Rewley House Library Services for the Easter vacation

Services for Easter vacation

Library services will continue through the Easter vacation on the same basis as in Hilary/Spring Term except that click and collect and scanning services will not be available on Good Friday – Easter Monday inclusive (i.e. 2 – 5 April).

There will be changes to services in Trinity (summer) Term when we hope to re-open the reading room.   Please check back here for updates in mid April.

Headlines

  • We continue to have access to an additional 1.5 million e-books including many reading list titles from the Emergency Hathi Trust Library.  Titles are available via SOLO – please sign in with your Oxford Single Sign on (SSO).  Please find more detailed instructions below.
  • Library scanning services (except for 2-5 April)   – you may order a scan of one chapter or one article from each publication to be sent to you by email.  Please find more detailed instructions below.
  • Click and collect services from Rewley House (except for 2-5 April)  – Please note that for now you will now continue to collect your books from outside Rewley House. More detailed instructions below.
  • Book returns – To return books to Rewley House you need to book a returns slot. Please find more detailed instructions on returning items to Rewley House and returns hubs below.   You can also return books to Bodleian Libraries returns hubs (no booking required – please see locations and opening hours) or by pre-paid post or courier.
  • Purchase requests – you can suggest books and e-books for purchase by emailing library@conted.ox.ac.uk
  • Enquiries You can contact library staff with enquiries about the library, printed or e-books, articles and other materials or referencing. You can contact us by email (library@conted.ox.ac.uk) by telephone (01865 270454) or we can chat on Teams or Zoom.   To arrange to chat on Teams or Zoom please email or telephone us to arrange an appointment.
  • Unfortunately, it is not currently possible to study inside the Rewley House Library. However, study spaces are being provided at some other librariesBooking is required.

Hathi Trust Online Emergency Library

We now have access to the HathiTrust Emergency Library which is an online collection of 1.5 million “in copyright” (i.e. modern) books and a further 4 million public domain books.    It covers a good proportion of reading list books and I hope will be a boon to those who are unable to travel to Oxford Libraries.

To access HathiTrust please go to SOLO as normal and log on with your Oxford Single Sign on (SSO) username and password.   HathiTrust items display an on orange “Full Text via HathiTrust” logo. Click on the logo to connect.

Once connected to HathiTrust, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link ‘temporary access’ which you will find towards the bottom of the page under the heading ‘Viewability’ 

Then choose “Check Out“. You will then be able to read the book on screen,

Click and Collect 

You may borrow books through our ‘Click and Collect’ service.  To use the service first order your books in SOLO.  Once your books are ready for collection, we will email you to ask you to choose a collection date and time from a wide range of available slots.  You will collect your books from just outside Rewley House (Old Front Door Entrance).   Please telephone us on 01865 270454 when you arrive and we will bring your books out to you.

Here are some instructions

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books
  2. When you have found a book that you’d like to borrow, click on the name of the Library (for example Continuing Education Library)
  3. Click on the green ‘request’ button
  4. You will be prompted to ‘send your request’
  5. Library staff will then fetch the books that you have requested
  6. Once the books have been fetched, you will receive an email inviting you to choose a collection date/time with a link to follow to make your booking
  7. Choose “Select date and time” and choose a date/time that suits you,
  8. Choose “Submit booking” and fill in the details as appropriate
  9. At your chosen collection time, please come to Rewley House and go to the back door of the building, which is off Wellington Square, around the corner from the front entrance of Rewley House ( see map below)  When you arrive please telephone the Library on 01865 270454 from outside of the building.  Library staff will bring your books to you outside.  The books will already be issued to your account and will be in a carrier bag so that you can easily take them home.  Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt.

What if I miss my booking slot? If you miss your booking slot or need to change it please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 270454. This is more important than previously because the Library will only be staffed for part of the day (and therefore if you come much later than your appointment, there may not be anyone available on site).

What to do if you don’t see the “Request” button  – If the item is available via HathiTrust then it will not be available via “click and collect”. This is because for copyright reasons we are unable to lend books which we are making available via HathiTrust.  If this is particularly problematic for you please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk

If the book is not available via HathiTrust and you don’t see the request button in SOLO please contact library@conted.ox.ac.uk for help.  Please include your full name.

Library Scan (for undergraduates, postgraduates and others with Oxford University cards)

You may request scans of book chapters and articles for delivery by email.  Due to copyright restrictions you may only request one chapter or 5% of each book and one article from each journal issue.   This can be challenging, particularly if you are not sure of the contents of the book.  However, you can often find tables of contents of books online (for example try Googling the name of the book and the word contents).   Viewing the table of contents online can help you to decide which chapter to request.    Alternatively, please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will send you a scan of the table of contents to help you to decide.

To order your scans

  1. Log in to SOLO at http://solo.bodleian.ox.ac.uk and search for books or articles
  2. If the item that you’d like scanned is in the Bodleian closed stack, click ‘Offsite scan’ to place your scan request
  3. If the items is in another Library (including the Continuing Education Library) click ‘LibraryScan’ (this button appears in the set of red icons above the list of libraries)
  4. Fill in the form with details of the chapter or article you require
  5. The scan will be sent to you by email.

LibraryScan for WOW and online short course students  – We are not able to routinely offer the scanning service to WOW or short course students and instead supply scans to the whole class through your virtual classroom or course site. However, if you particularly need a scan please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk and we will help if we can.

Returning books

As the building is closed you will now need a booking to return your books.  To do this you will book a “collection” space even if you are not collecting books!   To do this

  1. Go to https://tickets.ox.ac.uk/webstore/shop/viewItems.aspx?CG=CEDBL&C=CEDBL 
  2. Choose “Select date and time” and choose a date/time that suits you,
  3. Choose “Submit booking” and fill in the details as appropriate
  4. At your chosen booking slot, please come to Rewley House and go to the back door of the building. This door is located off Wellington Square, just around the corner from the Rewley House front entrance (see map above).  When you arrive please telephone the Library on 01865 270454 from outside of the building.   Library staff will then meet you to pick up your books

What if I miss my booking slot? If you miss your booking slot or need to change it please email library@conted.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 270454. This is more important than previously because the Library will only be staffed for part of the day (and therefore if you come much later than your appointment, there may not be anyone available on site).

Are there other options for returning my books? There are some other options for returning books including returning to a Bodleian returns hub (which do not require) booking and returning by pre paid post or courier (paid for by Bodleian Libraries). Please see https://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/using/loanreturns for more information.

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