Eresource Access and Library System Problems

We are currently aware of reported problems or planned maintenance on the following services:


  • JSTOR access off-campus is currently not working. We have reported the issue to Eduserv OpenAthens and are awaiting a resolution. If you are experiencing problems and want a specific article only available on JSTOR, please contact for help in obtaining the article. (reported 08/07/2015).
  • Science Direct will be unavailable on Saturday 01/08/2015 between 07:00am and 13:00pm due to scheduled maintenance (reported 28/07/2015).
  • OpenAthens services will be undergoing maintenance on 08/08/2015 between 07:00am and 09:00am. There could be some disruption to services during this period. (reported 08/07/2015)
  • ProQuest are redesigning their platform to improve mobile access and to simplify layouts, improve document viewing and make search results easier to navigate (reported 28/07/2015).
  • JISC MediaHub will withdraw the ETV (Educational and Television Films Ltd) Collection by 31/07/2015 (reported 28/07/2015).


Library System:

  • The library system is being upgraded on Wednesday 29/07/2015 in the morning and so some services will be temporarily unavailable (reported 28/07/2015).
    You will still be able to:
    • Issue and return books or other items at the library’s self-service kiosks
    • Use our electronic resources via the library’s electronic resources web page
    Unfortunately you will not be able to:
    • Renew items, check your library account or make payments at either the self-service kiosks, the Library Service desk or online
    • Look for shelf numbers for books and other items on the library catalogue whilst the system is down