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Migrate your BoB Account

With the introduction of the new system for accessing the Library's collection of online resources, available through the Library Online, keeping all your saved clips and playlists added after logging on via Athens will mean you will need to migrate your Box of Broadcasts account before using the new log in system if you wish to keep these.

We have created a guide Updating your BoB (Box of Broadcasts) account (PDF 934kb) that will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to complete this migration process and which you can access on our web site.

Please note that if you have never used Box of Broadcasts before you do not need to follow these steps.


Manage Your Library Loans Online

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From any computer with an internet connection, you can:

  • Log into your library account
  • View your current items
  • Renew your current items
  • View outstanding charges to your Library account

Read more: Manage Your Library Loans Online


Use the Library Scanners

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A step by step guide to using the A4 scanners in the Library

Read more: Use the Library Scanners


Access Newspapers on Newsbank

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Access to the newspaper archives of The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, Independent/On Sunday, Guardian, Observer, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, London Evening Standard and other International, National and local newspapers.

Read more: Access Newspapers on Newsbank


Keep Up ... with RSS

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Did you know you can keep up to date with your favourite websites and blogs, including the Library web site and catalogue using RSS feeds?

The Library web site provides a feed for the latest articles and updates whilst using the catalogue's feed you can stay up to date with the latest books or DVDs added to our stock or on new items that match your favourite search. Take a look at the catalogue RSS feed.

What is an RSS feed?

RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication and is a way for you to keep up to date with a web site or blog without having to visit the site everyday. The latest version of popular web browsers all have a simple RSS feed reader built in. Alternatively you can use an online RSS feed service which can bring all the feeds you subscribe to together in one place.

Read more: Keep Up ... with RSS