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Student induction 9 october 2009

Student Induction

9 October 2009

Blds british library for development studies
BLDS: British Library for Development Studies

  • Services for IDS fellows and Students

  • Services for external users, e.g:

    • Document delivery

    • BLDS updates

    • Email helpdesk

Induction programme
Induction programme

  • General induction and quiz (today)

  • Drop-in introductions to Catalogue, Study Direct and E-journals throughout this term from next week in the library (sign-up sheets will be made available)

  • Sessions for each MA course introducing you to search skills

Today s session
Today’s session

  • Library Services

  • How the Library is Arranged

  • Catalogue and Electronic Resources

  • Teaching Support

How many books can i borrow
How many books can I borrow?

  • You may borrow up to 30 items at any one time

  • Books need to be issued at the Service Counter

When is the library open
When is the library open?

  • The normal opening hours are 09.15 – 21.15, Monday to Friday.

  • The Service Counter is open from 10.00 – 17.30 during these times.

  • Staff at the Service Counter are there to help you with any enquiries.

What is my account
What is My Account?

  • The My Account link is on the top right hand corner of each Library Web page, for example the Library Home page.

  • My Account allows you to:

    • Check which items you currently have on loan and when they are due back

    • Renew items that you wish to keep longer

Does the library charge fines
Does the Library charge fines?

  • Fines are charged on books that are returned late; please see your Induction Packs for further details

How do i reserve a book
How do I reserve a book?

  • Use the Place reservation link on the catalogue record for the book.

  • You can only reserve books that are out on loan to another reader

  • The book will be recalled, and you will be sent an email when it is ready to collect

What can i do if i need a book or article that is not held in the library
What can I do if I need a book or article that is not held in the Library?

  • Check the University of Sussex catalogue to see if the book you are looking for is held there.

  • Check the BLDS e-journal list and the University of Sussex e-library

  • If an item is also not available at the University of Sussex Library, you can fill out an interlibrary loan request form, available from the counter

What computing facilities are there
What computing facilities are there?

  • We have two kinds of computers in the library.

    • There is a room of computers you can log-on to using your own username and password

    • There are other computers which do not require you to log-on and that can be used to search the library catalogue and to access networked and online materials throughout the Library

  • The Library has wireless coverage for laptops

Are there any photocopying and scanning facilities
Are there any photocopying and scanning facilities?

  • There are three self-service photocopiers, two situated on the ground floor of the Library and one on the First Floor.

  • Two of these photocopiers allow scanning

  • You need funds in your printing account for copying, but scanning is free

  • You can buy copy credit in the Library. Please see Induction Packs for further information.

Which areas are for quiet study
Which areas are for quiet study?

  • The reading areas on the ground floor are for quiet study.

  • There is a Group Study room, with weekly sign-up sheet, on ground floor

Where is the library
Where is the Library?

  • The library entrance is on the first floor (turn right at top of stairs leading from reception).

What s on the first floor
What’s on the first floor?

  • Service counter

  • Quick reference

  • Teaching collection

  • IDS publications

  • Fiction collection

  • Careers collection

  • New books

What s on the ground floor
What’s on the ground floor?

  • Monographs. Books and other “one off” publications

  • Serials. Journals, magazines, research reports, working papers etc

  • Officials. Post 1993 material from a number of International Organizations and Governments

  • Photocopiers

  • Quiet reading areas

  • IT room

Which books can i borrow
Which books can I borrow?

  • Most items, except for journals and some reference books

What s really in the basement
What’s really in the Basement?

  • Government Publications

  • International Organizations

How can i get a book from the basement
How can I get a book from the Basement?

  • We have basement collections at 9.30 and 2.00 each day

  • Use the Request from basement link on the catalogue record for the book

How can i find books on gender
How can I find books on “gender”?

  • The Library is not arranged in a “classified” or subject order in the way that many are.

  • For this reason, you need to use the catalogue to find books by “gender “(or any other subject)

How do i search the blds catalogue
How do I search the BLDS Catalogue?

  • Available from BLDS Home Page. Lists:

    • Books

    • Journal titles

    • Journal articles

  • Simple search

  • Other searches


    • Subject searches

    • Country searches

    • Journal searches

    • Advanced searches

What electronic services are available to me from the library
What electronic services are available to me from the Library?

  • From BLDS Home Page

  • Catalogue

  • E-Library page

    • E-journals

    • E-books

    • Databases and web links

How can i find some good web resources
How can I find some good web resources?

  • BLDS databases

  • Eldis ( )

  • University library ( - then click on Electronic Library or Finding Resources)

Can i use your website anywhere
Can I use your Website anywhere?

  • Everything is accessible on campus; most is available off campus

    • Catalogue

    • E-journals (ATHENS account for off campus – anywhere in the world!)

    • E-books (ATHENS account)

    • Free Web material from our site

Is blds on twitter
Is BLDS on Twitter?

  • Follow us at for our latest news

How do i access my reading list
How do I access my Reading List?

  • Through Study Direct on the University of Sussex web

Where are my course books
Where are my course books?

  • In the Teaching and Research Methods Collections on the First Floor.

  • Can I borrow them?

Where can i print out my readings
Where can I print out my readings?

  • In the Library Computer Room on the Ground Floor – Room 8A – and Room 161

  • Buy copy credit in the Library

  • You can’t print from your own laptop

What if there aren t enough books
What if there aren’t enough books?

  • We provide multiple copies of many essential readings but please tell us!

  • E-books

Thank you
Thank you

  • Contacts:

    • Stephanie Watson, Email:

    • Jenny Brookes, Email:

    • Ian Budden, Email:

    • Emma Greengrass, Email:

    • Rachel Playforth, Email:

    • or

    • Library Enquiries, Email, Tel: 915659