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English and Creative Writing: Introduction

Click and Collect Service

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Since closing the Library buildings in March, we've worked remotely to provide you with online access to resources and support. We're now reintroducing some services through a Click and Collect service at the Hugh Owen Library. We have consulted with University Health, Safety & Environment department to ensure we can do this safely.

Information on our Click and Collect service, and other limited services, is at https://www.aber.ac.uk/en/is/library-services/cac. Please read this page carefully before using the service. We can only provide this service if our users abide by our new guidelines outlined on this page.  

  • Users can request items from the University Libraries through Primo – the library catalogue.
  • You can request items from the Hugh Owen Library, Physical Sciences Library, Gogerddan Campus Reading Room and the External stores. 
  • Requested items will be picked from the shelves by library staff and placed on Level D of the Hugh Owen Library for you to collect.
  • If the item is out on loan it will not be recalled from the current user but will be held for you on its return. 
  • You will be emailed when your item is ready with information on how to book a timed slot for you to collect your requested items.
  • Books will be held for you, awaiting collection for 8 days.
  • Staff and students can have up to 15 items on request at any time. Other Reader categories can have up to 5 requests at any time.
  • You can return your library loans when you collect your requested items.
  • You will need to bring your Aber Card with you to enter the building and to use the self-issue machines.

Click and Collect will be available from the 21st July, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 13:00-17:00 for the next few weeks.

As we assess the need for this service we may expand our services, and we’ll let you know of any changes through our website and social media channels.

Click and Collect Service safety:

  • Users should only visit the library during their booked time slot for the Click and Collect service
  • All users should sanitise their hands before entering the library. There will be a hand sanitising station at the library entrance. 
  • All users should observe the 2-metre social distancing rule   
  • Only the user collecting the requested items should come into the library. 
  • All users must use their Aber Card to swipe to enter the library. 
  • All users must use their Aber Card to swipe to exit the library. 
  • All users must follow the one way system 
  • The numbers of users in the library at any one time will be strictly limited. 
  • Staff working in the library will be following recommended hygiene practises. 
  • Do not come to the library if you are unwell. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are: 
    • new continuous cough; 
    • high temperature; 
    • loss of or change to your normal sense of smell or taste (anosmia). 

Working and studying from home

Frequently Asked Questions

Useful information for staff and students working and studying from home.

https://faqs.aber.ac.uk/ 

Introduction

These pages are designed to help you get the most out of our resources for English & Creative Writing. Please get in touch with any questions.

Item you want not available electronically?

If you need a book but can't get access please place a request through: 

We will do our best to source an electronic copy for you.

  • You can make multiple requests.

  • We will automatically purchase additional copies of any “simultaneous user” e-book that has run out of credits and any “managed-user access” e-book that has more than one person waiting to use it.

Services

Since closing the Library buildings in March, we've worked remotely to provide you with online access to resources and support. The following tabs will show you briefly which services are available and which services that are not yet available. 

  • Access to study spaces, carrels or group study rooms 
  • Access to computing facilities 
  • Binding
  • Browsing the collections
  • Document supply collection 
  • Donations to the library unless by prior arrangement
  • DVD/Video viewing facilities 
  • Face to face enquiry service 
  • Laminating 
  • Lockers 
  • Newspapers 
  • OPACs 
  • Rare books or Archive consultation 
  • Vending 

Free!

FREE ebooks and other online resources made available temporarily by academic publishers,and others. Also don't forget the great online resources that are your public and national libraries.

Contacting me

Do you have a question about an ebook you need or want some advice for searching for library resources at home?

I'm working from home so you can contact me as usual by email jrc@aber.ac.uk or phone 01970621908 or book an appointment on Skype/MS Teams at https://libcal.aber.ac.uk/

Contact information

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Joy Cadwallader
Contact:
01970621908

@AberEnglishDept

@aberuni_is