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We're here to help you find the resources you need at Edinburgh Napier University.
Can't find what you are looking for?
See Help Centre​.  

  

Use LibrarySearch to find fast results for books, e-books, online journal articles and more. Learn more about using LibrarySearch on this page.  

 

Eresources service status 

Information about any current issues with library eresources can be found on the Information Services Service Status​ page > Library eresources. 

  

News and Announcements 


Coming soon - Group Study Room Bookings for students at Sighthill!​


Information Services are delighted to announce that on Monday 8th January we will be launching the new online Group Study Room Booking system for students at Sighthill Campus. 

The system, which has been implemented in response to student feedback, was initially piloted at Craiglockhart and is now being rolled out to the other campuses.

The new system will enable students to book and check availability of the Library Student Group Study Rooms online. 

For further information please visit myNapier

Please note:  Group Study Rooms are solely for the use of students. 


New web filter – Log in on campus to access library eresources


The new web filtering service will change how Library eresources can be accessed on campus. 


If you use Google or bookmarks to find ejournal articles, ebooks, databases etc you will no longer automatically be recognised as belonging to Edinburgh Napier University and given access.


Use LibrarySearch

The easiest way to find all the resources that you have access to is to start at LibrarySearch, which is set up to provide seamless on-campus access to the vast majority of our subscribed eresources. 


To see everything available in LibrarySearch, you will now need to log into LibrarySearch on campus as well as off. 


Go to LibrarySearch.

To log in, click Not signed in > Sign in > University member.


If you prefer to use bookmarks or Google

You will need to log into the individual eresources using the UK Federation/Shibboleth/institutional login link. 


This is different for each journal or database, but usually means looking for a ‘Sign in/Log in’ button and then choosing to log in via Edinburgh Napier University.


Questions or issues?

Email  library@napier.ac.uk​ or phone: +44 (0)131 455 3500.  




Upgrades to Libraries and Computer Suites - Nov/Dec

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We are pleased to announce that RFID (radio-frequency identification) will be implemented in our campus libraries in the next couple of months. This project will improve our services and allow us to install fast new self-service machines, which will make it easy for you to check out a pile of books in seconds.

We are also creating new subject hubs for Computing and Law, bringing together all the resources students need in one place.

We will aim to minimise disruption to students and staff at all times. Please contact us​ if you have any questions.

Timeline for work

 Week beginning 13th November:


Sighthill LRC
New plasma screens will be installed on all floors for digital signage and the new online room booking system. RFID tags will be inserted in all the books in preparation for installation of new self-service kiosks and security gates in December.
Merchiston Library
Computing books will be moved into the new Computing Hub.
 • Craiglockhart Library
 Books will be moved in preparation for the new Research Collection and Law Hub.
  
 Week beginning 20th November:

 • Craiglockhart Library A new LapSafe self service laptop loan machine will be installed. RFID tags will be inserted in all the books in preparation for installation of new self-service kiosks and security gates in December. Books will be moved in preparation for the new Research Collection and Law Hub.

 Week beginning 27th November:

 • Merchiston Library RFID tags will be inserted in all the books in preparation for installation of new self-service kiosks and security gates in December.



Reading lists - New software for 17/18


Leganto plain image.pngHave you missed the deadline for the new reading list software?

We are supporting the new reading list software because we believe that it will improve the student experience by enabling students to have easy and consistent access to core reading materials in Moodle. This is a topic which is often commented on in the NSS and module evaluation surveys. 

It's not too late! You can still send your reading list for Information Services to input. See Reading Lists.



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New service - Browzine app for exploring journals

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wZine allows you to browse current and back issues of most of the Library’s scholarly journals (although for in-depth research or older material, please check LibrarySearch).

Using BrowZine, you can:

Browse thousands of scholarly journals – in a mobile app or on the web.

Create a personal bookshelf of favourite titles.

Be alerted when new articles are available in your favourite journals.

Sync across your desktop and mobile devices.

Find out more.



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Box of Broadcasts – Playlists now available


 

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is the on demand TV and radio service for education from the British Universities Film Video Council.


 

Following the BoB platform upgrade in August, playlists and clips from the old platform are now available.


 

If you are prompted to register on the new platform, please use the same email address you used to register on the old platform. Once registered, or if you have previously registered, you will see guidance for importing your clips and playlists.


 

For details, see:

Importing playlists/clips​

If you experience any problems, please contact: library@napier.ac.uk

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