London Met Library Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I pay my Library fines?

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Fines can be paid: Online by clicking here. To make a payment you will need your London Met ID number and date of birth. Fines can take up to 48 hours (Mon – Fri) to be removed from your library account. ... read more


Can I print in the Library?

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Yes. There are colour/mono printers in the Library. Be sure to choose the desired options when printing documents; the default is double-sided printing. Dual purpose self service photocopiers/printers and binding machines are available across all sites. Your print account can also be used to pay for photocopying and scanning. Once a print job is sent, you can print from any machine in the universi... read more


What are the Library's opening hours?

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Full details on our Libraries opening hours, including vacation periods, are given on our website    Opening Hours  ... read more


Can I access e-journals off-campus?

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The Library subscribes to a wide range of electric journals, all of which are accessible off campus. You will need to show that you are a London Metropolitan University member of staff or student by logging in.  When prompted for your username and password these are the same as your University network ID and password. To find journal articles we recommend that you use MetCat. This is similar to Go... read more


How do I add credit to my ID card for photocopying and printing?

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You can top up your print account using the online Print Credits system using a debit or credit card. You will need your University username and password. The minimum top up amount is £2.00. ... read more


How can I access an e-book?

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    Electronic books (e-books) provide the full text of books electronically via the internet. They can be accessed on your desktop or on mobile devices via the  e-book tab in the Library Catalogue 24 hours a day, seven days a week.   Please note: the Library subscribes to a limited number of e-books from select suppliers only.  You will need to log on using your London Metropolitan University use... read more


How many times can I renew an item?

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How many times can I renew? Please see our web page on renewing items for a full explanation of how to renew an item. Remember that you cannot renew any items if you have fines of £20 or more, or if another person has reserved the item. Renewals ... read more


How Do I Reserve an Item That Is Out On Loan?

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For details please go to the Library webpage Reserve A Book ... read more


How much are the fines on books and DVDs?

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Fines are charged for the late return of 1 week loan and 24 Hour loan items. All London Metropolitan University Students pay any Fines online via ePayment Please refer to the Library Website for a breakdown of the different fines Fines ... read more


How Do I Connect my Laptop or Other Device to University WiFi?

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Students,staff and visitors can connect to Wifi using either the Eduroam or LondonMet guest Wifi connections. For details about connecting using Eduroam go to  IT Resources webpage WiFi Access To connect using LondonMet guest then go in person to the Library Information Desk to register for a temporary account. ​ ... read more


I have lost a book. What should I do?

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If you have lost a book you will need to contact the library as soon as possible with your Library card number and author/title details of the lost item You will be billed immediately for the replacement cost of the book plus any overdue fines Payments are made online via ePayments ... read more


Where do I return my books?

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Books can be returned using the Self-Service machines in the library or at the Library Information Desk When the Library is closed you can return books through a Drop Box at either of the Library entrances Aldgate Library Holloway Road Library ... read more


How do I access my Library account online?

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From the Library homepage, click the "Catalogue and My Account" link to be taken to the Library catalogue. At the top right of the screen there are the login fields. Enter your username and password.  Click 'login' and you'll see a new "My Account" tab appearing in the menu bar. You can go there to review your account, renew items, pay bills, etc. Library homepage ... read more


How do I book a Group Study Room?

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Group Study Rooms - for students' use only Aldgate Library has 11 non-bookable Study Rooms available  4 study rooms on the ground floor (Wi-Fi) 5 study rooms with Collaborative Desks in each room on the 1st floor 1 group study room with 4 Collaborative Desks on the 2nd Floor 1 study room with 1 Collaborative Desk on the 3rd floor Holloway Road has 4 bookable study rooms available 1 room on the ... read more


How do I order an Inter library loan?

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Inter Library Loans are ordered from the British Library primarily and other UK locations if the British Library is unable to supply an item. You can order Inter Library Loans through the Library Catalogue.  Please check our website for more information on Inter Library Loans. Alternatively have a look at the User Guide which gives a step by step guide on how to order an Inter Library Loan through... read more


How can I access and use Bloomberg?

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There are currently Bloomberg Labs at Moorgate available to students in the Business School who use Bloomberg as part of their course. These are located in Room MG1-11 - please contact your tutor for details about access to these Labs. Moorgate is open 8am-9pm Monday-Saturday in term-time. London Metropolitan University is one of only a few Universities in the UK to offer direct use of Bloomberg ... read more


How do I find a book on the shelf?

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To find a book within the Library you will need the book's unique classmark (also called a shelfmark).  If you haven't already found this, search via the Library catalogue.  There is a Classmark number on the spine of all Library books     ... read more


What is a Classmark 

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The library uses a classification system called the Dewey Decimal System ( each subject is given a number/classmark ) and the material is arranged on the shelves in numerical order A book will have a label on its spine with the relevant number/classmark The catalogue will indicate this number to show where a book is located in the Library For a video on finding a Book on the Libary Catalogue  pl... read more


How long will it take for my inter library loan to arrive?

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Unfortunately we are unable to give a cast iron guarantee as to when an inter library loan will arrive.  There are various reasons for this: Account Queries User has outstanding queries on their account e.g. fines or expiry of registration. British Library The British Library may not hold the item so we may have to apply elsewhere. The item may be held in another section of the British Library ... read more


Can I make a copy of a whole book?

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It's highly unlikely that you can copy an entire book fairly without prejudicing the rights of the copyright owner, even for educational purposes.  The University's licence with the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) covers a lot of course related copying, but has restrictions on the amount that you can copy, or be supplied with: that is, no more than 5% or a complete chapter from a book, or a compl... read more


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