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13 Feb 2018

Changes to the Library catalogue

The library catalogue has now changed and students are set to benefit from the new, more flexible management system.

There are clearer tabs, better filtering, easier access to resources and more options to suit students when borrowing books from the Library.

Clearer tabs

There are now only two search tabs – ‘Catalogue’ and ‘Articles Plus’. Catalogue allows you to search for books, journal titles, DVDs and other material held by the Library, whilst Articles Plus gives you access to full-text journals online and conference papers.

Better filtering

You can now specify whether you want results from the Loughborough or London campus libraries and even narrow it down to just e-resources.

Access to specific subject databases

Subject guides provide access to the key databases for your subject area and can be found from the Library Catalogue Plus screen or directly from the Subject guides webpages.  

Changes to borrowing

  • Books will no longer be due during the weekend, and will have a return deadline of the Monday after instead
  • The courtesy emails that let you know when a book is due for return will now be called Library books due for return following users’ feedback that reminders were going into spam folders
  • High demand books are now renewable, so long as no-one else has requested them. Any books not returned after a deadline will receive a fine of £3 per day rather than 50p per hour.
  • Following user feedback, renewals have also been raised. Week loan, long loan and high demand items can all be renewed up to 10 times by users.

Further information and feedback

If you have any stored records on the previous catalogue’s e-shelf you will need to download or move these into a reference management system, such as Mendeley, before Tuesday 27 February.

If you need any help using the new system or would like to share your feedback, email, talk to a member of staff at the Library or contact your Academic Librarian. You can also find out more on the Library blog