Thursday, 28 July 2011

The new SOLO - updates and more info

Have you been experiencing problems with the new SOLO? There have been some service updates to do with resetting passwords, renewals, and the visibility of requested items at reading room locations. Any new updates are posted on the Bodleian Libraries Notices page.

For help with using SOLO:
Email us ( or speak to a member of staff if you need further assistance.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Need help using SOLO?

WISER: Finding Stuff on SOLO –
This hands on workshop will focus on search techniques for finding books, journals and other Library materials in print and online using SOLO. The session will also cover placing requests and reservations using SOLO, book renewals and using the SOLO e-shelf and saved searches.

Dates: This workshop will run on the following dates (you only need to attend one session).
Wednesday 27 July 9.30-10.30 at the Radcliffe Science Library
Tuesday 9 August 14.30-15.30 at the Social Science Library
Wednesday 24 August 10.00-11.00 at the Radcliffe Science Library

More dates will be added over the summer, please check for more details.

Booking for these workshops is essential. Please book your place by emailing quoting the date of the workshop that you wish to attend.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Update - library system downtime

The transition to the new system has taken longer than expected, due to an unexpected crash in the previous system just days before the migration of data was due to take place! This means that access to the new system is due to be fully functional from 9am Friday 22nd July, and not Monday 18th, as hoped.

SOLO, which remains currently available for searching, will also be unavailable from 3pm on Thursday 21st until 9am Friday 22nd July.

If you need help finding any library materials, please do ask any of us in the library and we will do our best to help!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Service disruptions until 18th July & changes to SOLO

The Bodleian Libraries have been preparing to move to a new library system. The move will take place over the next week, with some services becoming unavailable until Monday 18th July. On 18th July SOLO will feature some enhanced functionality, as well as changes to the way that users sign in to renew books, place stack requests etc.

Please see the following notices for more information on the forthcoming changes and disruptions to services.