Laxton library induction


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Laxton library induction

  1. 1. Introduction to Laxton library, your local NHS library
  2. 2. Contact us Laxton Library, Dep. no. 401a, Learning Centre (core A), Peterborough City Hospital, Bretton Gate, Peterborough, PE3 9GZ. Tel: 01733 678081 Email: [email_address] Web page:
  3. 3. Main menu <ul><li>What do I need to do to use library services ? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I find books ? </li></ul><ul><li>How do I borrow books ? </li></ul><ul><li>How to search and access online information ? </li></ul><ul><li>What services does the library offer ? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Register with the library <ul><li>Fill in a registration form and submit to library staff. Forms can be downloaded and completed before visiting the library. </li></ul><ul><li>You will be given an ID and PIN. Use these on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The self-issue system (to borrow, renew ..) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> (to check account or renew) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Be familiar with Library rules <ul><li>6 books can be borrowed for a period of 4 weeks. Loans can be renewed once, but items can be recalled at any time. </li></ul><ul><li>The Library rules are to ensure fair and effective access for all. They are displayed in the library. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Finding books <ul><ul><li>Search the online catalogue at or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Browse the shelves or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask Library staff </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Words or phrase is the most flexible search. Choose to search Laxton Library Peterborough
  8. 8. Note the classmark and availability Classmark is WH 100 HOF It’s available for reference We use the National Library of Medicine classification:
  9. 9. WQ Obstetrics WG Cardiovascular system WZ History of medicine WP Gynaecology WF Respiratory system WY Nursing WO Surgery WE Musculoskeletal system WX Hospital and other Health facilities. E.g. Health management WX 150 WN Radiology, diagnostic imaging WD Disorders of systemic, metabolic, environmental origin WW Ophthalmology WM Psychiatry WC Communicable diseases WV Otolaryngology WL Nervous system WB Practice of medicine, e.g. main textbooks are at WB 100 WU Dentistry. Oral surgery WK Endocrine system WA Public health WT Geriatrics. Chronic disease WJ Urogenital system W Health professions, e.g. Medical education at W 21 WS Paediatrics WI Digestive system Q-QZ Preclinical sciences, including anatomy, physiology WR Dermatology WH Haemic & lymphatic systems BF – PN Various E.g. Education LB 1049
  10. 10. The self-issue system lets you borrow, renew and return books
  11. 11. Scan the barcode of your ID badge If your card does not work, enter your Library ID (in capital letters)
  12. 12. Enter your PIN
  13. 13. Place the books on the wooden surface and remove them after the system processes them. You can print a receipt to confirm the transaction and for the due date. Returning books To return books no login is necessary but process each book individually, and place in black slot. A green dropbox is also located in the main atrium beside the ATM. Using the self-issue system ..
  14. 14. Library services <ul><li>Opening hours </li></ul><ul><li>Searching & accessing online information </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary loans and document delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Training offered by the library </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities </li></ul>
  15. 15. Opening hours <ul><li>Laxton Library is staffed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>9am-5pm Monday-Thursday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9am-4pm Friday </li></ul></ul><ul><li>24 hour access can be requested at the library service desk. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Searching & accessing online information <ul><li>Register (at an NHS computer) for an Athens account at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Set up your password using the email sent to you. </li></ul><ul><li>You can then access e-journals, e-books and databases. </li></ul><ul><li>Go to & click Journals and Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Log in with your Athens ID and password </li></ul><ul><li>Start using the databases etc. Training is available to help you locate and access information. Training guides can be downloaded. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Useful web sites <ul><li> for links to databases, resource guides and more </li></ul><ul><li> for details of your local NHS library </li></ul>
  18. 18. Library training Library Information Skills Training You will learn how to find and access high quality online information using major healthcare databases. For dates of upcoming training sessions see the library web page . Critical Appraisal This is usually arranged for groups. Contact us for more information.
  19. 19. Interlibrary loans & document delivery <ul><ul><li>For books or articles which are not available locally or online, library staff can request them from other libraries on your behalf. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There is a limit of 3 per week per member. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please avail of this service sensibly, as though it is free to library members, it incurs costs. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You should be able to check whether items are available using the library catalogue or your athens password. </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Facilities <ul><li>16 study carrels with 16 PCs. </li></ul><ul><li>Software available includes Microsoft Office, SPSS, SmartDraw, and Medical Masterclass. </li></ul><ul><li>A Black and white printer is free to use, but you must bring your own paper. The library sells 30 A4 pages for £ 1. Make sure to connect to the correct printer. </li></ul><ul><li>A colour scanner is available. </li></ul><ul><li>A photocopier also scans and sends documents to an email address. For copies of student notes and material from the library we will supply a card. For other or personal purposes we sell photocopy cards. </li></ul><ul><li>Study spaces. </li></ul><ul><li>A bookable group discussion room. </li></ul>