International praise for the Dalton McCaughey Library

The British ecumenist and Bonhoeffer scholar, Keith Clements, has recently published a memoir in which he describes a visit he made to Melbourne in 2006, and gives the following mention of the DML.

"It was wonderful to be living next to a good theological library while ten minutes walk away next to Ormond College was the Dalton McCaughey Library, the finest theological library I have ever seen after that in Union Seminary, New York."

Professor Clements' new memoir is Look back in hope: an ecumenical life, published by Resource Publications of Eugene, Oregon. Find it in the Library at JR22 C626 .

Go here for a report on the World Council of Churches website of the launch of Professor Clements' book at the Ecumenical Centre in Geneva in September.

Temporary loss of access to selected ebook titles

UPDATE

The problem seems to be fixed. Please contact library staff if you have trouble accessing any of the ebooks.


The library has temporarily lost access to ebooks from one of our ebook platforms. Unfortunately these ebooks were selected with coursework units in mind. We are trying to rectify the situation as quickly as possible, but please be aware that for most of these titles we also have print copies, often in the Reserve collection, so that borrowers may copy or scan relevant chapters. Online students may contact library staff on 93408888 or offcampus@dml.vic.edu.au to request book chapters to be sent to them (as photocopies or electronically) free of charge.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Library hours for the remainder of 2017

The library will be open 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday during the mid-semester break (Monday 25th September to Friday 6th October) except for Friday 29th September, when the library will be closed for the Grand Final Eve holiday.

Extended hours will resume on Monday 9th October and will continue until the end of the exam period (Friday 17th November). The library will be open as normal on Melbourne Cup Day (Tuesday 7th November).

Summer hours (9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday) will commence on Monday 20th November until the start of 1st semester 2018, with the exception of the Christmas-New Year period (exact dates to be announced closer to the time), when the library will be closed.

New University of Divinity cards

University of Divinity students may use their new student cards to borrow at any University of Divinity library, including the Dalton McCaughey Library. Please contact library staff at the loans desk, on 93408888 or loans@dml.vic.edu.au to arrange this.

Please be aware that you will still need your library User ID (the last 5 digits from your Dalton McCaughey Library borrower card) and your PIN (generally but not necessarily your postcode) to access the "My Account" part of the Dalton McCaughey Library catalogue, as well as any on-line resources that the library has subscribed to.

Wireless Problems Feedback Form

A number of library users have reported problems gaining access to the wireless network (CTM-Public) or mainitaining a connection once they've logged in. Our network administrators are trying to find out what is causing these problems, but they need to have more precise information.

If you have trouble connecting to the wireless network, please fill in one of the feedback forms with as much information as you can provide. Especially important are your wireless network user name, the date and time, what device you were trying to use (for example, an iPhone using IOS, a laptop computer using Windows 7, etc.), what exactly you were trying to do (for example, log in to the network, connect to web sites, etc.) and what the result of these actions was (for example, you could not reach the network login page, or the network would ask to be authenticated every few minutes, etc.).

We hope that, given enough information, the network administrators can trace the cause of these issues.

Forms are available at CTM reception, at the library front desk, and at various places throughout the library.

2nd semester welcome and library hours

We wish to welcome all new and returning borrowers for 2nd semster 2017. If you have any questions about using our facilities please contact a member of staff.

Semester opening hours are as follows:

Monday    8:45 am to 6:30 pm
Tuesday   8:45 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:45 am to 6:30 pm
Thursday  8:45 am to 7:30 pm
Friday    8:45 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday  CLOSED
Sunday    CLOSED

Library hours over the mid-year period, 2017

Extended hours will continue over Study Week (Monday 5th June to Friday 9th June) and Exams Week (Tuesday 13th June to Friday 16th June).

We will be closed for the Queen's Birthday holiday on Monday 12th June.

We will be open shorter hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) on Monday 19th June until Friday 28th July.

Extended hours will recommence for 2nd semester on monday 31st July.

Wireless network access; updated

A number of people have experienced trouble using the CTM-Public wireless network at the library: We have been told that the network settings have been changed so that users will not have their passwords expire after 24 hours but rather after 42 days (6 weeks). If you have trouble accessing the wireless network please let us know as soon as possible and we will contact the network administrators for you.

For instructions on how to connect to the CTM-Public wireless network, see this file.