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Education and Autism

Support for teaching placement

How do I renew books while on placement?

Books on loan are automatically renewed every week for up to one year unless they have been requested by someone else. While you are on placement, please check your university emails regularly as you will be alerted if a book has been requested by someone else. You will be given 5 days from the due date to return the book before incurring fines.  If we have your mobile phone number we will also alert you by text if you need to return a book. 

How do I keep up to date with my borrowing?

Checking My Library Account regularly will help you see if requests have been placed on books you have on loan. You can access it via the Library Gateway, the My SHU tab on MyHallam and the SHUgo app.

Can I post books back to you?

You may need to return books by post if they have been requested by someone else and you'll find the libraries' postal addresses on MyHallam. If you are returning books by post, please use recorded delivery or a signed-for service. The Library will accept the postage date on the parcel as the return date and there won't be any charges for postal delays.

Access to other university libraries

If your placement is longer than six weeks you may be able to apply for borrowing rights at another university library through the SCONUL Access scheme.

Getting help

While you're on placement you can continue to get help with library and IT services from SHU staff. However, if there is a library at your placement site, you may be able to ask library staff there for general advice.

School Library Services

Many schools subscribe to a schools' library service which you will be able to use to support your teaching during placement. Check with your school to find out what is available.

For example, the Sheffield Schools Library Service offers access to excellent resources. The collection has support for literacy through all school years and primary resources in all subjects. Many of the primary school resources may also be suitable for use at Key Stage 3.