Extended Library Hours 2015 (5th – 30th January 2015)

It’s the season of new relationships with hard-bound books, soon-to-be-forgotten bonds with notes and the flourishing student-stationery ties. Yes, exams are (unfortunately) just round the corner.
Knowing just this, KSU is once again collaborating with the University of Malta Library to bring you another session of Extended Library Monday from 5th January 2015 till Friday 30th January 2015!

As with the previous years, both the Main Campus and the Health Sciences Library will be open till late during this period.

Extended Library Hours 2015

The opening hours for both libraries will be as follows:

Main Campus* and Health Sciences Libraries
Monday to Friday: 8:30 – 23:00
Saturday: 9:00 – 16:45

*Please note that at the Main Campus Library:
– Study Halls on Level 2 & 3 will be open during Extended Hours.
– The Reference Department will be open from 8:30 – 20:00 during weekdays.
– The Circulation Desk, Melitensia, Periodicals, Reference and Short Loans Departments will be closed during the extended hours (i.e. outside of normal hours).

KSU thanks the UoM Library administration for their consistent cooperation and urges students using the Library to behave appropriately and respect the staff and students making use of this facility.

KSU’s highly successful Night-Time Study Area will also be launched soon! Stay Tuned!


Plagiarism & Library Awareness Session

Have you ever asked why referencing is so important for your academic work? Or what plagiarism actually entails?

KSU’s Education Office, in collaboration with the University of Malta Library, is once again organising an informative seminar on the 10th of December 2014 which will allow students to understand how crucial proper referencing in academic work is. The session presented by Prof. Patrick J. Schembri will be beneficial for future coursework.

During the Seminar, tips will be given on how one can avoid Plagiarism. Assistant Registrars Elisa Vella and Carmen Mangion will be presenting guidelines on what defines plagiarism, its avoidance and related consequences.

The second part of the seminar is about how with just one single search, you can discover books and dissertations held in the Library, as well as full online texts, journal articles and other information resources.. The session will help you make the best use of the new and improved search interface on the Library website http://www.um.edu.mt/library

The venue will be ICT Lab, Room 1,Level -1, Block B, Faculty of ICT . Kindly note that available places are limited so book you place by sending an email to education@ksu.org.mt

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1508196226108528/?fref=ts

Plagiarism and Library Awareness Session 2014

Plagiarism and Library Awareness Session 2014

Extended Library Hours – January 2013

NOTICE: We urge all students making use of the Library during this busy period to behave appropriately and respectfully towards others. We would also like to remind you to respect the rules of the different areas of the Library and to keep noise levels to a minimum.

Opening Hours:

Main Library:

Monday to Friday: 8:30 to 23:00
Saturday: 9:00 to 17:00

Health Sciences Library:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 to 23:00
Saturday: 9:00 to 17:00

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Referencing & Plagiarism Seminar

Struggling to find reliable sources of information for your assignment? Misplaced a reference for your lab report? Or maybe you’re having trouble compiling a bibliography for your dissertation? This Degree Plus recognised information session organised by KSU in collaboration with the Library, will help to solve your referencing woes. It will also include tips on how to avoid plagiarism and where to draw the line when citing sources.

The Referencing & Plagiarism Seminar, which will be held at the IT Services Building, Room TR003 on 12th December 2012 from 12:00 to 14:00 will include an overview of how to find and manage references for your assignments. To book your place, please fill in the following form: http://goo.gl/tmdcf.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Dr. Sandro Lanfranco (Biology Department, Faculty of Science) – How reliable are the sources we cite?
  • Ing. Elisa Vella (Assistant Registrar) – What is plagiarism and how can we avoid it?
  • Ms. Stefania Cassar (Assistant Librarian) – Referencing and creating bibliographies with RefWorks.

To apply for the Degree Plus scheme which covers the whole series of KE-KPS Info-Discussion Sessions,  please fill out the form available here: http://wp.me/p2GrVi-3

For those of you who would like to access the presentation given by Dr. Sandro Lanfranco, please click here. The presentation given by Ms. Elisa Vella is now accessible here.

Referencing & Plagiarism Seminar

Libraries Day at the University of Malta

On Wednesday 5 December 2012, the University of Malta Library is going to participate in Libraries Day organized by the Malta Libraries Council (MLC) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Employment and the Schools’ Library Service.

Libraries Day Poster 1


  • Pin up your Comments!  A notice board will be set up in the Library Foyer. Students can write their comments, suggestions or questions in the already prepared forms which can be found near the notice board. Comments, suggestions or questions can be anonymous since students can opt not to write their email address. Answers to any comments, suggestions or questions will be uploaded on the Library Notices page and emailed to the students if they opt to note down the email address. The Library is continually trying to find ways how to make users aware of its large number of services. On this occasion the Library will become aware of the users’ comments and thoughts, through this special notice board.

Libraries Day Poster 2


  • How Biology Can Save the World organized by The Science Students’ Society (S-Cubed) in collaboration with the Society of Biology (UK). The exhibition features a number of photos submitted from around the world showing the importance and impact Biology can have in our everyday life.
  • Children & the Sea presents a series of thought provoking art works of our oceans and coastal environments as portrayed by children from different countries, including Malta.
  • Treasures of The University of Malta Library serves to highlight the range and depth of the University of Malta Library’s Special Collections. It brings to the attention of the public not only works of importance to the history of our Alma Mater but also works of Melitensia interest as well as others included for their rarity, content interest and fine bindings.
  • Vocabolario della Crusca – 400th Anniversary, 1612-2012. This year the Accademia della Crusca is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the first edition of its famous ‘Vocabolario’, published in 1612, which set new standards in lexicography. To mark the occasion the University Library is exhibiting its copy of the fourth edition (1729-38) with other printed materials about the Crusca, including a de luxe reprint of the first edition kindly lent by Professor Joseph M. Brincat, member of the Accademia.

For further information regarding other activities visit the MLC Website.

Library Awareness Session

We all know how daunting researching for an assignment or a dissertation can be, even more so when one does not know what resources are available at the Library. This is the reason why the KSU Education Office, along with the University Library is organising a Library Awareness Session on the 28th of November 2012The talk will be given by members of the Library staff at the IT Services Building, Room TR003 between 12 – 2pm. To book your place, please send an email to education@ksu.org.mt.

Now that the study season is well on its way, we would like to invite all students to attend this session that is guaranteed to make your studies and research easier. In this hands-on session you will learn about the various electronic resources available, as well as other services such as overseas document supply, how to use the Melitensia section and how to locate the right books for your assignments and dissertations.

To apply for the Degree Plus scheme which covers the whole series of KE-KPS Info-Discussion Sessions,  please fill out the form available here: http://wp.me/p2GrVi-3

Library Updates – October 2012

The University Library is undergoing several changes in recent months. Many of you may have already noted the ongoing refurbishment to the air-conditioning system, lighting and soffit – an investment which will surely upgrade the study environment for Library users. In addition to this however, the Library has also introduced several other positive updates recently:

Melitensia Extended Opening Hours

The University of Malta Library is pleased to announce that starting 1 October the Melitensia Department will extend its opening hours to 20:00 from Monday to Friday, and will also be opening on Saturday. The Melitensia opening hours for the period 1 October – 15 June will be as follows:

Monday – Friday 09:00 – 12:30; 13:45 – 20:00
Saturday 09:00 – 12:15

Health Sciences Library Opening Hours

In a bid to increase accessibility for students at Mater Dei, the Library has also increased the opening hours for the HSL Library. This is a very positive development, considering that KSU has been seeking to improve the availability of study areas for MDH students. The new opening hours include Wednesdays and Saturdays and are now as follows:

Monday – Friday 09:00 – 20:00
Saturday 09:00 – 12:15

Training Workshops

An updated list of training workshops for students, academics and support staff on Library resources and services has also been published on the Library webpage. The timetable can be found below (click on the workshop title to view more information):

Workshop Date Time Venue
e-Library Thu 25 Oct 1530 – 1700hrs TR108
RefWorks Mon 29 Oct 1000 – 1130hrs TR105
e-Library Tue 6 Nov 0930 – 1100hrs TR108
RefWorks Fri 16 Nov 1500 – 1630hrs TR108
e-Library Wed 21 Nov 1100 – 1230hrs TR108
RefWorks Tue 27 Nov 0900 – 1030hrs TR108

All workshops are held at IT Services (Campus Map – Location 45).The timetable will be updated every month throughout the academic year.  More information on the workshops and how to book  an be found here: www.um.edu.mt/library/training_workshops