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Introduction to Fountains Library & Information Services. Access to services. To find out what services are available in Fountains You can get access to all the facilities on completion of enrolment Your student card is also your library card. Layout of building.

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Introduction to fountains library information services

Introduction to Fountains

Library & Information Services

Access to services
Access to services

  • To find out what services are available in Fountains

  • You can get access to all the facilities on completion of enrolment

  • Your student card is also your library card

Layout of building
Layout of building

  • Ground floor – computers, study spaces, Quick Access Texts, reference books and journals open 24/7

  • First and second floors – main book collections, variety of quiet and group study zones

  • Link to our Virtual tour of the building

Borrowing returning
Borrowing & returning

  • Use Self-Service machines for borrowing, renewing or returning

  • Need student card and PIN

  • Loan periods

    • 4 week loan

    • 7 day loan

    • 1 day loan

Resources in fountains
Resources in Fountains

  • As well as books, you can borrow DVDs, CDs

  • Journals (some for reference only)

  • You can borrow up to 15 items at once

  • Quick access texts (for reference only)

Other collections
Other collections

  • York Teaching Hospital Library

  • Languages Resource Centre

  • Religious Education Centre

  • Archives


  • If you want an item that is on loan, place a hold

  • Email sent when hold is ready to collect

  • Check your University email!

  • Self-service holds collection area on ground floor

Checking your loans
Checking your loans

  • Choose ‘Library account’ from homepage

    • Need User ID and PIN number to logon

    • User ID is your student number

    • PIN number will be emailed to you

  • Renew on Self Service points or library web pages or library catalogue

  • Renew 4 week and 1 week loans up to 7 times

  • Fines are due if items returned late


  • Over 400 computers in IT rooms and open areas, esp. ground floor

  • Wireless access for your laptops

  • Internet available from halls of residence

Saving your work
Saving your work

  • Document Library in MySite

  • ‘Documents’ area on network (200Mb)

  • Use memory sticks to backup

  • ALWAYS backup your work!

Software on pcs
Software on PCs

  • Annette Webb can help you with Microsoft Office software e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Help with MyYSJ student portal

  • One to one and group sessions

Printing photocopying
Printing & photocopying

  • You can print out and photocopy on the same machines in Fountains

  • Prices for printing/copying displayed by each machine

  • £2 free credits for new students

  • You have an online account to add credit: instructions at Question Point.

Electronic journals databases
Electronic journals & databases

  • Most resources available off-site as well as on the campus

  • 1000s of full text journal articles available electronically

Question point
Question Point

  • Ask us for help at Question Point on the ground floor

    • Finding books

    • Using electronic resources

    • IT queries

  • Roving staff throughout the building

Library website
Library website

  • Available from MyYSJ portal

  • Access to electronic resources

  • Information about using the library & searching techniques

And finally
And finally…

  • Check out the Library website

  • Any further enquiries come and ask us for help on the ground floor of Fountains