Update on Inter-Campus Bus Service 9U

The Stagecoach Bluebird service 9U between Old Aberdeen and the Foresterhill Campus will be withdrawn at the end of this month. It will continue operating until Friday 30th August.

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Summer Staff Training

From Wednesday 19 June until the end of August all the University Libraries will be closed from 9.00 -10.00 am on Wednesdays for staff training.  The book box outside the Medical Library will be available for any returns when we are closed.  Our vacation opening hours are available on the Library Opening Hours webpage.

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Annual Return of Books 2013

Long loan items are due for return or renewal by Friday 31st May 2013.

If you are graduating this year, please note that all loans must be returned to the library and any outstanding fines paid. Failure to do so will mean that you will not be allowed to graduate.

If you are continuing your studies, all loans, except those issued before June 2011 which have already been renewed twice(these must be returned), may be renewed for the next academic session from Thursday 16th May. This can be done at any library issue/enquiry point or through the self-renewal option on the library catalogue. If you have  particular problems with any of the items and need to speak to a member of staff please call this number 01224 273824 (09.00-17.00 Monday – Friday)

All loans will remain subject to recall at all times, so please remember:

  • Check your borrower record is clear before you leave Aberdeen
  • Be aware that loans may not be taken abroad without specific permission
  • Check your Aberdeen University mail account regularly as recall notification will be by email to this account

If you will be unable to access your account, please complete a Summer Vacation Library Notification Form. These are also available from the Medical Library.

Failure to return or renew items on loan will result in the imposition of fines on your borrower record. The rate of fines will escalate daily for every item overdue. You are therefore recommended to take action regarding your loans promptly.

For more information,  please read the library web page Annual Return 2013.

Medical Library Team


Easter Vacation Recalls

All items on loan from the library are subject to recall over the Easter vacation. You should return your loans before leaving Aberdeen if you will be unable to access your e-mail to check for recalls.

If you have any 4 Week Loan items which have already been renewed 2 times and will be due for return over Easter, bring them into the library and we will return and reissue them to you.

Remember that you must get permission to take library items abroad – apply at the Issue Desk in the Medical Library for forms.

Heavy Demand and 3 Day Loan items will be due as normal over Easter.

Medical Library Team

Medical Library Makeover – Update

The decorators have finished painting the 1st floor and top floor of the library and are currently working in floor 2.

Work will start on Monday 18th February to replace the carpet and vinyl on the 1st floor and stairways in the library. Access to the stairs may be limited at times to allow for the vinyl to be lifted and the new carpet laid.  Access to the floors will be available via the lift when the stairs are blocked off.

The contractors will start on the first floor in the Reference and Heavy Demand area.

During this time there will be some noise and disruption but we hope to keep this to a minimum.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Medical Library Team

New Cochrane Library searching interface

For the last year, Wiley worked with members of the Cochrane Collaboration, including a team of Trial Search Coordinators (TSCs), to update the Search functionality within The Cochrane Library. The team looked at ways to improve the current Search interface and introduced a series of design improvements and new features, geared at enhancing the search experience for both novice and experienced users of the Cochrane Library.

The first search enhancement release launched on September 15th.  The next releases are scheduled to launch in October and December of 2012.

For more information on the new search functionality follow this link  http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/view/0/ccochnewsearch.html

Please don’t hesitate to ask  our friendly library staff  for help. The Enquiry Desk at the Medical Library is open Monday-Friday, 9.00am -4.30pm.


Welcome to the Medical Library News blog from the Library, Special Collections and Museums (LSC&M).

We hope that you find this blog a useful way of keeping up to date with news  from the Medical Library on the Foresterhill Campus at the University of Aberdeen.

Here you’ll find updates on library resources,  events in our library, information skills workshops, help and support and much more!

Medical Library Team