Library intro

Take out books

Take out books
  • You should already be a member of the library.
  • Your library barcode ID should be on the back of your Trust ID and will begin with RC or RP.
  • You can take out most of our books for 4 weeks. Exam books, however, are only issued for 2 weeks.
  • You can take out 10 books and renew them 4 times over the phone or by using our online catalogue.
  • To avoid fines, we can text you 3 working days before your books are due as a reminder. Make sure we have your mobile number. 
  • You can take books out at any time using our self issuing system.  For advice on using our self-issuing machines, ask a member of the library staff.

Renew your books

Renew your books

  • You can renew your library books 4 times unseen either by ringing the library on ext. 2763/5022 or using our online catalogue

  • In order to renew your books  using the catalogue you will need your library number and a 4 digit PIN number.  

  • Your library number should be on the back of your Trust ID and begins with the letters RC or RP. For further advice, please ring the Library and Information Service on ext. 2763 or 5606. 

Request a library PIN number

Printing

Printing
  • Both libraries have printing, photocopying and scanning facilities.  
  • Ask a member of staff to attach the printer or follow this guide .  
  • For work purposes your printing will be charged to the undergraduate department. If you wish to print for personal reasons then you will need to email the document to the library helpdesk at library.rph@lthtr.nhs.uk (Preston) or library.cdh@lthtr.nhs.uk (Chorley).  We charge 10p per sheet  for black and white or 50p per sheet for colour.
  • Use your Trust ID to login to the printer/photocopier/scanner.
  • For a demonstration on how to use the printer/photocopier/scanner ask a member of staff.

Password not working

Password not working
  • You should have been issued with a username and password to access Trust PCs.
  • If your password is not working then you will need to ring the IT helpdesk on ext. 2185. You will need to have the number from your Trust ID ready to hand.  
  • If you do not have your Trust ID with you then speak to a member of the library staff.  They will email the IT helpdesk on your behalf.

Useful numbers

Useful numbers
  • A list of useful telephone numbers that you may need to use during the next few weeks.

 

Useful numbers
RPH Library 01772522763
Chorley Library 01257245606
RPH Education Centre Reception 01772524919
Estates Helpdesk 01772528282
General Office 01772522528
IT Helpdesk 01772522185
IT Training 01772522164

 

Library Wi-Fi

Library Wi-Fi
  • Both libraries have access to the EDU-WLAN network through which you can access Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, etc.  
  • The library has two PCs at Preston and one PC at Chorley dedicated to the Wi-fi network and you can connect to the network through your own devices.  
  • In order to be set up for with a password visit the library and ask at the enquiry desk 

Social media

Social media
  • You can keep up-to-date with the Library via our Facebook and Twitter pages or search for @LancsHospLib.
  • We regularly post about electronic resources, new books, library news, events, competitions, and much more!