Monday, 22 September 2014

Welcome to all new and returning students

Welcome to the University of Sheffield!  We hope you will enjoy your time here and we look forward to meeting some of you at induction sessions arranged by your department.

To get you started on finding resources for your studies, check our Introduction to library & computing services web pages or pick up our QuickStart Guide from any library site. Our web pages contain links to our subject guides and a suite of information skills tutorials, together with videos on a range of topics. Check out our one-minute video on how to borrow a book.

You’ll need your UCard and PIN to borrow books using our self-service machines. If you forget your PIN or want to change it go to sign in, and follow the instructions.

When you borrow a book we’ll renew it for you automatically unless someone else wants it. We’ll send you a weekly borrowing statement by email, so check this carefully to make sure your books aren’t wanted back. We're running a no-fines pilot this year, so please think of others and return books if they're requested by someone else. You may find yourself blocked from further borrowing if you keep books needed by others. Success of the pilot depends on you - we don't want to have to reintroduce fines!

If the book you want is out on loan, you need to request it online through the StarPlus Library catalogue and we’ll email you when it’s ready to collect. Select the Information Commons as your collection site for 24/7 self-service collection. Remember to sign in to StarPlus by clicking the University members link at the top right of the page.

Remember we’re here to help you, so come and speak to us. Our library HelpDesk can answer your email or telephone enquiries. Just email or telephone 0114 222 7200. You can also get specific subject help from your subject librarian.