Monday, 25 November 2013

Vacation borrowing

Books and scores needed for the Christmas break?

Week-loan books and music may be borrowed for the vacation from next Monday, 2nd December, and will be due back on Tuesday 21st January.

Do you need something from the Short Loan Collection?

We need to keep one copy of all Short Loan Collection books here for the vacation so that people who stay in Oxford have access to the whole collection.  However, you CAN take Short Loan items if there are two copies of the item that you need on the shelf.  From next Friday morning, 6th December, duplicated Short Loan books will be available for loan until Friday 17th January (Week 0).  You will need to bring two copies of the book you want to the library counter to prove that there’s a spare to leave on the shelf.  There’s usually a bit of a rush, so come early if you want to take one of the “doubles” available. 

You will need to be here in person if you want to do this; you may not just renew online a Short Loan that you have already borrowed. Don’t despair if there is only a single copy left on Friday morning.  By Saturday (we’re open 10am till 1pm), all two day Short Loans will have to have been returned and often you can harvest a "double” on the Saturday.

Are you going to be around for some or all of the vacation?

Here are details of the MFL's vacation opening hours:


Friday, 22 November 2013

Business as usual at the MFL

We are delighted to report that the essential maintenance work in the library has now been completed. Access to the CD collection and the Multimedia Resource Centre has been fully restored and we expect both PCAS printers to be returned to their homes in the photocopying room early next week.

We'd like to thank our readers for their patience while the works were being carried out and hope that they didn't cause too much inconvenience.