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Library Services Alerts

  • This page is used to inform you of any disruptions to the services we provide.
  • For the latest  IT service updates please see the IT System Updates webpage.

Physical resources 

Date: Thursday 1 September 2016 until further notice

Weston Education Centre Library A0 Printer out of order

The A0 printer at the Weston Education Centre library is out of order. Until it is back in service, please use one of the other sites to print your posters:

  • Franklin-Wilkins Library
  • The Maughan Library

 Date added: 01 September 2016

Date: Saturday 22 April 2017 AM only

Weston Education Centre Library will be without phone access on Saturday morning

Due to essential network works, the phone system at the WEC will be unavailable from 10am until 12pm. If you would like to contact Library Services via phone, please contact an alternative site:

Date added: 21 April 2017


Electronic resources

Date: Tuesday 16 May 2017

Time: 8:30 - 12:30
Digimap - on and off campus access

Digimap will be unavailable during this time due to platform updates 

You will not be able to log in to Digimap or retrieve any data orders during this time.  Data orders submitted before the downtime begins can be retrieved after 12.30. 

Date added: 28 April 2017 

Date: Tuesday 24 January 2017
Time: 16.00
Ovid - on and off campus access

For access to Ovid on campus, please use the following link to login:

Off campus users have 2 options:

  1. Log in via Shibboleth and wait until the Ovid Shibboleth logging in page loads (50 seconds to 2-3 minutes)
  2. Log in via the King’s remote app and then access from A-Z list of databases

Date added: 01 September 2016

Date: Monday 03 April 2017
Time: 12:04

Taylor & Francis - Shibboleth login issues

Problems have been reported with Shibboleth access to Taylor & Francis journals. The publisher has been contacted and is working to resolve it the problem. On campus access is unaffected.

Date added: 03 April 2017

Date: Thursday 06 April 2017
Time: 15:17

Springer Nature journals - Shibboleth login issues 

 There are current issues with remote access to Springer Nature journals. We are liaising with the publisher to have the problem resolved as soon as possible.  On campus access continues to work as normal

Date added: 06 April 2017



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