Tuesday, July 18, 2017

ProQuest eresources currently unavailable

Apologies but we have just been informed that ProQuest eresources - including RefWorks - are currently experiencing technical difficulties across their global network. We will inform you as soon as the problem has been resolved.

Please see below the message from ProQuest:
  • ProQuest platforms are currently experiencing connectivity issues.Starting around 4:00 PM Eastern (9pm BST) on Monday, July 17th, 2017 we began experiencing issues across a range of our products including our ProQuest Platform (PQP).We are working diligently to resolve the issue and we apologize for any inconvenience.
  • If you need assistance, please contact ProQuest Technical Support:
  • Email: tsupport@proquest.com

*Update 19/07/2017*
Services were restored at approx. 5pm 18th July 2017 - The problem affected all ProQuest users globally. ProQuest have apologised and published the details of the cause and an explanation about the scale of the outage.

Monday, July 17, 2017

For the night owls only....

Ebook-loving night-owls beware. Our suppliers have notified us that our Dawsonera ebooks will be offline between 00.00 and 04.00 on Thursday 20th July while they run some updates. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Maintenance work on Proquest databases and RefWorks

Our suppliers have notified us that they will be doing some maintenance work on the Proquest databases and RefWorks reference-management system on Saturday 29th July between 7am and 4am on Sunday 30th July. This may mean that the systems are unavailable for periods and may run slowly at others. Our apologies for any inconvenience.

Friday, June 16, 2017


We're getting a new banner for the Open Day this weekend (hope the wind stays quiet!).

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New fines payment kiosk

Over the summer we'll be making some changes in automated library fines payment. As part of this. we've just installed a new fines payment kiosk at the Campus Library. You may never need to use it, but if you do, please let know what you think of it.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Graduation 2017

Graduating this summer?
Please remember all Library books must be returned by 31st May 2017

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Graduating this summer?

Are you graduating this summer? Bring your Keele card to the Library Counter to receive a graduation memento to help you remember your time at Keele! (hint: it's not a chocolate bar).