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Using The Library

Services for Whitelands Students

Main entrance to Whitelands College reception

Whitelands students have access to all the library services we provide to students based on the main campus and can make use of the free university shuttle bus to travel between the campuses during term time. For bus times, take a look at the shuttle bus information page on the portal.

The following are also very useful to Whitelands students.

Click and Collect service

This service enables you to have books from the Library delivered to Whitelands so you can pick them up from there. You can find more information about how to borrow and return items using this on our Click and Collect page.

Manresa Hall 

A large PC lab which is open 24 hours.

Online resources

Our online resources include eBooks, eJournals and databases, which staff and students can access off-campus through the library catalogue, found on the library homepage.

Subject Resource pages highlight the most useful online resources for your specific subject area, including new additions and the best picks for your course. Select your Subject Resource page below:

Anthropology                         - Biosciences                            - Nutrition & Health

Psychology                            - Sport Science                         - Zoology

For more information see Finding Books and eBooks and Finding Resources Online. For troubleshooting see our Help page.

Workshops and pop-upsLibrary display at Whitelands after a pop-up event

Throughout the year our Academic Achievement team run workshops on various topics at Whitelands. You can find details of what sessions are coming up on the Learning Skills Hub on Moodle.  We also run library pop-up sessions at during the year, where library staff will be on hand to answer any questions you have about the library. ‚Äč

Noticeboard

You can find information about the library and any services we’re running on the noticeboard in the corridor to the right of the main reception. 

Library Chat

Our Library Chat allow you to get in contact with us regarding any library issues, such as accessing online articles or eBooks or simply checking when your books are due back. This service is online from 9.00am to 7.00pm, Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays). 

You can also use the free university shuttle bus to travel to the main campus and access our library services in the library itself. 

Click & Collect

Click and Collect process and instructions            The Click and Collect service lets you request up to five items from the Library and collect them at Whitelands' reception.

When you make a request, we aim to make them available within two working days, and will let you know if it's going to take longer than expected.

Once you've completed a request, you'll have two weeks to collect the items. They're put onto your Library account as soon as they're processed, so try to collect them as soon as you can. Please note the service isn't available during bank holidays or weekends.

If you have any questions, about the service please contact us via email.

To make a request, first check UR Library Search to see if a copy of what you need is available. Bear in mind that you can't borrow reference items. Then, select the 'Share' button, followed by 'Copy Link' to the item page's URL.  

After searching in UR Library Search, individual results will have the Share button in the top right hand corner

You can either select 'Copy Link', or copy the URL directly.

Next, paste the links to what you need (up to a maximum of five items) into a new email in your Roehampton email account. Then, add your full name and contact telephone number to the email. Finally, add 'Whitelands Click and Collect Request' as the subject line, and send it to library@roehampton.ac.uk.

If you're making a request and want to collect your items over a weekend, make sure you send them to us by 12:00 pm on Thursday that week. 

Click and Collect collection point located at the end of the reception desk closest to the entrance.

You can collect your items from the labelled boxes at the Whitelands reception desk Monday to Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. They will be kept there for two weeks, before being returned to the Library if you don't collect them. The boxes are to the left of the desk, as shown in the picture to the left.

 

Click and Collect return boxes in Whitelands reception. There are two by a window, with a slot to return items into at the top, and are clearly marked with green posters.If you're returning items at Whitelands, please put them in the drop boxes in the reception area. For same day returns, drop-off items before 11:30 am Monday to Friday.

You can also return items to the Library during our opening hours, using the book returns machine near the Welcome Desk.