Hunter Upgrade – New Features

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Information for SGUL students and staff
Information for NHS staff

 

Information for SGUL students and staff

Hunter has now been upgraded and the search function is the same as the previous version, except that on the drop-down menu the option to search for books, previously called Library Catalogue, has changed to ‘Books & more’.

Although Hunter can still be searched without signing in, SGUL students and staff need to sign in to Hunter using your normal SGUL username and password in order to benefit from the following enhancements:

  • View full availability information immediately for print and e-resources, including all books
  • View and update your loans and holds
  • Review any fines
  • Place interlibrary loan requests

You can sign in by clicking on the sign in option on the top right hand side of the screen.  Select SGUL staff and students from the options on the next screen then type in your SGUL username and password when requested:

New Features

Automatic renewals
The items that you have on loan will be automatically renewed 10 times before you need to return them.  The exception to this is if someone else has reserved the item, in which case you will need to return it by the due date.  You will receive a notification by email if this is the case.

My Account – display settings
You can change your display settings via My Account (the option to the right of your e-Shelf) so that you can display more than 10 results per page. Select My Account > Personal Settings > Display Settings.

For further information, please see the Hunter FAQs

Information for NHS staff

Hunter has now been upgraded and the search function is the same as the previous version, except that on the drop-down menu the option to search for books, previously called Library Catalogue, has changed to ‘Books & more’.

Although Hunter can still be searched without signing in, NHS staff need to sign in to Hunter in order to benefit from the following enhancements:

  • View full availability information immediately for print and e-resources, including all books
  • View and update your loans and holds
  • Review any fines
  • Place interlibrary loan requests

You can sign in by using your Library account. If you do not know the sign in details for your Library account, this can be obtained by contacting the Library at library@sgul.ac.uk.

Click on the sign in option on the top right hand side of the screen.  Select NHS staff from the options on the next screen then use the username and password of your Library account.

New Features

Automatic renewals
The items that you have on loan will be automatically renewed 10 times before you need to return them.  The exception to this is if someone else has reserved the item, in which case you will need to return it by the due date.  You will receive a notification by email if this is the case.

My Account – display settings
You can change your display settings via My Account (the option to the right of your e-Shelf) so that you can display more than 10 results per page. Select My Account > Personal Settings > Display Settings.

For further information, please see the Hunter FAQs

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System upgrade – impact on service

From 5pm on Tuesday 5 July to 12pm on Wednesday 6 July, services in the Library will be reduced whilst we carry out an essential upgrade.
 
During the upgrade the following services will be unavailable:
  • library catalogue (which includes searching for books, checking your record, and inter-library loan requests)
  • book renewals
  •  self-service machines
  • payment of fines
We apologise for any inconvenience that this reduction in service may cause.
 
You may find the following questions and answers useful:
 
Can I borrow books during this period?
You will be able to borrow books at the Helpdesk during the staffed hours of 5-6pm (Tuesday) and 8am-12pm (Wednesday) only.
 
Can I return books during this period?
Books can be returned through the book return slot beside the disabled toilet outside the Library.
 
Will fines be charged?
No fines will be applied to your account on these two days.
 
How will I find a book on the shelf?
You will be able to search for books using Hunter, but this will only show the location, e.g. WH100 MOO. You will need to check the shelves for availability.

 

Important Library Notice: Tues 30 July – Wed 31 July

Important Notice: Tues 30 July – Wed 31 July

Due to an essential upgrade of our library system, there will be disruption to some of our services on Tuesday 30 July and Wednesday 31 July.

Please see the table below for further details:

Service When is this service unavailable?
Borrowing books/DVDs
Tues 30 July 6pm – 11pm
Checking the library catalogue
(on-site and off-site)
 Tues 30 July 6pm – Wed 31 July 12pm
Accessing your library record
(on-site and off-site)
 Tues 30 July 6pm – Wed 31 July 12pm
Paying library fines Tues 30 July 6pm – Wed 31 July 12pm

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to borrow books or DVDs on Tuesday 30 July, please ensure that you do this before 6pm.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.