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COVID-19 - information for staff

Scanning for Moodle

Please send us your scan requests as usual using the Academic Request Form.

We do now have access to our print collection, so we can make scans for use in Moodle. We aim to provide links to scans within 10 working days (if there are no queries).

For further details - see our Scanning web page.

Reading guidance for students

Have you updated your reading strategy in view of the current online teaching?

Talk to your Academic Service Librarian if you would like help or guidance on refocussing your reading advice on electronic resources.

In particular, please make sure that your students are aware that they will not be penalised if they don’t use print books you have advised them to read.

Where a strategy depends strongly on printed materials, you should amend your strategy (which would require a Minor Amendments Panel (MAP) under normal conditions). Alterations to reading guidance (i.e. the specific titles recommended) do not require any MAP changes – as this does not form part of the validated module - but if the approach has changed to become out of line with the validated strategy, you need to communicate this to students.

COVID-19 and Newman University Library Services

Newman University Library is open and services are running normally. 

Whether you need to use a study space, borrow books, or use the printer, you don't need to book an appointment to come in to the Library.

You are expected to follow the University's guidance on face coverings and social distancing.

If you are not a student or member of staff of Newman University, please see our Visitors and Alumni pages for information about our current services for visitors and external members.

Contacts and Help

We want to let you know that we're still working hard to help and support you - so please ask us for help when you need it!

If you need help, you can first try searching our FAQs on Just Ask and if you don't find an answer, you can:

Click and Study

The majority of the spaces and seats in the Library are available on a first come, first served basis and do not require advance booking. However we have a number of bookable individual and group study spaces, which you can book up to two weeks in advance, or when you arrive in the Library if they're available. These spaces are socially distanced.

For more information and to book a study space, please visit the Click and Study page.

What library resources can I use from home?

  • E-books – search the library catalogue using the ‘Newman Catalogue’ drop-down option. On the search results page, limit your search to just e-books by clicking on ‘Internet’ under the Library Location section on the search results page. This short video tutorial shows you how to search for ebooks
  • E-journals - you can search and access them using the ‘ejournals’ drop-down option on the library catalogue or explore individual databases and journal collections through the Online Library.
  • You will need to logon using OpenAthens to access e-resources – visit our OpenAthens webpage to find out more, or to watch a short video tutorial which shows you how to do this.
  • Our referencing page is your complete guide to referencing, which explains everything you need to know to correctly reference in-text and create your bibliography, including examples of most source types.

For the most up to date COVID-19 related changes, check our COVID-19 webpage.

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