I hope you are all well and have settled into the new routine in College this term. It’s been good to see some old and new faces in the College Library and around College over the last couple of weeks. Just a couple of notices now we are a few weeks into term.
Need a study space, a book, some help?
A brief reminder that information about what services are available in the College Library, including how to book study spaces and request books, can be found on our website: https://www.magd.cam.ac.uk/college-life/library
Wellbeing and Welfare Support
The College Library has a Welfare & Wellbeing collection through which you can find books which can help you with welfare, wellbeing, self-help and identity. Books in the collections cover subjects such as eating disorders, anxiety, insomnia, procrastination, perfectionism, sexual health, happiness, race and gender.
In order to make this collection more available we have moved it into Ramsay Hall, making it available from 9am – 8pm, 7 days a week.
Books in the Welfare Collection may be borrowed confidentially and operates on a trust basis, which means that you may take books away and use them without the need to issue them to your account. You may borrow the books for as long as you need them.
When you have finished with an item, please return it to the College Library. This ensures that the book can be made available to other users.
Check your Library account – do you still need all the books?
If you have books out on loan that you have had since last academic year please check that you still require them, if not please return them to the College Library so that another person can use them and to minimise a replacement fee if they go missing. We will not be putting in place a formal book return at the end of this term or the start of Lent term in order to avoid complicating end of term plans, but we do encourage you to keep an eye on your account. How can you check what you have on loan? Please see: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/my_library_account.v1.5.pdf
Books can be returned to the box in the Plodge, in Ramsay Hall at anytime or outside the Library Mon-Fri, 10am – 3:30pm.
If you need a book that is already on loan then during term-time you may request a recall, this will shorten the current loan and you should receive the book in 4 days, for more information please see: https://www.lib.cam.ac.uk/sites/www.lib.cam.ac.uk/files/requesting_and_renewing_items.v1.4.pdf
Instagram (and Facebook and Twitter etc)
The College Library is now on Instagram, where we post updates about the current Library, the rare books collection as well as information about the New Library ahead of our move. We hope to have more pictures and information to post about the New Library over the coming months. All out Social media feeds are @magdlibs)
As always, if you have an questions or need support please contact firstname.lastname@example.org