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Information for Placement Students

Library fines:  these are paid online using your bank account. There is a quick link for this on the library home page or your can follow this link.

Putting money on your ID card: top up your card online using your bank account.

Whiteboard for your comments and suggestions: Near the downstairs printers there are whiteboards for you to provide feedback.

Group study rooms: several have a makeover and have new interactive screens and glassboards. All 7 are bookable via the Welcome Hub

Searching for Journal Articles off campus

To obtain the full text of journal articles off campus you need to login using the Sign in button on the Library home page first. Once you have logged in there you can search using Find it @ Harper to search library electronic resources or Google Scholar or wherever you like, and you should get the full text if we have bought access to the article.Search for books and journals on Find it @ Harper.

Guide to using Find it @ Harper including logging in off campus

Viewing the items you have on loan and renewing books

Login to My Account on Find it @ Harper. Click on your name at the top of the screen. Click on the relevant tab to see what items you have on loan and when they are due. You can also see what books you have requested and whether they are ready for collection. You can also see if you have any outstanding fines.

There is a guide to renewing your books on our website

Book postal service

We will post books out to you free of charge while you are on placement.  You are reponsible for getting them back to us on time. If the book is available just email libhelp with the name, edition (if appropriate), author and shelfmark of the item(s) you need. Please also include the address to post them to.  It is safest to borrow only long loan books, as if they are reserved you will have to post them back to us for the date they are due back, and this is unlikely to give you enough time if it is a week loan. Remember, we also have nearly 600 e-books available too. If all the print copies are out on loan, why not see if it is available online instead?

Joining other academic libraries

While on placement you may join many other academic libraries and borrow their books.  More information on the SCONUL Access scheme

Help and advice

If you need help with finding information while on placement either email us at libhelp or ring us on 01952 815393.

We hope you have a good year!

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