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Welcome to University Library Services

Welcome to University Library Services



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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    Welcome to University Library Services Welcome to University Library Services Presentation Transcript

    • Welcome to the University Library Services
      Dinah Northall & Alison Johnson
      Science & Engineering Subject Team 2011/12
    • 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
    • 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:
    • First things….Carry Your Card
      Your University card is your library card
      • Access to buildings including computer rooms
      • Borrow and reserve books
      • Credit for photocopying and printing
      The last 4 digits are your library PIN number
    • Entry Control
    • Inside the George Green Library
      • Entrance Area
      • Flexible learning space
      • Interactive smartboards
      • 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 http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/unloc
      Search by
      • authors,
      • words from titles
      • subject words
      UNLOC will tell you where the book is and if copies are available
    • 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.)
    • 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.
    • Online Reading Lists
    • Floor C - Books
      • Find books on the catalogue or online reading lists
      • Look out for library location, short loan, oversize
      and pamphlet collections, items already on loan
    • 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
    • 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 ….
    • eBooks
      • Available through the catalogue (UNLOC)
      • Select the “eBook Link to resource” hyperlink
      • Accessible on or off campus
      • 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!
    • Self-service Machines
      • Your card
      • Your PIN
      • Can request receipt (print or email)
      • Your borrowing record is on the Portal
    • Floor D - Periodicals
      Floor D - Periodicals
      • Periodicals in order of titles
      • Also have 16,000 electronic titles
      • 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
    • Computer Room
      97 PCs linked to all networked facilities
      Open 24/7
      University card access via front entrance
      Can use http://pcfinder.nottingham.ac.uk to find a vacant computer
    • Laptops in the Library
      • Wireless-free zones throughout the library
      • Plug-in points available
      • Laptops can be borrowed from the Lending Desk for 3 hours
      • 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!!
    • Photocopying & Printing
      • University card & PIN
      • 100 initial credits for copying/printing
      • 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
    • Full demonstration at:
    • Full demonstration at:
    • The University Portal
      Portal – http://my.nottingham.ac.uk
      Personalised access to information about university services, your course, access to email.
    • 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
    • The Portal Library Tab
    • Getting Help…
      Service Points & Enquiry Desks
      Email library-science-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
      Subject Librarians: Science Level C
      Printed & online guides nottingham.ac.uk/is/gettingstarted.aspx
    • Pathway 2 information
      http://webct.nottingham.ac.uk or http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/pathways
    • 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