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Welcome to University Library Services


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Library induction and orientation for new science undergraduates at The University of Nottingham

Library induction and orientation for new science undergraduates at The University of Nottingham

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  • 1. Welcome to the University Library Services
    Dinah Northall & Alison Johnson
    Science & Engineering Subject Team 2011/12
  • 2. Key Libraries
    Hallward Library – University Park
    Arts and Social sciences
    George Green Library
    Science & Engineering
    Greenfield Medical Library – Queen’s Medical Centre
    Medicine and Nursing
    Djanogly Learning Resource Centre – Jubilee Campus
    Education and Computing
    James Cameron Gifford Library – Sutton Bonington
    Biosciences, Food Science, Veterinary Medicine
  • 3. George Green Library
    Your home library
    Science & engineering subjects
    Course textbooks
    Wider reading from
    basic to research level
    Study spaces
    Computing facilities
    Helpful staff for advice
    More information at:
  • 4. First things….Carry Your Card
    Your University card is your library card
    • Access to buildings including computer rooms
    • 5. Borrow and reserve books
    • 6. Credit for photocopying and printing
    The last 4 digits are your library PIN number
  • 7. Entry Control
  • 8. Inside the George Green Library
    • Entrance Area
    • 9. Flexible learning space
    • 10. Interactive smartboards
    • 11. Reference Books
  • Lending Desk & Security Gate
    Lending Desk for
    general enquiries
    help with borrowing
    • Security gate at exit
  • Library Online Catalogue: UNLOCvia dedicated terminals in the libraries or
    Search by
    UNLOC will tell you where the book is and if copies are available
  • 14. Reading Lists
    A good place to start
    Often supplied by your lecturers
    Support studies by guiding and structuring your reading in relation to the modules you are taking
    List recommended, background or further reading
    Often refers you to a variety of resources (textbooks, periodicals, articles, websites or internet sources etc.)
  • 15. Reading Lists
    Check Library Online Catalogue or Portal for handy online versions to save time
    Search by module title, module code or lecturer’s name to find the location of all items appearing on your lists
    No online reading list available? - search the whole of the Library Online Catalogue for each item identified on your paper bound reading lists.
  • 16. Online Reading Lists
  • 17. Floor C - Books
    • Find books on the catalogue or online reading lists
    • 18. Look out for library location, short loan, oversize
    and pamphlet collections, items already on loan
  • 19. Borrowing Books
    Need your University card
    Self issue machines or lending desk
    Up to 15 books
    Standard 8 week loan period
    Fines – for late return of books
    Remember to check your university email account
  • 20. Getting hold of popular books
    Reserve – if all copies out
    Recalls possible after one week– if you have got it use it!
    Renewals – can renew via portal, catalogue or self-service machine…but not if book/s recalled…
    Use the Short Loan Collection on Floor B
    Use Ebook if available
    Essential introduction to ….
  • 21. eBooks
    • Available through the catalogue (UNLOC)
    • 22. Select the “eBook Link to resource” hyperlink
    • 23. Accessible on or off campus
    • 24. Off campus use your University username and password to login
  • Short Loan Collection
    Material on reading lists in high demand
    Course textbooks
    Lecture notes
    One-day or weekend loan
    Can reserve in advance
    Check date and time for return
    Heavy fines!
  • 25. Self-service Machines
    • Your card
    • 26. Your PIN
    • 27. Can request receipt (print or email)
    • 28. Your borrowing record is on the Portal
  • Floor D - Periodicals
    Floor D - Periodicals
    • Periodicals in order of titles
    • 29. Also have 16,000 electronic titles
    • 30. UNLOC – library catalogue for holdings
  • Periodicals -What are they?
    Serial publications issued at intervals
    Continue indefinitely
    Also called “journals” or “serials”
    Current & up to date
    Research, industry, topic related
    Print & electronic versions on UNLOC
    Electronic titles accessible
    in/outside library
    on and off campus
  • 31. Computer Room
    97 PCs linked to all networked facilities
    Open 24/7
    University card access via front entrance
    Can use to find a vacant computer
  • 32. Laptops in the Library
    • Wireless-free zones throughout the library
    • 33. Plug-in points available
    • 34. Laptops can be borrowed from the Lending Desk for 3 hours
    • 35. or the Cripps Computing Centre for one week
  • Study Spaces
    Reading areas on each floor
    Silent study on the top floor – no mobile phones, food or drink
    Group study rooms – bookable on UNLOC
    Care with your belongings
    …and ours!!
  • 36. Photocopying & Printing
    • University card & PIN
    • 37. 100 initial credits for copying/printing
    • 38. Additional credit from kiosks or
    Lending Desk
    • Copyright
  • Off campus access to online resources
    Authentication required
    Additional steps and login required – you will need your university username and password
    Access authenticated via
    Shibboleth, federated or institutional login
    Alternative Athens
  • 39.
  • 40. Full demonstration at:
  • 41. Full demonstration at:
  • 42. The University Portal
    Portal –
    Personalised access to information about university services, your course, access to email.
  • 43. The University Portal
    Another source of access to UNLOC and online reading lists
    Access to additional electronic library resources supporting your studies
    E-library Gateway
    Via Library tab
  • 44. The Portal Library Tab
  • 45. Getting Help…
    Service Points & Enquiry Desks
    Subject Librarians: Science Level C
    Printed & online guides
  • 46. Pathway 2 information or
  • 47. Essentials for New Students
    University card and PIN
    Username and password for the network
    Check your University email
    UNLOC – online catalogue
    Online reading lists
    Come in and explore the library
    Attend further training sessions