Full schedule of Pop up Library events published

We do an amazing amount of stuff in the Library and Information Services. The Pop up Library will give you  the chance to ask questions and  find out more about our services and collections and how we can support your learning and research.

Find out about the Library’s new Exam Papers Online service, What do you do if you can’t find a book in the Library? Pop up Library sessions focusing on Resources Plus will tell you what your options are. There will be opportunities to see up close art work and objects from the University’s world class collections. What is Searcher? How can you use it to find stuff on your reading list? Pop up… ask us!!

The full schedule of Pop up Library sessions is now available. There’s two sessions each day at 10-12pm and 2-4pm. Please keep an eye on this page as the schedule may be subject to change.

Pop up… ask us!!

8th September- 7th November
Main Library
1st floor reception desk



Next week at the Pop up Library

Week 1: 15th September

(10-12pm and 2-4pm)
Library Pop Introduction – What’s it all about? Watch the 1968 Library film

AM(10-12pm): Centre for Research Collections

PM (2-4pm): Learn and Mobile Learn

AM (10-12pm):  MyEd Mobile

PM (2-4pm): Smart Searching with Searcher

AM(10-12pm): MyEd Mobile

PM (2-4pm): Special Collections: Referendum special

AM(10-12pm): Learn and Mobile Learn

PM (2-4pm) TBC

Library Pop – Get Library Smart!

Library-Pop-Bottle_White_bl smallCome and meet members of the Library Academic Support team at the Pop up Library at 11am on Tuesday 8 September and find out more about the new Get Library Smart information skills resource. Newly developed from materials written for students by the Library Academic Support Team, this resource aims to help everyone at the University of Edinburgh get the best from the Library.  As well as a toolkit to help you  get your hands on the library materials you need, you’ll find step by step guides through the library experience of searching, discovering and managing  information. What’s more, we’ll regularly be delivering bite-sized chunks in blog form to answer key questions and signpost you to what’s relevant for your subject. http://libraryblogs.is.ed.ac.uk/infoskills/

Christine Love-Rodgers, Library Academic Support Team

Pop up Library launches with Library Director and 1968 film

The Pop up Library launched this morning on the 1st floor of the Main Library with John Scally, the Director of Library and University Collections, joining us to help some Freshers on their first day.

JS Pop up 8th Sept Day 1 Session 1

This week we’re showing a film taken when Edinburgh University Main Library opened in 1968. There’s some cool sixties haircuts, a very nice handbag and the poshest BBC-like voiceover ever. Believe it or not, not a great deal has changed. The biggest surprise is that there used to be a smoking room in the building – health and safety ??!!!

1968 video

The film is projecting on to the back wall, and if you have time, sit yourself down on one of  the comfy chairs, plug yourself in and listen to the full commentary.

On Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, we’re running two sessions of metadata games (complete with retro space invader graphics) where you’ll be able to help the Library by tagging some of the images in our vast image collections.

Pop over to the Main Library 1st floor desk to say, ‘hello’ and find out more about the sessions we’ll be running at the Pop up Library over the next two months.

This week’s Pop up Library schedule