Printing at the Print Shop

Please be aware that this means that the Print Shop will be out of action during this period and if you have any printing requirements this week, these need to be arranged with the Print Shop by the morning of Thursday 29 June at the very latest.

Any printing ordered after this time will not be able to be done until the new machinery is installed. The service is expected to resume from 4 July onwards.

If you have any questions please contact theprintshop@shu.ac.uk or call 0114 225 4763

Summer at the Bridge

Do you need help with your study skills over the Summer?

Are you wondering if there are study skills workshops over the Summer?

Can I get online study skills support over the Summer?

If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to any of the above then you need to visit The Bridge

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New £1 coins!

background-20050__340The new £1 coins have been released – and the old ones will be gradually phased out

Our print top-up kiosks are still set to take the old coins at the moment but we are working to update them.

In the meantime if you’ve only got a new £1 coin you can exchange it for an old one at the Helpdesk or Reception.

Do you know you can also pay for your printing online? Everyone has IT account set up so that you pay for printing and photocopying via a system called Papercut. Here’s how to activate your account…

  1. Top up your SHUcard – if you haven’t done this before you’ll need to ‘add payment method’ (so register a bank card). You only need to do this once.
  2. Transfer the money on your SHUcard to pay for your printing

By using the SHUgo app you can pay via your phone too

PS the vending machines are ready to take the new £1 coins!

Books by You!

Books-by-You-screensaversHave you heard about or seen a great book that would be perfect for your course – but we don’t have it in the library?

Books by You! is your chance to make suggestions about ‘titles’ you’d like the library to buy. You can make as many suggestions as you like up to and including 31st March, so get involved and start making your suggestions!

It’s NOW, it’s LIVE, it’s HAPPENING

MAKE YOUR SUGGESTIONS HERE! or on the link on the Library Gateway

Here’s how it works…

  • we’ll buy an e-book version of your suggestion if it’s available/suitable and we don’t have it already, (not all books are available as e-books). Or alternatively we may buy a single copy of a book
  • we’ll let you know if we order it and if not why not
  • when the book arrives we’ll place a copy on request for you and email to let you know when it’s ready to collect

#suggestatitle #booksbyyou #shulibraryhys

Are you feeling exam ready?

3571102858_54d5b5f58c_zHave you started to prepare for your exams? 

Would you like some handy tips to get you going?

Look no further, we can help get you started here…

  • How do you like to study – in slience? Which library? Do you prefer to be warmer or cooler?

Take a look at the library study options available as well as topics on the ‘you say, we say’ pages on the ‘have your say’ site

Top tip – if you’re studying in a silent or quiet areas and you have ‘noisy neighbours’ you can report disturbances from Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm via library chat

Comments are passed to security who will go and walk round the reported area and talk to anyone if necessary.

Between 5pm and 9am and weekends (and any other time if you prefer), please report directly to security staff at Reception desks. They are available 24/7

 

  • Are you likely to study overnight?

You need food for the brain and plenty of hydration! There are water fountains situated on each floor of Adsetts and on the ground floor at Collegiate. There are new vending machines in both libraries or remember to bring your own snacks.

Top tip – fill up your drinks containers or top up snacks for free, there’s hot water available 24/7 in café areas.

 

  • Need to brush up on your exam skills – on your own or with others?

Here are the top 10 exam tips! on the Bridge

Check out the Exam Resources on the Bridge

Top tip – want more? Try the brand new Exam and Revision workshop – you can book via the Bridge booking page

 

  • Know where you’re going and what you need?

Top tip find out all you need to know on the Exam Information page on shuspace

 

  • Finally – remember to take a break!

Health, happiness and academic success are all linked so it’s very important to look after yourself. Healthy Hallam explains the 5 ways to wellbeing

Top tips – when we asked students to share their thoughts on how to cope during stressful times, here’s what they said…

‘keep calm and utilise the universities resources’

‘always talk to someone if you feel you can’t cope with work’

‘manage your time well and make sure you still have some fun’

‘set time aside to de-stress’

‘allow time for yourself, mental health is really important’

GOOD LUCK!

Hold the front page

Following a recent survey about newspaper usage the library has decided to cancel a newspaper-154444__340number of printed newspapers.

Newspapers are available online – the primary source is Nexis

This covers about 2,500 publications from across the world, including most major UK newspapers. Coverage varies between publications, but commonly extends from the late 1990s to the present day. There’s more information available on the Journalism, PR and Media subject guide on the Library Gateway.

The money saved on not buying newspapers is going towards ‘Books by You!’. This event will take place in March and means you’ll be able to make your own suggestions about the books we buy. We’ll be telling you more about this very soon!

Newspapers cancelled include

  • Daily Telegraph
  • Financial times
  • Guardian
  • The Times
  • Yorkshire Post
  • Sheffield Star
  • Sheffield Telegraph

Please note  – Sheffield Public Library still takes local newspapers (to assist with job hunting)

 

Not a Chrome coloured book but…

We thought we’d make it super obvious where the Chromebooks are located in the libraries!
In Adsetts – you’ll find them on level 3 near the main stairs

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At Collegiate – they’re in the main room C001 on the ground floor (on your left as you walk in)

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Pick up a Chromebook today and let us know what you think.

More info on using them can be found on shuspace.

 

RefME is changing!

RefME online referencing tool and app change from 28th February open-book-585864__340

Have you been using the free online tool and app RefME to help you with your referencing?

RefME has been acquired by another educational company and will become Cite This For Me

Your accounts and citations will automatically be transferred to Cite This For Me

You’ll be able to log in using the same details to access all your work until 1st June 2017 – giving you access to your account and bibliographies for free on Cite This For Me.

From 2nd June you’ll need to subscribe to Cite This For Me for access to access all you work. There’s more info is here RefME transition to Cite This For Me FAQs. 

There are many different online tools and apps available to help you with your referencing. Have a look at our guidance on this page Choosing the right tool or app for you
You can also consider using RefWorks an online referencing tool paid for by SHU.                                                        
Find out all you need to know on the referencing library guide 

 

Borrow a Chromebook!

keyboard-943748__340We understand the pressures of trying to find free PCs during busy periods. To help manage this we’re trialling a new service where you can borrow a Chromebook while you’re studying in the library.

The new Chromebook loan service starts 

11.30am Monday 13 February

You’ll find them

At Adsetts – near the main stairs on level 3

At Collegiate – in the main room on the ground floor C001

Chromebooks are different to traditional laptops and many students find them better for studying than laptops or PCs. They’re faster connecting to the internet, working with files online and also have a longer battery life.They can be used for printing in the University and will work with USB memory sticks.

They are great devices for many types of work but don’t contain the full suite of  software and can’t be taken out of the library.

Advantages of Chromebooks

  • faster start up times (there’s no Chromebook-image-2software installed – all applications work in the cloud)
  • 8 hour battery life
  • saving happens automatically so you won’t lose your work if something happens to the computer and you don’t need to use a memory stick to store files
  • you can easily pick up where you left off working if you change to another device
  • you’ll be able to use the Office 365 Online Apps (like Word, Excel, OneNote and OneDrive) and your SHU Google Apps as well as other cloud-based software
  • easy access to shuspace/blackboard and the Library Gateway

Advantages of laptops

  • there’s more software installed and you can use AppHub
  • laptops have the full version of Microsoft Office installed which supports more features than the online version
  • better for complex documents which include equations, graphics etc
  • you can take them out of the library (Chromebooks need to stay in the library)
  • you can borrow some laptops for up to 7 days

More information about the Chromebook loan service

Give them a try and tell us what you think!