Professional services staff in all areas have the same borrowing rights as academic staff and are encouraged to use the library for their own professional development or leisure purposes. Your staff ID card is your library card, and a range of physical and online resources are available via the library catalogue Locate. You are also welcome to consult the relevant Academic Liaison Librarian regarding any discipline-specific enquiry you might have whether it relates to your support for a faculty or your own study interests. Just pick your subject of interest from the LibGuide for more information on library resources and services.
If you are a new member of staff you will receive information about the Library as part of your university induction. You are also welcome to book an appointment with your Academic Liaison Librarian.
Locate is our online catalogue. Here you can search for both online and physical items.
Details about using the Library can be found on the Customer Services Libguide.
You will need your University ID card to enter the library and to borrow material. Your University username and password will be needed to access your personal account on Locate, enabling you to renew items on loan and reserve items (where all copies are on loan).
You can borrow up to a maximum of 20 items at a time (books, CDs or DVDs) and you can reserve up to 10 items at a time. The loan periods are either 8 week standard loan with unlimited renewals up to 24 weeks (unless the item has been reserved by another user), 1 week loan which you can keep renewing for up to 15 weeks (unless the item has been reserved by another user) and 1 day loan that can not be renewed. You will receive a monthly summary of all your borrowing.
All staff are linked to the Follow Me system enabling you to print, photocopy and scan on any printer around campus. Please make sure that your copying observes the CLA license and that it is for class activity or private research only. Further information about copyright can be found in the Copyright Libguide.
Material that is not available from the Lanchester Library can usually be obtained from the British Library through the Document Supply Service. This service is free. Details can be found on the Document Supply Service LibGuide. For more information contact Document Supply on 65 7520 or email email@example.com. Alternatively contact your Academic Liaison Librarian.
The SCONUL Access scheme provides borrowing from other university libraries for academic staff and research students. A list of participating institutions is on the SCONUL website, where you can register for the scheme.