If you are a member of teaching staff and you have links to items on the old Library Catalogue in any of your Moodle pages or teaching materials, you will need to update these with links to the items on Library Search instead, as the old links will stop working shortly.
Library Search goes live on Wednesday 3rd August, so you can start working on this from that date onwards. All old links need to be updated before September teaching starts as they will cease to work once teaching begins. This includes modules taught later in the year.
In order to implement the new Library Search, we have had to review our circulation policies - put simply, we have changed some of the rules around borrowing books from the Library. The new rules will come into effect from Wednesday 3rd August.
The biggest change is that all Main Collection items will now be one-week loans, although they will continue to automatically renew. This change is to ensure fairness in the circulation of library stock. Watch this short video for a summary of the key points.
As a member of staff at Newman University, or as a postgraduate researcher, you are entitled to borrow up to 30 items at a time from across all of the different library collections.
Most books in the library belong to the main collection and they loan for one week at a time. However, they will renew automatically every week for up to 26 weeks, unless someone has placed a reservation on the item or if there is a problem with your library account - so do check your emails just in case.
School Experience Collection items loan for a period of six weeks at a time and they will renew once. Again, if someone else has placed a reservation or if there is a problem with your account, you will have to bring the book back.
When an item becomes overdue, you will have seven days to return it free of charge. After this, fines will accrue at one pound per item per day. Please look out for emails from firstname.lastname@example.org, as this is the address the emails will come from that tell you that an item is due back.
If you have any questions, please do contact the library. We're here to help you.