Transfer of Health Sciences Library Resources to Magee Campus

To support the transition of undergraduate Health Sciences programmes to the Magee campus in September 2022, the Library will be moving all relevant book stock from Jordanstown to Magee campus library this summer.

   12 May 2022

To support the transition of undergraduate Health Sciences programmes to the Magee campus in September 2022, the Library will be moving all relevant book stock from Jordanstown to Magee campus library this summer.

The stock being transferred will be unavailable for a short period of time following the end of the examination and assessment period in May 2022.

The Library e-book, e-journal and database collections will continue to be available throughout this period with ongoing subject support provided by the Faculty Support Team. Existing print collections on the Magee and Coleraine campuses will be unaffected.

Health Sciences students and staff will be kept up to date on developments through regular emails, Library Twitter and Library webpage updates.

Library resources for post-graduate Health Sciences programmes will be available in the new Belfast campus library for the start of the 22/23 academic year.

Frequently asked questions

Dates mentioned below may change.  Please regularly check this webpage for further updates and check the recent update regarding Jordanstown and Belfast library moves for more information on the transitions affecting Jordanstown and Belfast Campus Libraries.

Why do the undergraduate Health Sciences books have to move?

The School of Health Sciences undergraduate programmes will be located at the Magee campus from September 2022. Books supporting these programmes will need to be in place to support these programmes.

When will the books be moved from Jordanstown Campus library?

These books will be unavailable from Monday 23rd May 2022 and will be packed and transferred in the weeks following.

When will the books be available to borrow at Magee Library?

The books will be available to borrow at Magee campus library in the latter part of June. Once confirmed, the exact date will be provided here.

If I am in the Belfast area, how can I get access to these books after they are transferred to Magee?

Students and staff of Ulster University will be able to reserve these books online for collection in the interim Belfast Library (Block BD) or the new Belfast Library which is expected to open in late August. Full details of library services in Belfast area from June can be seen in the recent Library news item. Books can be reserved via the Library Catalogue.

I need to have access to Health Sciences books in late May or June, what should I do?

Students and staff who require books from these collections in late May or June should borrow everything they need before the transfer begins on 23rd May, and to facilitate this normal borrowing limits can be increased by speaking to a member of library staff.

What other information resources will be available to me while the books are being transferred?

  • The Library provides access to over 500,000 e-books which will be available as normal through the Library Catalogue and our e-book databases.
  • Access to our e-journal and database resources will be available as normal.
  • Access to our Library Subject guides will be available as normal.

What happens if I want to return a Health Sciences book?

  • A book return bin will remain in place at the entrance to the Jordanstown library until the end of August 2022.
  • Books can be returned to the interim Belfast Library in block BD after the 6th of June.
  • You may also return items to the campus libraries at Magee or Coleraine.

What happens if I want to request an item through the Document Delivery service?

  • Request items online via the Document Delivery request form.
  • Print items can be picked up from the interim Belfast Library location or the Coleraine and Magee Campus Libraries.

Where will the Health Sciences books be located in Magee Library?

These books will be located on the 2nd floor of Magee Library immediately following the R section. They will be clearly signposted, and staff will provide directions to you.

What help will be available?

  • The Life and Health Faculty Subject team will be available to provide help and advice on finding information resources and can be contacted via LHS Subject Team Contacts
  • Staff at the Magee Library Information Point will also be able to help once the books have been transferred.

Will an introduction to the relocated Health Sciences book stock be offered?

LIbrary inductions will be provided to all Health Sciences students.

What facilities are available to me at Magee Library?

The Library provides IT facilities and flexible options for study. Further details can be found on the Magee Campus Library page.

Questions?

If your question is not answered above or for further information contact: Joan Atkinson, Sub Librarian: Life and Health Sciences.