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How do I access the online Moodle Induction to Library and IT presentation?
Viewed 41902 times since Tue, Dec 13, 2016
How do I access the online Moodle Induction to Library and IT presentation? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students You'll find the link to the Induction to Library and IT presentation on Moodle on the Getting Started page. This link is ava... Read More
How do I book a Group Study Room online?
Viewed 33487 times since Thu, Feb 23, 2017
How do I book a Group Study Room online? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students Online booking is currently available for Group Study Rooms at Craiglockhart Library and Sighthill LRC. Please note: not all bookable rooms are available for studen... Read More
How do I book a Group Study Room?
Viewed 29013 times since Tue, Jan 31, 2017
How do I book a Group Study Room? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s students Craiglockhart and Sighthill LRC Online booking is currently available for Group Study Rooms at Craiglockhart Library and Sighthill LRC.See: How do I book a Group Study Ro... Read More
Is there a map of the library?
Viewed 26581 times since Thu, Dec 22, 2016
Is there a map of the library? Aimed at:  Everyone We don't provide paper maps of our libraries, but Library staff can always help to point you in the right direction. Here are some other options which might help you to find your way around.   I... Read More
How do I borrow books and other items from the Library?
Viewed 24524 times since Tue, Dec 6, 2016
How do I borrow books and other items from the Library? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students  When you want to borrow or return something to the library, just use one of our self-service kiosks. You can also check your library acc... Read More
How do I renew a book, CD or DVD?
Viewed 22628 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
How do I renew a book, CD or DVD? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Most of our books, CDs and DVDs now renew automatically up to a maximum period of time, unless they're requested (see automatic renewals) How can you chec... Read More
When are the libraries open?
Viewed 22396 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
When are the libraries open? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier's staff & students Library opening hours can vary depending on the time of year.  For the most up to date information please click on the links below.  Staff: Go to the Opening hours in... Read More
How much of an ebook can I print?
Viewed 21047 times since Thu, Dec 22, 2016
How much of an ebook can I print? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students This can vary enormously from one ebook supplier/platform to another. Details of how much you can print from various ebooks can be found in our Ebook functiona... Read More
Why does the Library charge fines?
Viewed 20939 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
Why does the Library charge fines? Aimed at:  Everyone Fines are charged to discourage people from holding on to high demand items: books which have been requested by other people or which are in Reserve Collections; laptops, charging lockers a... Read More
How do I contact the library?
Viewed 20854 times since Fri, Dec 16, 2016
How do I contact the library? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students  You can contact the library on or off campus by: Telephone:     0131 455 3500 Email:              library@napier.ac.uk Twitter:           https://twitter.com/ednap... Read More
How do I cancel a Group Study Room online booking?
Viewed 20795 times since Thu, Feb 23, 2017
How do I cancel a Group Study Room online booking? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students This article explains how to cancel a Group Study Room online booking. Please note: you can only cancel a booking from your own calendar if you made the o... Read More
How do I confirm my Group Study Room online appointment?
Viewed 20726 times since Thu, Feb 23, 2017
How do I confirm my Group Study Room online appointment? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students This article explains how to confirm your Group Study Room online appointment. To confirm your booking: There will be a tablet outside the Group St... Read More
How do I extend or shorten a Group Study Room meeting booked online?
Viewed 20525 times since Thu, Feb 23, 2017
How do I extend or shorten a Group Study Room meeting booked online? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students This article explains how to extend or shorten your Group Study Room online appointment. To extend / shorten your appointment: Go to th... Read More
Are there tours of the libraries or computer suites?
Viewed 20408 times since Tue, Dec 13, 2016
Are there tours of the libraries or computer suites? Aimed at:  everyone The library offers a small number of tours at the start of trimester 1 to help new and returning students find out how campus libraries can support them with their studies. Tour... Read More
What are the rules for the Group Study Room online booking system?
Viewed 20249 times since Thu, Feb 23, 2017
What are the rules for the Group Study Room online booking system? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students The rules for the Group Study Room online booking system are listed below.  Booking must start on the hour Maximum of 2 hours in advance ... Read More
Can I access libraries 24 hours?
Viewed 19747 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
Can I access libraries 24 hours? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students Zones 1-4 at Merchiston Library are open 24 hours during trimester 1 and 2.  This allows you access to study space, group pods and computers.  After staffed hou... Read More
What do I do if I can’t renew my books?
Viewed 19429 times since Wed, Dec 7, 2016
What do I do if my books won't renew? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students You need to return the item to any of our campus libraries as soon as possible. Items won't renew if they're requested by someone else or if... Read More
Where are the library books on each campus?
Viewed 19143 times since Thu, Apr 5, 2018
Where are the books in the library? Aimed at:  Everyone   Sighthill Learning Resource Centre (LRC) Books can be found on LRC3 (third floor) and LRC4 (fourth floor). To reach the fourth floor, you must use the internal lifts or stairs within the libra... Read More
How do I add a Group Study Room calendar to my University calendar?
Viewed 18814 times since Thu, Feb 23, 2017
How do I add a Group Study Room calendar to my University calendar? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students This article explains how to add a Group Study Room calendar to your University calendar.This means you can look at existing bookings an... Read More
How do I sign in to LibrarySearch?
Viewed 18670 times since Tue, Dec 13, 2016
How do I sign in to LibrarySearch? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students In LibrarySearch, click 'Signed In' in the top right hand corner of the screen. A pop-up window appears offering the options University Member or Non... Read More
What do I do if I get a recall email?
Viewed 18277 times since Thu, Dec 8, 2016
What do I do if I get a recall email? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students The Library will send you a recall email if an item you have borrowed is requested by someone else. You need to return the item to any of our campus librar... Read More
I’ve just received my student card, do I need a separate library card to use the campus libraries?
Viewed 17908 times since Tue, Dec 13, 2016
I've just collected my student card, do I need a separate library card to use the campus libraries? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students No, you don't need a separate library card to use our campus libraries. Your student card (or m... Read More
How much are Library fines?
Viewed 17772 times since Tue, Dec 6, 2016
How much are Library fines? £1 per item per day for items which have been requested by someone else (recalled). £1 per item per hour for items in the Reserve Collection and other 3 Hour loans. £5 per laptop per day. Can I still borrow?  No - if you h... Read More
How much can I download from an ebook?
Viewed 17467 times since Wed, Dec 21, 2016
How do I download an ebook and how much can I download? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students This can vary greatly from one ebook supplier/platform to another. Details of how to download ebooks from different suppliers/platforms, ... Read More
Can I borrow Library books over the summer?
Viewed 16063 times since Mon, Jul 3, 2017
Can I borrow Library books over the summer? Aimed at:  Everyone If you are a current, matriculated student or a staff member at Edinburgh Napier University, you can still borrow books during the summer months in the same way as you would during term ... Read More
Can you post books out to me?
Viewed 15489 times since Thu, Dec 15, 2016
Can you post books out to me? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students If you are studying part-time, distance learning or on University Work Placement, you can request books online using LibrarySearch, and these will be sent to you v... Read More
Can I book the spaces within Sighthill LRC?
Viewed 14887 times since Mon, Nov 13, 2017
Can I book the spaces within Sighthill LRC? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff   Sighthill Bookings Sighthill's Learning Resource Centre (LRC) has a number of areas which may be booked for events. Bookings can only be made by University S... Read More
Can I find past exam papers in the Library?
Viewed 14495 times since Mon, Jul 3, 2017
Can I find past exam papers in the Library? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s students The libraries at Edinburgh Napier do not hold past university exam papers, or exam papers of any kind. Sometimes past exam papers can be found on Moodle. If there... Read More
How can I pay my Library fines?
Viewed 14379 times since Tue, Dec 6, 2016
How can I pay my Library fines? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students. Online    Pay your Library fines online using LibrarySearch.    Go to LibrarySearch     Sign in using your University login.  Click on your name at the top rig... Read More
Are there any toys and kids furniture in the Family Study Room?
Viewed 182 times since Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Are there any toys and kids furniture in the Family Study Room? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students For younger kids, there's a children's table and three chairs plus three junior bean bags and some toys. For older children, there&... Read More
Can I give some feedback to the Library about the Family Study Room?
Viewed 156 times since Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Can I give some feedback to the Library about the Family Study Room? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students Yes! We really want to hear your feedback. The Family Study Room has been introduced as a pilot so we can see if the service is useful f... Read More
I’m a member of staff at Edinburgh Napier University, can I use the Family Study Room if I bring my kids?
Viewed 146 times since Mon, Apr 29, 2019
I'm a member of staff at Edinburgh Napier University, can I use the Family Study Room if I bring my kids? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s staff & students This room is for students matriculated on a module or course at Edinburgh Napier U... Read More
Can students from other campuses use the Family Study Room?
Viewed 139 times since Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Can students from other campuses use the Family Study Room? Aimed at: Edinburgh Napier’s students Yes, all Edinburgh Napier University students can, if they need to, book and use the Family Study Room. If you're used to making online study... Read More
What if my kids make a noise in the Family Study Room?
Viewed 132 times since Fri, Apr 26, 2019
What if my kids make a noise in the Family Study Room? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students Realistically, we know children can sometimes make a bit of noise so we just ask you to use your common sense. It's likely there will be students... Read More
I’m not a student at Edinburgh Napier University, can I use the Family Study Room?
Viewed 127 times since Thu, Apr 25, 2019
I'm not a student at Edinburgh Napier University, can I use the Family Study Room? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students The Family Study Room is only available to Edinburgh Napier University students who need to bring their child(ren) on... Read More
Are there baby changing facilities near the Family Study Room at Merchiston campus?
Viewed 118 times since Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Are there baby changing facilities near the Family Study Room at Merchiston campus? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students There are baby changing facilities in the two toilets opposite the iPoint in the main foyer at Merchiston. We've gat... Read More
Can I leave my child in the Family Study Room just for a minute?
Viewed 116 times since Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Can I leave my child in the Family Study Room just for a minute? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students It's really important that you never leave your child unattended, not even for a few seconds. You are responsible for your child all th... Read More
Can I just turn up and use the Family Study Room without booking?
Viewed 115 times since Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Can I just turn up and use the Family Study Room without booking? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students To avoid the disappointment of a wasted journey if the room is booked by other students, you must make a booking. To do this, phone Merchis... Read More
If I’m in the Family Study Room, can I extend my booking?
Viewed 114 times since Mon, Apr 29, 2019
If I'm in the Family Study Room, can I extend my booking? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students The easiest thing to do is to phone the Merchiston Library Help Desk on 0131 455 2582. Staff can check if there's a booking slot availabl... Read More
How do I book a slot in the Family Study Room?
Viewed 110 times since Mon, Apr 29, 2019
How do I book a slot in the Family Study Room? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students Time slots are the same as for other study rooms in our libraries. You can book either one or two hour time slots, up to two weeks in advance by phoning the M... Read More
Can I use the Family Study Room if I don’t have my child with me?
Viewed 103 times since Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Can I use the Family Study Room if I don't have my child with me? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students The Family Study Room is for students who are accompanied by their child(ren) or for groups of students who want to study together.   ... Read More
Do I need to bring my student card with me to use the Family Study Room?
Viewed 102 times since Fri, Apr 26, 2019
Do I need to bring my student card with me to use the Family Study Room? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students Yes, just like the other study rooms at Merchiston Library, your student card is used as a deposit for the key.   Students: Go to th... Read More
Where is the Family Study Room?
Viewed 101 times since Mon, Apr 29, 2019
Where is the Family Study Room? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students It's in Study Room 1 in Merchiston Library. After you have read and signed the IS Family Study Room Terms and Conditions and collected the room key, use either the ramp... Read More
Do I need a key to use the Family Study Room?
Viewed 95 times since Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Do I need a key to use the Family Study Room? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students Yes, bring your student card to the Merchiston Library Help Desk at the start of your booking slot. You'll need to read and sign the IS Family Study Room ... Read More
How many students and children can use the Family Study Room?
Viewed 92 times since Thu, Apr 25, 2019
How many students and children can use the Family Study Room? Aimed at:  Edinburgh Napier’s students Only one student and their child(ren) can use this room at a time. For insurance purposes, you need to tell us how many children you'll br... Read More