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Library FAQs

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

FAQs

General

 

> 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?

 

Facilities

 

> 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?

 

Borrowing

 

> 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?

 

Collections

 

> 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?