National Student Survey

January 31, 2012

NSS is your opportunity to give your opinions on what you liked about your time at your institution/course as well as things that you felt could have been improved.
You and your answers remain anonymous at all times and your contact details are only used for the purpose of the survey.

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Rare early books tracing the history of science and medicine

December 5, 2011

Free access to digitised content from the Wellcome Library is now available.
This free content is brought to you by ProQuest and the Wellcome Library as part of ProQuest’s Early European Books project.

Access the site at

Use your institutional login to sign in.

The 400 early printed works to which you have free access trace the history and development of science and medicine from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries and cover subjects from anatomy and botany to witchcraft and the occult.
Highlights from the collection include numerous examples of the ‘Book of Secrets’, including several reprints and translations of The Secrets of Alexis of Piedmont (1555). Alexis was the pseudonym of an Italian physician and alchemist whose book was a compendium of recipes for medicines, household remedies, perfumes, dyes and experiments.
Also included are books of prodigies such as Pierre Boaistuau’s Histoires prodigieuses (1568), an illustrated catalogue of monsters, demons, deformities, natural disasters and miraculous events.

New Library…opening soon….

October 4, 2011

We are delighted to tell you that we expect the new Health Library to open for business on Monday 7th November!

The Duthie Library (incorporating the Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare Studies collections) will be moving to its new premises in the Cochrane Building at the start of November (subject to building work being completed on time).
The new Health Library will open on Monday 7th November at 8.30am.  As of that date we will be open 24/7, with library enquiry services available Monday – Friday 8.30am – 7pm and Saturday 9am – 5pm.

Our Moving schedule is as follows:

Friday 28th October PCs will be moved from IT Training Room & some from 24hr IT Room to Cochrane building

Monday 31st October – Friday 4th November Books, journals & theses will be moved from Duthie Library to Health Library, Cochrane Building.

There will be no access to printed material during this week. However the library will remain open and books can be returned.

Friday 4th November Remaining PCs from 24hr IT Room will be moved to Cochrane Sir Herbert Duthie Library opening hours

Monday 26 September – Friday 4th November Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 9pm

Saturday: 9am – 5 pm  Sunday: Closed Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th November Closed

We thank you for your patience in advance while we undertake the move! We will still be answering your distance learning queries and we will try to do so without any distruption to service.

Opening Hours for the Health Library

August 26, 2011

You can find details of the Duthie Opening Hours here

Also notice that we have made some changes to our records. You will notice items previously held in Sir Herbert Duthie Library or Nursing and Healthcare Studies Library or Nursing and Midwifery Studies Library are now listed as being at the Health Library. All 3 of these collections are currently housed in the Duthie until we move into our new library.

You can read more about the new library here:


New Look Voyager

August 23, 2011

The Voyager library catalogue is being updated on Thursday morning (GMT) 25th August 2011. All the same options and tools will be available, but in a fresh new look and feel.

How will it affect you?
They may be a short outage whilst the switch between the old and the new interface takes place. If you see this, please just try again in a few minutes.
All existing search options will still be available in the new catalogue.

New Feature
A major new feature will be the ability to login to Voyager to check your on loan items, and make renewals and requests, using your Cardiff University network username and password. You will no longer need to set or remember a separate PIN number for Voyager.

Changes on Voyager Library Catalogue

August 2, 2011

We will be moving into the new Health Library in the very near future (more to come on that) and in preparation there will be some changes on the library catalogue.

You will notice that the locations currently known as

Nursing & Healthcare Library, Cardiff
Sir Herbert Duthie Library, Cardiff
School of Nursing & Midwifery, Caerleon

will be replaced by Health Library. Nice and succinct! 😉

Library Summer Opening Hours

June 6, 2011

For information, the Duthie opening hours for the Summer are:

Mon 27th June – Fri 29th July
Mon – Fri 9-7
Saturday 9-12.30

Sat 30th July – Fri 26th Aug
Mon – Fri 9-7
Sat – Closed

We will not be open any Sat in Aug and will reopen in the Health Library on Tues 30th Aug

The NHCS Library:

Mon 13th Jun – Sat 2nd July

Mon – Thurs 8.30 – 6

Fri – 8.30 – 5

Sat 9 – 12.30

Mon 4th July – Sat 23 Jul
Mon – Fri 8.30 – 5
Sat 9- 12.30

Mon 25th Jul – Fri 26th Aug
Mon – Fri 8.30 – 5
Sat Closed

NB My office hours for enquiries are Mon-Thurs 9-5 GMT