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and-white and colour copying up to A0, selfservice scanning and printing, fax facilities, binding, laminating and stationery sales. Group study If you need to discuss work with colleagues there are rooms which may be booked for use by small groups available in both the Architecture and Bute Libraries. Please ask for details. Users with disabilities We try to make our facilities as accessible as possible for users with disabilities. Computers with specialised software are available, along with a wide range of assistive equipment. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need assistance of any sort. More information is available at: www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/fordisabledusers Membership All staff and students of Cardiff University can use the Architecture Library. External membership schemes are available. Study environment The Library aims to provide an area conducive to study for all who use it. Please do not inconvenience other users by talking loudly, listening to music or using your mobile phone. Eating and drinking are not permitted in the Library.
Reservations Use Voyager to place requests for material which is on loan to someone else. You will be notified when the item becomes available. A courier service exists for material located at a library not on the Cathays Park site or in the off-campus library stores. Please ask for details. Inter-library loan service Use the inter-library loan service to obtain books and journal articles which are not available in Cardiff University Libraries. Your School is charged for this service and requests must be authorised. Please ask for details. Computing facilities You may use the networked computers, linked to printers, to access electronic databases and software, including the Internet, wordprocessing, email and graphics. Computer rooms are available throughout the campus, some open 24 hours a day. A wireless service is available in the Library. Please ask for details. Photocopying There are black-and-white self-service photocopiers in both the Architecture and Bute Libraries. Colour photocopiers and a readerprinter machine which can print from microfilm and microfiche are also available in the Bute Library. Additionally, Graphic Services on the ground floor of the Bute Building offer black-
Architecture Library Cardiff University P.O. Box 430 Cardiff CF24 0DE Tel. (internal): Tel. (external): Fax: Email: Opening Hours Monday to Friday: Saturday: 08.45 to 21.30 10.00 to 17.30 75974 029 2087 5974 029 2087 4192 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that opening hours vary during the vacation and on seasonal and bank holidays. Please check our web site for details: www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/opening Please ask the staff for assistance in using the Library or for advice on searching for information. We are here to help you! This guide is also available in alternative formats.
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Location The Architecture Library is located on the second floor of the Bute Building, King Edward VII Avenue. When the Architecture Issue and Enquiry Desk is closed, access and issue is via the Bute Library. Collections The Architecture Library provides services for the Welsh School of Architecture. Finding information Books Books are arranged on the shelves according to subject. Each book is labelled with its subject classification number and is filed on the shelves in this order. Use the Voyager library catalogue to: Locate items in any of the Cardiff University Libraries plus over 20 other NHS Trust / Postgraduate Centre Libraries across Wales Check whether items are on loan Place requests for items which are on loan Renew the period of loan for the items you have borrowed View a list of the items you currently have on loan or have requested You can access Voyager from the library computers or from any computer with Internet access at: http://library.cardiff.ac.uk A separate leaflet gives detailed instructions on using Voyager.
Journals Journals are arranged on the shelves alphabetically by title. In addition, many journals are available electronically. You can access these from Voyager at http://library.cardiff.ac.uk or from http://ejournals.cardiff.ac.uk Databases Cardiff University subscribes to a range of databases which can help you find journal articles and other subject-related information. For a full list of databases, go to www.cardiff.ac.uk/insrv/eresources and click on Databases. Some databases can be accessed using your Cardiff University Login. For certain databases you may need a username and password; for further details please contact the Enquiry Desk in Bute Library. RIBA Trade Literature Collection This reference collection, provided by the Royal Institute of British Architects, consists of technical literature and building product manufacturer and supplier catalogues.
Borrowing material Your University Identity Card Please carry your University card at all times when visiting the Library. You will also need it whenever you borrow material. You are responsible for all materials issued on your card so do not lend it to anyone else. Please keep your card safe and let us know at once if you lose it. How many items can you borrow?
Full-time undergraduates Taught postgraduates Research postgraduates Staff Total 12 15 25 32
Please note that loan periods vary. Items in greater demand may be available for shorter periods only. Renewals During the academic session you can normally renew your loans for a further period unless they have been reserved by another user. Use the My Account option on Voyager, telephone the Library or come to the Issue and Enquiry Desk to renew.
Rare Book Collection The core of the collection is a gift of books dating back to the early eighteenth century from the library of Robert Williams FRIBA. The collection also contains a growing resource of rare items relating to the architecture of the twentieth century. Books may be viewed by appointment Monday - Friday: 09.00 - 17.00.
Returns For the benefit of others you should return loans no later than the date given at the time of issue or renewal. Fines are payable on material returned late. Fines If you have fines or overdue items you may not be able to borrow until overdue items are returned and fines paid (please see overleaf).