London Met Library Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I print in the Library?

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Yes. There are colour/mono printers in the Library. Be sure to choose the desired options when printing documents; the default is double-sided printing. Dual purpose self service photocopiers/printers and binding machines are available across all sites. Your print account can also be used to pay for photocopying and scanning. Once a print job is sent, you can print from any machine in the universi... read more

How do I pay my Library fines?

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Fines May Be Paid Online To make a payment you will need your London Metropolitan University ID number and your date of birth. Fines may take up to 48 hours (Mon – Fri) to be removed from your library account ... read more

What are the Library's opening hours?

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Full details on our Libraries opening hours, including vacation periods, are given on our website    Opening Hours  ... read more

How do I access e-Journals off-campus?

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The Library subscribes to a wide range of electric journals, all of which are accessible off campus. You will need to show that you are a London Metropolitan University member of staff or student by logging in.  When prompted for your username and password these are the same as your University network ID and password. To find journal articles we recommend that you use Encore. This is similar to Go... read more

How do I access an e-book?

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    Electronic books (e-books) provide the full text of books electronically via the internet. They can be accessed on your desktop or on mobile devices via the  e-book tab in the Library Catalogue 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   Please note: the Library subscribes to a limited number of e-books from select suppliers only.  You will need to log on using your London Metropolitan University use... read more

How do I add credit to my ID card for photocopying and printing?

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You can top up your print account using the online Print Credits system using a debit or credit card. You will need your University username and password. The minimum top up amount is £2.00. ... read more

How many times can I renew an item?

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Please see our web page on renewing items for a full explanation of how to renew an item. Items automatically renew unless reserved, overdue or your account has been blocked. Remember that you cannot renew any items if you have fines of £20 or more, or if another person has reserved the item. Renewals ... read more

How much are the fines on books and DVDs?

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Fines are charged for the late return of 1 Week loan and 3 Day loan items. All London Metropolitan University Students pay any Fines online via ePayment Please refer to the Library Website for a breakdown of the different fines Fines ... read more

How do I reserve an item that is out on loan?

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For details please go to the Library webpage Reserve A Book ... read more

How do I connect my laptop or other device to the University Wi-Fi?

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Students,staff and visitors can connect to Wifi using either the Eduroam or LondonMet guest Wifi connections. For details about connecting using Eduroam go to  IT Resources webpage WiFi Access To connect using LondonMet guest then go in person to the Library Information Desk to register for a temporary account. ​ ... read more

How do I access my Library account online?

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From the Library homepage, click the "Catalogue and My Account" link to be taken to the Library catalogue. At the top right of the screen there are the login fields. Enter your username and password.  Click 'login' and you'll see a new "My Account" tab appearing in the menu bar. You can go there to review your account, renew items, pay bills, etc. Library homepage ... read more

I have lost a book. What should I do?

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We will accept a replacement copy of lost, stolen or destroyed items. This needs to be approved by the appropriate Academic Liaison Librarian. Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian before buying books. eMAIL: Providing your name in full and your student number The replacement copy must be the same title as the one on your loan record. It must be a new copy. We only accep... read more

How do I book a group study room?

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Group Study Rooms - for students' use only Aldgate Library has 11 non-bookable Study Rooms available  4 study rooms on the ground floor (Wi-Fi) 5 study rooms with Collaborative Desks in each room on the 1st floor 1 group study room with 4 Collaborative Desks on the 2nd Floor 1 study room with 1 Collaborative Desk on the 3rd floor Holloway Road has 4 bookable study rooms available 1 room on the ... read more

How do I order an Inter library loan?

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Inter Library Loans are ordered from the British Library primarily and other UK locations if the British Library is unable to supply an item. You can order Inter Library Loans through the Library Catalogue.  Please check our website for more information on Inter Library Loans. Alternatively have a look at the User Guide which gives a step by step guide on how to order an Inter Library Loan through... read more

Where do I return my books?

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Books can be returned using the Self-Service machines in the library or at the Library Information Desk When the Library is closed you can return books through a Drop Box at either of the Library entrances Aldgate Library Holloway Road Library ... read more

How do I find a book on the shelf?

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To find a book within the Library you will need the book's unique classmark (also called a shelfmark).  If you have not already found the classmark, search the Library catalogue. There is a classmark number on the spine of all Library books     ... read more

What is a classmark 

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The library uses a classification system called the dewey decimal system ( each subject is given a number/classmark ) and the material is arranged on the shelves in numerical order A book will have a label on its spine with the relevant number/classmark The catalogue will indicate this number to show where a book is located in the Library For a video on finding a book on the Libary catalogue  pl... read more

Can I make a copy of a whole book?

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It's highly unlikely that you can copy an entire book fairly without prejudicing the rights of the copyright owner, even for educational purposes.  The University's licence with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) covers a lot of course related copying, but has restrictions on the amount that you can copy, or be supplied with: that is, no more than 5% or a complete chapter from a book, or a compl... read more

How long will it take for my inter library loan to arrive?

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Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee as to when an inter library loan will be made available to you There are various reasons for this: Account Queries The Library Patron has outstanding queries on their account eg fines or expiry of registration. British Library The British Library may not hold the item so we may have to apply elsewhere. The item may be held in another section of the Briti... read more

How do I learn about Harvard referencing?

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Our referencing pages offer some general advice on Harvard and includes details of guidebooks for other referencing styles. We also have a 1-page Harvard Referencing Guide. Remember, Harvard can vary in style so this handout is meant as guidance only.  Always check with your School or module leader for details of specific referencing requirements. Referencing ... read more

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