Hopefully you will have enjoyed using the Library over the course of your degree. There is just one thing to make sure you do before the last day of term – make sure your Library account is clear.
The Library is required to notify departments of any students who have NOT returned books/paid fines by the time their Board of Examiners meets.
You may check your borrower record on any Catalogue Plus terminal in the Library or on the self service units in the Library, but you must still present your card to be cancelled. Please do not leave it until the last minute, in case there is any query. Please also ensure your department knows where to contact you if necessary.
N.B. Due to the Library refurbishment works over the Summer period, all accounts MUST be cleared by 5pm on Wednesday 19th June 2013 otherwise outstanding charges will be added to your account at Student Finance.
If you have any query about your record, please contact the Library asap.
Once you have graduated, you are welcome to come back and use the Library. We have our alumni membership scheme which gives you free membership of the Library for 5 years after you join as an alumni, letting you borrow up to 8 long/week loan books at a time. For more details on this scheme, please have a look at our alumni webpage or contact our Customer Services Manager.
Just to remind our visitors that from today the Library has switched to vacation opening hours until the start of the next term (Monday 15th April). These are:
Monday: 9.00 – 5.30
Tuesday: 9.00 – 5.30
Wednesday: 9.00 – 8.00
Thursday: 9.00 – 5.30
Friday: 9.00 – 5.30
Please note that we are closed every weekend until Saturday 13th April, and that we’re open in the evening only on Wednesdays until 8PM - all other week days we close at 5.30PM, with last entry to the building being ten minutes before closing time.
The Library will be closed over the Easter weekend, from Good Friday (29th March), opening again on Wednesday 3rd April.
The Library shop, Paper 676, will be closed for the duration of the vacation, but Cafe 641 remains open every week day between 9.30AM-3PM.
From March 6th all Library books borrowed and renewed by students will have their dates extended until the start of next term.
Undergraduate loans will be due back on Wednesday 17th April, and Finalists and Taught Postgraduate loans will be due back on Friday 19th April.
High Demand book loans remain the same, except for an extended period over the Easter weekend (Friday 29th March – Tuesday 2nd April) when the Library is closed.
Please note that unlike the Christmas vacation all books remain subject to recall at one week’s notice, so make sure you keep checking your student email account during the vacation to look out for any recall notices otherwise you will receive overdue book fines. If you are not in Loughborough, we are happy to receive recalled books back through the post.
The next renewal reminders (Courtesy notice) for staff & researchers who have borrowed long loan books from the Library are due to be sent out on Monday 4th February 2013 for all long loan items that are due for return on 8th February 2013.
If you want to beat the rush, it is possible to renew your books now until 28th June 2013, either by logging on to the catalogue and renewing them online or by emailing the Customer Services Manager. M.S.Cunningham@lboro.ac.uk
For anyone who is not sure how to renew books online, we have prepared a short video with instructions.
Please note, if you have already renewed your long loan items, you will need to bring them back to the Library, return them on the self-service machines and reissue them to yourself, as staff and researchers only have one unseen renewal online.
Please ensure that you check your account and renew / return any items on or before the 8th February 2013 to ensure you are not fined for late returns. If you have any queries about your account, please ensure you contact the Library so that we can resolve an issues before any fines are charged.
The Library has recently developed a webapp to support access to a range of our services from your mobile phone. Services provided via the webapp currently include opening hours, your borrowing details and others. It has been designed and developed by the Library and is intended that further development will take place over the coming months to incorporate new features into the webapp.
Please note you will need to enter your standard University username and password to access the webapp when you access it. If you have any comments or suggestions about the Library webapp please use the “Leave feedback” option or email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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If you find yourself in need of a break from your revising and a change from your textbooks over the vacation – and maybe from the rest of the seasonal hurly-burly too! – look no further than our range of Leisure Reading books in Open3.
There’s something for every taste among our selection, ranging from crime thrillers, science fiction/horror, historical dramas, autobiographies and graphic novels. What’s more, from today you can take the book out for the entire vacation and not have to worry about returning it until the start of term. Why not have a browse today? They’re all available under the Leisure Reading tag on Library Catalogue.
Another date for your diary in the New Year will be the launch of our new student book club, ‘Club 790′, which will be launched at a special event in February. Watch this space for further details!
The Christmas vacation is the only period we do not recall books – because of the high volumes of Xmas post and because the Library is actually closed between Friday 21th Dec and Wednesday 2nd Jan.
From Friday 7th December, you will be able to borrow and renew week and long loan items until the 9th January 2013.
“Xmas Tree”. CC licenced image from Flickr
The only exception to this is if a book has an outstanding request – where it will continue to only issue for one week.
The last recall notices for books also go out on Friday 7th December, so make sure you continue to check your emails up to that date to make sure you do not have to return books on your record before the end of term.
Short loan books stay the same over the vacation period.
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Want a quick, easy, and above all, FUN! way to help boost your academic studies? Look no further than our new Leisure Reading collection in Open3!
Research indicates that those who regularly read for pleasure are more likely to achieve academically. The National Endowment for the Arts highlighted in a 2007 report that “frequency of reading for pleasure correlates strongly with academic achievement.”
With that in mind, we’ve decided to launch our own Leisure Reading Collection in the Library, with simple aim of encouraging students to read recreationally. Presently it comprises of over two hundred books ranging from classic contemporary novels by the likes of Stephen King, Stieg Larsson and Terry Pratchett, popular autobiographies by and about luminaries such as Claire Balding, Stephen Fry and Freddy Mercury, and a range of graphic novels and comic book collections including Batman, Judge Dredd and Tintin. Something to cater for all tastes!
Why not check out our collection on Library Catalogue Plus – they’re all tagged under ‘Leisure Reading’ – or simply come in and have a browse of the shelves, which are situated outside the entrance to the High Demand Section on Open3. We’re adding to our range all the time, so pop back often!
- Image copyright Roxana Morosanu
Worried about getting bored over the Summer or just wanting to get ahead of your colleagues for next year?
From today (Wed 13th June), all students are able to borrow books that will automatically be issued throughout the Summer vacation and will be due for return in the first week of the new academic year in October.
Just be aware, any book could still be recalled with one week’s notice, so make sure you keep checking your student email account to look out for any recall notices. If you are not in Loughborough, we are happy to receive recalled books back in the post.
- The next courtesy notice reminders for staff & researchers who have borrowed long loan books from the Library are due to be sent out on Monday 25th June 2012 for all long loan items due for return on 29th June 2012. If you want to beat the rush, it is possible to renew your books now until 28th September 2012, either by logging on to the catalogue and renewing them online or by emailing the Customer Services Manager.
NB: if you have renewed your long loan items online before, you will need to bring them back to the Library, return them on the self service machines and reissue them to yourself as staff and researchers only have one unseen renewal online.
Please ensure that you check your account and renew/return any items to ensure you are not fined for late returns. If you have any queries about your account, please ensure you contact the Library so that we can resolve an issues before any fines are charged.
Matt Cunningham, Customer Services Manager
Tel (01509) 222353