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Shetland College Library

Coronavirus - service update for Shetland College Library

Coronavirus Updates: Further information about library services across UHI being regularly updated. 

Updated: 07 April 2021

NEW Digital access spaces available

There are now four computers available, for advanced bookings only, to Shetland College students for study purposes. 

Bookings can be made for essential purposes only.  Computers are available 09.00 - 12.00 and 13.00-17.00 on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Booking a digital access space

You must book a digital access space in advance.  Bookings can be made up to 1 week in advance and spaces can be booked for the following time periods: 09.00-12.00 or 13.00-17.00 on Mondays and Wednesdays.  You can only book a space for one time period on any one day and bookings can only be made for essential purposes only e.g. you have no computer at home, or connectivity at home isn't good.

Please read the Booking Policy and Safety Rules and Protocols before making a booking.
To book a digital access space, please contact Library staff:
email: zclibrary@uhi.ac.uk  or telephone 01595 771258.

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

Update February 2021: Service may be slower than normal due to reduced staff hours on campus.

Due to Covid-19 we are currently not permitting the browsing of books on the shelves. 

To make use of this 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 zclibrary@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 Library 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

Update February 2021: Service may be slower than normal due to reduced staff hours on campus.

The postal loan service has been made available to help students and staff unable to access Shetland College 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 zclibrary@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 (zclibrary@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 College. We have Covid-safe collection systems for library books set up at the college. 
  • Students and staff members of Shetland College will not be charged for outgoing postage and books can be returned to Shetland College by post for free.  Contact zclibrary@uhi.ac.uk, or telephone (01595) 771258, for details.
 

Library Live Chat Support

Library chat logo Library Live Chat Support

Chat to UHI Library staff, in real-time, for help with services and resources.  The normal opening hours are Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.  As usual, a support ticket can also be logged with Servicedesk at any time.

Books recently added to stock (updated March 2021)