How do I...?
access library training courses?
Look on our Training page for a list of courses and how we can deliver them. For classroom sessions you can book online from the Intranet or phone us to book on them. You will need to phone to arrange one-to-one sessions or specific group sessions.
access my library catalogue account online?
Go to our online catalogue. In the top right had side is a Login button (next to the green help button). Type in your username and the password you have (normally a 4 digit pin). These are the same as you use for the self-service machine in the library. Contact us by email if you have forgotten these.
access online resources?
Our links page here will give you the access point to our online resources. You will need an OpenAthens username and password for them.
access the Library out of hours?
We have 24 hour access. You will need to use your Christie ID badge to open the library entrance doors outside our staffed hours.
You will need a username and 4 digit pin number which can be set up by the librarians to use the self-service machine. You can borrow overnight provide you use them. You can borrow up to 10 books if you are a full member.
find the library?
The library is situated in Department 60. Follow the signs to find us. Head towards the Wilmslow Road entrance and when you get to Pharmacy corridor, you will see a set of stairs. Go up these right to the top and turn left and follow the signs. You will need your Christie ID badge to enter after core opening times.
Click here to view a site map and department listings.
get electronic tables of contents emailed to my desk top
Complete this form to request tables of content from your favourite journals.
get help using the databases?
We offer classroom, one-to-one and specific group sessions. Look on our Training page for a list of courses. For classroom sessions you can book online from the Intranet or phone us to book on them. You will need to phone to arrange one-to-one sessions or specific group sessions.
get my article added to the Christie Repository?
You can email the information to email@example.com and we will upload it. You can upload yourself but first you need to ask our administrator (446 3455) to give you permission. Then follow the instructions on the Repository site. This information will be checked before it is made public. It must be research that was produced while working for The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.
get the latest published information about my field of interest / expertise sent to me on a regular basis?
We will need to conduct a search for you with your input from you. Use the literature search form clearly indicating it is an update search. Each month we will run the search and send you any newly added abstracts to papers often with a full text link.
join the Library?
ALL Christie staff and students can join. Fill out this form and send it to us or visit in person. We will need to see your ID badge. We will set you up. Please ask for an induction so you know how to find the information you want.
obtain journal articles?
Provided you have a full reference, look on our A-Z for the journal and check what access you have. For most journals you will need an OpenAthens username and password. If you are struggling to find the article, either ring or email us to help.
obtain a book/article not held at the Christie?
If we don’t hold the journal or book, we can order a copy for you to use. Complete this form. There is a charge for this service. We can check if you department currently pays for it.
Your ID badge allows you to photocopy. There are copyright restrictions on how much you can copy from a book or how many articles you can copy from one issue of a journal. The details of this are on a poster besides the copier. If you are uncertain check with library staff.
Your ID badge allows you to print. Again there are copyright restrictions. From the computer select to print.
place a reserve on a book?
Open the Library catalogue and login with your username and password (pin). Search for the title you want and tick the record. From the tool bar above select the book and padlock symbol and then click on the floppy disk symbol.
recommend a book?
Use this form to recommend a book.
register for Athens?
You can self-register preferably on an NHS machine but always with your work email address.
return a book?
We have a book deposit box just by the library door or bring it into the library top floor and return using the self-service totem.
renew a book?
You can renew online by opening the Library catalogue and login with your username and password (pin). Under My Portal summary you will see Current loans, click on this and it is clear how to renew your books. You can phone us on 446 3452. If your books have reached their maximum number of renewals, then you will need to return them.
request a literature search?
Complete this online form or phone us on 446 3452.
search the catalogue for a book?
Open the library catalogue. You don’t need to login. Enter your term in the search bar selecting word, subject, author etc as applicable, and click the search arrow. You can modify your search with the Modify results button.
use a computer in the library?
You will need a Christie IT login to use the majority of computers in the library. 3 machines are for CRUK staff only.
use my own laptop in the library?
You can bring in your own laptop and link it to our guest wifi network. You can’t link into the Christie network unless it is an authorised Christie machine.