Posts tagged: books

Getting through a boring book…

17 November 2017

Hope is one of our English students. She is blogging about reading boring books!

Reading is great…mostly, and if you’re on an English based course like I am, you’ll know that reading is not so much a fun, leisurely pastime as it is a necessity. I don’t know much about other courses reading requirements, but what I do know is that at one point or another, we all have to read a pretty boring book…or two…three…ten?

The problem here is, that when you read for fun, if the book doesn’t grab your attention straight away, or a couple of chapters in you just cannot for the life of you get into it, you can simply put it down and pick up the next on your list of want-to-reads. When you’re required to read for a course, however, it’s not that easy (unfortunately). read more

Week 2 #SalfordSmart – Find the books you need to read for each of your modules

2 October 2017
Ella

Hear from Ella, a current student, talking about reading lists in this weeks #SalfordSmart

#SalfordSmart this week

There is lots going on in this weeks #SalfordSmart programme. We are looking at using your module reading lists to get hold of the books you need to read.

Login to #SalfordSmart to learn:

  • Where to find your reading lists
  • How to use the lists to find the books you need in the Library
  • How you can use the reading list system to keep a track of all the reading you have done (and want to do!) so that you can manage your reading load.

Sneak Preview!

By logging into #SalfordSmart this week you will also get early access to a fantastic blog post by Ella, a 2nd year English Language student, talking about strategies for reading depending on the classes you are taking or the type of reader you are.

Access Week 2 #SalfordSmart here read more

Find your library books easily using ‘Locate’!

30 January 2017

Not sure where to find a book you need?  You can now find out exactly where your library book is located using our ‘Locate’ tab.

First of all, look for resources in Library Search and when you find a book you would like to find, click on the title:

Book search in Library Search

See if copies are avaiable, and if they are click on the ‘Locate’ tab:

Locate tab.

You will then be shown a map with the location of your book highlighted, so you know exactly where to find it!

Map for book location.

Want to learn more?  Take a look at ou short video which explains how to find books in the library: http://media.salford.ac.uk/Play/5421/ read more

Want books in the library? Ask your Library Champion!

11 January 2017

Clifford Whitworth Library

Are there new books or/and electronic books you would like to see in the library?  Do you think there are titles we need more copies of?  If so, you can request books through your Library Champion.  Each school has a pot of £5,000 allocated for book requests and a designated Library Champion who can be contacted when you would like to request books for the library.

You will need to include details about the book(s) you would like us to order, including:

  • The title, author and ISBN number (this is the specific book number and can be found on Amazon’s website).
  • The year of publication (and edition if there is one).
  •  The number of copies you would like and the price.
  • The library you would like it for (Clifford Whitworth or Media City).

You can also make suggestions for further library developments/services and offer feedback about the library to your Library Champion, who will then pass your comments to us and we will respond.  To find out more about your Library Champion and the scheme, take a look at our webpage here: http://www.salford.ac.uk/library/help/library-champions. read more

Library Development Project – 2nd floor extension containing Arts & Media stock now open!

1 December 2016

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The Library is pleased to announce that the 2nd Floor Extension in Clifford Whitworth Library is now open following refurbishment. This is the area that contains most of the Arts & Media book stock, as well as the rolling shelves housing the paper journals, and seating areas with large desks suitable for spreading out your reading materials.

I’d also like to draw your attention to the Audio-Visual area (DVDs and CDS) – these items are to be found towards the back of the Ground Floor of the Library, along with the Music scores and the Quick Reference section. read more

Your Arts & Media Library Champions, and what they can do for you

22 November 2016

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Are you an Arts & Media student? Having difficulty getting what you want from the Library? Your Library Champions are fellow students who work closely with your Academic Support Librarians to represent you. They can order Library books for you, raise problems you are having with the Library, take forward suggestions you think of for improving Library services, and make sure you know about new Library services and developments.

Contact your Library Champions:

Peter McGrail (based at main campus) P.McGrail@edu.salford.ac.uk read more

Adelphi Library closure and Farewell Party!

19 July 2016

Adelphi Library farewell - flattened

The doors of Adelphi Library finally close on the 16th August 2016, after which the library stock moves to Clifford Whitworth library; the books and other Library materials will be accessible about 2 weeks after the Adelphi closure. Please make sure you borrow the books you want before 16th August – staff, postgraduates and level 6 undergraduates can now borrow up to 35 items, and level 3 and 4 undergraduates can have up to 25 items.

You are invited to say farewell to the Adelphi library on Friday, 29th July 2016,  12.00 onwards in the Library itself. Everyone welcome! read more

New Fashion books display at Adelphi

6 June 2016

Fashion book display

As in all subject areas, we’re buying new Library books and other materials for Fashion throughout the year. We now have a display of recently purchased Fashion books at the entrance to the Library at Adelphi – please borrow any books on the display that you want to take!

New Computer & Video Games book display at MCUK

16 February 2016

CVG book display

As in all subject areas, we’re buying new Library books and other materials for Computer & Video Games throughout the year. We now have a display of recently purchased CVG books at the entrance to the Library at Media City UK – please borrow any books on the display that you want to take!

New Interior Design book display at Adelphi Library

8 December 2015

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As in all subject areas, the Library is adding new Interior Design and Architecture books to stock throughout the year. So you can see some of our new additions to stock “at a glance”, we now have a new books display for Interior Design at Adelphi Library – come and have a look, or even better borrow one or more of the books from the display, no need to ask!