Welcome to your Learning Resources Centre (LRC) . . . otherwise known as the Library
How to get a UNI Password• You need this to gain access our electronic resources• Go to www.glam.ac.uk• Click the GlamLife tab at top right of the screen• The GlamLife student portal will appear• Directly underneath the Log In button click to ‘reset your password or activate your account’• This will take you to Self Service Accounts Administration http://ssaa.glam.ac.uk• Now take 2 minutes to set up your password.
Your Library Resources E-Journals, E-Newspapers, E-Databases - find them all at Books on the shelves Print Journals on the shelves On-line E-books Search for them all using our library catalogue Once you’ve registered with SSAA – return to the main Uni Glam web page www.glam.ac.uk1. Click on the GlamLife tab - top right of the page2. Click the ‘log in’ button – centre of next page3. You will arrive at your personal student GlamLife portal!
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Your UNI e-mail address• Is your enrolment number e.g. email@example.com• Your name is automatically added to the system.• You access this from the GlamLife portal.• Remember to check your University e-mail regularly.
Where will I find the books I need?(not applicable to distance learning students)• First, look on OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue) to see what we have.• Note the book classification number (the number on the book spine).• Once you have the classification number, go to the book shelves to retrieve your book.• Look at the shelf number lists, posted on the end of each book stack – 300’s, 600’s etc.• Work your way along the shelf, until you come to the number you need.• Distance learners: Select online books (e-books) from the catalogue
What’s a Library PIN and why do I need one . . .• You need a PIN to manage your Library Account• It is a 4 digit number . . . . It is not your enrolment number• With your personal account, you will be able to renew books yourself• Reserve books - that are on loan to somebody else• Order a book (or journal article) which we do not stock (via our inter-library loan service)• If you do not receive your PIN in a welcome e-mail, you can ask us for one, in person, by phone, or e-mail . . . 01443 482625 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Library fees and charges they soon mount up . . . this is why you need to manage your own account . . . to ensure you NEVER pay fees!• Standard & One Week Loan fines: 15p per day• Short Loan fines: £1.00 per hour• Late, lost & non-returned inter-library loans: £130 per item (charged by the British Library)• Laptop fines (overnight loans): £4.00 for the first hour, then £1.00 per hour thereafter . . .
Loan Entitlement & LRC Opening Hours• You can borrow up to 12 books• 3 hour loan Laptops – use in the LRC with Wi-Fi connection• Use this link to find out where you can use a computer http://lcss.glam.ac.uk/is/facilities/gt/• LRCs at Glyntaff & Treforest are normally open from 8.00am to 10.00pm Mon – Thurs (during term time) but check before you visit http://lcss.glam.ac.uk/lrc/hours/• Saturday: 10.00am to 4pm• Sunday: (only at Treforest Campus) 10.00am to 4pm (self service)• There is a Qualified Librarian available (ask at the Information Desk) to answer your research queries - from 9.00am to 7.00pm (Mon – Thurs) and 9.00 - 5pm on Fridays• Or contact 01443 482625 - email@example.com
Inter-Library Loans• If we do not have the item you need (book or journal) you can request it using our Inter-Library Loan Service – see OPAC for details.• There is a £3 fee for this service.
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If you haven’t written an assignment for years . . . . . or English is your second language . . . . You can ask for help from our Education Drop In Centre – EDIC• They can arrange a tutorial to help you with your task;• show you how to reference• avoid plagiarism• help with report writing• or understanding statistics etc.• You will find them in the foyer of the Elaine Morgan Building• at Glyntaff Campus (next door to the LRC).• OR - e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org• They can e-mail you information and fact sheets – wherever you are based• Click on ‘study skills’ at Blackboard to access fact sheets & on-line tutorials
e-mail us if you need help . . . .Robert Mackney email@example.comPat Duxbury firstname.lastname@example.org. . . but also remember to watch the FINDit tutorials . . . At the start of your course spend 60 mins having a good look around the Library website pages . . . . it will be time well invested! Thanks for listening