All library sites have Project or Group Study Rooms and spaces for quiet and silent study. More information on facilities in the Medical Library is available here.
Wireless internet access is available in the Medical Library and most University academic, administrative and residential buildings on the Foresterhill campus - see our wireless location map.
Eduroam provides staff and students with authenticated access to Aberdeen’s network. Visitors from other participating institutions can also connect to the Eduroam network when visiting Aberdeen by using credentials provided by their home institution. See our Documentation & Guides for information about how to connect to the wireless network.
Information about computer and other IT facilities in the Medical Library and our other libraries is available here.
There is an IT Service Desk (MedIT) in Room 1:122 in the Polwarth Building providing support of, and assistance with, University of Aberdeen IT services, software or hardware for those based at the Foresterhill campus. For further information including opening times, please see the IT Service Desk pages.
Self-service fax facilities are available on a cost-recovery basis at the Issue Desk. An internal telephone is available on Floor 1.
Please see the factsheet Library Provision in Medicine for our full range of library services.
The Issue Desk provides the full range of standard library services. These include loans, heavy demand issues, returns, recalls, reservations, inter-branch requests, inter-library loans, and fax collection.
A box is placed outside the Library for return of Heavy Demand books before the Library opens.
The Enquiry Desk is situated on Floor 1 by the Issue Desk. It is open from 9.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday during term time for help with searching the online databases, using and troubleshooting Refworks and any other library-related queries.
The Inter Library Loans Service helps staff and students obtain material that is not held by the University Library. Through the Inter Library Loan network, the Library is able to borrow items and obtain photocopies from other libraries in the United Kingdom and abroad. Books, reports, theses, and issues of periodicals or articles may be requested.
You will need an Inter Library loan voucher before you submit your request.
Payment (by voucher) is required, in advance, for every request made. You can buy ILL vouchers at the Medical Library Issue desk. They may also be available through your departmental library representative.
NHS Grampian staff should apply for inter library loans through Shelcat. Further information on this service may be found here. All enquiries about this service and the progress of a request should be made directly to the Library and Knowledge Service at the Royal Cornhill Hospital.
NHS Grampian staff who wish to use the university Inter Library Loan Service, may do so by completing an ILL form and purchasing a voucher. Please contact the Medical Library for further information.
Two PCs with enhanced software and height-adjustable tables are available on Floor 1. Priority access is given to disabled users.
An Assistive Technology Booth is available on the Floor 1. This single occupancy room is available for use by disabled students. It provides assistive software for those who need it. The booth has swipe-card access for authorised users online booking is available for the booth. Further information is available on the Assistive Technology web pages.
The library guide Accessible Library Facilities and Services has more information for disabled students.