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Library FAQs

This page does not contain any Library Guides, but a list of FAQs about the Library.



> Am I eligible to use the IALS Library?

> How do I get to the Institute?

> What are the Library's opening hours?

> What are the Issue & Enquiry Desk opening hours?

> How can I keep up-to-date with what’s going on at IALS Library?


> How can I photocopy / scan?

> How can I print?

> What support do you offer users with special needs?

> Can I reserve a research carrel?

> How can I adjust the temperature in the library?

> Is eating and drinking allowed in the library?


> Can I borrow books?

> How can I renew my books?

> Why can't I renew my books?

> What should I do if someone else has borrowed a book I need?

> What happens if the book I need is missing?

Support and training

> What training do you offer?

> Where can I ask for help?

> Can you help me find materials for my thesis?

Requesting photocopies and inter-library loans

> Can you get a book for me on inter-library loan?

> Can I request photocopies from the IALS Library?


> What's in the collection?

> Can I recommend a book for you to buy?

> Do you have LLM examination papers?

> Do you have electronic resources and can I access them offsite?

> Do you have digital collections?

> Do you have an electronic repository?

Finding what you need

> How can I check if the library has a particular book, journal or report?

> How can I locate a particular journal article?

> How can I find out if a journal is available online?

> How can I find recently published material on the catalogue?

> How can I find materials on a particular subject?

> I've found the classmark, but where can I find the item?

> How can I find a list of new books at IALS?

> Where can I find a list of legal abbreviations?