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Library Induction 2020-2021: What does the library offer
Each Department has a Subject Librarian who buys books, journals and databases to support your studies, and can help you to use them effectively. They specialise in Library support for your subject area, provide online training and look after dedicated web pages for your Department, packed with useful resources. See the links to Resources for your Subject on the website.
Our friendly Information Librarians are on hand to answer your enquiries via our Ask a Librarian service or through firstname.lastname@example.org. Please get in touch with your questions, from the simple to the complex. Enquiries will be routed through to the most appropriate person.
Research Services provide support for open access publishing, managing research data, research analytics, and use of our archives and research collections. From the website you can access a range of online guidance, book onto training courses, and request bespoke support.
Print and online collection
The Library has thousands of print and electronic books and journals. We also provide access to many other publications from patents and standards, to market research and company information, data and statistics.
Online collection:access electronic books, journals and databases using the Library Catalogue and links from the Library webpages. You will need your University username and password to access these resources both on and off campus.
Print collection:borrow books from our collection with your Library Card. You can request scans of book chapters and journal articles in our print collections using the Bath Copies service.
Floorplans are available to help you find your way around the Library.
Level 2 is the entrance level where you can find the main University Reception and Security Desk. This level is our self-service floor where you can borrow and return materials, collect books you have reserved and use multi-function devices to print, copy and scan. There is also an assistive technology room for students registered with Student Disability Advice. See our interactive floor plans for floor by floor detail.
Levels 3, 4 and 5 are subject floors, where you can find and browse resources for different subjects. Level 3 is the floor for Engineering and Design, Level 4 Sciences,and Level 5 Humanities, Social Sciences and Management. See our interactive floor plans for floor-by-floor detail.
There are PCs available in the timetabled teaching areas and there is wifi throughout the building. All of our desks have power sockets.
Food and drink: As the Library is a study environment, no food is allowed except for in the snacking area in the level 2 foyer and in the teaching areas at the front of levels 3, 4 and 5. You can bring in water and soft drinks in bottles or hot drinks in reusable keep cups and thermos flasks.