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Library News: Latest News

Opening Hours Mid Semester 1 Break

 

The Morris Miller and Launceston Libraries opening hours will remain the same during semester break. Carington Smith, Clinical and Law libraries will be opening Monday - Friday 8:45am - 5:00pm.

You can see our full opening hours on the Library Opening Hours & COVID information guide.

 

Document Delivery Service improving & the discontinuation of the BONUS+ service

 

 

Staff and Higher Degree Students -  We are very pleased to announce that the way you access our Document Delivery and InterLibrary Loan Service account will be improving soon. There won't be any further need to create a separate account or remember unique login detail, simple use your UTAS username/password to login to place requests. This will streamline the service for both you and the Library.

BONUS+ - this borrowing service has seen a decline in usage, a decline in libraries participating in the scheme, and a rise in costs over the last few years  As a result it has been decided to discontinue the BONUS + service as of June 2021.

What this means for you?

Staff and Higher Degree Students

  • You will still be able to obtain books and other material not held in the University Library collections via the Document Delivery and InterLibrary Loan Service and this will be made all the easier with the new method of accessing the service (see above)

Undergraduates

You can find most material that you need in our collection

If there is something you require and we don't have it in the collection you can  Suggest a Purchase.  We will review your suggestion and purchase it if budget and collection principles permit. 

 

Sunday opening - 10am-5pm

 

The Morris Miller and Launceston Libraries are now open as study spaces on Sunday 10am-5pm . There won't be any UConnect or Library Services on Sunday, but you can find a comfy spot to come and study. You can see our full opening hours on the Library Opening Hours & COVID information guide

 

Library Services & UConnect update

 

For 2021 there is a change to the location of some of the UConnect and Library services. The following Library service points will provide Library dedicated services such as providing expertise on how to access and use information resources in print and online.

  • Carington Smith Library (Hunter Street)
  • Clinical Library (Hobart)
  • Launceston Campus Library (Newnham). 

All UConnect face to face services such as production of ID card, student lifecycle and library related enquiries will be available at the following service points. Please note that the standard opening hours are Monday to Friday 8:45am to 5pm, unless specified otherwise in parenthesis.

  • Morris Miller Library, Sandy Bay
  • Law Library, Sandy Bay
  • Student Services in Kerslake Building, Newnham (open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm)
  • Building D, Cradle Coast
  • MidCity, 88 Elizabeth St, Hobart (open from 18th January)
  • Rozelle Campus Library, Rozelle (open Monday to Thursday 8:45am to 5pm)

UConnect can also be contacted online, over the phone or via mail:

  • Email U.Connect@utas.edu.au​​​​​:
  • Call: 1300 826 663 / +61 3 6226 6111 (8:45am to 5:00pm, business days)
  • Submit a question
  • Mail: UConnect | University of Tasmania, Private Bag 45, Hobart, TAS, 7001

Or contact the Library here: https://www.utas.edu.au/library/contact-us

 

Want an easy way to know if UTAS provides full text to an article?

Add the LibKey Nomad extension to your favourite browser and you'll be able to tell straight away if the whole article is available to you to read.

What is LibKey Nomad?

LibKey Nomad is a browser extension that detects available scholarly content, notifies the user of availability, and connects them to the content in one-click.  It speeds up access to the full text on publisher pages, PubMed, Wikipedia and many other sites.

When LibKey Nomad is installed you will see in your search results whether there is full access to an article when you see this symbol

This is how is might appear...

 

How do I get it?

Installation in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Brave & Vivaldi is simple!  Just visit libkeynomad.com and click the icon for your browser.

Your browser will then ask you to confirm.  Choose your institution (University of Tasmania) at the resulting LibKey interface and you are all set!

LinkedIn Learning

Learn anywhere, anytime, on any device with LinkedIn Learning. Are you looking to expand your skill set, become career ready or looking to improve your digital skills? Choose from over 16,000+ video courses on subjects such as: financial literacy, social media, coding, animation, graphic design, data management and analysis, 3-d modelling, marketing, project management, and mental health, just to name a few.

Videos cover topics such as:

  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Time management and study skills
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Specific software training videos

 

Click 'Sign in' on the LinkedIn Learning webpage and use your University of Tasmania email address to access videos and courses

Want an easy way to view journals in your subject area? Take a look at Browzine

 

BrowZine delivers the Library's scholarly journals to your computer, tablet or smartphone:

  • browse and read journals by subject, review tables of contents, and download full articles
  • create your own journal bookshelf in your area of interest
  • get notified when new articles are published in the journal in your bookshelf
  • save articles for off-line reading or export to services such as DropBox, Zotero, Papers and reference management software
  • email article links to colleagues

To learn more head to our BrowZine subject guide

New Reading List system

Take a look at the new way to access your Reading Lists

In 2021 all reading lists will be available on our new platform. Search for your course code, course name or lecturer in the search box to see if your unit has been set up. We'll be adding new lists constantly, so if yours isn't there now, check back closer to the start of semester.

You can learn more about the system here

Textbooks

Booktopia can supply UTAS students with textbooks and other content related to their university studies. Booktopia does not have a physical presence on Sandy Bay or Newnham campuses.  All ordering is online.


Updated: 22 January 2021