Friday, November 22, 2013

Christmas vacation borrowing for undergraduate students

Christmas vacation borrowing for undergraduate students will begin at the Central Science Library on Friday 22nd November 2013.

The return date for books will be set at Wednesday 15th January 2014. Undergraduates may borrow up to 10 books and must be aware that the books are subject to recall throughout the vacation.

Books may be returned by secure post to the following address: Book Returns: Central Science Library, Bene't Street, Cambridge CB2 3PY

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Re-launch of the CSL scanning service

The Central Science Library is pleased to announce the re-launch of its document scanning service.

With the re-launch comes a change of name. The service will now be known as Scan and Deliver. The other major change, that users will need to be aware of, is that we will now be charging for the service.There are two methods of payment, online and by post.

Remote payment for this service can be made using the University's online store. There is a short registration process to go through when you make the first payment.

If you wish to pay by cheque or departmental order form that is acceptable but users should be aware that the request will not be processed until payment has been received. If you chose this method can specify on the web form in 'additional information. 

We are required by law to make the charge and it is only intended to recoup our costs in providing the service

The charges will be as follows:

Current University students: £1.25 per item requested

Current University staff: £1.25 plus  20% VAT per item requested.

The service will function pretty much as before, users will submit requests using the online form.Once received staff will check the request and email users with the relevant link where they can make payment.

Once we have received notification that payment has been made we will process the request.

Users of the service are reminded that this does fall within the restrictions of copyright law and as such documents are provided under certain conditions.

As a user of the service you are required to agree that, on receipt of your request/s, you will:

1. Delete the attached file from your computer as soon as you have either made a satisfactorily printed copy or read it on screen - no archiving or retaining the file in any form

2. Not pass on the electronic copy or make it available to any other person

3. Not make further printed or electronic copies

As before, the service will aim to deliver documents within a 24 hour time frame once payment has been received.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Vacation borrowing March-April 2013

Vacation borrowing is now operating at the CSL. Books, borrowed by undergraduates, will not be due back until 24th of April.

Books currently on loan will need to be renewed if students wish to take advantage of the extended loan period during the vacation.

Thursday, January 31, 2013


The CSL is very pleased to be hosting an outreach event on Monday 4th Feb.

The event will require the use of the 2nd floor and therefore after 6pm this will be closed to readers. You will be able to use the area and the DRA room until 6 after which you will need to move to the 1st floor, which will remain open as normal.

The ground floor toilets will be open for the evening.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Filming at the CSL

As part of an outreach event, taking place in February, the library will be playing host to a film crew on Thursday evening this week (31st Jan.).

This will mean that from 6pm onwards the 2nd floor area will be closed to all readers.

Readers working in the library will be able to use the area, the materials shelved there and IT area until 6pm, after which they will have to move to the 1st floor area – which will remain open as usual.

The toilets on the ground floor will be open throughout the evening.

Apologies for any inconvenience this will cause.

Simon Goose

Library manager - CSL

29th January 2013