Your friend BoB (Box of Broadcasts)

bob_imageWant to find out how to:

  • View & record over 1 million TV & Radio programmes
  • Create clips & clip compilations
  • Compile favourite shows into playlists and share them with others
  • Record missed programmes

You can do all this & more with help from BoB (Box of Broadcasts). You can find out how simple it is to use this fantastic resource by coming along to our pop-up library session on Thursday 16th October from 10 till 12 on the 1st floor of the main library.

You’ll wonder how you ever managed before life with BoB!!!!

See more about BoB here.

Margaret Redpath
Main Library Helpdesk


Help ma’ BoB

An innovative online off-air TV and radio recording service for education

The University subscribes to BoB (Box of Broadcasts) National to help enrich teaching and learning with moving image and sound. BoB enables all staff and students to record any upcoming programme from over 60 TV and radio channels. It also allow users to search a growing archive of media (currently more than 1 million programmes).

We, the Main Library Helpdesk staff, are running 2 BoB sessions, as part of our pop-up library events. Please ‘pop up’ to the 1st floor, Main Library, to discover more about BoB National.

The 2 sessions will be on:

Thursday 2 Oct 2pm – 4pm
Thursday 16 Oct 10am – 12noon

We will demonstrate how to:

  • access this service
  • choose and record upcoming programmes
  • request missed programmes from a 30 day buffer
  • edit programmes into clips
  • search BBC and other archives
  • create playlists
  • and much more!

Detailed information about this service is available at

Rong Flynn, Helpdesk Assistant, Main Libary