Going to be away from SGUL over the next few weeks? We’ve put together three quick tips that we hope will help with any studying you plan to do, no matter where you are.
- Reset your SGUL password
- Bring books to the library to renew
- Register to study in a library near you
We recommend you reset your password before you leave as this ensures you won’t need to change it again for 3 months.
If your password expires or you’ve forgotten it, you can usually reset it from offsite. Note: you must have already set up an external email address and if you don’t receive the reset link, check your junk mail folder.
If you’re using Hunter to find resources, signing in first with your SGUL password will make it quicker and easier to access journals and e-books from offsite. Read more about the advantages of signing in to Hunter in our blog post.
Books and other items you have borrowed from us will now be automatically renewed 10 times, unless another library user has requested them.
To make sure you don’t reach your 10 renewal limit while you’re away from SGUL, we recommend bringing items into the Library so you can return and reissue them on our self-service machines before you leave.
SGUL Library is a member of the SCONUL scheme, which allows our users reference access to around 170 other university libraries across the UK and Ireland. Postgraduates may also get limited borrowing rights in some cases.
To use the scheme, follow the steps on the SCONUL Access page. Within a few days, and provided there are no fines on your Library account, you’ll receive an email from us which you can take to your chosen library along with your SGUL ID card to apply for access.
Like SGUL, many academic institutions in the UK and worldwide use Eduroam for WiFi. If you are near a university and have WiFi enabled on phone or laptop, you should immediately pick up the network. If you are using Eduroam for the first time, remember to enter your full SGUL username (including @sgul.ac.uk) and password.
Our website library.sgul.ac.uk is a great jumping off point for accessing the services and resources mentioned in this post.