Borrow, Renew & Reserve Borrow, Renew & Reserve Undergraduate 20 items Finding resources Taught Postgraduate 30 items Library services Research Postgraduate & Staff 40 items Study space We keep in touch with you about your library account via LIBRARY your university email so remember to check it regularly See overleaf for more information on how to borrow, Essential Info renew and reserve or visit www.durham.ac.uk/library/borrowing Finding Resources Study Space Search for resources in the Library catalogue Each location has a range of study spaces: library.durham.ac.uk • Silent study • Interactive whiteboards • Group study • Open Access PC rooms Use the catalogue to: • Find items • Loanable laptops • DVD players • Check your account • Wireless networks • Reserve and renew items • Find your reading list For users with diabilities registered with DUSSD there is equipment and a study room available at Main Library & The catalogue can be accessed from the Library website, Queen’s Campus Library duo, Facebook, iGoogle or in any of our libraries. www.durham.ac.uk/library/disabled • Search the catalogue by author, title, keyword or Photocopying and Printing perform more advanced searches. Photocopiers and Printers are available in all libraries. • Items in the Library can be found by noting the Photocopy cards can be bought in any University Library: shelfmark and location • £1 (20 A4 copies) • Electronic resources can be accessed from anywhere • £5 (100 A4 copies) 24/7 with your ITS username & password Printers are run by ITS. Find out more on their web pages • Items can be transferred between Durham City and www.durham.ac.uk/its/printing Queen’s Campus. If you need something transferring see www.durham.ac.uk/library/borrowing/intersite Subject Information & Reading Lists On our subject information pages you can find resources In Person at any of our Library sites & guides to help you make the most of the Library, as Online www.durham.ac.uk/library well as contact details for your Liaison Librarian who can provide further help & support for your subject. Phone 0191 334 3042 www.durham.ac.uk/library/subjects Email firstname.lastname@example.org Instant Messaging www.durham.ac.uk/library Most lecturers include their reading lists on duo and in Facebook www.facebook.com/dulib the Library catalogue. To find your reading list log in to Twitter www.twitter.com/dulib duo or visit library.dur.ac.uk/screens/reserve.html FAQ Forum www.durham.ac.uk/yousay.wesay Borrow Renew • Borrow most items using our automated borrowing • Library loan periods are standard, 3-day & short loan machines with your campus card. Ask staff for help if you • Loan periods can vary and depend on the demand for need it. the item and user category (e.g. undergraduate). • At the Main Library you can return books using the • Keep track of when your loans are due back by checking returns machines. your account online library.dur.ac.uk/patroninfo • Our libraries have ‘out of hours’ return boxes so you can • You can renew an item up to 10 times. return items when we are closed. • You can renew an item online, by phone or in person if • If you get fines make sure you pay them. If charges go they are not reserved by another user. above £5 you can’t borrow items. • Short loan items cannot be renewed. Fines Reserve You can pay your library fines online by logging into your Reserve items on loan to another user via the library library account at library.dur.ac.uk/patroninfo catalogue. The item will be recalled and we will notify you Standard and One week Loans 20p per day via university email when it is ready for collection from 3-day Loan and Recalled items £1 per day the Library you requested it to be delivered to. Short Loan £1 per hour Recall If you take an item out during a vacation you must check When you finish using a book please return it to the Library your emails regularly and as someone else might need it. Items may be recalled by • remember to renew it another user at any time including vacations. If an item is • be prepared to return the item if recalled recalled you will be notified via university email. The Durham Project Museums, Special Collections Over the next two years building work will be taking place & Exhibitions to improve the services and facilities at Main Library and Durham University Museums and Special Collections are Palace Green Library. here to support your study and enjoy in your free time. www.durham.ac.uk/durham.project/ Oriental Museum www.durham.ac.uk/oriental.museum While these developments take place there may be Old Fulling Mill Museum of Archaeology some noise and disruption. Keep up to date with the www.durham.ac.uk/fulling.mill latest information on our website. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Entry to the Museums is free with your Campus Card. In January 2011 an outstanding new exhibition space will open at Palace Green Library. The first exciting exhibition will feature the Treasures of Durham University collections. Look out for regularly changing exhibitions. www.durham.ac.uk/library/asc To find out about all the events and exhibitions taking place at Durham City and Queen’s Campus visit Artist’s impression of the Main Library East Wing extension. www.durham.ac.uk/whatson The information in this guide was correct at the time of publishing. For the most up to date information about the Library please visit www.durham.ac.uk/library. This leaflet is available in alternative formats on request.
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