Do you need paper resources from Taylor Library? Please use our Click and Collect service

Although Taylor Library has been closed since Scotland entered Level 4 lockdown, this doesn’t mean that you cannot get books or journal parts from there. The Library provides a Click & Collect service for university staff and students.

You can request items from Taylor Library through Primo. Please, login to Primo with your university IT username and password, search for the item you want to borrow, and simply click on Request in the ‘Get It’ section of the Primo item page. Staff will then fetch the item, issue it, and you will be informed by e-mail when it is available for collection. Remember, as Taylor Library is closed, all collections will be available from the Sir Duncan Rice Library between 10:00 and 17:00 from Monday to Friday.

Please also note that the Click & Collect service is currently for items that are not on loan. We would like to emphasise that Reference items are excluded, and that items held at other branches may take a little longer to provide. Items which have just been returned will be placed in quarantine for 72 hours, in line with international guidance, before they can be issued to another reader – this will be indicated on Primo.

Heavy Demand items

If the item that you wish to borrow is Heavy Demand, it is not possible to request it via Primo, but you can email library@abdn.ac.uk and staff will be able to process your request. The regulation regarding Heavy Demand items has not been changed, and you must remember, that no more than two HD books can be borrowed at any time. You will receive an email notification when your item is ready for collection.

During the current level 4 restrictions, the usual loan period has been extended, and any Heavy Demand items borrowed just now, will be due back at the beginning of April. For readers who borrowed Heavy Demand items on extended loan over the period when the libraries were closed – now that the Sir Duncan Rice Library is open, we would like to ask you to return them. Please, give other users a chance to get those books. If you have any questions on returning books, please contact us on libnotice@abdn.ac.uk.

Collecting items

When collecting your item, please bring your ID card with you, as this will be required for proof of identity. Also, remember to bring suitable bags to carry your items away, as we are unable to provide these. Use your ID card to access The Sir Duncan Rice Library and come to the Welcome Desk for assistance. If your ID card does not allow you access to the building, ring 01224 274505 and wait for staff assistance. Please ensure you wear a face covering and observe the 2m distancing regulations while you are collecting your items.  

Any items not collected within 5 working days will be returned and re-shelved following quarantining. If you have any difficulties or questions regarding requesting items, please contact us on libnotice@abdn.ac.uk.

We know that this is a very difficult time for every student, but final year law students might face more upheaval than others to finish their law dissertations in time by April 2021. If you are one of them, and you need paper resources from Taylor Library, please do not hesitate to use our Click & Collect service. We will do everything we can to satisfy your request or to help you any other ways if we cannot. You can count on us.

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk

Taylor Library Heavy Demand drop-box

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The Taylor Library self return machine

As exams approach and the Library gets busier we’d like to remind students of the Heavy Demand drop-box, in to which you can return any Taylor Heavy Demand items you have prior to our opening at 9am. The box is placed outside the Taylor Library entrance at around 7:30am every weekday. This is to give you as much opportunity to return HD items before the 10:30am due time as possible. Late Heavy Demand items will accrue an immediate fine of 75p. After one hour this will increase by a further 75p, and will continue to do so for each subsequent hour the item is late. Nobody wants the added stress of library fines at this or any time of year. Help us help you avoid them by making use of the drop-box!

Best of luck with the exams and keep your money for the pub when they’re finished!

 

Tip of the Day: Reserve a Heavy Demand book through Primo

Primo is a resource discovery tool which searches across all library, archival and museum collections, including online resources and databases. It is web-based and has many useful features that allow you to organise your study needs
from wherever you are working. One of them is the booking facility for
Heavy Demand items.

But how can you reserve books from Heavy Demand collections?

  • Log in to Primo. You can do this at the start of your search session or later,
    when Primo asks you to Login to view request options.
  • When you find the book that you need, click on the Availability tab. (If you see Multiple versions found click on View X versions on the right of the screen.)
    Clicking on the Availability tab for the version that interests you, gives you the number of copies for that title/edition.
  • If you are already logged in, click on the Heavy Demand Booking link and select Day-Month-Year. Click on the default time slot (10:30 – 10:30) and finish the transaction by hitting the orange Request button.

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Important detail: When you are presented with the number of copies available, before
you proceed to reserve your book, click on one of the copies. This will show you the type
of Heavy Demand loan you are looking at. If the record says: HD 3hr Ref Bookable instead
of Heavy Demand, it means you are looking at a reference copy which cannot be borrowed overnight but only up to three hours, in the library.

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You can make bookings up to three weeks in advance. Collect your booked
items between 10:30 and 15:30 from the Taylor Library Issue Desk.

Enjoy using this feature of Primo!

Taylor Library Team
lawlib@abdn.ac.uk