Once, I was staffing the enquiry desk and encountered a steady stream of students, fresh from their lecture, who were looking for a book their lecturer had just recommended. The Library didn’t have it in stock, there was no trace of it online and some of the students were really annoyed so I contacted the lecturer. Eventually, he got back to me and said that he’d pass on the details of the book as soon as he’d finished writing it
- Daniel Holden, Faculty Librarian, Queen’s University Belfast
In College my tutors said we didn't need to reference anything from the internet as it's all freely available
- a student, University of Northampton (submitted by Gillian Siddall, Academic Librarian)
I hope that you will forgive my disappointment but given the length of this book, the large number of chapters, and the brevity of the chapters, I find the limitation imposed upon the number of permitted chapters quite ridiculous
- a student, University of Kent, (submitted by Ross Kinaid, Senior Library Assistant)
I'm not allowed to scan or copy the whole book? I suppose I will just have to take photos of all the pages with my phone instead
- a student, University of Portsmouth, (submitted by David Bennett, Assistant Librarian)
I have snapped a photo of an image I found in a book on my phone, do I cite me as the author as it is my photo?
- a student, Liverpool John Moore University, (submitted by Jackie Fealey, Academic Liaison Librarian)
The library has really good wifi, would I be allowed to bring in my xbox and hook it up to one of the PC monitors?
- a student, Manchester Metropolitan University, (submitted by Louise Koch, Senior Assistant Librarian)
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