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1 Student Induction 9 October 2009

2 BLDS: British Library for Development Studies Services for IDS fellows and Students Services for external users, e.g: – Document delivery – BLDS updates – Email helpdesk

3 Library Staff


5 Induction programme General induction and quiz (today) Drop-in introductions to Catalogue, Study Direct and E- journals throughout this term from next week in the library (sign-up sheets will be made available) Sessions for each MA course introducing you to search skills

6 Todays session Library Services How the Library is Arranged Catalogue and Electronic Resources Teaching Support

7 How many books can I borrow? You may borrow up to 30 items at any one time Books need to be issued at the Service Counter

8 When is the library open? The normal opening hours are 09.15 – 21.15, Monday to Friday. The Service Counter is open from 10.00 – 17.30 during these times. Staff at the Service Counter are there to help you with any enquiries.

9 What is My Account? The My Account link is on the top right hand corner of each Library Web page, for example the Library Home page.Library Home page My Account allows you to: – Check which items you currently have on loan and when they are due back – Renew items that you wish to keep longer

10 Does the Library charge fines? Fines are charged on books that are returned late; please see your Induction Packs for further details

11 How do I reserve a book? Use the Place reservation link on the catalogue record for the book.catalogue record You can only reserve books that are out on loan to another reader The book will be recalled, and you will be sent an email when it is ready to collect

12 What can I do if I need a book or article that is not held in the Library? Check the University of Sussex catalogue to see if the book you are looking for is held there. Check the BLDS e-journal list and the University of Sussex e- library If an item is also not available at the University of Sussex Library, you can fill out an interlibrary loan request form, available from the counter

13 What computing facilities are there? We have two kinds of computers in the library. – There is a room of computers you can log-on to using your own username and password – There are other computers which do not require you to log-on and that can be used to search the library catalogue and to access networked and online materials throughout the Library The Library has wireless coverage for laptops

14 Are there any photocopying and scanning facilities? There are three self-service photocopiers, two situated on the ground floor of the Library and one on the First Floor. Two of these photocopiers allow scanning You need funds in your printing account for copying, but scanning is free You can buy copy credit in the Library. Please see Induction Packs for further information.

15 Which areas are for quiet study? The reading areas on the ground floor are for quiet study. There is a Group Study room, with weekly sign-up sheet, on ground floor

16 Where is the Library? The library entrance is on the first floor (turn right at top of stairs leading from reception).

17 Whats on the first floor? Service counter Quick reference Teaching collection IDS publications Fiction collection Careers collection New books

18 Whats on the first floor?

19 Whats on the ground floor? Monographs. Books and other one off publications Serials. Journals, magazines, research reports, working papers etc Officials. Post 1993 material from a number of International Organizations and Governments Photocopiers Quiet reading areas IT room

20 Whats on the ground floor?


22 Which books can I borrow? Most items, except for journals and some reference books

23 Whats in the Basement? Monsters …?

24 Whats really in the Basement? Government Publications International Organizations

25 How can I get a book from the Basement? We have basement collections at 9.30 and 2.00 each day Use the Request from basement link on the catalogue record for the bookcatalogue record for the book

26 How can I find books on gender? The Library is not arranged in a classified or subject order in the way that many are. For this reason, you need to use the catalogue to find books by gender (or any other subject)

27 How do I search the BLDS Catalogue? Available from BLDS Home Page. Lists:BLDS Home Page – Books – Journal titles – Journal articles Simple search Other searches e.g. – Subject searches – Country searches – Journal searches – Advanced searches

28 What electronic services are available to me from the Library? From BLDS Home PageBLDS Home Page Catalogue E-Library page – E-journals – E-books – Databases and web links

29 How can I find some good web resources? BLDS databases Eldis ( ) University library ( - then click on Electronic Library or Finding Resources)

30 Can I use your Website anywhere? Everything is accessible on campus; most is available off campus – Catalogue – E-journals (ATHENS account for off campus – anywhere in the world!) – E-books (ATHENS account) – Free Web material from our site

31 Is BLDS on Twitter? Follow us at for our latest news

32 How do I access my Reading List? Through Study Direct on the University of Sussex webStudy Direct

33 Where are my course books? In the Teaching and Research Methods Collections on the First Floor. Can I borrow them?

34 Where can I print out my readings? In the Library Computer Room on the Ground Floor – Room 8A – and Room 161 Buy copy credit in the Library You cant print from your own laptop

35 What if there arent enough books? We provide multiple copies of many essential readings but please tell us! E-books

36 Thank you Contacts: – Stephanie Watson, Email: – Jenny Brookes, Email: – Ian Budden, Email: – Emma Greengrass, Email: – Rachel Playforth, Email: – or – Library Enquiries, Email, Tel:,

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