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You’ll notice some changes in QM Libraries this year

Thursday 20 September 2012

Printing changes

IT Services have installed a new print service over the summer, which means printing, photocopying and scanning are now all paid for using your QM iPay account held on your College ID card. So no more scratchcards! Your print account balances were transferred to your accounts on 21 August 2012.

Double-sided printing is now the default for all print jobs. If you need to print single-sided, please follow the instructions on the Library website at www.library.qmul.ac.uk/it_photocopying/printing.

You said, we did…

New displays are now up at Mile End, Whitechapel & West Smithfield Libraries, with comment cards and our responses to your concerns – please let us know your thoughts about the Library facilities and services and look out for our response.

Mile End Library ground floor changes

  • We’ve increased the number of study spaces on the ground floor by rearranging and adding to the furniture in the Teaching Collection area. This means there are now 40 extra study spaces on the ground floor.
  • In addition, we’ve added 20 more PCs
  • The Contemplation Rooms have been carpeted, and we’ve also introduced baskets in each room so prayer mats and other possessions can be tidily stored.
  • We have introduced clearly labelled recycling bins for both paper and mixed recycling, as well as making sure that the general waste bins are clearly labelled.

Need help with maths, setting up your laptop or other IT queries, academic English, e-learning, literature searching, science, research or study skills?

QM libraries have got drop-in study sessions in the Libraries on all these topics!

Academic English and study/Research skills drop-ins

Maths and science drop-ins

e-Learning drop-ins

Literature searching skills

Academic writing one-to-one yutorials

Now available online: The Palace Journal

The Archives project to digitise the Palace Journals, 1887 to 1893, the weekly newspaper of the People’s Palace, has now been completed and the Journals are available to view online.

The People’s Palace was an educational and recreational institution for the people of East London. The Journals include features about the People’s Palace, such as: news of clubs and societies, including the Debating Society, the Cycling Club and the Ramblers; and programmes for events, such as concerts, dog shows, flower shows, and lectures.

The Journals also include other articles on many different topics. A few examples are ‘The Blunders of Elementary Education’, ‘Sensational Thrillers’, and ‘Strange Pets’. Many issues feature serialised stories by authors including Walter Besant and Edgar Allan Poe.

In addition, the Journals include advertisements, for products including Harness’ Electropathic Belts. These electric belts were claimed to ‘promote the circulation, assist digestion, and promptly renew exhausted nerve force’ whilst ‘the mind is maintained in a buoyant, cheerful state, and every faculty is stimulated to the highest condition of intellectual strength’!

A complete catalogue of the People’s Palace collection is also now available via the archives catalogue. For further information about the archives see the website or email archives@qmul.ac.uk.

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