Wherever you’re going to be over the summer, our online resources and other services can help you keep studying. Here are three quick steps to consider before you leave SGUL to make this as straightforward as possible.
- 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 your password, 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 borrowing items over the summer, it’s a good idea to bring them into the Library so you can return and reissue them on our self-service machines.
Once you’ve done this, you’ll be able to renew any unreserved items a further 10 times online by logging into your library account. This requires entering the 10-digit number under the barcode on your SGUL card, so you may want to note this number down before you go away.
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.
Finally, if you’re staying a bit closer to St George’s over the summer, our Summer Sites blog series has information about medical and other libraries you can visit in London, as well as some nearby attractions. Note: double check with the libraries for their opening hours before visiting.
Our website library.sgul.ac.uk is a great jumping off point for accessing the services and resources mentioned in this post.