Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Do you know what our service SEA is about?

SEA is a shipping service of periodicals' articles in our newspapers and periodicals library, aiming to help the users to get the documents they need.

It is a free service aimed at those University community members who have an ULL e-mail ( or

You will need to register to make use of this service filling this form.

SEA provides digitized copies of scientific magazines' articles in paper form in the newspapers and        periodicals library. However, newspaper articles, chapters of books or thesis, magazines' complete          editions (among others) will not be supplied. Also, available digitalized articles are not provided through        our PuntoQ website.

How to save a file on the computers available in the reading rooms?

If you want to keep your own work on one of the personal computers of the CLABE equipment*, you can 
either send it by email through a web service you like or save it on a USB Flash Drive.

If you choose the latter option, please follow the step-by-step instructions described below:

Once your document is properly saved and closed, a folder named 'Documents' will come up right away
by default. Remember that your work can be stored both physically with the help of memory devices and virtually by means of your email. Otherwise, your files will be deleted when you log off the system. 
Then, click on the icon "Subir un nivel". 

Now click on the 'usb' folder you will find displayed on the next window.

And finally, choose whichever folder you like! 

Also, you can type a name for your document in the 'File Name' box and then choose the type of format you prefer. For example, those text documents created with word processing softwares such as StarOffice and Microsoft Word will be saved under the extension sxw and doc respectively. In the case of flat texts, the 
common label is txt.

Please note that the current version of the operating system does not recognise all types of flash drives, 
so you will have to format your device.

*CLABE stands for Clientes Ligeros para el Acceso a la Biblioteca Electrónica, the network of computers provided by the library.

Which is my user's number and password as a member of the ULL?

It is the same number you usually use in other services of the ULL (virtual classroom, e-mail, "Sede Electrónica",...):
user: alu0000000000
password: NNNN1111 (four capital letters followed by 4 numbers)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

How can I contact the library through its website?

In the library website you have different ways to contact us:

  • You can ask us whatever you want (blue square), both from the online chat and from the form we have designed to receive your questions. We promise to answer back as soon as possible.
  • You can also send your claims, complaints, suggestions and congratulations through the website (yellow square). This is a central service available to the whole university. We will answer back in no more than 20 days, and silence procedure will not apply. 
  • If you fill in the satisfaction survey (red square), we will know how to improve our services to adapt them to your necessities. Answer the questions will not take you more than 2 minutes and it will be of great help for us.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

How can I book a carrel?

To work in group assignments, you can book a carrel from:

In order to book a carrel, you have to identify yourself as an ULL user with your NIU and password.

Before booking a carrel, you should look at the policies for using these rooms in the library webpage.

Do you know what EDUROAM is?

Eduroam (EDUcational ROAMing) is an international initiative which aims at the creation of a single online roaming site. Its objective consists in making possible for users, who move to another institution, to have a virtual working site with Internet connection, and to have access to the services and resources of their  institution of origin , also allowing the user to  access to the services and resources from the institution in which they are currently studying.

For more information, look at the website of the 
STIC service of the ULL.

In the following video, EDUROAM is easily explained. You can find it  in the website of 
CI2 Competencias Informáticas e Informacionales 
(Computer and Information Competences)

Monday, May 13, 2013

What is CDU?

CDU is the abbreviation of "Clasificación Decimal Universal" (Universal Decimal Classification). It is a system that encodes the topic of a certain work with numbers, and that is generally used in the organization of the shelves in most of the universities in the world.