Box of Broadcasts (BoB) unavailable 11-13 June

Users of Box of Broadcasts (BoB) should note that this service will be unavailable from 11-13 June as a result of essential maintenance being conducted on the resource.

BoB have informed us that “programmes broadcast during the down period will be available retrospectively for most channels”, meaning that you should still be able to request and access the content you need after the down period.

If anyone has any questions, you can contact us at , or you can contact BoB directly via .

Take a Break – Don’t Take the Mick

We know that the Forum Library can get very busy during peak times of day, especially as deadlines or exams approach. You’ve told us that it causes problems when other Library users take up more than one space or “save seats” by leaving their belongings and then going away.

In response, we worked closely with the Student’s Guild Representatives and with individual students to come up with guidelines for using study seats in our Library spaces.


What to do:

When taking a break of up to 45 minutes: please always leave a card, fill in the time you left and be sure to return on time.

If you will be gone longer than 45 minutes: please clear your desk so that others can use the space.

Remember the Library is a public space! Never leave valuables unattended; always take them with you.

If you find a desk that has been left unattended for over 45 minutes then you have permission to move any belongings to the side and use the space.

Each card can be reused multiple times. 



This is a student-led scheme. Let’s work together to uphold these guidelines and make the most of shared library spaces.

New resource! SAGE Business Cases

The university now has access to the SAGE Business Cases database. The resource provides full-text access to over 2,500 business case studies, covering a wide range of topics and industries, as well as leading global brands and companies.

Subjects covered include;

  • Marketing
  • Operations management
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resource management
  • Much more!

SAGE Business Cases

Cases are of varying lengths and are provided at a range of ‘levels’.

You can access SAGE Business Cases via the A-Z Databases list. It is currently highlighted in the ‘New / Trial Databases’ section on the right of the page.

If you have any questions about the database, you can contact .


Resource upgrade – PI Navigator / Filings Expert

Users of PI Navigator, our global company filings database, will notice some changes when next accessing the database. The database in its original form is being retired and we have now been transferred to the newly upgraded Filings Expert database.

Filings Expert retains and builds upon many of the features of PI Navigator, and offers a much improved user interface and more advanced search functionality.

Like PI Navigator, Filings Expert offers access to global public company disclosures for over 60,000 companies; providing investor presentations, annual reports, SEC filings and more; including searchable equity, debt and M&A transaction documents.

You can access the upgraded PI Navigator / Filings Expert resource via the A-Z Databases list. It is currently highlighted in the ‘New / Trial Databases’ section on the right of the page.

Within the resource, you can access a range of support materials to help navigate the new interface. Simply select the ‘Options’ tab at the top of the page, and choose ‘Help’.

If you have any questions about the changes to the database, please feel free to contact .

No overnight borrowing 26th – 29th April

Our self-service machines have been identified as being at high risk of a malware infection.  As a result they will be out of use 26th – 29th April.  There will be no overnight borrowing during this period.

Staff can issue books from the enquiry point on Level 0 of the Forum library 8.00am – 8.00pm including this weekend.  Books can be returned via the drop boxes at Forum, St Luke’s and Old Library.

We apologise for the inconvenience whilst this essential work takes place.

If we can assist in any way please get in touch by emailing or phoning between 8.00am and 8.00pm on 01392 723867.

Sconul access

Need access to a University library away from Exeter?

Members of University of Exeter Library can apply to use other UK academic libraries via the SCONUL Access Scheme.

Who is eligible to apply?

  •     Academic & Support Staff
  •     Full time and Part time PhD student
  •     Full time and Part time Undergraduate
  •     Full Time and Part time Postgraduate
  •     Placement Student

Apply online via SCONUL Access:

  1. Wait to receive SCONUL Access approval email
  2. Follow instructions in the email
  3. Read the SCONUL Access User Guide
  4. Check with host institution before visiting, if you have queries

MyiLibrary – ebook changes

All ebooks currently held on the MyiLibrary platform will be migrating to ProQuest Ebook Central on Wednesday 21st March 2018.

This upgrade will bring a number of additional benefits, including improved citation and note-making tools. However, before the migration, please take note of the following:

  • Any Bookshelves you have created within MyiLibrary will not be transferred. Please note the contents of any Bookshelves, to allow you to quickly recreate them in Ebook Central.
  • Any saved bookmarks or highlighting will not migrate to Ebook Central.
  • If you have added notes to any ebooks, they will not automatically transfer, but can be preserved by following these instructions.

Please contact if you have any questions about these changes.

Exam revision – use of silent study spaces

A reminder that during this period of revision everyone should respect their fellow students by adhering to the exam like conditions in designated silent study spaces as outlined below:

  • No conversation
  • No sound from headphones
  • No hot / smelly / noisy food
  • All drinks must have lids
  • Mobile phones set to silent
  • Please use breakout spaces to snack

Additionally we would remind everyone that no hot food should be brought into the Library.  Your cooperation is much appreciated.

For further information on study spaces please see our Libguide.

Magic and the Muse – Magic Lantern Spectacle

Artemis Willis Poster Design: Vicki Bowring

Since 2015 the University of Exeter has been a leading partner in the ‘Million Pictures’ European research project investigating the history and usage of magic lantern slides in educational contexts, coordinated in the UK by Professor Joe Kember of the English Department.

As part of the impact of this innovative and successful project, the public are now offered a rare opportunity to experience a spectacular magic lantern event in a public city-centre venue.

Magic and the Muse, a magic lantern spectacle, will take place on the evening of 12 January at the Barnfield Theatre, Exeter. Both original and specially-created lantern slides will be shown and a genuine Victorian triple lantern will be used. The lantern show will be accompanied by live music, creating a fantastic combination of music, performance and projection, including a rare demonstration of projection onto a ‘living screen’.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.     

Library System Maintenance Today

On Tuesday 12th December we will be undertaking some Library System Maintenance from around 15.00pm until 17.00pm – although it may be a risk for some time after this.

During this period you will be unable to issue or return books using our equipment  and our main catalogue will be unavailable.

So :

  • Please return items using our drop box at both St Lukes and the Forum Library
  • To issue items staff will be available at the desk at the Forum and St Luke’s library and by phone from the Old Library.
  • To find items which are physically on our shelves you can use the Worldcat catalogue – .   Just search for your items and then you can check for it at a location so you can search for the University of Exeter.
  • All our databases are available from their pages at just search and access as normal.
  • ALL OF OUR ONLINE MATERIAL IS AVAILABLE – you can search from the web but you will need to login to get access to any subscribed materials if you are off campus.
  • If you need help with anything then please do get in touch by email –  or phone 01392 723867.

    Thank you for your patience.