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UHI Shetland Library

Service update for UHI Shetland Library

Coronavirus Updates: Further information about library services across UHI. 

Updated: 17 May 2022

Be Distance Aware

Be Distance AwareImage shows Distance Aware shield and logos for NHS Scotland and Healthier Scotland

A new initiative has launched in Scotland to encourage people to respect the space of others when they're out and about.

The Distance Aware scheme offers everyone who would feel more comfortable when they have more room, the chance to wear an easily recognisable symbol to show others they need space and care.  the polite prompt is designed to support those who are worried about being in public places, for whatever reason, and help them feel more confident when going about their daily life.

Free lanyards and badges featuring the Distance Aware shield are available from the Shetland Library (including the community libraries in Baltasound and Mid Yell) as well as from either of our UHI Shetland libraries.

We can all play our part as we adapt to living with COVID-19. Find out more at gov.scot/distanceaware.

Opening hours

Opening hours

Note: Both libraries will be closed on the 3rd of June.

Opening hours from 18th April 2022

  Lerwick Scalloway
Monday 09.00-17.00 09.00-18.30
Tuesday 09.00-17.00 09.00-17.00
Wednesday 09.00-19.00 09.00-17.00
Thursday 09.00-17.00 09.00-17.00
Friday 09.00-16.30 09.00-16.30

 

Search for resources

Multisearch

Multisearch is the library's search engine.  It provides a 'Google-like' way to find many of UHI Libraries' print and online resources at the same time.  The process of finding information from both the physical and online collections has become so much simpler.

With just one search you can find print books, ebooks, newspaper articles, ejournal articles, conference proceedings and more.  The results are listed in order of relevance to your search and you can filter and focus your search by publication format, date, location, language etc.

Click on the Multisearch title above to start searching.

Watch our video on using Multisearch to help you get started.

Click and Collect

Click and Collect

For access to browse the shelves - see information about our Browse and Borrow service.

To make use of the Click and Collect service please check the catalogue, or Multisearch, for resource availability and complete the online form (you can also use the button below). Alternatively you can email requests to library.shetland@uhi.ac.uk. For Photo of bookseach resource we need to know the title; first author name or editor name; publication year or edition. Please use your college / UHI email so we can identify you.

Book requests will be processed as soon as possible and you will be notified by email when you can collect the books.   

Please note that face-coverings MUST be worn in the College when you are collecting your books.
  • If you are a distance learning student please see the information on our Postal Loan Service

Image by Hermann Traub from Pixabay

 

Postal Loan Service

Postal Loan Service

The postal loan service has been made available to help students and staff unable to access Shetland UHI Library to collect books in person.    

To make use of this service please check the catalogue, or Multisearch, for resource availability and complete the online form (or use the button below). Alternatively you can email requests to library.shetland@uhi.ac.uk. For each resource we need to know the title; first author name or editor name; publication year or edition. Please use your college / UHI email so we can identify you.

Book requests will be processed as soon as possible and you will be notified by email when books have been posted out. 

Please note the following measures put in place:

  • Print books will not normally be sent out if there is an electronic copy available through the UHI library collections.
  • If you would like to make a special case for receiving print books in these circumstances, please contact us by email (library.shetland@uhi.ac.uk) and the librarian will consider your case. 
  • This service is primarily designed for those unable to collect resources in person and those who cannot reasonably travel to Shetland UHI. We have Covid-safe collection systems for library books set up at the college. 
  • Students and staff members of Shetland UHI will not be charged for outgoing postage and books can be returned to Shetland UHI by post for free.  Contact library.shetland@uhi.ac.uk, or telephone (01595) 771258, for details.