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We're here to help you find the resources you need at Edinburgh Napier University. If you can't find what you are looking for, try the Help Centre (includes helpsheets for databases and searching).


LibrarySearch
is the main search tool from the Library. One search gives you fast results for books, e-books, online journal articles and more. You can also use it to place requests, check if you have fines and renew borrowed items.

LibrarySearch is still under development, but we would appreciate your feedback about it. NUINlink is currently available until August 2014.

Learn more about LibrarySearch on this page.

 

 

News and Announcements

The Vogue Archive

​The University has trial access to the Vogue Archive until 31/12/ more...

​The University has trial access to the Vogue Archive until 31/12/14. It can be accessed via the Databases or e-Journals link in LibrarySearch

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​​Sighthill LRC - Work to improve facilities starting Wed 4th June

Work to improve LRC facilities is being carried out this summermore...

Work to improve LRC facilities is being carried out this summer
Starting Wednesday 4th June

Library & IT Helpdesk services will be available on LRC 3

Level 1: Open as normal
• There may be some disruption for the installation of new collaborative workstations
• Café closed
Level 2: Partial closure
• Most of Level 2 will be closed due to building work
• Library & IT Helpdesk services will be available on LRC 3
• You will still be able to access the book shelves
• Due to building / electrical work there will be no computer access, however computers and study facilities will still be available elsewhere in the LRC
Level 3: Open as normal
• Library & IT Helpdesk services will be available on LRC 3
• There may be some disruption during room moves and for the installation of new collaborative workstations
• Silent room 3 E 07 will be unavailable
Level 4: Open as normal
• Silent room 4 E 07 will be unavailable
• There may be some disruption during room moves weeks beginning 2nd and 30th June
Level 5: Open as normal
• Subject to University events


Information Services apologise for the inconvenience and will keep you updated about likely disruption throughout the project.
We do not anticipate any closed days, but please be aware that we may not be able to respond to your requests as quickly as normal .

 

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27,000 new ebooks for Library

Following an innovative Scottish universities purchasing deal, stu more...

Following an innovative Scottish universities purchasing deal, students and staff now have access to 27,000 new ebooks.
The aim of the deal was to maximise shared purchasing power and to allow users to download and print the ebooks.

The titles come from five major academic publishers:
• Oxford University Press incl. partner presses (14,715 titles)
• Palgrave (5,200)
• Sage (2,440 titles)
• Elsevier (2,850 titles)
• Wiley (2,627)
The APUC (Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges) agreement allows access to the books for up to four years. The most heavily used books will be purchased automatically. Like e-purchasing, this means your usage helps choose which books are owned by the Library.

What is different about these ebooks?
You will be able to download and print the books purchased under the new agreement, and multiple users will be allowed.
To date, many of the ebooks purchased by Edinburgh Napier have had publisher restrictions on amount of use, downloading and printing (e.g. a ten page maximum).

Find ebooks using LibrarySearch, more will appear in search results in the next few weeks. Questions? Email library@napier.ac.uk.

 

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Library Management System Upgrade

Following the successful implementation of LibrarySearch, it is no more...

Following the successful implementation of LibrarySearch, it is now the turn of  the Library Management System (LMS) to be upgraded during Trimester Three 2014.  The new LMS is supplied through our current library system vendor, Ex Libris.

The new system will support a wide range of library services, including new ebook initiatives such as e-purchasing.

The implementation of the LMS aims to improve services to customers, provide improved analytics to manage budgets more easily, unify the various systems which manage electronic, digital and print resources and integrate it seamlessly with other University business systems.
 
Examples of changes:
• Saved/bookmarked links to Library resources will change in August. Academic staff are advised to check links to Library resources in Moodle after the upgrade.
• LibrarySearch will become the only search interface and http://nuin.napier.ac.uk and http://nuinlink.napier.ac.uk will no longer be available.
• The way we communicate with you may change. For example, Library email notifications may change.
See the Library System Update webpage for updated information throughout the project. If you have questions or feedback, please email libraryfeedback@napier.ac.uk.

 

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Finding our Libraries - opening hours, locations.
Craiglockhart | Merchiston | Sighthill
Information about our special collections -
Edward Clark Collection, War Poets Collection
Tweet us @ednaplib

 
  


 


Getting started with finding electronic resources.
Searching using your mobile phone/device.
Passwords for off-campus access. 
Electronic resources FAQs.


     

 

 

 Resources for supporting teaching
Copyright - how to copy for classes
Digitising/scanning articles for Moodle. 

   

 


 


 

Information about using our services.
Charges/Fines
Off campus services and special needs.
Joining information for University staff and external users.

 

 

 

 

How to find books and journals, newspapers, theses
Subject Guides - Find information for your subject area. 
If we don't have it - Other libraries and bookshops,
Inter Library Loans
Research and the Research Repository
Copyright - for personal study, facts and glossary.