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There are wide range of services, collections and facilities to support you during your studies and research at St Mary's.

Borrow

Standard loans = 3 weeks Short loans = 1 week Consultation loans = 3 hours
You can borrow: 15 standard loans 3 one week loans

2 consultation items

20 school experience books and other materials


Renewals

Overdue items incur fines. For information on fines see the Loans policy. Library books may be renewed twice provided there are no outstanding fines. Books requested by other readers and consultation items cannot be renewed.

Books can be renewed:

In person at the issue desk

(with or without books)

By telephone - (028) 9026 8237 Through My Account on the catalogue

Reservations

Books out on loan can be reserved through the catalogue. Once the book becomes available the requester will be informed. (Consultation books cannot be reserved)

Recalled Items

When an item on loan is reserved by another reader it will be recalled via college email with a new return date, usually six days from the date of the recall notice. Fines will apply if the recalled book becomes overdue. For fines information see Loans policy.

Consultation

Two items may be borrowed for a maximum of three hours. Failure to return Consultation materials on time will incur fines.

Library Charter

The Library charter describes what readers could and should expect from their Library service and what in turn the Library expects from its readers.

Library Induction
For further information contact the Help Desk at (028) 9026 8316 or to book a library tour.

Who may use the library?

St Mary's staff and students

(students require a valid student card)

External readers

(conditions apply)

Students from other universities

(with a valid student card, conditions apply)

Help Desk

Library staff offer guidance and advice for readers on the best use of library resources. Services include:

  • answering library and reference queries
  • information skills training sessions on finding and using relevant print and online e-resources
  • one to one or small group Library induction sessions
  • conducting bibliographic searches

The desk may be contacted at (028) 9026 8316.

Study Rooms

The library is a quiet area. Where students need to work together, two study rooms are available. These can be booked through the Help Desk.
An open access computer suite is also available on the top floor.

Inter-Library Loans

Material not held in the College library or other local libraries may be obtained through the Inter-library loan service. This is usually available to final-year and masters students although exceptions can be made - please speak to library staff.

Photocopying

Printing

Three card-operated photocopiers are available

 

Cards cost £1.00 and will provide 20 copies

Two printers are available, one on each floor for:

Black & White (0.4p) Colour (0.15p) Single or double sided copies

Print credit can be topped up in the library foyer


Laptops

Twenty laptops are available for use in the library and can be borrowed for 4 hours. Wi-Fi is available for personal laptops.