibition has been curated by two undergraduate History students from Manchester Metropolitan University as part of their History in Practice unit.

This exhibition is part of the Manchester Histories Festival 2014.

Manchester Histories Festival / 21 - 30 March 2014 / manchesterhistoriesfestival.org.uk / @mcrhistfest

Updated: 12 March, 2014

Projecting British Design: the Design Council Slide Collection in focus

18 April - 28 May 2016

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Projecting British Design An exhibition charting the key debates around British design and taste in the decades after the Second World War through the prism of a nationally important visual archive.

Updated: 07 March, 2016

Refurbishment of Sir Kenneth Green Library

How it affects Special Collections

There are major refurbishment works taking place in the Sir Kenneth Green Library during the period June - August 2013.

Whilst this work will not directly affect the Special Collections area, there may be airborne dust pollution within the building and air vents. The shelving in the Reading Room has therefore been sheeted over to protect the book collections. The books are still accessible but please ask staff in the Reading Room for help in finding and retrieving items during this period.

We apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

Updated: 23 May, 2013

Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker

12 September - 18 November 2016

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Rena Gardiner Rena Gardiner (1929-1999) spent her life entirely devoted to her art, creating books, prints and paintings. She is best known for a series of guidebooks to historic places, buildings and the countryside, each of which she wrote, printed and illustrated herself. This exhibition will include some of these guidebooks alongside paintings, pastels, linocuts and sketch-books and a display of work by some of the artists who influenced Rena including Eric Ravilious, John Piper and Edward Bawden.

The exhibition is based upon the book Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker by Julian Francis and Martin Andrew, published by Little Toller Books in association with the Dovecote Press, 2015.

Updated: 26 September, 2016

Season's Greetings

Until 5 January 2015

Foyer,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Season's greetings A selection of Christmas greetings cards made by artists and designers and sent to Simon Lawrence, proprietor of the Fleece Press, and to his grandfather, Stanley T.E. Lawrence, of Lawrence Art Supplies. These cards are part of the extensive artists' cards collections held in MMU Special Collections.


Updated: 17 December, 2014

Shoreline and Watershed : An exhibition by Anthony Ratcliffe, artist and printmaker

17th September - 14th December 2012

MMU Special Collections Gallery, 3rd Floor, Sir Kenneth Green Library

shoreline and watersheds exhibition poster An exhibition of woodcut prints, watercolours, sketchbooks and artists' books by artist and printmaker, Anthony Ratcliffe, reflecting a lifelong passion for the British landscape.

The exhibition features a selection of work from two recent projects Shoreline, which contains prints of the coastline of Britain, and Watershed, images and constructions made from a study of the Pennine watershed overlooking Manchester. Their shared theme is how the landscape is changed by weather, seasons, flora and fauna, and by human intervention, agriculture and occupation; past and present.

Anthony's work is informed by a familiarity with the landscape that comes from a long standing love of climbing, fell-running and sailing. His fascination with recording the landscape stems from using maps and guidebooks for fell running and climbing which in turn led to an interest in the historical documentation of journeys and exploration.

Alongside his own collection of maps, guidebooks and early climbing guides, which are illustrated with artists' drawings and topographical maps, he has selected work from our own book collections that show historical and contemporary representations of the landscape.

Anthony Ratcliffe has exhibited widely in the UK and his prints can be found in many public and private collections in this country and abroad including The British Council and Houses of Parliament. He is currently Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for Foundation Course in Art and Design at MMU where he originally started employment as a technical printmaking assistant.

Updated: 13 September, 2012

Special Collections early closure

Monday 4/8/2014, from 14.00

Due to filming, the Gallery and Reading Room will close at 14.00 on Monday 4 August 2014. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Updated: 01 August, 2014

Special Collections Reading Room

Re-opened

The Special Collections Reading Room has now re-opened.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused by the closure.

Updated: 22 January, 2016

Telling Tales: Making Connections

23 - 30 January 2015

Foyer,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Telling Tales: Making Connections illustrates the connections between a range of artefacts from the 19th and early 20th century that might not ordinarily be linked together. The display is designed to give the viewer a chance to draw his/her own conclusions about the relationships between these artefacts. The exhibition has been curated by Amanda Saakwa-Mante (Art History and Curating student at MMU) with support from members of staff at MMU Special Collections and the Manchester School of Art.

Updated: 28 January, 2015

The Best Tools, the Best Methods, the Best Aims... : The Society of Wood Engravers 1920 - 2012

16th January 2012 - 23rd March 2012

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

"It is admittedly a time of experiment. We have to rediscover the best way of doing things - the best tools, the best methods, the best aims." Eric Gill, 1927

This exhibition celebrates the very generous donation by the Society of Wood Engravers (SWE) of their archive to the Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections. The archive includes material from the Society's foundation in 1920 and traces its development up to the present day.

The exhibition includes material from the SWE archive along with examples of some of the finest 20th century wood engraving from our book collections and unique material from some of the artists' archives. In addition to showing the work of current members each has nominated a past member, who they regard as having been a particular inspiration to them; either through their work or more personally. The contemporary print has been displayed alongside a print by this 'sage'.

In depositing their archive with MMU Special Collections the SWE have ensured its long term preservation, as well as making this fascinating material available to those interested in the SWE illustrious past and its exciting future. They have also placed the archive alongside exceptional collections of books related to wood engraving and with the private papers of a number of artists who are recognised as being amongst the leading engravers of the 20th century.

By displaying the work of some of today's members alongside that of some of the key figures from the history of the SWE we hope to highlight both the continuities and also the developments in the art of wood engraving in this country through the 20th century and beyond and also to echo the words of Eric Gill in suggesting that this is still "a time of experiment".

Updated: 26 January, 2012

Tigers, caterpillars and other wild things: children's books in the 1960s

Monday 16 June - Friday 5 September 2014

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Doreen Roberts drawing A look at children's books written in the 1960s from the Children's Book Collection at Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections.

Programmed as part of the Manchester Children's Book Festival (26 June - 6 July 2014).

Updated: 12 March, 2014

We built this city: Manchester Architects at 150 - Celebrating generations of innovation

30 November 2015 - 18 March 2016

MMU Special Collections Gallery,
3rd Floor,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

We built this cityWe built this city profiles architectural drawings of key members of the Manchester Society of Architects alongside the historic Library collection, promoting the rich architectural history of Manchester. The exhibition charts the influence of the Society on the cityscape and architectural design in Greater Manchester through original drawings. Rare folios from the Manchester Society of Architects Library at MMU Special Collections will show the wealth of material on offer to members who frequented the Society's rooms. Highlights include work by W and G Audsley, Owen Jones, William Kent, Palladio, Piranesi, and Stuart and Revett.

Updated: 05 February, 2016

Women in Print 1920-1965

Monday 3 March - Friday 21 March 2014

Foyer,
Sir Kenneth Green Library

Programmed to coincide with the Women in Print event on Friday 7 March, this exhibition will include work by artists and designers including Enid Marx and Peggy Angus, drawn from the Book Design and Children's Books Collections held at MMU Special Collections.

Updated: 12 March, 2014

BBC music magazine - digital edition

New trial

BBC Music Magazine brings together articles, classical music news, concert listings and album reviews. The digital edition includes all of the magazine's content and this trial allows you to read issues going back to 2012.

You can access the magazine on campus using the link above. You can also download the Exactly app for iOS or Android for reading offline, but you will need to be on campus and using the university network in order to log in and download the issues you want:

appstore.com/exactly

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.exacteditions.android.androidpaper&hl=en_GB

This trial will run until 5 June 2016.

If you have any feedback or comments on this resource, please feel free to pass them on to a member of library staff.

Updated: 09 May, 2016

Cambridge archive editions: America & Great Britain - diplomatic relations, 1775-1815

New trial

America and Great Britain: Diplomatic Relations 1775–1815 provides 7000 pages of primary documents, written by contemporary diplomats, charting the emergence of an independent America. This 9-volume set is made up of diplomatic and official correspondence between America and Britain and gives an extraordinary insight into the shaping of a nation. The correspondence is formed of diplomatic letters between the British Government and American officials including Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, James Madison, John Jay and John Hancock. The collection begins with a résumé of events centered around American protests over taxation, follows the course of the War of Independence, and concludes, after ratification of the Treaty of Ghent in February 1815, with the restoration of normal diplomatic relations.

The trial will run until 1 June 2016.

It is only available on campus.

If you have any feedback or comments on this database, please feel free to pass them on to a member of library staff.

Updated: 26 April, 2016

Gale infotrac newsstand

New trial

Gale’s full-text newspaper resource, InfoTrac Newsstand, provides access to more than 33.5 million full-text articles from more than 1,100 newspapers, including The Financial Times, The Times (London), Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Christian Science Monitor, The New York Times and USA Today. It also includes thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts, and transcripts, and can be searched by title, headline, date, author, newspaper section and other fields.

The trial will run until 20 June 2016 and is available on and off campus.

If you have any feedback or comments on this database, please feel free to pass them on to a member of library staff.

Updated: 23 May, 2016

New trial

Communication & Mass Media Complete

Communication & Mass Media Complete offers full text journals as well as indexing and abstracts in subjects including communication, mass media, linguistics, discourse, rhetoric, sociolinguistics, communication theory, language, logic, organizational communication and other closely related fields of study. In addition, CMMC contains a sophisticated communication thesaurus, comprehensive reference browsing and thousands of author profiles for the most prolific, most cited and most frequently searched-for authors in the database.

If you are on campus the link above will take you straight into the resource. If you are off campus you will first need to choose the correct region (UK Higher Education), then choose Manchester Metropolitan University, then log in with your usual MMU credentials.

This trial will run until 20th May 2016.

If you have any feedback or comments on this database, please feel free to pass them on to a member of library staff.

Updated: 24 March, 2016

Routledge encyclopedia of modernism

New trial

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism is a major source of interdisciplinary content about the Modernist period, which contains more than 1,000 articles from experts in the field, supported by over 100 images. The content is fully cross-referenced, allowing for greater discoverability between fields, and covers eight key subject areas: Literature, Architecture, Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theatre, Film, and Intellectual Currents. Users can browse by subject, movement, or place in order to discover connections between key topics and fields.

The trial will run until 22 June 2016 and is only available on campus.

If you have any feedback or comments on this database, please feel free to pass them on to a member of library staff.

Updated: 23 May, 2016

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