RESEARCH LIBRARY of Tomsk State University

Services

 

Main services for TSU Research Library readers

 

Registration in the library

Stock booking 

Virtual reference service

Laptops and tablets provision

Bibliographic queries execution

Delivery of books from book depository on request

Wi-Fi access

Access to remote and local databases

Access to the E-library (repository) of TSU

Access to the E-catalogue of TSU

Documents indexing

Notification of teachers, post-graduate students, and researchers upon request

Consultations on how to draw up bibliographic part of academic papers

My Account in E-catalogue

Interlibrary loan

Extension of the term of books usage

English, German and French speaking clubs

Social and cultural activities

Testing and TOEFL iBT training courses

TSU services for authors

Online requests to the Delivery Desk

 

Registration in the library

Registration in the Research Library involves an issue of a Reader Card and provision of access to resources and services. The registration is available to any TSU student or staff member or any other person over 14 years old.
Requirements: for TSU staff – an ID (or a certificate) issued by TSU HR department; for TSU students – student card; for any other person – passport with a mark of registration at the place of residence or place of stay.
Contacts: 8 (3822)78-51-27, 78-51-10, e-mail: serbina@lib.tsu.ru
Service cost: Reader Card issue according to the price list of additional paid services.

Booking

You can book a borrowed item online, it will be automatically queued. If the booked item is available, you will be notified via e-mail. E-mail address should be left at Reader Registration Service or at the delivery desk.
Requirements: TSU RL Reader card, no library debts.
Contacts:8 (3832) 78-51-49.
The service is free.

Virtual reference service

The virtual reference service (the second name – Ask a Librarian) processes requests from remote users. It searches information by subject, checks availability of items, clarifies bibliographical description of the item, delivers factual information, etc.
Requirements:  Request should be submitted  by e-mail or phone.
Contacts: 8 (3822) 78-51-23; consultant@lib.tsu.ru
The service is free.

Laptops and tablets provision

To work in the library you can get tablets in the Research Commons and laptops in the English and German Reading Rooms, the Research Commons and Reading Room No. 3.
Requirements: on working days – contact librarian of the International Resource Centre, on Saturdays and Sundays – librarian of Reading Room No. 3 or of the Research Commons. Technical devices are lent out on the pledge of RL TSU Reader card, upon production of an ID card with a photo.
Contacts: 8(3822) 78-51-03, 78-51-04, 78-51-26.
The service is free within 2 hours a day to the Optimum Reader Card holders.

Bibliographic queries

“Request-response” bibliographic queries imply checking of incorrect or incomplete  information about a book or an article; checking specific facts, terms, obscure words, interpretation of abbreviation.
Requirements: TSU RL Reader Card, no library debts.
Contacts: 8(3822) 78-51-26; consulting librarians of the Reading Rooms.
The service is free.

Delivery of books from book depository on request

If requested by a reader, books are delivered from the book depository to the reading room or the Delivery Desk. A written request should be submitted to a librarian of the 24/7 Information Centre. You can also submit your request online both via E-catalogue and electronic version of card catalogues. If you are a TSU student or staff member you can borrow items for 7 and 30 days, otherwise you can use them in reading rooms.
Requirements:  TSU RL Reader Card, no library debts.
Contacts: 8 (3822) 78-51-49.
The service is free.

Wi-Fi access

To get a Wi-Fi access to the Internet via your mobile device, select “library” network, open your browser, enter your Reader Card number (14-digits number near  the bar code) and your name indicated on the Reader Card. Wi-Fi settings are applied automatically; available serviceswww, pop3, smtp, iсq.
Requirements: location within library premises, TSU RL Reader Card.
Contacts: smirnov@lib.tsu.ru
The service is free.

Access to the E-catalogue of TSU

The TSU RL E-catalogue  provides information about bibliographic records of books, newspapers and magazines since 1993. It includes hyperlinks to full texts of published works in the E-library (http://vital.lib.tsu.ru); to books and articles from remote licensed databases; to significant full-text websites and online portals. It also provides full information about the place of storage of the document and its current state (available, requested, reserved, issued, etc.).
Requirements: none.
Contacts: 8 (3822) 78-51-26; consulting librarians of the Reading Rooms.
The service is free.

Access to the E-library (repository) of TSU

With access to the E-library, you can view, read and copy full texts in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.  The full volume of resources is available from computers of the TSU network. You can access writings and articles made publicly available due to the expiration of the specified period of validity of the exclusive right to them, due to agreement with the right holder, or due to the right granted by publisher to the author. 
Requirements: TSU RL Reader Сard.
Contacts: 8 (3822) 78-51-47, 78-51-26, e-mail: nn_svet@lib.tsu.ru
The service is free.

Access to remote and local databases

You can access remote and local databases via TSU and RL Library networks, that is, academic and educational information (bibliographic, abstract, review, etc.) and to the full texts of books, articles, dissertations, patents, legislative and other documents included in the databases that TSU is subscribed to. The access is granted to the TSU RL network users. The RL website provides a complete list of available data.
Requirements: TSU RL Reader Сard, for some online resources – access to the TSU RL network.
Contacts: 8 (3822) 78-51-36, 78-51-26, e-mail: dolgina@lib.tsu.ru
The service is free.

Documents indexing

Documents indexing assumes the assignment to the book or article of the designation necessary for registration in TSU or in publishing houses in accordance with the UDC or LBC classification systems. To determine UDC index by your own you can use the online UDC reference book accessible from all Research Library workstations.
Requirements: specify additional information about a book or an article to be indexed – title and content (table of contents, keywords).
Contacts: 8 (3822) 78-51-26, e-mail: consultant@lib.tsu.ru
The service is free.

Notification of teachers, post-graduate students and researchers upon request

Librarians may e-mail notifications to teachers, post-graduate students and researchers of TSU upon their request (subject of interest, new acquisitions, subscription to databases, and so on).
Requirements: request, reader’s e-mail address registered in the Research Library database of the readers.
Contacts: 8 (3822) 78-51-36, 78-51-10; e-mail: dolgina@lib.tsu.ru; serbina@lib.tsu.ru; schubert@lib.tsu.ru
The service is free.

Consultations on how to draw up bibliographic part of academic papers

Consultations on how to draw up bibliographic part of academic papers involves oral familiarization of the reader with the rules of drawing up the cover sheet, reference list, links, foot-notes, notes in any kinds of research papers.
Requirements: TSU RL Reader Card.
Contacts: 8(3822) 78-51-26, 78-51-56.
The service is free.

My Account

My Account in the E-catalogue – the  User’s personal page, authorization is required.  In My Account there is a list of the borrowed items with the data of lending/returning , the name of the books requested from the book depository, the information about the penalties due for the late book returns, lists of previously selected items from the e-catalogue, saved files, list of tags assigned to items. Options: 1. Extension of the term of books usage. 2. Saving the search results. 3. Creation of the bibliographic list in compliance with the national standards.
Requirements: TSU RL Reader Card.
Contacts: consulting librarians at the reading rooms.
The service is free.

Interlibrary loan

An interlibrary loan offers making and delivery of the documents copies (articles, specific pages) from the library stock. If some items are missing in TSU RL, you can request them from other libraries: original printed documents for temporary use (except thesis works, deposited manuscripts, other unpublished materials, rare and highly valuable editions, reference books and fiction); microfilms, microfiches for temporary use; photocopies of specific pages of the printed documents and e-copies of documents for personal use.
Requirements:  TSU RL Reader Card.
Contacts:8 (3822)78-51-23.
The service is free for students, postgraduate students and staff of TSU.

Extension of the term of books usage

You can extend the term of books usage through My Account at the E-catalogue, at the Delivery Desk, or by phone 78-51-49.
Requirements: TSU RL Reader Card, no library debts.
Contacts: 8 (3822)78-51-49.
The service is free.

English, German and French speaking clubs

The library arranges informal meetings for English, German and French speaking clubs. ‘English Speaking Tuesdays’ are for those who already completed the bachelor degree programme: master’s degree students, post-graduate students, post docs, teachers, and staff of TSU and Tomsk universities,  as well as TSU graduates. ‘English Speaking Fridays’ are for all RL members: students, graduates of TSU and other Tomsk universities.
Requirements: RL Reader Card for students, post-graduate students and staff of TSU; the Optimum Reader Card for any other person.
Contacts: 8(3822) 78-51-03, 78-51-04.
The service is free.

Social and cultural activities

The library arranges public events: The Library Night, exhibitions, clubs meetings, festivals, debates and others.
Contacts: 8(3822) 78-51-06
The service is free.

Testing and TOEFL iBT training courses

Testing and TOEFL iBT training courses include a test of English and a two-month TOEFL iBT intensive training course.
Requirements: TSU RL Reader card.
Contacts: the office of testing centre at TSU RL (International Resource Centre) 8 (3822) 78-51-03; e-mail: toefl@mail.tsu.ru
Price: agreed price.

TSU services for authors

TSU services for authors include adding published works of the staff to the TSU E-library, input of bibliographic data of published works by TSU authors to the TSU E-library or RSCI. Verification and adjustment of the authors’ profiles (ID) in WOS/Scopus, clarification of data in published works or author’s profiles in international citation bases.
Requirements: the author is a TSU staff member.
Contacts: 8 (3822)78-51-26.
The service is free.

Online requests to the Delivery Desk

Online requests to the Delivery Desk include borrowing of books from the book depository and reading rooms upon readers’ electronic, handwritten or oral requests to work at home or in reading rooms.
Requirements:  TSU RL Reader Card.
Contacts: 8 (383) 78-51-49, e-mail: sakharova@lib.tsu.ru
The service is free.

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