Library Induction (Very Basic)

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A very basic introduction to the HWU Library resources, facilities and services

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  • 1.
    • University Library Facilities
    • Introductory Talk
    • 2008
  • 2. The Library…
    • Aims to help students, staff and researchers with their teaching, studying and research, by offering:
    • The Library Building
      • Opening Hours, Study Rooms, Photocopiers, PCs, OPACs, Wireless…
    • Library Resources
      • Print
        • finding, borrowing, requesting, renewing, returning
      • Online
        • finding, using on and off-campus
    • Library Services
      • ILL, Enquiries, Subject Support, Workshops, Keeping up-to-date…
  • 3. Basics – The Library Guide
    • Already registered
      • ID card is your Library card
    • Library guide (print or see )
      • Borrowing entitlements
      • Loan periods (books can be recalled though!)
      • Opening hours
      • Contact details
    • Any problems just ask!
  • 4.
  • 5. PLAN OF THE LIBRARY Plan of the Library Wireless now available on all floors. OPACs available all floors. Social science journals and abstracts & indexes, Language dictionaries Silent study LEVEL 1 (lower ground) Service Desk, Enquiry Desk, Quick Reference, Newspapers, Group study room, Photocopiers, CD-ROM terminals, Cafe Discussion area LEVEL 2 (ground) Books - all subjects Silent study (incl. 2 silent study rooms) LEVEL 3 (1 st floor) Science and engineering journals, abstracts and indexes, IT area, IT HelpDesk, Printing Discussion area LEVEL 4 (top floor)
  • 6. View from the Top Floor…
  • 7.
  • 8. Resources
    • Books (and eBooks)
    • Journals (print and electronic)
    • Newspapers
    • Reference material
    • Theses and dissertations
    • Standards
    • Conference proceedings
    • Videos, microfiche, microfilm…
  • 9. Use the catalogue to…
    • Locate books and journals
    • Reserve books
    • Request books
    • Check what you have on loan, reserve or awaiting collection
    • Renew books
      • as long as not overdue, or needed by another reader
  • 10. Using the Catalogue
    • **ONLINE DEMO**
    • Searching for items on a reading list
    • Searching for items on a topic of interest
  • 11. Finding books and journals
    • All Library Holdings (print and online) can be found by searching the Library Catalogue
    • The Catalogue allows you to search at the source title level (e.g. book title or journal title), but does not allow you to search at the article or chapter level
    • Therefore, search the catalogue for the Title of the Journal, Book or Conference ( NOT the article title, book chapter, or conference paper)
    • Dewey classification mean that library materials are shelved in subject groupings
  • 12. Finding Journal Articles
    • This will be covered in greater depth in your ‘literature searching’ talk
    • If a literature searching talk has not been arranged, please contact your Subject Librarian
      • http://
  • 13. Check Search results
    • Catalogue record example
      • Title and Author: Essential study skills : the complete guide to success at university / by Tom Burns and Sandra Sinfield.
      • Publisher: Sage, 2003.
      • Additional Information: Click here
      • Class. Number: 371.3 BUR
      • Location: Riccarton - Standard loan
      • Status: On Loan - Due on 01-05-09
    • ‘ Year’ - is this the year you want?
    • ‘ Status’ - i.e. whether item is in Library or out on loan
    • ‘ Location’ - i.e. the Library Site and loan type
    • ‘ Class. Number ’ - i.e. where it is in the Library
    • More on class numbers!...
  • 14. Shelfmarks – Numbers and Letters
    • First, numerically
      • 000 comes before 600
      • 004 comes before 005
      • 004.6 comes before 004.68
    • Then alphabetically, by the first three letters of the author’s name
      • 004.6 Bac comes before 004.6 Yua
      • 511.8 Har Bro comes before
      • 511.8 Tra
    • Check which area of the Library the item is
      • e.g. Quick Reference, 3 hour loan, Journals, Standard/Week loan
  • 15.
  • 16. Borrowing and Renewing Items
    • Take item to Service desk
      • Taught PGs = 20 items
    • You may renew your book yourself online, as long as none of the following applies:
      • The book is already overdue
      • You have accrued fines of over £10 = BLOCK ON BORROWING
      • A recall has been placed on the item
      • You have reached maximum renewal limit
    • If you are unable to renew online, please return the book to the Library as fines will accrue
  • 17. The Library has the item I want, but… all copies are out on loan
    • RECALL
    • Go to the Library Service Desk and place a RECALL on the item
    • Do a shelfmark search in the catalogue or browse the shelves at that shelfmark
    • Search the catalogue by subject
  • 18. The Library has the item I want, but… I can’t find it on the shelf
    • Check you are in the right Library!
      • The catalogue gives holdings information for Galashiels and the Petroleum Library
    • Check you are on the right section/floor
    • If it is a journal, check that we do have the Volume/Year you are looking for or if it is the current year that you check the ground floor
    • Check the trolleys at the Service Desk for recent returns
    • Let Service Desk staff know
  • 19. The Library doesn't stock the item I am looking for…
    • If we have been given the reading list for your course, we will have at least one copy of each item on the Library
      • If we do not have an item on your reading list, please let us know!
    • If the item is not on your reading list
      • You can suggest to us/your Library rep that we order a copy
      • Can check to see if it available in another local Library
      • Apply for ILL
  • 20. Returning and Fines
    • Library Guide/Local Notices/Book stamp tell you when to return your standard loans
      • Books may be recalled
    • Week loans, 3 hour loans and Journals (1 week)
    • Return to Library Service Desk
      • Book box for out of hours returns
    • Fines
      • Standard Loans: 20p per day - 3 day grace period
      • Periodicals: 20p per day - 3 day grace period
      • Recalled Standard Loans: 30p per day - no grace period
      • Week Loans: 30p per day - no grace period
      • Three Hour Loans: 1p per minute - 15 minute grace period - no fine charged if returned within 15 minutes of due time
    • If you are worried about fines please tell us IMMEDIATELY – don’t wait till it’s too late to help
  • 21. Courtesy Notices
    • Fine and recall notices are sent to your University sms e-mail account
    • Make sure you check this or get it redirected to a different email account
    • Notices are ‘courtesy’, up to you to keep track of what is on your account
      • ‘ Your account’ or phone
  • 22. The Library website
    • A thorough guide to the Library and it’s resources and services.
    • Direct links to resources to help with your study and research.
  • 23. Accessing Resources
    • Subscription based
      • require authentication
      • majority of resources are IP authenticated
    • On campus (PC Cal, Wireless)
      • IP
      • Athens ( )
    • Off-campus/ResNet
      • VPN ( )
      • Athens
    • Use Library links
      • If you go directly to the publisher site you may have problems, especially if off-campus
  • 24. Links to Resources
    • Find Information on Your Subject:
      • Concise & detailed guides to resources in all the subjects taught at HW
    • A-Z of all databases:
  • 25. SERVICES
  • 26. Subject Support
    • Help staff and students identify and locate useful information for projects, essays, dissertations, theses and research
      • Which resources
      • Search strategy/planning
    • Subject Librarian
      • Make an appointment/email/telephone/drop-in
    • Workshops
      • Literature Searching
      • Citations and Bibliographies
  • 27. Access to other Libraries
    • SCONUL Access scheme
      • Borrowing at 150 member libraries (including Edinburgh, Napier and Queen Margaret University Libraries)
      • SCONUL access cards available at the Library Service Desk
    • National Library of Scotland
      • Apply in person with evidence of status for a readers ticket
    • Inter-Library Loan Service
      • Will obtain items from other libraries for you
      • Registration required- full details on the Library website
  • 28. spineless? The Library blog
    • The latest information on resources and services for teaching, learning and research
    • Includes information about:
      • Library services
      • New resources
      • Features
      • Answers to FAQ’s
  • 29. Help/Contact/Comments
    • Enquiry Service
      • Face to face
      • Email [email_address]
      • Instant message
      • Telephone
    • Service Desk
    • Web pages
    • Your School Library Representative