Archive for the ‘Self Service’ Category

Welcome to the Welcome Zone!

October 10, 2008

After weeks of anticipation the Library Desk and Information Desk have finally moved to their new home within the Social Learning Zone. The new Library entrance is located at the top end of the SLZ with views out to the Students Union and Room 365 (formerly Eagle365). The entrance to the Library brings you into the Welcome Zone where you will find the Information Desk, Library Desk and our new self-service machines where you can issue / return items and check on items you have out on loan. We also have photocopying and self-service binding facilities available within this area.

We invite you to pay us a visit in our new home and as always if you need any assistance or guidance please ask a member of staff.

The New Library Desk

The Library Desk

Information Desk

Information Desk

Self - Service machines within the Welcome Zone

Self - Service machines within the Welcome Zone

A view from the Library entrance across to the Students Union and Room 365

A view from the Library entrance across to the Students Union and Room 365

New Library Facilities for September

September 5, 2008

New to the Library this year are Self Service machines where you can borrow and return books using your Student ID card.  The machines are operated by a simple to use touch screen and Library staff will be demonstrating how to use the machines on the Library Tours.  When in the Library if you require any help, please ask a member of staff.

Self Service Machines

Self Service Machines

 Also new to the Library this year is an improved Library Catalogue, where you can search for items to borrow. The system is very user friendly and has features such as displaying book covers alongside the records, enabling you to identify the book on the shelves more easily.

The ‘My Account’ option on the Library Catalogue offers a convenient way of managing your Library Account.  Using this option you can:

– check what you have out on loan and when the item/s is due back

– check up on your reservations and cancel any that you no longer need

– renew your loans

– check if there are any outstanding fines on your account

You can access the Library Catalogue via the Library homepage 24/7 or in the Library itself during opening hours. If you require any help using the Library Catalogue please ask a member of staff, pick up or download one of our User Guides which are located in the Library and on the Library Webpages.