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Fri 7 Oct 2016
14:00 - 14:45

Venue: University Library

Provided by: Cambridge University Libraries


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Orientation Tour
Beginners

Fri 7 Oct 2016

Description

The UL is unique: a national, legal deposit library with an amazing collection of around 8 million items - over two million of which you can browse on our open shelves. If that sounds a bit daunting, why not come on a brief orientation tour to help you find your way around? We’ll even tell you what we keep in the famous Library tower ...

Please note this tour does not cover the University's electronic and digital resources: to find out more about using these, please see the classes in the Information Skills strand of the programme.

Target audience
  • All University members (this includes colleges and departments)
  • UL Readers
  • Particularly suitable for those new to the UL
  • Further details regarding Cambridge University Library's eligibility criteria are available
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Fri 7 Oct 2016   14:00 - 14:45 14:00 - 14:45 University Library map Chris Knowles
Aims
  • To learn your way around the building and its print collections
  • To discover how to navigate our catalogues
  • To learn how to order from the closed stacks and find your book on the open shelves
Format

Walking tour and demonstrations

Further resources

You can find out more about the Library, its collections and its facilities in the Powerpoint presentation Welcome to the University Library

Notes
  • To enter the University Library you must have either a current University of Cambridge ID card or a current Reader's Ticket. For more information and to apply for a Reader's Ticket, please see the Admissions webpages
  • Large bags and rucksacks may not be brought into the UL. Please leave yourself sufficient time before the tour to put your bag away securely in the locker room.
Duration

One session of forty-five minutes

Frequency

A number of times per term

Theme
Orientation

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