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E-resources requested by many, are now available for a trial period. This applies to e-journals and e-books in a variety of subjects; resources as Clinics Journals from ScienceDirect, Springer Protocols and Springer eBooks from Springer.
After requests from many students we now adjust our opening hours on weekends. On Sundays both the University Library and the Medical Library will be open 12 pm-6 pm. Saturdays the University Library will be open 11 am-5 pm and the Medical Library 11 am-4 pm.
Different books are hiding among the library shelves; loose paper sheets without pagination, a book written entirely without the letter e and a hymnal with ivory covers. A photo of the world's largest atlas can also be seen.
This upcoming autumn, the Medical Library has been residing in the current premises for 10 years. We celebrate this with a photo contest on the theme "My image of the Medical Library".
Installation of new computers at UB and MB is now initiated. The new computer environment will be faster and more stable, handle audio/video better and provide a private space for storing documents. Students and staff at Umeå University have access to the new environment with their CAS account.
Overlooking the river, Umeå University Library opens up the new special branch library on Arts Campus.
SciFinder, The Literary Encyclopedia, journals from IOS Press and The Royal Society of Chemistry are a few of the library resources which are new as of this year.
During the Mathematics Biennial 26-27 January, UB will initiate an exhibition related to mathematics and in Learning Space UB various lectures in mathematics will be held for 2 days.
E-books purchased by the library from Ebrary are now possible to download as PDFs with DRM protection and are consequently available for offline reading.