Internet Explorer and Summon (resolved)

We are currently experiencing a problem using Internet Explorer to search Summon.

This appears to be due to an update to the software from the supplier (Ex Libris) and we are currently waiting for the company’s support team to resolve the problem.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience this is causing.

Until this is fully resolved, the workaround is to use an alternative web browser such as Chrome, Safari, Firefox or Opera.

Update: 17 Sep 2018

This has now been fully resolved by Ex Libris.

Using the TOR and AWS Networks

Due to repeated and large-scale hacking attempts from IP addresses associated with the TOR network and from Amazon Web Services (AWS), we have moved to a default of not permitting login attempts from IP addresses listed as current TOR exit nodes or from within the AWS IP ranges.

If you would like to use either of the above networks to access your library account or to access the library’s resources, you will need to log into your account from an IP address that is outside of those networks and update your security settings:

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Library Support Team (

Library Systems Upgrades: w/c 31 July

On the week commencing Monday 31 July 2017 we will be carrying minor software upgrades to library servers.

The upgrades may cause short periods of disruption to accessing online resources and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience this vital work causes.

EZproxy will be upgraded between 9am and 10am on Tuesday 1 August. This will cause a temporary loss of access to most subscription online resource in Summon.

Coverage of historic British newspapers extended

The Library are pleased to announce that we have added Part III of the British Library Newspapers to our online collection.

This expands current content back to 1750 and up to 1950 (as appropriate per print run) and adds 35 additional titles to our collection, including Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds Times and Leeds Intelligencer.

You can access the resource via the original Gale site here and through the Gale’s Primary Sources (formerly known as Artemis).  Each resource is listed on the A-Z list and in relevant Subject Guides.

If you have any questions, please ask at the Help Centre on Floor 4, or contact the Subject Team on x2700,

Gale provide some introductory videos if you are new to this platform.

Library changes

Following a request from the Students’ Union and feedback from students, the Library has undertaken a full review of its loans and fines policy:

From 5 September 2016, the Library will be changing its loan periods and fines system. This will affect all library users. The change reflects practice in a number of other universities and also resulting from a request from our own Students’ Union. Loan items (except laptops and AV equipment) will all be subject to a one week loan period. Unless specific items are requested by another library member, these will renew automatically for as long as the member requires them. If items are requested by others and not returned within 7 days, then fines will be levied on each item (£2.50 per item per day).

Further details can be found here: Library Changes (FAQs)

As the Library will take responsibility for renewing items, renewal functionality will be removed or disabled on the Library Account pages, UniApp, self-issue machines, etc.

All library notices, including alerts that you need to return a requested item, will be sent via email. Please check your Library Account Settings page to ensure we have the correct email address to contact you with. You can also add additional email addresses that you would like copies of the notices to be sent to.

To avoid being fined for not returning a requested item, you should ensure you check your email account regularly and return any items you no longer need.

Library Server Maintenance: Friday 26 August (completed)

As part of a planned server migration, there will be a disruption to all library services from 7am on Friday 26 August 2016. The migration is expected to be completed before midday.

The services that will be affected include:

  • library accounts
  • reading lists
  • access to library resources (ebooks, online journals, etc)

We apologise in advance for the inconvenience caused by this essential work.