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Trial service: UL books delivered to you!

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The Education Faculty Library team are delighted to be involved in the new Futurelib ‘Intraloan’ project in conjunction with Cambridge University Library (UL) which will run for a trial period from Monday 6th February to Friday 3rd March.

Have you ever wanted to read a book held at the UL but not had the time to make your way across Cambridge to borrow it?  For a limited time only (4 weeks) you will be able to request books from the UL to be delivered to the Education Faculty Library!

Who can borrow?

  • Current education students and staff members who have registered with the Education Faculty Library

What can you request?

  • Any ‘borrowable’ items held at the UL – exceptions are described as ‘Not borrowable’
  • Requests will not be placed for titles that are already available as ebooks*
  • Please note that if we decide to purchase your request for the Education Library, we will not request it from the UL*

How do you request books ?

When will the book be available for collection?

  • Monday to Friday from 12pm the day after placing the request
  • Books requested on a Friday will not be available until the following Tuesday
  • Once the book is available for collection, the Education Library Team will notify you by text and/or e-mail

Where do I return UL books?

  • Books can be returned to either the Education Faculty Library or the UL up until the end  of the trial on 3rd March
  • After 3rd March, books will need to be returned directly to the UL

What happens if a book is recalled?

  • UL books can be recalled at any point during the loan period. You will receive an email from Rose Giles at the UL giving you seven days notice to return the item

What about fines?

  • Any books borrowed will be subject to the regulations of the University Library and unlike the Education Faculty Library, you will be fined for the late return of material (25p per day per overdue item)
  • If a recalled item is not returned to the UL within the seven day notice period the fine will be double the usual rate (50p per day per overdue item)

We hope that you will find having easier access to over 2 million borrowable treasures of the UL helpful during this 4 week period. If you have any further questions about the trial please don’t hesitate to contact the Education Library Team at library@educ.cam.ac.uk

We are looking forward to working with our colleagues at the UL on this collaborative project and hope that through it we will gain further insights into the information needs of our users.

What is Futurelib?

“The Futurelib innovation programme researches the current and future roles of libraries at the University of Cambridge. The programme seeks to improve awareness and usage of Cambridge library services by employing ethnographic and user-centred design techniques to undertake detailed exploration of the current user experience of our libraries. Futurelib typically undertakes a number of simultaneous projects and draws on the time and expertise of library staff from across the institution to iteratively test and pilot new service models and concepts.”

* Policy introduced 13th February due to workload involved

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