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Library Hub Guide

A guide to help you navigate the Library Hub.


Shared Library Services (WMS & Non-WMS Libraries)


What is WMS?

WMS (WorldShare Management Services) is a cloud-based library management platform that powers the Library Hub and some of the libraries across the University of Divinity in a shared catalogue arrangement. In addition to holdings information, search results will also display live availability data for these libraries. This will include the item’s location and call number, and whether the item is on loan, or available to be borrowed.

You can find the WMS libraries in the filters to the left of the search results.  

 

Is my library a WMS library?

Currently, four libraries associated with the University moved to a shared catalogue:

  • Mannix Library
  • St Paschal Library
  • Stirling Theological College Library
  • St Athanasius College Library

 

My Library is not a WMS Library. What does this mean for me?

Non-WMS libraries belong to the University of Divinity Libraries group (filter can be found to the left of search results). Non-WMS libraries require you to consult their individual library catalogue to see holdings and availability information. These libraries include:

  • ALC Library
  • The Carmelite Library
  • Dalton McCaughey Library
  • Eva Burrows College Library
  • Geoffrey Blackburn Library (Whitley College)
  • Leeper & Mollison Libraries (Trinity College)
  • Queens College Library

If a book or article in your search says it is available at University of Divinity libraries but does not show which library it is at under the title, click on the item and scroll down to Other Availability & Holdings and click Other Libraries Worldwide button. This will bring up the holdings of the non-shared libraries. 

If your library is a non-WMS library and you are looking for print books specifically from your library, you should consult your library’s catalogue system. 

 

I am trying to access a book that shows up as held by University of Divinity libraries but I cannot see which University of Divinity library holds it. How can I check which library holds it?

Mannix, Stirling, St Paschal and St Athanasius Libraries have recently moved to a shared library system. Search results will display live availability data for items held at the four participating libraries, as well as holdings information for other libraries, including University of Divinity Libraries, Victorian Libraries, and Libraries Worldwide.  

If a book or article in your search says it is available at University of Divinity libraries but does not show which library it is at under the title, click on the item and scroll down to Other Availability & Holdings and click Other Libraries Worldwide button. This will bring up the holdings of the non-shared libraries. Click here to learn more about the Shared Catalogue.

 

Can I borrow from other UD Libraries?

Yes, absolutely! You can place the book on hold or go in and visit the college library that you wish to borrow from; just remember to take your student card.

 

Who can access eBooks from the Library Hub? 

All students and staff across the University of Divinity can access eBooks via the Library Hub regardless of WMS status. You will be prompted to login using your ARK/Paradigm details.


Password & Account Issues


How do I log into the Library Hub?
The credentials you use will be the same as you use to log into Paradigm/ARK.

 

I have forgotten my password. What should I do?
The Library Hub login page has a link at the bottom of the page to reset or change your password. Alternatively follow this link.

 

I can't log into the Library Hub. When I put in my email and password in it doesn't work. Help!

The login to the Library Hub is case-sensitive. Be sure to check that your email is all in lowercase when you enter it into the Library Hub login. If that doesn’t work, try using another browser.

 

I'm still having problems with my password. Who can help me?
If you continue to have login issues,  please visit the ARK Student Support website or contact the Registrar or ARK Liaison Officer at your College. Library Hub staff are not able to check or change your ARK password.

 

Why are there two different log-ins for the Library Hub?

There is only one login for the Library Hub. To log-in, use your ARK details (email and password). Your Library Hub login allows you to remotely access electronic resources available on the Library Hub.

The sign in you see with the barcode is for managing physical loans. To renew books, save searches or places items on hold, you must create and sign in to your own, separate, library account. To do this, click Sign In at the top right of the catalogue and set your own password using your student number/barcode.

 

Do I have to be signed in to browse the catalogue?

Being signed in is not required for searching the catalogue. Signing in is useful if you want to renew your items, place a hold, or to keep track of your search and borrowing history. To sign in, click Sign In at the top right of the catalogue.

 

I’m not a student. Can I access eBooks off-site?

Unfortunately, off-site eBook access is only available to students and staff members of the UD. However, some of the eBooks we hold are open access, which you are able to read. In the Refine This Search on the side bar, select the Open Access and Full Text options. This will bring up any items we have that relate to your search. Alternatively, pop into the library to have full access to our eBook collection.

 

The eBook I want to read is on Internet Archive. Do I need to use my ARK details to borrow the book?

No, you don't need to use your ARK details to borrow a book from Internet Archive. Most items on there are open access so you won't need an account at all. However, some titles will require you to "borrow" them. To do this, simply set up a free account and then once that is done, click the big blue button that says borrow on the title you want to read. That's all there is to it!

 

Do I need an EBSCO or ProQuest account to read eBooks online?
Creating a separate EBSCO or ProQuest account is not necessary to read or cite an eBook online. Access to eBooks via the Library Hub can be achieved using your Library Hub Login. If you would like to use the additional features available on EBSCO or ProQuest, you can create your own personal account (note: this is not connect to the Library Hub Login). 

 

Why can't I renew my books online?

For WMS library users, there are two reasons why you might be having trouble renewing your books online: 1) your books are past the due date, 2) the limit of self-renewing has been reached (two renewals). To self-renew your books, be sure to do so before their due date. As always, if you are experiencing trouble, contact your librarian.  

 

I'm from a Non-WMS Library. Can I create an account?

Yes, you can create an account. If your home library is a non-WMS library, you will be able to place holds on print resources on the Hub and save your searches.  You will not be able to view or renew your loans from your home library.  These can only be managed on your home library’s catalogue system.


General FAQs


 

How do I know which eBooks we have access to?

If you are searching libraries worldwide, sometimes records of eBooks not held by use will appear in your search. These eBooks will not have a view eBook button(see image). A large, red VIEW EBOOK BUTTON will be present under the title of the eBooks we have access to. 

 

Can we limit Library Hub searches to eBooks?

Yes, you can!  Limit your search results using the filters down the left hand side, and select eBooks. Be sure to leave held by libraries worldwide ticked as this will include open access eBooks in your results.

 

I’m not a student. Can I access eBooks off-site?

Unfortunately, off-site eBook access is only available to students and staff members of the UD. However, some of the eBooks we hold are open access, which you are able to read. In the Refine This Search on the side bar, select the Open Access and Full Text options. This will bring up any items we have that relate to your search. Alternatively, pop into the library to have full access to our eBook collection.

 

Why isn't the eBook I clicked on working?

The most common reason an eBook might not be working is because the library has a limited amount of copies available. Much like a print copy, if an item is checked out, you cannot read it. If this is the case, a message should appear saying "all copies are currently in use. Please check back later, or search for another book." Try checking the book in an hour to see if it is available.

 

The eBook I want to read is on Internet Archive. Do I need to use my ARK details to borrow the book?

No, you don't need to use your ARK details to borrow a book from Internet Archive. Most items on their are open access so you won't need an account at all. However, some titles will require you to "borrow" them. To do this, simply set up a free account and then once that is done, click the big blue button that says borrow on the title you want to read. That's all there is to it!

 

How can I find if a print book is held in one of the University of Divinity Libraries?

To limit your search to finding a print book, select the library/libraries i.e. University of Divinity Libraries and select print book from the format list.

 

I am wondering what the time limit is for borrowing eBooks?

Different books have different limits, depending on the publisher. Fortunately, you can just re-borrow them after they expire.

 

How do I know if a Journal I need is held by the University of Divinity Libraries?

Use the Journal Finder to find out which journals are held by the University of Divinity Libraries electronically or in print. If the journal is not held by the University of Divinity the service will show nearby libraries that you might be able to request the journal from. (Note: don't type the title of the individual article!)
Alternatively, from the the Library Hub home page - Use the "Find & Access drop down menu at the top of the page and select "Journals".

 

Some Universities have an A-Z Journals and Databases web page where you can link directly to the library's online subscriptions. Is there something similar through the Library Hub?

There sure is! You can go directly to the A-Z Databases page. Alternatively, from the the Library Hub home page - Use the "Find & Access drop down menu at the top of the page and select "Databases".

 

How do I find the Full Text of Articles?

In the Single Search bar, type in the title or keyword of the article you are looking for. On the left side, select articles under format and full text under content type in the refine search results bar. This search aggregates many different databases into a single interface. If you are unable to locate a particular journal you can use the Journal Finder to search for journal titles. This search will show you what is held electronically and what is a print journal in the University of Divinity Libraries print collections.

 

How Can I Find the Best Article Databases For My Research Topic?

Select Databases from the Find & Access drop-down menu on the Library Hub Homepage. By floating your mouse over the information icon, you will be given a brief description of each database. You can search for a Database title, select the vendor, or browse by database type.

 

I am trying to access a book that shows up as held by University of Divinity libraries but I cannot see which University of Divinity library holds it. How can I check which library holds it?

Mannix, Stirling, St Paschal and St Athanasius Libraries have recently moved to a shared library system. Search results will display live availability data for items held at the four participating libraries, as well as holdings information for other libraries, including University of Divinity Libraries, Victorian Libraries, and Libraries Worldwide.  

If a book or article in your search says it is available at University of Divinity libraries but does not show which library it is at under the title, click on the item and scroll down to Other Availability & Holdings and click Other Libraries Worldwide button. This will bring up the holdings of the non-shared libraries. Click here to learn more about the Shared Catalogue.

 

Can I borrow from other UD Libraries?

Yes, absolutely! You can place the book on hold or go in and visit the college library that you wish to borrow from; just remember to take your student card.

 

How do I place a book on hold?

You can place a hold via the catalogue by clicking the red place hold button on the right of the screen. Select a copy to borrow and a library location and date you wish to collect it from. Alternatively, you can email or call your college library and make a request. You can find your college library here.

 

Where can I access the bibliography for my unit? 

If your unit isn't listed on the Course Reserves page, you can access your unit bibliography by visiting the Unit Management System (UMS) page here.