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Library information for Erasmus students

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The Library team welcomes Erasmus' students by providing its services and resources to them.This page contains useful information for Erasmus incoming users to the IPB library.
Erasmus students enjoy the same rights and obligations as portuguese students do, as far as access  to
the library is concerned.


:: FAQ_EN

General Issues — Users
> Where can I find my School library?
> Which are the opening hours?
> How may I sign as library user?
> Help for the online registration

General Issues — Internet access
> How do I accede to the multimedia stations of the library and which rules apply?
> May I order a printer job?
> How do I accede to the wireless network?

Bibliographic research — Documents location

> How do I know if a document exists in the library?
> How do I locate documents at the library?
> What’s the meaning of the signs I can find at the books’ shelfmarks (PT= «cotas»)?
> Location/status of the document
> How may I consult the additional information for periodical on the catalogue (available numbers and location)?
> How may I consult the documents that are on deposit?

Bibliographic research — Resources and contents
> What kind of resources may I use?
> What’s the b–on and how may I accede to its portal?

Reading and loans service — Loans
> Which documents may I request?
> How may I request a document at the library?
> How do I know if the document is demandable?
> How I do I know if the document is requested or available?

Reading and loans service — Renewals
 > How do I renew my loans?

Reading and loans service — Reservations
 > May I ask for the reservation of a document?

Copy and scanning service
> How do I use this service?

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:: General Issues — Users
> Where can I find my School library?                                                                                                       [Top]
The IPB library, located at the IPB Common Services building, is a centralized library that serves its four Schools. As such, its fund is mostly composed of documents of four major specialized areas: Agriculture; Education; Health; Business & Management, Engineering, and Technology.
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Which are the opening hours?     
                                                                                       [Top]
>> The regular opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday: 9h00-24h00;
Friday: 9h00-20h00
Saturday: 14h00-20h00

On holidays:
Mondays to Fridays: 9h00-12h30 and 14h00-17h30.
Closed on saturdays

Requests for documents held in deposit:
Mondays to Fridays: 9h30-12h30 and 14h00-17h30
(Those requests not available on saturdays)
If you want to see documentation at the deposit outside these period, you must make your booking up to 17h45 of the same day or of previous day, in the case of Saturday.
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How may I sign as library user?                                                                                         [Top]
Students can register online via the web from anywhere, either on-campus or off-campus, using a computer with internet access. For students who do not have access to the internet, the library computers will be available for use.
>> Go to online catalog > User area at the upper menu > Online pre¬–registration. After that you just have to go to the library to confirm/validate your data and present the following documents: citizen card or passport, student, IPB employee or professor identification and a photo to be scanned.
> Help for the online registration                                                                                          [Top]
>>Portuguese-English registration labs (While the program don’t have available the English version):
Nome complete = Full name
Número do B.I. = ID citizenship card number or passport number
Morada: Adress (Beja)
Correio Electrónico = e-mail
Profissão = Job, occupation
Habilitações literárias = Academic qualification
Data de nascimento = Date of birth     
Telemóvel = Mobil phone number
Escola = School
Curso = Course name
Password
Confirmar password = Retype Password
 
:: General Issues — Internet access
> How do I accede to the multimedia stations of the library and which rules apply?                       [Top]
>> Just acess to the computers with your Moodle login/password. You may now use the station for two hours. If stations remain available, you may renew your session.
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May I order a printer job?                                                                                                                          [Top]
>> Yes, but restricted to black & white printings. The withdrawal and payment of the printings is due at the attendance balcony.
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How do I accede to the wireless network?                                                                                             [Top]
>> Laptop computers shall be specifically configured; for such, ask for the parameters at the computing service (more information see web page Technology and information services - schedulle attendance, instructions, or tutorial video on youtube). After the configuration, you’ll have wireless access at all IPB campus - inclusive you have acess in the campus on your laptop computer to all the library bibliographic electronic resources, like databases, b-on (electronic journals) and e-books.
The external user may use the multimedia services on a casual basis, if access points are available.

 
:: Bibliographic research — Documents location
> How do I know if a document exists in the library?                                                              [Top]
You may search the document in the online catalogue.
> How do I locate documents at the library?                                                                                            [Top]
>> By an alphanumerical notation, books’ shelfmarks (PT=«cota») that allows the location of documents at the stands. For instance:
 
 Books’ shelfmarks

 
> What’s the meaning of the signs I can find at the books’ shelfmarks (PT= «cotas»)?                 [Top]
>> Acronym — It gives you an indication about the unit to which the document belongs to and, as such, the library area where you can find it.
BIPB — Documentary fund of the library (floors 0 and 1)
CDE — European Documentation Centre’s documentary fund (floor –1)
INE — Documentary fund of the National Statistical Institution’s Access Point (floor 1)
Access is free, except where indicated, and you can retrieve the documents on the stand just following the numerical order, which corresponds to the CDU (Universal Decimal Classification) notation, or ECLAS (if concerning the CDE) that corresponds to a specific subject, and the letters of the beginning of the author’s surname or of the title.
> Location/status of the document:                                                                                      [Top]
>>(D): Deposit — conditional access has to be asked at the attendance balcony; subject to requisition
(R): Reserved — free access; not subject to requisition
(CL): Local consultation area with free access; not subject to requisition
The availability status for the loan of the document is not defined by the library, but by the teachers.
The most recent periodicals are available on free access; the older ones should be requested to the floor library technician or at the attendance balcony. You may find in the catalog additional information on the location and available numbers.
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How may I consult the additional information for periodical on the catalogue (available numbers and location)?                                                                                                                     
[Top]
>>For newspapers and magazines, you should first visualize the result of search in (See Serial holdings = PT «Ver exemplares») or, if not already automated choose the ISBD format, and you’ll find, at the notes, additional information regarding the location of the copies.
 
ISBD format

 
 
See Serial holdings
 
> How may I consult the documents that are on deposit?                                                       [Top]
>> The documents with the indication (D) must be requested at the attendance balcony.
At night and Saturday periods it is necessary to order the documents to be consulted until 17h45 of the same day or, in the case of Saturdays, of the previous day.
 
:: Bibliographic research — Resources and contents
> What kind of resources may I use?                                                                                     [Top]
>> Printed books, journals, papers and academic works
>> Online and printed statistical data (INE)
>> European Documentation (CDE)
>> Online journals (B–ON)
>> EBSCO databases

>> Emerald Management collection (signature just online journals)
>> ISIKNOWLEDGE referential databases

>> OVID E-Books (health collection -Pediatric nursing; Maternal and child nursing; Palliative care; etc.)
>> MyIlibrary E-Books (multidisciplinar collection) Sellect "Browse all e-books"
>> Open acess internet resources
> What’s the b–on and how may I accede to its portal?                                                                       [Top]
>> B-on is the acronym for Biblioteca do Conhecimento Online (Online Knowledge Library), a virtual library with more than 17,500 full text titles.
B-on includes some of the leading publishers of scientific publications and holders of international databases. It provides a vast set of online articles, in full text, on different areas of knowledge, to the national scientific community.
Users are allowed to access, consult, view, search, download and print any text provided by b-on as long as these activities are carried out within the scope of the user’s role in a member institution.
How to accede:
You may accede anywhere at the IPB campus without the need for login and password, as the recognition is obtained via IP.
Access to the contents doesn’t depend on user registration, which is only needed to the personal area features (alerts, historical, personal area customization).
(please consult www.b-on.pt)
 
:: Reading and loans service — Loans
> Which documents may I request?                                                                                      [Top]
>> Papers (monographs) are available for loan, except those which are marked with a yellow or red circle at its spine and simultaneously with (R) or (CL) at the corresponding registry (book shelfmark = PT «Cota»).
Journals (magazines and newspapers) can’t be requested.
4 = 3 academic and scientific documents (10 days monographs and 7 days electronic documents, 2 renewals) + 1 leisure text, music, films (7 days, 1 renewal)
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How may I request a document at the library?                                                                    [Top]
>> Just present your user card (for personal use, not to be transferred or transmitted) at the attendance balcony
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How do I know if the document is demandable?                                                                  [Top]
>> See detail (Specimens)>Document status (PT «estatuto»)
Normal = demandable
Local consultation (PT «Consulta local») and Reserved access (PT «Reservado») = not demandable
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How I do I know if the document is requested or available?                                                  [Top]
>> See detail (Specimens)>Document availability (PT «estado»)
Available (PT »Disponível»), reserved (PT «Reservado»), lent (PT «Emprestado»), deteriorated - in restoration process (PT «Deteriorado»)

Document status
 
 
:: Reading and loans service — Renewals
> How do I renew my loans?                                                                                                                         [Top]
>>Personal area>login and password insertion (if you forgot it, you may ask the password to be resent by e-mail; you just have to introduce your reader number)>select «Renew»
No renewal is allowed if you exceeded the time limit for delivery.
In case of a pending reservation of another user, the system won’t allow the renewal.
 
:: Reading and loans — Reservation
> May I ask for the reservation of a document?                                                                      [Top]
>> If a document is lent, you may reserve it online via your personal area. You’ll be contacted via SMS as soon as the document is available, and you may withdraw it until the second day after that contact expires.
If the document is available, you may also reserve it and withdraw it until the second working day expires.
 
Reservations

  
:: Copy and scanning service
>How do I use this service?                                                                                                  [Top]
>> No enrolment is needed. This is a self-service feature, just by buying a rechargeable card. It is responsibility of the user to be aware of copyright issues.
No copies are provided at the attendance balcony.

 

 
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