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Welcome to the LibraryFaculty of Engineering and Physical SciencesDave Hirst Faculty Team Librarian for EEE and MACE

Which libraries can I use?

  • JRUL consists of several site libraries

  • Joule Library - Engineering

  • Main Library open 7 days a week during semester – info available on library website

  • ID card needed to access all libraries


  • G1

Does the Library have its own website?




Subject Info

Reading Lists


I’m stuck – is there anywhere I can go for help?

  • Information Desks – Joule library and Main Library Blue 1

    • Subject information

    • Directions

    • Catalogue and database questions

    • IT helpdesk – Joule Library

  • Main library - Information desks on other floors


The Library Catalogue is the key !


Is there an easy way to find a book in the library ?




Library Account

How Green is my library ?

  • The Library has recycling facilities for

  • Paper

  • Plastic bottles

  • Metal cans

  • Batteries

  • Help us by Recycling your waste !

  • G5

How I access my Blackboard Info Skills course ?

  • Logon via the Student Portal.

  • Your Info Skills module consists of:

    • Literature Searching

    • Find books and Journals

    • How to reference

    • Evaluating Resources

    • Key Websites

    • Distance Learners

  • G6

Can you have a picnic in the Library?

  • Sadly no picnics are allowed.

  • However we have food friendly zones :

  • There are signs throughout the library letting you know what zone you are in !

  • Recycle your waste (Leave no trace!)


Leave no trace

Can I use my mobile phone in the library ?

  • Yes, there are zones in every library where you can use your mobile. These are signposted and easily located.


Link2Lists is the Library’s reading list service

Helps you locate all your reading list content

Easy to find what you need

Links to books, journals, electronic articles, e-books, websites etc



Is there a reading list for your course and where can I find it ?

Is there anyone in the library responsible for my subject area?

  • Faculty Team Librarian for EEE and MACE

    Dave Hirst

    [email protected]

    Tel: 0161 306 4932


How do I access E-resources?

  • All you will need is your central University username and password which you are given when you register as a student.

  • This can be used logon to databases and e-journals if you are on or off campus.


Is it true that I can have a book for as long as I want?

  • You can loan a book for 4 weeks unless it is recalled by another user. You can also renew the book by logging on to your Library Account via the library catalogue if no-one else has requested it.

  • Taught PGs can take out up to 20 books.

  • Research PG’s can take out 40 books

  • Y1

Where do I get my library PIN and what’s it for ?

  • PINs issued by email & available from Circulation Desk & Reception Desk

    • Renew and reserve items online

    • See details of your loans, reservations & fines

    • Logon to your library account to change your PIN to something you will easily recall.


What will I find in the High Demand collection?

  • Heavily used books and photocopies of articles

  • 1 night, 2 night and 3 hour loan periods

  • Some reference-only material


How can I obtain an item that the library doesn’t have in stock?

  • Document Supply is located at the Joule Enquiry Desk and in the Main Library on the Blue Ground floor.

  • £2 per standard item for books, journal articles, theses etc

  • Journal articles can be emailed direct to you Y4

Do we have to pay fines? How much are they?

  • Borrowed material should be returned on or before the due date

  • There are fines for overdue books

  • Reminders are sent by email. Check your Library Account and your emails – not seeing reminders doesn’t count as an excuse!

  • Books can usually be renewed


Are there any computers in the library that students can use?

  • There is a computer cluster in the Joule Library and on Blue Area Floors 1, 2 & 3 in the Main Library

  • 240 computers in Main Library

  • Computer clusters available elsewhere on campus

  • Access Library Catalogue, email, internet, office, and other software


How do I register to use the University computer network?

  • Self-registration system for your central username and password.

  • This gives you off-campus access to most electronic resources

  • Help available at all Library enquiry desks.


I love the library how late can I stay?

  • Joule Library – 9.00 to 8.45 weekdays + weekends

  • Main Library open 7 days a week during semesters

  • See the Library website for the most up-to-date information

  • www.manchester.ac.uk/library

  • B4

Is there any Research skills training available ?

  • Training courses and drop-in sessions run by Library to help you find and manage information

  • Includes database searching and EndNote reference management courses

What is Endnote ?

  • Manage your references

  • Store, organise and format references

  • Import references from databases

  • Compile bibliographies to insert directly into your disseration

How do I use the Photocopiers ?

  • Photocopiers located around the Library

  • Your ID Card acts as your photocopying card

  • A4 copies are 6p each; A3 copies are 10p

  • The Photocopying Services desk offers colour photocopying and copying onto OHP transparencies

So many websites so little time !

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