Monday, December 10, 2007

Library Opening Times

The Library and Computer Centre will close on Friday 21 at 3pm and re-open on Thursday 3 January at 9.30 am.
Remember you can visit our virtual library at
Library staff would like to wish all our users a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Friday, November 16, 2007

Drop in Computer Centre printing prices!

For those of you who have not noticed we have dropped the printing prices in the Computer Centre!

It is now:
8p rather than 10p for black and white A4
60p rather than £1 for colour A4
£1.20 rather than £1.50 for colour A3

This has been possible due to the introduction of our new print system last year and also because of the student feedback we have received through good response rates to our Library Satisfaction Survey earlier this year. We value your feedback!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Please be aware that scheduled maintenance to elements of the GSA Library system will be carried out on Monday 5th November between 9am and 5pm. Disruption to the Library catalogue is expected to be minimal but the service may be unavailable for a short period of time between 11am and 11.30am.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Dissertations in the Library

Starting to research and prepare your 4th Year H+C Dissertation? Did you know that the Library stocks the entire runs of these extended essays back to 1986? All essays are indexed in the Library catalogue and can be consulted in the Library on a reference only basis - simply ask at the Library Service Desk. We've also recently added all last year's dissertations to stock!

Monday, October 08, 2007

Dissertation Surgeries

Our Subject Librarians are now holding dissertation surgeries for 4th year students who are beginning to plan and research their H+C extended essays. They can help you source books, journal articles and images for your essay, as well as advising on how to search for information more effectively. To book a surgery appointment, simply email your Subject Librarian.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Glasgow University Library

Many of you will have been told about the access arrangements we have with Glasgow University Library during your library inductions. To access over 170 UK HE libraries, including Glasgow University, simply sign up to the free SCONUL Access scheme at the GSA Library Service Desk. You will be given a SCONUL card which you can take along to the libraries of your choice with your GSA matriculation card - you will then be issued with a library card from those libraries. All staff, postgraduate students, and part-time or distance-learning undergraduates will gain borrowing rights to these libraries. Full-time undergraduates will gain reference access. For further information, see the Library Website. Link:

If you are planning a visit to Glasgow University Library, which is strong in subjects such as philosophy, psychology, economics, anthropology, politics and social theory, the following video might help you get started.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Library Inductions 2007

The Library inductions season 2007 is now in full-swing, with students receiving tailored subject-specific introductions to Library print and electronic resources from our Subject Librarians. This year these face-to-face inductions are complemented by online inductions, all accessible from the Library's VLE course.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

New Library Website

The GSA Library website has had a makeover this summer, and has just revealed her amazing new look. As well as being more pleasing on the eye, our website is now much much easier to use, and contains a whole lot of extra content and information that we hope will answer many of your questions more effectively. We've also created several new sections to direct you straight to relevant information in your subject area. Check out the new Library website to access:

  • Subject guides with books and shelfmarks, journals, online resources, blogs and newsfeeds.

  • Online resources by name, subject or type of resource.

  • Comprehensive information on other libraries you can access.

  • Information and research skills guides.

  • Support guides for distance learners, academic staff, school leavers, research students, international students, and disabled students.

  • Demo movies showing you how to search the Library Catalogue.

  • Electronic reference shelf.

  • Quick links to all the resources you need on a daily basis.

  • And much, much more!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Now You Can Subscribe Through Email!

As well as subscribing via RSS through several news aggregators, you can now subscribe to all our blogs through email. Simply enter your email address in the form provided in this blog's sidebar, and you'll receive a subscription confirmation. You will receive an email update whenever new content is added to this blog.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Library small training room

There are 10 more PC’s you can use in the Library!

10 additional PC’s are located in the small training room at the far right of the reading area.

These are available for GSA students and staff to use. If the door is open there's no need to book, just go in and use them!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning is a web based IT training package which is available to all GSA students and staff. If you want to know how to insert a chart into Excel, create a table of contents in Word or learn some Photoshop tricks this is a good place to start.

Easy to use and regularly updated, Atomic Learning can be accessed password free from any machine in GSA and will be on all the machines in the Library.

If you want access from outwith the School, then you will need a user name and password. If you log into the GSA VLE , you will find more information about Atomic Learning including the password in the Computer Centre section of the Library pages, alternatively you can email for more information.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Interruption to GSA Wireless Network Monday 19th March 2007

There will be interruption to the GSA wireless network in the Library on Monday 19th March 2007. This is due to essential maintenance. Full service will be restored on Tuesday 20th March.

The Computer Centre will continue to run full service on this date. Internet access will be available from any Computer Centre Mac or PC.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Launch of Archives and Museum Collections VLE

Archives and Museum Collections information pages are now available on Glasgow School of Art’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). These pages provide general information about using Archives and Museum Collections, and handouts specifically highlighting using archives for Textiles Research, Architecture Research, and Historical & Critical Studies Research. All GSA students and staff can view these pages.

Monday, January 15, 2007

Access to Archives and Collections 2007

The Mackintosh Research Centre for Archives and Collections are currently involved with Glasgow School of Art's Heritage Lottery Funded Mackintosh Conservation and Access Project.
This exciting project includes the professional conservation of many of GSA’s Archives and Collections, and the creation of new environmentally controlled stores and research facilities. However, due to the level of work about to be undertaken, during 2007 access to the Research Centre and its material may be restricted.

Further information on the project and on access availability can be found on GSA's web pages at