Are you heading home?

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If you’re leaving uni for the summer or have finished your course – here’s what you need to know!

 

 

 

Do the libraries close over the summer? No! We’re open every day of the year 24/7/365! Just remember your SHUcard. And if you need help we’ve got that covered too… You’ll find Helpdesk opening hours and the different ways you can get in touch here. If you need help with your academic skills here’s the weekly schedule for The Bridge – it’s above the café in Adsetts.

Where can I access to books over the vacation? Are you going home for the summer or if you live in Sheffield – do you have friends at other unis that are coming back to Sheffield for the vacation?

Then SCONUL Access might be the answer. It’s a scheme which allows many university students to borrow books or use books at other libraries in the scheme across the country. Find out more on the SCONUL Access site.

If friends are visiting you in Sheffield they may find our library visitor guide useful.

Can I connect to WiFi? Are you planning on visiting another institution over the summer – or have friends from other unis wanting to use our libraries?

Eduroam could be the answer. Check out participating universities and how to connect here

My course has finished, what happens to my IT account? You can continue to access IT facilities until 31st July or until the Faculty Office notifies us you have completed – which ever is sooner. Here’s what you need to know

You may also be interested in exporting your contacts from your university email – here’s how

And finally there’s Alumni Connect – read about the benefits here

Have a great summer everyone!

Easter Eggstravaganza no. 6 – get connected

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If you’ll be away from Sheffield during the Easter holidays and plan on visiting another university to get some work done, you’ll be able to use wi-fi while you’re there.

When you arrive, have a look for the Eduroam wireless network on your device.  You should be able to connect to it using [yourusername]@shu.ac.uk (e.g. b1234567@shu.ac.uk) and your usual University password.

If you get stuck, there are step-by-step instructions for a range of operating systems on the Eduroam wireless network shuspace page.

Want to win an Easter goodie bag? Just follow us on Twitter @shu_library, retweet each daily message for your chance to win one of the 8 Easter Eggstravaganza goodie bags!

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What you can get help with and where…

There are a variety of ways you can get help whether you’re at home, on placement, live outside Sheffield, or even upstairs in the library!

What… can you ask us about?

  • borrowing from libraries and your borrower accounts
  • logging in and using SHU IT systems
  • using Microsoft Office software
  • printing, copying and scanning
  • finding and using materials for your assignments
  • referencing
  • using library services and facilities eg booking PCs and group spaces
  • referrals to other and specialist services

Where… you can go to get help!

  • chat – useful at home, on placement, if you live at a distance, or even in the library

Chat for library support (including supporting users of IT systems and equipment in libraries) 24/7/365 – with our staff during daylight hours and university library colleagues in the US overnight

Chat for IT support 9am – 5pm Mon – Fri

  • Helpdesks

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If you’re in Adsetts or Collegiate, check out the library Helpdesk – opening hours on shuspace.

 

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There are also IT Help Points located in Harmer and the Atrium at Heart of the Campus – opening hours are 8.45am-4.45pm (from 10am Weds).

 

Don’t get stuck – ask us!

Countdown to Christmas no. 10 – get connected!

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If you’re going away over the Christmas holidays and plan on visiting another university to get some work done, you’ll be able to use wi-fi while you’re there.

When you arrive, have a look for the Eduroam wireless network on your device.  You should be able to connect to it using [yourusername]@shu.ac.uk (e.g. b1234567@shu.ac.uk) and your usual University password.

If you get stuck, there are step-by-step instructions for a range of operating systems on the Eduroam wireless network shuspace page.

Help us spread the word – follow and retweet our countdown messages @shu_library on Twitter. The first person to retweet each day can win one of 12 goodie bags and they’re ready to go…

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Wi-Fi downtime on Saturday 24th May

wifi work slide for WeekdaysWe’re making some improvements to the University’s IT network. While we’re doing our best not to let the work affect you, we do need to take the Wi-Fi network down on Saturday 24th May between 8am and 6pm.

 

It’ll be back up on Saturday evening however there’ll also be some testing on Sunday 25th May too.

Please make sure you save your work regularly throughout this period.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience – everything will be back to normal by Monday 26th May.

For updates over the weekend please check the @ITStatusSHU

Connecting to wi-fi in 3 easy steps

So, you’ve got a mobile, tablet or laptop you’d like to connect to SHU wi-fi?  Here’s what you need to do.

  1. On your device, go into wireless settings and click on the ‘SHU-USS’ network.
  2. Enter your university username and password, then click Connect.
  3. If it connects to SHU-USS, you’re finished and should be able to access the internet.

On some devices, you’ll need to change a few options before it’ll work.  Just go to the wi-fi help page on shuspace and have a look at the guide for your operating system, e.g. Windows 7.  These guides are also available at the learning centre Helpdesks.