Information about any current issues with library eresources can be found on the Information Services Service Status page > Library eresources.
If you borrowed books at the beginning of September, they have now reached the 12 week maximum loan period. This means they will not automatically renew and you need to return them to the library as soon as possible.
If you have any difficulty returning your books please contact the Library on 0131 455 3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
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:
If you experience any problems, please contact: email@example.com.
LibrarySearch – New interface
The new LibrarySearch interface is now live. Thank you to staff and students who responded to the survey. We appreciate your input into improving our service.
The new interface has a simpler, more intuitive search, including:
• Find what you are searching for with fewer clicks – whether that is full-text online or the shelf mark of a book in a library.
• Easier access to citing, saving and favouriting items.
• Simple ways to refine your results.
• An improved mobile/tablet experience.
Links to Library resources from Moodle
If you have links from Moodle modules to items in LibrarySearch, these will continue to link to the previous interface and provide access to resources.
From mid-November, permalinks will re-direct to the new interface.
There are some small known issues affecting external borrowers and mobile display.
See known issues.
Problems or questions?
Tel: 0131 455 3500
In September 2016 the Library launched a new ‘Intelligent Loans’ service.
Most of our book and other loans are now dynamic which means they will be automatically renewed up to a maximum of 12 weeks unless recalled (known as the Intelligent Loan). If an item on loan to you is requested by another user we will recall it by sending you an email asking you to return it within 7 days or by the due date if less than 7 days.
What it means for you
- It’s easy, you no longer have to remember to renew your loans.
- Longer loans for items which are not in demand.
- You must return items which have been recalled or you will be charged a fine.
- You can request items which are on the shelf at another campus or on loan to someone else.
- You must return your loans at the end of the maximum loan period.
See more information
Digimap – Save your work now
The Library is moving to Single Sign-On for Digimap, bringing it into line with other logins. The change in login means that you will no longer be able to access previous saved work within Digimap.
If you have maps or work saved within Digimap, you should download or export this work before 5pm on Wednesday 28th September.
To download saved maps/work
To access your old work please log in using one of these routes:
LibrarySearch > Database A-Z list > Digimap (OLD USERS) entry http://libguides.napier.ac.uk/DigimapOLD or http://edina.ac.uk/Login/digimap?idp=https://shib1.napier.ac.uk/entity
These routes will cease to work after 5pm on Wednesday 28th September and you will no longer be able to access old work within Digimap.
To start using the new Digimap login
To create new work within Digimap, which can be saved and accessed within Digimap, please use these routes:
LibrarySearch > Database A-Z list > Digimap (NEW USERS) entry http://libguides.napier.ac.uk/DigmapNEW or
For further information, please contact Jane Haigh.
Changes to National Library of Scotland undergraduate access
From 1st July 2016 undergraduate students no longer need to complete an Undergraduate Referral Form. Additionally, undergraduate students will be given a General Reader ticket valid for 3 years.
Now there's just one new, easy to remember phone number for the Library
New Journal Deal - 2000+ Taylor and Francis titles
Following demand from academic staff across Schools, Information Services has now brokered a significant new deal for over 2000 Taylor and Francis journals.
New journal titles include:
Information Communication and Society
European Journal of Sport Science
International Reviews in Physical Chemistry
Marine Biology Research
To see the entire selection of new journals go to Taylor and Francis Online
Alternatively, access Taylor and Francis Online via LibrarySearch>Databases. You may need to log in off campus. Once logged in, you will see the words 'Access provided by Edinburgh Napier University' and a green square next to the titles you have access to.
Sage Research Methods Online
A great new resource for researchers or those teaching research methods, with full text of more than 800 ebooks, reference works, journal articles, and videos.
See Sage Research Methods Online.