Print journals and special collections are held in rolling stacks at both Luton and Bedford campus Learning Resources Centres. This is an open access facility and students are encouraged to use the material held in the rolling stacks following these guidelines.
The rolling stacks in the Bedford LRC are electronic and hold journal collections, newspapers, oversized materials, reference books and audio/visual items.
Before using the stacks, please check if anyone is in between any of the units. If someone else is using the stacks, you will need to wait for them to finish before you can move the units. For this reason, once you have found the material you are looking for please use the provided study spaces to peruse your items.
If there is no one else using the rolling stacks, press the blue arrow buttons on the end of the units to move the stacks in the appropriate direction.
If you need to stop the stack moving, there is a stop button available in between the blue directional buttons.
If you find yourself in a stack whilst someone else is moving it, there is a brake kick-bar that runs across the bottom of the shelving units; a firm push of the bar will stop the stacks moving.
This will make the red lights flash and the directional buttons inoperable. To reset the units, press the blue button next to the Emergency Release.
The rolling stacks in the Luton LRC are manually operated and contain print journals.
Check the spaces between the stacks before trying to move the units. If someone is using the rolling stack, please ensure that their aisle is locked down.
Use the winding device at the end of the row to move the shelves to give you access to the shelves you require. Make enough space for you to move comfortably between the shelves.
Lock the stacks either side of your aisle in position. There is a brake device in the middle of the winding handle. Push this in. This will click into place and stop the stack being moved while you are in it. Sometimes you may have to pull the button towards you and then push it into place. As long as you feel/hear the "click", the shelves won't move and you are safe.
When you have found the materials you need and have left the aisle of the Rolling Stack please release both brakes (by pulling the button towards you) to allow other customers to move the shelves around.
If you have any concerns about using the Rolling Stacks at either campus, please ask Customer Service desk staff to help you.