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Please find below guidance on locating, renewing and requesting books.
Print loans are now available again. Please request items as usual on ELMS (see how to guidance below). Please also continue make use of our e-books which can be accessed via Clinical Key on the electronic resources page or searched for on ELMS.
To find out if a book is available, please search our online catalogue Elms. Our Elms user guide provides visual step-by-step instructions. Alternatively, follow the short summary steps below.
If you change the drop down menu to Papworth, you can search our local print collection. You can search by title or author. When you find the item you require, click 'place hold' and we will be notified. (You need to be logged in with your library account details).
If we do not have the book you need, you can change the drop down menu to ALL and then search other libraries in our East of England consortium. If the title is available in one of these libraries, again, please click 'place hold' and the holding library will be notified.
If the item is not held by any libraries in our consortium, please email or phone us and we will see if we can arrange an inter-library loan from a different NHS library.
To renew an item currently on loan, please visit our online catalogue Elms. Our Elms user guide provides visual step-by-step instructions. Alternatively, follow the short summary steps below.
In the top right hand corner, you can login with your User ID and PIN. (If you do not remember your login details, please email us and we can provide them for you). Once logged in, find the My Account tab. Choose the option to Renew My Materials and then select the items you wish to renew.
Items can be renewed as many times as required so long as no other user has requested them.
If the items are on loan from another library outside of the East of England, please email us and usually we will be able to renew them on your behalf.
Please search www.elms.nhs.uk to confirm if we already have the book you require. If we don’t have the item in our collection, then we may be able to locate a copy for you via interlibrary loan.
Login to your library account on Elms and complete the 'Recommend for purchase form'. Step-by-step instructions are provided in the Elms user guide.
If you have yet to register with Library Services, please complete the online form.
Every request will be given due consideration, and we will let you know the decision. Our preference is to purchase new titles in e-book format to allow access for multiple users.
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