The Library Dept of Materials Graduate Briefing 2006
Introduction This is a brief introduction about the Library facilities here in the Department. The Department has a small but important library dedicated to just Materials related topics. The library is in constant use by students and researchers alike. It provides a study area, access to electronic resources and a photocopier.
CONTACT Librarian Grace Sewell firstname.lastname@example.org Tel no. (01865) 2-73697 Academic Librarian Prof George Smith email@example.com
Topics Where is the library Opening times Lay out How to find a book How to borrow a book Regulations Other Libraries
WHERE IS THE LIBRARY The Library is on the first floor of the Hume-Rothery building in Parks Road. OPENING TIMES Anyone with access to the building will be able to use it at any time. The Library Office is staffed for 8 hours a week. During the term (0-9weeks) Monday- Thursday 2 – 4 pm For the vacation please see notices. If you have any queries or questions outside of these hours do send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
LAY OUT Library Office Main corridor BOOK ROOM JOURNAL ROOM Self issue Book box First floor Hume-Rothery Building
LAY OUT 2 Book Room A guide to the classification used in the library can be found on top of the book box. The book box is located here for the deposit of returned items. Computer terminal, Journals Room Please consult the listing on the end of stack 9 for location of items. Bound volumes of journals are listed on OLIS and may be borrowed. Computer terminal Photocopier – Cards are available from Reception HR.
HOW TO FIND A BOOK Nearly all the books in the Library are catalogued on the Oxford University Libraries System - OLIS This is a union catalogue that contains over 11 millon records of items held by College, Departmental and Central Libraries. To locate an item connect to OLIS either on the terminals in the library or via your own work station. Telnet and Web versions are available http://library.ox.ac.uk/olis Or via OxLIP http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/oxlip/ Instructions on how to use OLIS are kept near the terminals. OLIS allow you to locate most of the Departmental stock, all books at the Hooke Library and nearly all items held in the RSL.
Online Catalogue - BRIEF DISPLAY (1 of 1 titles) ADDED NAMES :Timp, Gregory L. TITLE :Nanotechnology / Gregory Timp, editor. SUBJECT :Nanotechnology PLACE :New York : PUBLISHER :Springer, DATE :c1999. ISBN/ISSN :0387983341 (hardcover : alk. paper) CURRENT LOCATION & COPIES HELD: LIBRARY LOCATION SHELFMARK STATUS ------- ------------ --------------------------- -------------------- 1. Materi DOM Main Libr 58 TIM DUE BACK: 29/09/05 1 item(s) in list. Options: Display item/piece record # item Previous screen Extend search Limit list Full display Reservations Review search OPAC parms New search Quit search Output Your Stack Requests View Basket Submit Basket
HOW T0 BORROW A BOOK The Library operates an electronic Self-issue system, this means that you will be charging out your own books. You will need your University card. Please register with the Librarian on your first visit to the Library. Registration forms are located by the self-issue machine. To borrow a book scan the bar-code on your University card and then the barcode on the first page of the book. There is on screen help and printed notices beside the computer to assist you.
Loan periods are listed below. When the item is due you will receive, via email, an overdue notice. Please respond be either returning the item or renewing it.
Books marked with a yellow band are for reference only and must not be removed from the Library. Bound journals may also be borrowed but single or current issues of journals are for use in the Library only. The Library Office has a small collection of core collection of Undergraduate textbooks. These can be borrowed overnight or at the week-end
PLEASE USE THE SELF-ISSUE SYSTEM TO CHECK OUT ALL ITEMS THAT YOU REMOVE FROM THE LIBRARY. When returning items please deposit In the book box located in the book room. DO NOT LEAVE BORROWED BOOKS IN THE LOBBY, IN THE LIBRARY, RE-SHELVE THEM YOURSELVES OR SWAP AMONGST YOURSELVES THE ITEMS ARE YOUR RESPONDSIBILTY UNTIL THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE BOOK SLOT. REGULATIONS
Please return all loans promptly. Answer any communication from the Librarian immediately Look after all books and materials. Please do not eat or drink in the library. Please be a quiet as possible and switch-off mobile ‘phones.
OTHER LIBRARIES The Radcliffe Science Library (RSL) in Parks Road is the central library for science. This is not a lending library and items must be consulted there. The Hooke Library contains a collection of textbooks specifically designed to cater for undergraduates. It is located in South Parks Road. Also check your own college.
Interlibrary loans If material is not available locally, it is possible to obtain it from elsewhere. For this you will need an inter-library loan voucher which you can get from the Library office. If you then take the voucher to the RSL, they will process your request.