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December opening hours

27 Nov 2018

During the Christmas Recess (Friday, 21 December 2018 - Sunday, 6 January 2019), the Main Library and its branches will open:

Mondays to Fridays: 07:00 - 1700hrs 

On Saturdays the Library will be closed.

Please note changes in the opening hours on the following days:
  • Saturday, 8 December - Public Holiday - the Library will be closed all day 
  • Thursday, 13 December - Public Holiday - the Library will be closed all day
  • Friday, 14 December -  the Library will open till 19:00 hrs
  • Monday, 24 December - the Library will open till 11:00 hrs
  • Tuesday, 25 December - Public Holiday - the Library will be closed all day
  • Wednesday, 26 December - the Library will be closed all day
  • Monday, 31 December - the Library will be closed all day
  • Tuesday, 1 January - Public Holiday - the Library will be closed all day

The Library Management and staff would like to wish everyone a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Drama Online

09 Nov 2018

The Library has recently licensed Drama Online – Critical Studies & Performance Practice collection

This scholarly collection brings together over 330 research monographs, critical studies and practitioner texts, as well as, 60 dynamic physical actor training videos.
Grouped under Context and Criticism or Theatre Craft, this collection provides users with invaluable critical, contextual and pedagogic content to enhance their study of theatre, performance and Shakespeare studies. The new PATAZ: Physical Actor Training – an online A-Z series establishes a foundation for physical acting through training videos with accompanying audio commentary, reflection and texts for today’s physical actor, teacher and trainer.

Access to Drama Online is available on campus and remotely to all UM staff and students holding a UM IT Account. 

To access Drama Online:
1. Visit the Library website
2. Login via your UM IT Account (top right)
3. Click on Databases 
4. Drama Online is available under Arts & Humanities and in the Databases A-Z page.

Should you have any queries, send us an email at

EMERALD Author Workshop

06 Nov 2018

The University of Malta Library, in collaboration with EMERALD, is organising two identical author workshops to be held on the following day:

Tuesday 4th December 2018:
  • 10:00-12:00 - LC216 - (Lecture Centre)
  • 15:00-17:00 - OH116 - (Old Humanities)

Title of the workshop: A Guide to Getting Published – How to prepare a compelling book proposal  

Target audience: all those who are interested in submitting a book proposal.

Agenda for the workshop:
The workshop is aimed at providing information around the following areas:
  • Demystifying the book proposal process
  • Understanding the reviewing process
  • Helping you understand what publishers are looking for
  • Providing tips and insider knowledge to help you maximize your chances of proposal acceptance
  • Explaining the differences (and similarities!) between books and journal content
  • Exploring the different types of scholarly books available
  • Giving you tips for getting your work discovered 

Kindly register for one of the sessions by email via or by phone on 2340 2541.

SciFinder Database Presentation

30 Oct 2018

The University of Malta Library, in collaboration with CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, is organising two identical database presentations on SciFinder. 

The presentations will be held as follows:

Date: Friday 9th November, 2018
Time: 10.00 - 12.00
Venue: LC216 - (Lecture Centre 216)
Date: Friday 9th November, 2018
Time: 14.00 - 16.00 
Venue:  LC118 - (Lecture Centre 118)

The speaker for the session will be Dr. Tetiana Khristova who is the training consultant for Chemical Abstracts Service.

SciFinder is a research discovery application tool developed and maintained by CAS. It provides unlimited access to the world's most comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences.

Aim of the presentation (Agenda):
  • CAS: a global organization of expert scientists with a successful and extended history of delivering scientific information opportunities.
  • SciFinder: Your portal to chemistry and related information
  • CAS databases: The broadest collection of scientific data
  • Online examples in SciFinder

Target audience: academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students and UM researchers from the Departments of Chemistry, Pharmacy and Biology.

Kindly register by email via or by phone on 2340 2541. 

Springer Nature Workshop

29 Oct 2018

The UM Library, in collaboration with Springer Nature, is organising a training workshop on Springer Nature research resources which are subscribed by the Library. The session will be led by Catalina Ramirez, Account Development Associate for Malta.

The workshops are going to be held on:
1) Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 10am - IT Lab TR105
2) Thursday, 15 November 2018 at 11am - IT Lab TR105  

Topics to be covered:
  • Overview of all the research resources subscribed by UM Library
  • Springer Nature Librarian Portal 
  • SharedIT 
  • Bookmetrix 2.0: Explore and track the impact of your books
  • Recommended: a free personalized service to help ensure that researchers no longer miss papers relevant to them
  • Springer Nature Marketing Services for Librarians 
  • Q&A

The session aims to be beneficial for library staff and to those researchers, and postgraduate students who are interested to know more about the Library subscribed research resources provided by Springer Nature.

Kindly register for one of the sessions by email via or by phone on 2340 2541.

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