Library Support for Staff
- Getting a library card
- Borrowing, returning, renewing books and fines
- The Disability Service
- Information Skills support & training: referencing, plagiarism, using Endnote Desktop/Online
- Copyright guidelines for photocopying and printing - please also note the Copyright FAQs which cover books, journals, websites, exam papers and audiovisual materials
- Find books, journals & online articles using the Library Catalogue
- Discover articles, reports & statistics via resources/databases for your subject
- Keep up to date with research: setting up alerts
- Off-campus access to online resources
- Linking to Library Resources within Moodle - please also note below: requesting chapters and articles for Moodle
- Unable to access a book or an article? Please note: Inter-library Loans and using other libraries
Liaising with the Library & requesting items
Please contact your Subject Librarian if you would like to send us a reading list, order new material, make a suggestion or request guidance in using the Library's resources. Subject Librarians are qualified information professionals who are responsible for library services to your department. You may also like to contact your department's/school's Library Representative: contact details are available within subject resources.
- Requesting books and journals: please liaise with your Subject Librarian by email, phone, order form, marked-up catalogues or personal contact. Books: generally, we prioritise teaching texts and numbers of multiple copies vary, depending on the size of the course and weighting of the text. More information about ordering books.
- Requesting chapters and articles for Moodle: the Library manages the CLA Scanning License and provides a Scanning Service for Academics - this enables us to provide you with copyright-compliant links to scanned articles and chapters.
- Short Loan Collection: if you would like offprints or study packs to be placed in the Short Loan collection, please contact your subject librarian for guidelines on permissible copying and rapid copyright clearance. For more information about the collection's loan periods, please refer to borrowing items.
- Planning a new programme or unit? Please liase with us as soon as possible in order to establish the required resources.
- Information Literacy Training: Subject Librarians can also provide teaching sessions and tutorials, for students and staff, in areas such as search strategy, database searching, plagiarism & referencing...
Opus & making your research widely available
- The Library manages Opus, the University of Bath Online Publication Store. Opus collects and showcases publications by University of Bath researchers. Please add your journal articles, books, chapters, conference papers and other research publications to Opus. It is also possible to search for Opus papers by searching the Library Catalogue.
- We encourage staff to retain distribution rights for their publications. We can offer advice on managing copyright to maximise the visibility and impact of your publications: more information about copyright and Opus.
- Our Research Analytics Service supports researchers in accessing and interpreting publications, citations and collaboration data.
- We also support good practice in research data management.
- Help with promoting your research: using social media to get cited
- Any questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Images, Film & Other Media
- Higher Education Academy - resources by discipline: projects, publications & other information related to learning & teaching
- JORUM: free materials for teaching & support staff in HE/FE: materials are for sharing, using & repurposing