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Chadwick & RAL Library Services

Library services for STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, and Chilbolton Observatory are managed within Scientific Computing Department.

Library journals
(Credit: RAL Media Services (2010), STFC)

The Chadwick Library, Daresbury Laboratory and the RAL Library also provide library services to Diamond Light Source through a Service Level Agreement, and are currently expanding library provision to STFC and campus tenants.

We provide access to information needed by STFC staff and visitors in a wide range of scientific, technical, management and other fields. Published papers, data, and interactions in virtual environments all produce resources which we bring together, organise, and promote for the benefit of scientific research and technology. In consultation with customers we balance our investment across a range of information resources and the infrastructure required to deliver the service.

We also facilitate access by the wider community to our organisation's research outputs, for example through ePubs, the open archive for STFC research publications , and participate in agreements and projects to encourage the sharing of research information.

Members of the Library Team contribute to the development of the wider information environment on behalf of our user communities through membership of relevant groups at Research Council, national and international levels, raising and responding to issues that affect access to research outputs.

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Last updated: 27 June 2016


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