Monday, 31 October 2011

Putting the READ in DREAD this Hallowe'en

(By SheepRUs on Flickr. Creative Commons)
Darkness falls across Ryehill site,
As Hallowe'en descends this night,
And if you crave something spine-tingling to scare ya,
Venture into our Leisure Reading Area.

Your Library has much fearful fiction to be read -
Tales of vampires, of werewolves, of zombies undead,
Tales of haunting possession by a nightmarish spectre,
Or of macabre madmen like Hannibal Lecter.

We have all the True Bloods, if that's more your thing,
Vampire Diaries, Twilight, James Herbert, Stephen King
(But if you prefer something a little less gory,
We have biogs, Crime and many a Love story).

Your blood may run cold, your body may shiver,
But at Hallowe'en, Horror is the best kind of Thriller!


By Jason F. Kruegar.

Come and check out our Fiction section to the left of the Issue Desk at Main Library - and Happy Hallowe'en to yooooooou!

Monday, 24 October 2011

October Reading Week Library Opening Hours 2011

by Wiccked on Flickr. Creative Commons.
Main Library

Monday 24th October : CLOSED
Tuesday 25th October : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Wednesday 26th October : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Thursday 27th October : 9.00am - 4.00pm
Friday 28th October : 9.00am - 4.00pm

Art Library

Monday 24th October : CLOSED
Tuesday 25th October : CLOSED
Wednesday 26th October : CLOSED
Thursday 27th October : CLOSED
Friday 28th October : CLOSED

You can return items by leaving them in the Book Return Dropbox in Mandela Building, or by posting them through the Main Library Letter Box when we are closed.

Renew items online using the link at the foot of this webpage, by ringing (0191) 200 4020 and leaving a message (including your ID number) on our Answerphone, or by emailing

Have a good Reading Week!

Normal hours resume on 31st October 2011

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Library Catalogue is back!

Our Online Library Catalogue is finally back online after the downtime this week for essential maintenance.

Click here or the logo at the foot of this blog to renew your loans, reserve library items or browse our collection of resources 24/7.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused whilst the system was off-line.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Tips and tricks for searching with Google

If you are researching on the web, then you'll probably use Google, the biggest and best known Internet Search Engine.

What many people don't know, however, is that there are lots of hidden features and shortcuts that you can use to ensure that you get the best information for your studies quickly and easily.

Watch this video to find out more....:

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Library Catalogue is offline

Heritage, our online library catalogue which enables you to search for books, place reservations and renew items over the internet, is currently unavailable as it is undergoing essential maintenance.

We hope to have the system back up and running shortly.

In the meantime, please ring 0191 200 4020 or email with any library queries or to extend your loans.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused.