Libraries Week 2019

Libraries Week is a celebration of our much-loved libraries. In 2019 we are celebrating the role of libraries in the digital world. Libraries Week 2019 takes place between 7-12 October.

Libraries Week 2019 will celebrate and explore how libraries are engaging communities through technology, building digital skills and confidence, encouraging digital participation and inclusion, supporting health, wellbeing and education and supporting local business and enterprise.

Get Creative, Get Connected and Learn New Skills with your library.

What’s On


Get involved with CILIPS Twitter campaign, #Library5, by sharing any news and pictures of the library that you feel is relevant to the daily theme.

Daily themes:

Day 1: Digital Resources #DigitalResources
Day 2: Library Workers #LibraryWorkers
Day 3: Unusual Item #UnusualItem
Day 4: Digital Then and Now #DigitalEvolution
Day 5: What Libraries Mean to Me #WhyLibraries

Use the daily hashtag and/or #Library5 each day to share your pictures/news with @CILIPScotland and @isstirling.

QuiverVision – 3D Augmented Reality

Take a break and bring your colouring to life!

Colour in one of the QuiverVision Colouring sheets (you’ll find them at the Information Centre and in the Wellbeing Space in the library during Libraries Week or download and print directly from QuiverVision).

Download the Quiver App and follow the instructions in the app. The Quiver App combines physical colouring with augmented reality technology.

LinkedIn Learning

We are excited to let you know that we have upgraded one of our digital learning resources,, to LinkedIn Learning.

Whether you’re looking for a training course or a quick answer to a software problem, there are over 2,800 courses and 110,000 tutorials with new releases every week.

LinkedIn Learning is available to all staff and students at the University of Stirling for the duration of your work/study with the University via the Portal. Find out more about LinkedIn Learning.

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

The library subscribes to Box of Broadcasts (BoB), which is an on-demand TV and radio service for education. We can record from over 62 free-to-air channels, and staff and students can also access the online archive of over 2 million broadcasts going back to the 1990s.

The following programmes have generated significant usage over the academic year 2018/2019:

  • A History of Scotland
  • A Single Man
  • A Very Long Engagement
  • Britain’s Lost Masterpieces
  • Countrywise: Guide to Britain
  • Morvern Callar
  • The Secrets of Sports Direct
  • Three Lives of William Wallace

You can access BoB from the A-Z list of Online Resources via the University Portal or click here. Find out more about BoB.

UniDesk – Self-Service Portal

The library uses UniDesk to manage all your questions/fault reports.  An enormous amount of Library and IT information is available to you in UniDesk Self-Service Portal including:

  • Huge FAQ database with a very powerful search engine
  • Web forms to request standard services
  • Log your own call directly with IT, Library, the Student Services Hub or the Faculty of Social Sciences (all UniDesk users)
  • Monitor the progress of your call or modify/update it yourself

You can access UniDesk via the University Portal home page or by clicking here.

Get Connected

For all your library and IT news follow us on Twitter,  Facebook and Instagram.

Please do get involved – we need your help to celebrate and showcase our amazing library and Information Services staff.