12 September 2014

Announcing our new website - Royal Free Hospital Medical Library

The Royal Free Hospital Medical Library is delighted to announce the launch of our new website. Designed with a fresh new look and improved navigation the website now follows the design of the UCL Medical School website.

On the new website you can find all the information you need about using the library, the resources available to you through the library and the services we offer. You can also find an outline of useful services depending on your role.

We hope that you enjoy discovering and using our new site. If you have any comments on the new site then please let us know.

01 May 2014

Bank holiday opening hours, May 2014

Royal Free Medical Library opening hours for the bank holidays in May are as follows:

Monday 5 May 9.00am - 6.00pm
Monday 26 May 9.00am - 6.00pm

03 April 2014

New extended opening hours, including Sundays, April to end of July 2014

Starting Sunday 6 April 2014, the Royal Free Medical Library will be operating the following opening hours, to end of July 2014:

Monday-Friday 09:00-22:00
Saturday 09:00-17:00
Sunday 11:00-17:00

All regular staffed library services will be available during these opening hours, including during the new Sunday opening hours.

24 March 2014

Easter opening hours 2014

Medical Library opening hours over the Easter period are as follows:

The library is open as normal up to and including Wednesday 16 April 2014.
  • Thursday 17 April 9am-6pm
  • Friday 18 - Monday 21 April CLOSED
  • Tuesday 22 April 9am-6pm
Normal opening hours will resume on Wednesday 23 April 2014.

04 March 2014

Going green

The Royal Free Library has been examining its green credentials and would like to direct readers who are interested to the following resources:
  • NETPositive is a new tool designed for all students at UCL. It can help you develop new skills, boost your employability and use your time at UCL for good. Use it to find out about: 
    • volunteering opportunities in your local community 
    • how to boost your employability 
    • ways to save energy and carbon in your home 
    • getting more involved in the campus community 
  • UCL's green pages are regularly updated and provide information on UCL's environmental statements, the UCL environmental sustainability team, UCL's Green Champions and getting involved. 

Posted by Miriam Rice - Miriam  works at the Royal Free Medical Library and is a UCL Green Champion in training.

12 December 2013

Christmas opening hours 2013/4

Medical Library opening hours over the Christmas period are as follows:

The library is open as normal up to and including Thursday 19 December 2013.
  • Friday 20 December 9am-5.30pm
  • Saturday 21 December CLOSED
  • Sunday 22 December CLOSED
  • Monday 23 December 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday 24 December CLOSED
  • Wednesday 25 December CLOSED
  • Thursday 26 December CLOSED
  • Friday 27 December CLOSED
  • Saturday 28 December CLOSED
  • Sunday 29 December CLOSED
  • Monday 30 December 9am-6pm
  • Tuesday 31 December CLOSED
  • Wednesday 1 January 2014 CLOSED
Normal opening hours will resume on Thursday 2 January 2014.

11 October 2013

Open access – why does it matter, and what do you need to know? Wednesday 23 October 2013, 14.00

Open access – why does it matter, and what do you need to know? 
Royal Free Medical Library, 14:00 Wednesday 23 October 2013

Open access is becoming increasingly important. The RCUK has a new open access policy, HEFCE is likely to require open access for future REF submissions, and UCL is now able to fund open access payments for all UCL authors. This session will explain the benefits of open access, outline open access policies that apply to UCL authors, and set out methods of achieving open access for both funded and non-funded authors. It will address the different types of open access, provide practical advice on publishers’ open access options, and point authors to help and support at UCL. The range of services offered by the Library in support of research will also be outlined.

14:00 Introduction: Professor Tony Schapira, Vice-Dean and Campus Director, UCLR
14:15 Catherine Sharp, UCL Open Access Funding Manager
15:00 Support for research: Betsy Anagnostelis, Librarian, Royal Free Medical Library

To book your place, please email rlibrary@ucl.ac.uk