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  • 1. Fountains Learning Centre Staff information slides
    • Library and Information Services
  • 2. Opening Hours
    • Term-time
      • Monday - Thursday 8.00 to 21.30
      • Friday 8.00 to 19.00
      • (limited service between 8.00 and 9.00)
      • Saturday 9.30 to 17.00
      • Sunday 14.00 to 19.00 (limited service)
    • Vacation
      • Monday - Friday 9.00 to 17.00
    • Library and Information Services
  • 3. Membership and borrowing
    • University staff card is also used as library card
    • Visit Learning Centre to ensure card is validated for use and collect PIN number
    • Machines for borrowing returning and renewing available at the Main Desk and Loans Counter
    • Library and Information Services
  • 4. Loan periods
    • Loan stock
      • 4 week loan – standard loan period
      • 7 day loan- high usage books, videos, CDs & DVDs
      • 1 day loan for high usage books
      • Journals
        • Some reference, others 1 day loan
    • Reference
        • May not be taken out of the Library
    • Library and Information Services
  • 5. Borrowing allocation
    • University Staff
      • 25, including no more than:
        • 5 one day loan items
        • -includes 1 day books and journal issues
        • 10 audiovisual items
    • Library and Information Services
  • 6. Library catalogue
    • Library catalogue
      • Library catalogue available on PCs in the Learning Centre and across the network from the Library webpages
      • Access via Internet from outside the university
      • Search for a huge range of resources including books, journals, DVDs, ebooks, journal articles etc.
      • You can often link direct to the full text of books and articles
    • Stock arranged according to Dewey decimal system
    • Library and Information Services
  • 7. Virtual Learning Centre tour
      • Finding my way around
    • Library and Information Services
  • 8. Special collections and locations
    • Examples of special collections in the library
      • York Hospital Health Library
      • Staff Development Resource area on 2 nd floor
      • RE Centre – Collection of religious education materials on 2 nd floor
      • Languages Resource Centre – Collection of modern foreign language materials on 2 nd floor
      • Stack – closed access store of low usage materials – to use books from the stack place a hold
      • Oversize – 2 sequences of larger books: 001-699 on first floor, 700-999 on second floor
    • Library and Information Services
  • 9. Renewals and holds
    • Renewals
      • Select ‘Library account’ from the library homepage
      • Type your User ID (barcode number from your staff card) and PIN number (ask at library desk)
      • Renew 4 week and 1 week loans up to 7 times
    • Holds or reservations
      • May be placed on items on loan and on items available in the library
      • May be placed on 4 week and 1 week loans, but not on 1 day loans
      • When available, you are notified by email
      • Kept on the holds shelf for 8 days before being returned to shelves
    • Library and Information Services
  • 10. Fines
    • Fines
      • Apply to all registered borrowers
      • 4 week loan - 10p per day
      • 7 day loans - 50p per day
      • 1 day loan journals & books - £1 per day
      • Fines of £10.00 or over lead to block on borrowing
    • Library and Information Services
  • 11. Library website
    • Accessible via staff and student homepages at
    • Information about LIS services & staff
    • Subject pages
    • Guides about searching electronic resources
    • Links to external resources
    • Library and Information Services
  • 12. Electronic journals, books & databases
    • Access electronic resources via Library website
      • Full text journal articles via e-journal finder
      • Electronic books
      • Databases to search for resources
      • Digital archive to provide access to University materials and research
    • Library and Information Services
  • 13. Inter-library loans
    • Inter-library loans service
      • PhD students & university staff- 20 ILLs per year, from August to July
      • Includes both books and journal articles.
    • Library and Information Services
  • 14. SCONUL access to other libraries
    • SCONUL scheme
      • Open to academic staff and PhD students
      • Allows borrowing rights at over 150 higher education institutions
      • Apply to join at the Information and Help desk in the Fountains Learning Centre and collect SCONUL card
      • More information at
    • Library and Information Services
  • 15. Information skills and reading lists
    • Your Subject librarian (called Academic Support Librarians at York St John)
    • Information skills sessions for students at all levels can be arranged with the Academic Support Librarians
    • Reading lists - how we can help you and what we need from you!
    • Library and Information Services
  • 16. Ordering resources for the library
    • Budgets are allocated to the library to spend on each faculty – liaise with the Academic Support Librarian for your faculty
    • Ordering resources page which includes a link to an online acquisitions form
    • Orders for new periodicals should be submitted to the Academic Support Librarians for consideration.
    • Library and Information Services
  • 17. Scanning service
    • Scanning service provides access to book chapters and journal articles via individual modules on Blackboard
    • Copyright rules mean that only one chapter per book or one article per journal issue is permitted per module
    • Guidelines and application form available
    • For more information contact [email_address]
    • Library and Information Services
  • 18. Library and Information Services staff
    • A list of LIS staff and their roles is available at:
    • Library and Information Services staff
    • Library and Information Services