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Placement students

If you are completing a placement as part of your course remember that you need to register this on the Placement App before you go. To find out more visit Solent Futures in RM001 or Why not use the handy Placement Programme to get ready for your placement?

Using the library

While you are out on placement you can still continue to use the Library.

If you are in the local area you can visit and use it in the normal way. If you are further away there are many online resources and services for you to access.

Before you go on placement

  • Make sure you know your university username and password so that you can access the library's electronic resources.
  • Make sure you know how to check your university email account so we can contact you while you are out on placement.
  • Check your library account and return / renew any books before you go.
  • Know who your information librarian is - and how to contact them. Arrange an appointment with them before you go so they can remind you how to use the library's eresources that you will need to access when on placement.
  • Learn how to use the inter-library loan request form so that you can have full text of articles from journals the library does not subscribe to but that you need.
  • Join Sconul Access (online form) and this will give you limited borrowing from other academic libraries (membership will last for the duration of your placement, up to 12 months).

While you are on placement

  • Make use of ebooks, ejournals and databases - contact your information librarian for help if you are not sure how to do this.
  • If do you borrow items from the library make sure you are able to return them if other students request them - items can be posted back but please be aware you will be responsible for them until we receive them.
  • If you have any queries about your library account while you are away, email
  • You can still borrow books via inter-library loan but you will need to come to the library to collect and return them.

Page last updated on Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 3.36pm.


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