MEMBERSHIP

The Library is free to use for current students, alumni, and current faculty members of Leo Baeck College.

Members of the general public may also use the Library, but can only borrow books after becoming a library member.

You will need a Library card to use our services. The card grants you access to our physical collection as well as to the College’s Koha catalogue and the electronic resources available there. If you do not have a Library card, or if your Library card has expired, please ring the bell at your next visit, and one of our librarians will be happy to help.

If you are new to the Library, please complete the membership form below before your first visit. Our annual membership fee is currently £40 which can be paid in person by cash, cheque or card. Your Library card will be ready for your first visit.

BORROWING BOOKS

Books are issued by the librarians between opening hours. You can borrow 10 books for 5 weeks. Books can be renewed online on your library account two times. Overdue books incur a fine of £1 per week or part of the week.

Please place your returned books on the shelf provided next to the front desk.

The Library will hopefully develop a self-checkout system in the near future. The system will allow protecting our collection and monitoring the circulation of books. Circulation data will be used to make decisions about acquisition, reference status and on- or off-site holds. Please expect some updates on this point on our Library website.

KOHA CATALOGUE

Please make the most of our web-based Koha catalogue. Login with your Library card credentials to:
• browse, search and locate books
• check book availability
• access electronic databases and resources
• make reservations
• renew books
• suggest titles for the Library (“Purchase suggestions”)
• change your password
• update your contact details and manage your account

Please report missing books to Marton Ribary. The librarians will carry out a search and mark the item “missing” in Koha to avoid disappointment for other users.

 There are currently some minor layout changes in the Library to remove obstacles and free up space. Your patience during this period is much appreciated.

SCONUL

 The library is a member of SCONUL (Society of College, National and University Libraries).  Students of participating institutions may apply to use the library free of charge through SCONUL.

 

OTHER SERVICES

Internet access, photocopying, access to online resources, assistance with your project