FAQs

Question:

CAN I ACCESS E-RESOURCES FROM HOME?


Answer:

Access to electronic journals and databases does vary, and there's no easy answer to accessibility. These resources are only available to people and institutions that have subscribed, so there is a need for access control.
Some resources restrict access by Internet domain - you will only be able to use these resources on-campus or possibly at home by connecting to Space (VLE).
Other resources are accessed using a username and password - these are more likely to be available from off-campus, however this is not always the case. Most will require you to login with your Institutional login (your Conservatoire computer and email username and password details).

There are, however, a few resources that have their own username and password - you can find these on the Library and Online Resource section under E-Resources.

Where possible we indicate the on and off-campus availability of resources in the listings of Online Journals, Ebooks, Digital music and film resources, and websites - however if you have any problems then please do not hesitate to get in touch with the E-Resources and Communications Librarian - Phil Bailey at: p.bailey@lcm.ac.uk


Question:

CAN I RENEW ITEMS I HAVE ON LOAN?


Answer:

You can extend the time you have items on loan by renewing them online, by email, by phone or by visiting the library counter during opening times.
Please note that the following cannot be renewed:

•    Items that have been reserved by another library member



Question:

HOW MANY ITEMS CAN I BORROW?


Answer:

  • FE may borrow 10 items

  • HE may borrow 15 items

  • Postgraduates may borrow 20 items

  • Staff Unlimited


Question:

HOW CAN I FIND OUT WHERE AN ITEM IS KEPT?


Answer:

When you enter the details of an item that you want on the library catalogue it will display a call number, which is a code that informs you of where the item is shelved.

CLICK HERE  TO WATCH THE BASIC SEARCH ONLINE TUTORIAL

What does a call number look like?



Question:

HOW DO I CHECK WHAT ITEM I HAVE OUT ON LOAN?


Answer:

Information about items you have on loan, when they are due for return and items you have placed a hold on is available on your library account.


Log in to view details of your loans.
Then simply tick the box next to the items you would like to renew, and click Renew Loan or click Renew all.


Question:

HOW DO I RESERVE AN ITEM THAT IS ON LOAN BY SOMEONE ELSE?


Answer:

If an item you require is already out on loan, you can reserve it using your online library account. Click here for how to reserve an item.



Question:

HOW LONG CAN I BORROW ITEMS FOR?


Answer:

  • Printed Music - 4 week & 2 week loans

  • Books on Reading Lists - 2 week loans & Reference Only

  • Books not on reading lists - 3 Week loans

  • CDs - 7 day loans

  • DVDs/ Videos - 7 day & 1 day loans


LONGER LOAN SERVICES

A longer loan service is available for students who qualify for Disability Support. Please see here for more information.



Question:

WHAT IF I RETURN AN ITEM LATE?


Answer:

Late returns are charged @ 20p per item per day
Outstanding fines must be paid before you can borrow again.

PLEASE BE AWARE OF INVOICES:

If you do not return your overdue items within 3 weeks, the replacement cost of each item is automatically added onto your account and an invoice is sent out to you
Once items are returned these replacement costs will be removed and you will only pay the fines remaining.

HOW TO AVOID FINES:

  • Check the stamp date on your library loan items and renew if required

  • Check your email for library return reminders and renew if required

  • If your item is late, return it as soon as possible to keep your fine low

Contact us if you have a problem visiting the library, to discuss your options:

  • Phone  0113 222 3458

  • email  library@lcm.ac.uk


See our Fines and Regulations section for further help and information.



Question:

WHAT NOTIFICATIONS WILL THE LIBRARY SEND ME?


Answer:

As soon as you carry out any form of Library transaction: borrowing an item, placing a hold, etc., the Library potentially has a reason to contact you by email or text

  •  RESERVATION COMMUNICATION

When you borrow an item, someone else might place a hold on it, and the Library will need to tell you that you must bring it back earlier than you first thought.
Alternatively, you might have placed a hold yourself, and the item has now been returned. The Library will need to tell you that it is awaiting collection.

  • RETURN REMINDERS:

Return reminders (click to see example) are automatically sent to your conservatoire email account; please remember to return on time or to renew if you still need them.

  • OVERDUE NOTICES:

Overdue notices are automatically sent to your conservatoire email account; please remember to renew if you still need the item.

  • REQUESTED ITEMS:

If you have requested an item for the library to purchase or borrow from another library via Inter-Library-Loans, then the library will keep you informed of its progress via email.

  • ANNUAL SURVEY:

We aim to provide you with excellent service and your feedback is extremely important to us. We email you an annual survey to make sure that we are keeping that promise.

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