Library services: Other questions

Can the library advise on copyright? The library may have a copyright specialist on the staff, ask your subject librarian for help. The library says it’s running out of space, what should I do? If space is a problem in your library there may be a strategy to provide...

Library services: About your students

Can my students visit/borrow from another library? A number of national schemes allow reference use or limited borrowing from other libraries for registered staff and students: UK Libraries Plus – this allows distance, part-time, long-term placement and full...

Library services: About your research

How do I find out about new publications/resources in my subject? Your subject librarian may be able to provide you with publishers’ catalogues. It is also possible to set up alerting services with the major publishers and book suppliers, sending you information about...

Library services: About the library collection

Why is that book there? Why aren’t my books all in one place? The library uses a classification scheme to organise the books on the shelves. The scheme groups subjects together in first broad then specific categories and places those books in sequence. Your books will...

Library services: About your course

What do I do if I want an item that the library doesn’t have in stock? Who do I contact? Your subject librarian. You should supply details of the item that you want: author, title, publisher and date of publication if possible. For some items a supplier’s address...