Planning to be away from SGUL over the next few months? We’ve put together three quick tips that we hope will help keep your studies going smoothly over the summer.
1. Reset your SGUL password
Resetting your password before you leave campus ensures it won’t expire for the next three months. Use the password change link, or drop in to the Library Helpdesk between 8am and 6pm on weekdays.
If your password does expire while you’re away, you may be able to reset it from offsite using this link.
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.
Access e-resources with your SGUL login
Your SGUL login and password give you access to a wide range of online resources – including electronic journals, e-books and tools such as Acland’s Anatomy and BMJ Best Practice – from anywhere with an internet connection.
Check our helpsheet (PDF) for advice about accessing e-resources while you’re away from SGUL.
2. Keep an eye on book renewals
Any books that you’ve borrowed will renew automatically as long as no-one else requests them. So in most cases, the only reminder you’ll receive is an email telling you that your items have successfully renewed.
But if one of your books is requested by another user, you’ll receive an email asking you to return it by the due date.
If your book is requested while you’re away from SGUL…
…you will still need to return it by the due date if possible. Overdue books are fined at 20p per day and are invoiced after two weeks.
But if you’re unable to return a book by the due date, we recommend signing in to your account in Hunter where you can attempt to renew it manually. If another copy of the book has been returned, your renewal will succeed – so try this over several days to increase your chances.
Find more detailed guidance in our blog post here.
3. Register to study in a library near you
SGUL Library is a member of the SCONUL access scheme, allowing our users reference access to over 170 other university libraries across the UK and Ireland. (Postgraduates may also get limited borrowing rights in some cases.)
To start using 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.
Free WiFi with Eduroam
Like SGUL, many universities in the UK and worldwide use Eduroam for WiFi. If you’re visiting another university – or just passing nearby – you’ll often pick up the network on a WiFi-enabled phone or laptop and will be able to connect using your SGUL username (remember to include @sgul.ac.uk) and password.