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Access to other libraries

How may I access material not owned by Barrington Library?
You have a number of options. Inter Library Loan request - we will borrow the material for you from another library. SCONUL Access - beco...
How do I request an inter-library loan (ILL) / request material from another library?
Before asking for material from another library: You must check that we do not already have a copy Be sure that you really need the item you...
What is the SCONUL Access Scheme?
It is a co-operative scheme which allows staff and students of a university library to become members of other university libraries. If you wish to us...
Can I use the Hobson / JSCSC Library?
Barrington Library has an arrangement with the Hobson Library (aka JSCSC Library) to provide reciprocal access to their customers. Visit ...
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Accessing resources online and Passwords

Access full text articles and eBooks
On campus network On campus you will get automatic access to most articles and eBooks.   Off campus and WiFi access If you are off campu...
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Citing references

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Contacting the Library

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Copyright and plagiarism

How do I know what I am allowed to photocopy?
Anyone can copy one article from a journal issue, or or one chapter or 10% of a book (whichever is greater), for legitimate research / educational ne...
Where can I find out about copyright?
Cranfield University supplies some good basic guidelines on copyright (NB: this link will require a Cranfield login.) There is also a section on...
What is the Copyright Declaration Form?
In order to comply with UK Copyright law you must complete the online declaration form for each interlibrary loan request (for an article, paper o...
What happens if I need more than one article from the same issue of a journal or the same volume of conference?
It would break copyright law to photocopy more than one article per issue of a journal, or more than one conference paper per volume of a conference. ...
What is Intellectual Property?
There are four main types of Intellectual Property rights which can be used to protect the right of the originator to be recognised as the owner of an...
What is a Creative Commons licence?
Creative Commons Licences have been developed as an alternative to the 'All Rights Reserved' coyright licence as a way of defining what users can and ...
An introduction to copyright for members of staff
Cranfield University copyright guidelines This includes a general and basic overview of copyright for teaching, publication and commercial res...
Open Government Licence
You can re-use information made available under the OGL providing you "acknowledge the source of the information by including any attribution statemen...
What is Crown Copyright?
Crown copyright applies to any material created by civil servants, ministers and government departments and government agencies. There is a full defin...
The OU has Educational Recording Agency (ERA) membership, what are the implications for OU legacy recordings?
The Open University is a member of the Educational Recording Agency (July 2013). If you hold or wish to use OU legacy recordings you can continue to u...
What is the CLA Licence?
The CLA (Copyright Licence Agency) was set up by the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Publishers' Licensing Society Ltd (P...
Copyright Law and libraries - what they can do
Library staff can copy a reasonable proportion of a published work for academic staff or students without infringing copyright law - but a relevant w...
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eBooks

Where do I find eBooks?
Search for eBooks in the Library catalogue . All eBooks are marked ELECTRONIC BOOK and provide a link for online access. Alternatively, take a look a...
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Facilities, equipment and printing

How do I print in the Library?
You can print from all networked PCs in the library First add a Barrington Library printer: Click Start > Device & Printers Select Add a p...
How do I request a TV/radio programme to be recorded?
Please place your request using the TRILT service (you will need to use your Shibboleth login details). The recording will then be added to Library st...
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Finding information in your subject area

How do I get access to a book or journal held in the Armstrong Collection?
The Armstrong Collection is located in a storage building separate from the main Library and contains many of the older print journals. Cont...
Where do I access past exam papers?
While the Library does not have copies of past exam papers, you should be able to view past exam papers via the Virtual Learning Environment (CDS VLE...
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Inter-library loans

How do I request an inter-library loan (ILL) / request material from another library?
Before asking for material from another library: You must check that we do not already have a copy Be sure that you really need the item you...
What is the Inter-Library Loans service?
This is a service provided by the Library that obtains items such as books, journal articles and conference papers that we do not stock from other li...
Inter library loan requests for material other than for academic teaching and research
Requests for non-academic or contract/complimentary business can be made. These should be clearly identified at the time of making the request. Yo...
How many interlibrary loan requests can I make?
Masters students may request 10 interlibrary loan requests during their course. Academic staff, PhD, EngD and MPhil students may request up to 25...
Do I have to pay for interlibrary loans?
No, the Library pays for them out of its own budget.  There are two exceptions: If you wish to request an item quickly through the Urgent Action s...
What type of material can I request through interlibrary loan?
We can obtain books, journal articles, reports and conference papers, in fact, almost anything that has been conventionally published and for which ...
What should I do if I have an incomplete reference for an item I would like to request?
Do not place a request if you do not have the full details of the item you want. Try looking in the course pages . This lists all the appropriate ...
Do I need to find out which library has the item I want to request?
No, you do not need to tell the Library where to get the item from, though it may be helpful if is very obscure and you have that information.  Under...
How long does it take for an interlibrary loan to arrive?
In many cases, it takes less than a week for an interlibrary loan to be delivered to the Library. However, requests can take longer, for exampl...
What is the Copyright Declaration Form?
In order to comply with UK Copyright law you must complete the online declaration form for each interlibrary loan request (for an article, paper o...
What happens after I've requested the interlibrary loan?
Library staff decide which library the request is to be sent to and transmit your request, normally the following day.  If a problem is encounte...
What format will the item be in?
Journal articles or conference papers will be supplied as photocopies which you can keep. If you are located abroad we may be able to supply the Briti...
How long can I borrow an interlibrary loan?
The length of the loan is determined by the lending library; the British Library standard loan is normally 4 weeks.  It may be possible to renew ...
Can I keep an interlibrary loan?
You can keep photocopies of journal articles and conference papers. However, books, theses and complete journal volumes must be returned to the Libra...
What happens if I need more than one article from the same issue of a journal or the same volume of conference?
It would break copyright law to photocopy more than one article per issue of a journal, or more than one conference paper per volume of a conference. ...
What happens if I am not based at Shrivenham?
We can send out any copies of articles that we have printed out and can send out books as long as the lending library has not stipulated that the item...
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Library membership

Join the Library
If you are a current student or a member of staff of CDS you will be given membership during your induction programme. Membership and access is al...
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Policies and regulations

Can books be posted to me?
Cranfield Staff and Students If you are a part-time Cranfield staff or student, we will post items from our collection to any UK, ROI, or BFPO addr...
Health and Safety issues
Health & Safety Evacuation Procedures All staff, students and visitors to Barrington Library have a personal responsibility to be aware of evacuati...
Respect for others
We politely request that all library customers: Take lengthy conversations on mobile phones or otherwise away from quiet areas If you are a...
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Recalls, overdues and fines

What happens if I return a book late?
If you have overdue books which are not required by other users, you will not be fined when you return the books. However as a courtesy to other user...
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Renewals and reservations (placing holds)

How do I reserve a book?
Find the book in the Library catalogue and choose Reserve. You will need log in using your user id (library card barcode). We will email you whe...
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Research skills and methods

How do I conduct research effectively?
A wide range of guides from Emerald for researchers on the subject of the research process, from finding ideas and submitting proposals to collecting...
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Security issues

Health and Safety issues
Health & Safety Evacuation Procedures All staff, students and visitors to Barrington Library have a personal responsibility to be aware of evacuati...
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Special collections

How do I get access to a book or journal held in the Armstrong Collection?
The Armstrong Collection is located in a storage building separate from the main Library and contains many of the older print journals. Cont...
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Training and support

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Using the Library catalogues

How do I reserve a book?
Find the book in the Library catalogue and choose Reserve. You will need log in using your user id (library card barcode). We will email you whe...
How do I get access to a book or journal held in the Armstrong Collection?
The Armstrong Collection is located in a storage building separate from the main Library and contains many of the older print journals. Cont...
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What you can do (entitlements)

How may I access material not owned by Barrington Library?
You have a number of options. Inter Library Loan request - we will borrow the material for you from another library. SCONUL Access - beco...
What is the SCONUL Access Scheme?
It is a co-operative scheme which allows staff and students of a university library to become members of other university libraries. If you wish to us...
Can books be posted to me?
Cranfield Staff and Students If you are a part-time Cranfield staff or student, we will post items from our collection to any UK, ROI, or BFPO addr...
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Your library account

Borrow, Renew, Reserve
Borrow Loan lengths vary but standard loans can be borrowed for six weeks. The number of books you can borrow: Customer type Num...
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