|Registration and Requesting||About Flexible Library Services|
The Flexible Library Service is a service offered by the Library to UTAS staff and students who are :
Services offered :
If the library does not hold the material needed, eligible users (Staff and Post-graduate students) can request items throughDocument Delivery. Theguidelinesfor this service are set out in the Library's Document Delivery Service leaflet (available on request) and on the web.
Registered Flexible library users can have requested Document Delivery items posted out.
University of Tasmania staff and students who are :
You MUST register to use Flexible Library Services.
Note: Registration must be renewed each year. The expiry date on your ID card indicates when your registration expires.
When you register for Flexible Library Services a Library PIN (Personal Identification Number) will be sent to your UTAS email address. You will need this PIN to request items online from the Library catalogue.
The Library communicates via your University email address.
* A photocopy (or email attachment) of a journal article or book chapter (PDF 203KB)
If you are having difficulty placing your requests phone: (03) 6324 3534 or email Flexible@lib.utas.edu.au
Undergraduate students registered with Flexible Library Services may borrow up to 25 items for 28 days, and an extra seven days to allow for postage.
Items listed in the catalogue as "three day loan" can be borrowed for five days, to allow for posting.
Check the Library's catalogue to ensure that we hold the item you require.
Theses are not available to loan, you can request to view them at a UTAS library if you are on campus.
Items held in the Reserve or Reference collections are not normally available for loan but:
If the Library does not have the material you need, eligible users can request it from the Document Delivery Service. The guidelines are set out in the Library's Document Delivery Service leaflet and on the Web.
You can select whether your requested items are:
Allow 3-4 working days for your items to arrive. You will be sent an email when the material is posted.
Check My Library on the Library catalogue to monitor your loans and your requests. You can also cancel requests, if you no longer need the items.
The Library undertakes to contact you where material can't be found or there are other difficulties encountered with supply.
Loan items are held at the Cradle Coast Campus for 7 days. Uncollected loan items are returned to the Library after that time.
Loans can be renewed if the item is not overdue and if the item has not been requested by another borrower.
You can renew items:
By phone: 6324 3276
Ensure that your loan items are returned to a UTAS library by the due date.
You can return items:
If you have problems renewing or returning items, please contact Flexible Library Services.
The catalogue lists all materials held by the University Library. It also shows you whether an item is on loan or if it is available, as well as the number of people who have requested the title and where it is located. Some material has been designated as high use with short term loans and is located in a special area called Reserve. The catalogue also shows whether an item is on loan or available for requesting, as well as the number of people who have requested a copy.
When you are looking for serial articles for an assignment, using one of the Library's many databases will save you a great deal of time. Library guides provide assistance as to which databases to choose. Many databases provide full-text of serial articles.
For help in searching the Library catalogue or databases:
Please contact the Flexible Library Service on 6324 3534 at Launceston for assistance if you are unable to search the library's databases.
View our online tutorials - Teach yourself online
A Guide to the presentation of assignments has been produced to help you format written work. The Guide includes sections on the physical appearance of assignments, spelling, methods of documentation, scientific writing and referencing electronic information sources.
Check with your School before using this guide - many schools have their own specifications for presenting assignments.
Other libraries in your area or state may also provide access to useful resources. For example:
The catalogues of other university libraries can also be searched from the Library's Web page.
Further information about the Library is available on the Library's Web page. The Library also produces a number of publications. Key publications are:
You can also contact the liaison librarian for your subject for further information on how the Library can help you with your studies.
Check the Service Desk site for IT support and computer helpsheets.
Authorised by the University Librarian
23 May, 2013