Welcome to the Library 
at Royal Holloway
Induction: 
“An initial experience, an exposure that introduces one to 
something previously mysterious or unknown” 
Webst...
When can I 
come to the 
Library? 
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When can I come to the Library? 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikvanhannen/537167308/sizes/l/
Are books for different subjects in 
different libraries?
Are books for different subjects in 
different libraries? 
Bedford 
Founder’s 
Criminology, Economics, Geography, 
History...
How do I find books on my reading list?
How do I find books on my reading list? 
Use Library Search: 
http://www.rhul.ac.uk/library
What if I am 
away for the 
weekend and 
don’t renew or 
bring the stuff 
back on time?
What if I don’t renew or bring the 
stuff back on time? 
Normal Loan 20p per day 
One Week Loan 40p per day 
Three Day 40p...
What can I do in the Library?
What can I do in the Library? 
Study spaces 
Computer access 
Printing 
Group study facilities 
Videos and DVDs 
Books & J...
How do I borrow and return books?
How do I borrow and return 
books? 
Use the Self Issue machines
How many 
books can 
I borrow?
How many books can I borrow? 
Undergraduates: 
15 books at a time 
• 3 from the Short Loan Collection 
• Use self-issue 
•...
How many books can I borrow? 
Postgraduates 
20 books at a time 
• 3 from the Short Loan Collection 
• Use self-issue 
• I...
How long can I keep them? 
How long can I keep items for? 
Books 
Short loan = 24 hours - level 2 
3 or 7 day & 3 week – l...
How long can I keep them? 
How long can I keep them for? 
Books 
Undergraduates 
Short loan = 24 hours - level 2 
3 or 7 d...
How long can I keep them? 
How long can I keep them for? 
Books 
Postgraduates 
Short loan = 24 hours - level 2 
3 or 7 da...
Where can I find material for my 
subject?
Where can I find material for my subject? 
http://libguides.rhul.ac.uk
None of the books I 
need are on the shelf, 
how do I get hold of 
copies?
None of the books I need are on the 
shelf, how do I get hold of copies? 
Place a hold 
More Books
Can I check what books I’ve 
borrowed and renew them?
Can I check what books I’ve borrowed 
and renew them? 
• Check your account online 
• On the Self issue machines
I’ve forgotten my laptop what can I do?
•Borrow one from the self-service 
laptop lockers in Bedford 
or at the Helpdesk in Founders 
•Wifi throughout the buildin...
My friend’s e-mailed me a 
photo of the party last night. 
Where can I print it out?
My friend’s e-mailed me a photo 
of the party last night. 
Where can I print it out? 
Bedford Library level 2: 
• A number...
We’re doing a 
presentation where can 
we practice?
We’re doing a presentation where 
can we practice? 
Book Group Study 
Rooms 
o tlc@bedford level 2 
o Bedford level 3 
o F...
Do I get more help, or is this it?
Do I get more help, or is this it? 
•Subject Guides 
•Information Skills Sessions 
•Helpdesk 
•Moodle 
•Facebook 
•Twitter...
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Understanding the libraries at Royal Holloway, University of London

  1. 1. Welcome to the Library at Royal Holloway
  2. 2. Induction: “An initial experience, an exposure that introduces one to something previously mysterious or unknown” Webster’s International Dictionary
  3. 3. When can I come to the Library? http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikvanhannen/537167308/sizes/l/
  4. 4. When can I come to the Library? http://www.flickr.com/photos/erikvanhannen/537167308/sizes/l/
  5. 5. Are books for different subjects in different libraries?
  6. 6. Are books for different subjects in different libraries? Bedford Founder’s Criminology, Economics, Geography, History, International Relations, Management, Politics, Philosophy, Religion, Sciences, Social Work Cinema, Classics, Fine Arts, Literature, Media Arts, Modern Languages, Music, Theatre
  7. 7. How do I find books on my reading list?
  8. 8. How do I find books on my reading list? Use Library Search: http://www.rhul.ac.uk/library
  9. 9. What if I am away for the weekend and don’t renew or bring the stuff back on time?
  10. 10. What if I don’t renew or bring the stuff back on time? Normal Loan 20p per day One Week Loan 40p per day Three Day 40p per day Short Loan 80p per hour Rolling Loan (DVDs) 50p per hour
  11. 11. What can I do in the Library?
  12. 12. What can I do in the Library? Study spaces Computer access Printing Group study facilities Videos and DVDs Books & Journals Newspapers Photocopying
  13. 13. How do I borrow and return books?
  14. 14. How do I borrow and return books? Use the Self Issue machines
  15. 15. How many books can I borrow?
  16. 16. How many books can I borrow? Undergraduates: 15 books at a time • 3 from the Short Loan Collection • Use self-issue • Items must be returned / renewed on or before the due date Remember to issue everything to yourself before leaving the library Your receipt shows when the items must be renewed or returned
  17. 17. How many books can I borrow? Postgraduates 20 books at a time • 3 from the Short Loan Collection • Use self-issue • Items must be returned / renewed on or before the due date Remember to issue everything to yourself before leaving the library Your receipt shows when the items must be renewed or returned
  18. 18. How long can I keep them? How long can I keep items for? Books Short loan = 24 hours - level 2 3 or 7 day & 3 week – level 5
  19. 19. How long can I keep them? How long can I keep them for? Books Undergraduates Short loan = 24 hours - level 2 3 or 7 day & 3 week – level 5 Normal Loan 3 weeks One Week Loan 1 week Three Day Loan 3 days Short Loan Monday to Friday: 11am - 4pm same day. 4pm - 11am next day. Weekend: 4pm Friday - 11am Monday. Rolling Loan (some DVDs) 24 hours Journals Library Use Only
  20. 20. How long can I keep them? How long can I keep them for? Books Postgraduates Short loan = 24 hours - level 2 3 or 7 day & 3 week – level 5 Normal Loan 6 weeks One Week Loan 1 week Three Day Loan 3 days Short Loan Monday to Friday: 11am - 4pm same day. 4pm - 11am next day. Weekend: 4pm Friday - 11am Monday Rolling Loans (some DVDs) 24 hours Journals 3.30pm-11am next day
  21. 21. Where can I find material for my subject?
  22. 22. Where can I find material for my subject? http://libguides.rhul.ac.uk
  23. 23. None of the books I need are on the shelf, how do I get hold of copies?
  24. 24. None of the books I need are on the shelf, how do I get hold of copies? Place a hold More Books
  25. 25. Can I check what books I’ve borrowed and renew them?
  26. 26. Can I check what books I’ve borrowed and renew them? • Check your account online • On the Self issue machines
  27. 27. I’ve forgotten my laptop what can I do?
  28. 28. •Borrow one from the self-service laptop lockers in Bedford or at the Helpdesk in Founders •Wifi throughout the building •Laptop support in the library I’ve forgotten my laptop what can I do?
  29. 29. My friend’s e-mailed me a photo of the party last night. Where can I print it out?
  30. 30. My friend’s e-mailed me a photo of the party last night. Where can I print it out? Bedford Library level 2: • A number of black & white MFDs • Two colour MFDs Founder's Library ground floor • Several black & white MFDs • One colour MFD A charge is made for all printing, which is carried out via your Computer Centre Printing Account. You must have sufficient funds in order to print. Singe sided Double Sided A4 A3 A4 A3 Black & white 5p 9p 7p 9p Colour 18p 36p 18p 36p
  31. 31. We’re doing a presentation where can we practice?
  32. 32. We’re doing a presentation where can we practice? Book Group Study Rooms o tlc@bedford level 2 o Bedford level 3 o Founders Library
  33. 33. Do I get more help, or is this it?
  34. 34. Do I get more help, or is this it? •Subject Guides •Information Skills Sessions •Helpdesk •Moodle •Facebook •Twitter •Your Information Consultant

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