New Library books for LIBS

It’s raining outside. Take shelter in the Library and check out our new books. The new academic year is fully underway, and @GCWLibrarians are busy buying new titles, new editions, et al. (us included). Martin and I have compiled a fascinating new library book list which lets you know what has arrived in the Library over the past week…Here @ bit.ly/2IGtNLW.

The list includes Simon Lindgren’s (2017) splendid Digital media & society which covers new analysis of the contemporary media landscape, and central theories of the digital society, and the hot topics and key research methods in the field. Plus much more. Sounds interesting? It’s available now @ bit.ly/2oSgwbr

Feeling cold? Stay warm & read a new book in the Library

Did you get snow this morning? I did, so why not choose one of our many Lincoln International Business School books in the Library this wintry February, and beat the winter blues.

Why not drop into one of our Library workshops today?

There’s loads of mini workshops taking place in the Library this week, please take  a look at our Upcoming Events section on the Library Website. No need to book, just arrive promptly as these sessions will only last a maximum of 15 minutes.

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Library searches presentation for academic skills

This presentation was delivered to all 1st year Lincoln International Business School students in the Isaac Newton main lecture theatre as part of an academic skills presentation (this time without a radio mic!).

Library Searches Sept 17 by Daren Mansfield on Scribd

Check out a journal archive via Electronic Journals a-z

If you would like to find out whether we have access to a particular journal then please go to the electronic journal a-z facility (library.lincoln.ac.uk > Find > Electronic Journals a-z).

Meet the Academic Writing Support team

Yesterday the Academic Writing Support team (including myself) had their photo taken in preparation for the new semester which begins on Monday 18th September. Cheryl Cliffe is on the left while Judith Elkin, the AWS manager, is on the right. We hold drop-in sessions in the Learning Development room on the ground floor of the Library (starting on the 25th September) and 1-1 appointments throughout the year.  Currently, we are planning some workshops for October and November which cover a range of study skills areas such as essay writing, note-taking and strategic reading (et al.)

 

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What’s your favourite Library book this month?

New books this month includes Laasch’s Responsible Business (2016) and books on employability amidst those about sustainability.  Why not check out our new Lincoln International Business School library books list on Talis.

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Check out our online Advent calendar today for study tips!

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Check out our online and interactive Advent calendar today for our 25 study tips with the 10th advice coming from Adele Beeken, the Academic Subject Librarian for Chemistry, Engineering, Forensic Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics.

Christmas at the University Library

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Christmas at the University Library

24/7 will end at Midnight on Thursday 22nd December, the opening times will then be:

Friday 23rd December                   10:00 – 17:00 – self-service only

Saturday 24th December              CLOSED

Sunday 25th December                 CLOSED

Monday 26th December               10:00 – 17:00 – self-service only

Tuesday 27th December               10:00 – 17:00 – self-service only

Wednesday 28th December       10:00 – 17:00 – self-service only

Thursday 29th December             10:00 – 17:00 – self-service only

Friday 30th December                   10:00 – 17:00 – self-service only

Saturday 31st December              CLOSED

Sunday 1st January                         CLOSED

Monday 2nd January                      10:00 – 17:00 – self-service only

Tuesday 3rd January                       10:00 – 17:00 – self-service only

Wednesday 4th January               8:30am – 24/7 opening resumes

Requesting books

Due to the Christmas holidays and the self-service nature of the opening times, the library will switch off online requesting of books on the 22nd December until staff are back on the 4th January.

Taking 1 week loan books home for the holidays

On Friday 16th December one week loan books will become three week loans, so that none are due back over the holiday. This will allow you to take them home without worrying that they will not renew.

Inter-library Loans

We will continue to accept ILL requests as normal but there will be a delay in processing and fulfilling requests between 9th December 2016 and 4th January 2017.

More Books and More Books for Research

Will be taking a break between 9th December 2016 and 4th January 2017. We may experience delays in supply during this period too.

Getting started with the Library

Getting started

How do I find a book?

The quickest and easiest way to find a book is to search for it on the Library website http://library.lincoln.ac.uk.

Enter the title of the book into the search box.  Make sure the ‘Find books’ aerial button is selected. If the Library has the book, click on the title link to see information about how many copies there are, where they are located (the shelfmark) and whether they are available.

Make a note of the shelfmark and go to the relevant floor (depending on the number):

  • 001 – 599 are located on the first floor
  • 600 – 999.99 are located on the second floor
  • 340s, oversized and the local history collection are located on the third floor

If all copies are checked out you can request a copy by clicking on the ‘Reserve this item’ button.

How many books can I borrow and how long can I have them?

Undergraduate and postgraduate students can borrow up to 30 items.  How long you can borrow them depends on their loan status.  The Library currently has the following loan types, which can be identified by a sticker on the spine of the book:

  • Reference
  • One week loan
  • Four week loan (no sticker on spine of book)

How do I borrow books?

Your student ID card is also your Library card. You will need this and your Library PIN to be able to use the self-issue machines that are located on each floor of the University Library.

How do I renew items? 

Unless the item is reserved by another user or returned we’ll renew it for you automatically.

The item will not renew if:

  • Another user has reserved it via the library website;
    • One week loans: you will receive an email 2 days before the item is due letting you know that it will not renew. The item must be returned promptly.
    • 4 week loans: you will receive an email letting you know the item has been recalled. You will then have 7 days to return it.
  • you owe £10 or more in fines and/or charges;
  • it is a laptop;
  • it is a dissertation;
  • it is an inter-library loan

Where do I get my PIN?

You can set your Library PIN through the Library website http://library.lincoln.ac.uk Go to the Help menu and select Reset your Library PIN.  Your PIN is required for:

  1. Borrowing books via the self-issue machines
  2. Laptop loans

How do I find journal articles?

You can search for journal articles by entering your keywords into the Library website http://library.lincoln.ac.uk Make sure the ‘Find books and articles’ aerial button below the search box is selected. For a more comprehensive search, select the ‘Advanced search’ option.

If you would like help with searching or using the library website, click on the ‘Help’ tab on the Library website.

Where can I get help and support?

If you would like to talk to somebody about searching for books and journal articles you can either make an appointment with your Subject Librarian or drop in to Learning Development: http://guides.library.lincoln.ac.uk/asl 

 

How do I change my pin number?

If you go to the Library website and then to the Help tab you can easily reset your pin number. Once you’ve done this you’ll receive a confirmation email (check your student email address):

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This answer was also entered onto the Just Ask forum available on the Library website.