Changes to library hours

The library opening hours will change as follows over the next few weeks:

  • Extended hours will continue until the end of the exam week (Friday 10th June)
  • The library will be closed on Monday 13th June for the Queen's Birthday holiday.
  • The library will be open for normal business hours of 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, from Tuesday 14th June until Friday 22nd July.
  • Extended opening hours (8:45am-6:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45am-7:30pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:45am-5:00pm Fridays) will resume on Monday 25th July.

Upgrades to the library catalogue

The library catalogue will be upgraded to a newer version today. This means that borrowers will not be able to consult the library catalogue, not place holds, nor renew books, without the aid of library staff.

Please contact library staff at the circulation desk, at phone number 93408888, or email at

Normal catalogue service should resume by the end of the day.

UPDATE: The next part of the upgrade process will happen on Friday 19th May. The catalogue will be unavailable at times during the day. Please contact library staff for assistance.

Presentations by the Dalton McCaughey Library Librarian

  1. Where Do I Start? An Overview of the Search Tools Available at the DML
  2. Tips for More Effective Searching

Any user of the DML is welcome to attend. Discussion will include reference to all of the electronic resources available at the DML including those of the new UDHub.


  1. Where Do I Start? Tuesday May 17th at 1.10 pm. Repeated Thursday May 19th at 1.10 pm.
  2. Tips for More Effective Searching. Tuesday May 24th at 1.10 pm. Repeated Thursday May 26th at 1.10 pm.


Reader Education Room on level 2 of the DML.

UDHub: New Online Resources Portal for the University of Divinity

An impressive collection of databases is now available to all UD students and staff at UDHub . An Ark ID is required to get past the login screen.

The resources available include full text databases from EBSCO, ATLA, Proquest, Gale and Oxford University Press. It is possible to search UDHub by selecting the databases individually or all together by using the general search facility on the site.

This library has decided not to renew many of its own subscriptions that are now duplicated at UDHub , and changes will be progressively made during the course of the year to the relevant links on our Online Resources page .

Dalton McCaughey Library visitors will continue to be able to access all of the resources affected from terminals within the library.

If you wish to comment on these changes, or to notify the Library of any access problems at UDHub, please write to .

Easter and non-teaching hours 2016

During the March non-teaching period (Monday 21st March to Friday 1st April) the library will be open 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, with the following exceptions:

Friday 25th March (Good Friday): CLOSED Monday 28th March (Easter Monday): CLOSED Tuesday 29th March (Easter Tuesday): CLOSED

Extended hours resume on Monday 4th April.

Computer network issues at the DML

We are experiencing internet connection issues at the Dalton McCaughey Library. What this means for students and staff is that

  • you may at times have trouble accessing the library's web site, catalogue or on-line resources from outside the library, and
  • you may at times have trouble accessing the library's on-line resources and the Internet in general from inside the library.

We are aware of the problem, and expect a technician to come and fix the proble, though this may take a few days.

We apologise for any distuption this may cause.

Library tours, semester 1 2016

Are you familiar with the library? Do you know what services the library can provide?

We are holding tours of the Dalton McCaughey Library for new and returning students. There is no need to book: Simply gather near the loans desk on the ground floor of the library at 1:05pm on the following days:

  • Tuesday 23rd February
  • Wednesday 24th February
  • Thursday 25th February
  • Tuesday 1st March
  • Wednesday 2nd March
  • Thursday 3rd March

Welcome to borrowers for 2016

The library would like to welcome all our visitors, whether they are new or returning to the library. We would like to welcome in particular the staff and students of Sentir Graduate College of Spiritual Formation, who now call the Dalton McCaughey Library their home library. May you all have a very productive 2016.