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).
Please make your requests as early as possible for the beginning of the new Academic Year.
For further details - see our Scanning web page.
If you have book orders for the academic year 2020-21 please contact your Academic Service Librarian.
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.
The Library remains open, but please note that University campuses are not included in the general easing of restrictions and the official advice is that you should still only travel to campus to use the Library if you cannot work effectively at home.
Additional safety rules in the Library have not changed, despite the easing of restrictions the government has allowed elsewhere. If you decide to come to campus you must agree to follow the safety rules:
Newman University Library is open if you have a pre-booked appointment for:
If you only want to return your library books, we now have a secure box outside the Library where you can return them without having to book an appointment to enter the library.
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.
Please DO NOT travel to visit the Library without an appointment- you will not be able to use the Library for study, or to use any of the physical services located there.
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 firstly try searching our FAQs on Just Ask and if you don't find an answer, you can:
From September 2020, we moved to revised policies for the new academic year to build in flexibility for the current uncertain times.
We have now returned to our normal loan periods.
We have withdrawn the option to place reservations for items that are on loan to other people. We will keep this under review as government advice to Universities about campus services is updated.
Laptops are available in the Library: students can borrow them to use on campus for 4 hours.
We now have a secure box outside the Library where you can return your books without an appointment. If you want to return the books yourself in the Library using the self-service kiosks, you need to make a Click and Visit booking.
Shortly before your loans are due to be returned, we’ll try and automatically renew them for you – to save you having to remember to do it! We’ll then send you an email to let you know what items have or haven’t been renewed. If someone has reserved an item you’ve got on loan, we won’t be able to renew it and you’ll need to return it to the library on or before the existing due date.
We will now only charge fines for loans that we couldn’t renew automatically, usually because someone has reserved them. These will become overdue if you don’t return them. Because these books have been reserved, we’ve also increased our fine rates on overdue items.
You can find more details of all these changes on our Borrowing Information webpage.
Sadly, we have had to stop processing SCONUL Access applications as the SCONUL Access scheme is currently suspended nationally.