Borrowing from the Library

Borrowing Library Items

It's easy to borrow Library items using our self-service kiosks in the Library Atrium whenever the Library building is open. The self-service kiosks are powered by RFID technology that allows you to issue the items you need all at once. You can also check your account details and renew your loans. If you need help, just ask our friendly staff who are always happy to help.

Details of borrowing entitlements can be found here.

Additional arrangements are in place to support borrowing for Distance Learners.


You reserve items via the Library Catalogue.  You can reserve items that are showing as ‘Available’ on the catalogue, as well as items that are out on loan to someone else.  Please remember that items that are out on loan to someone else will take longer to process, as we have to recall this loan for you. 

When an item you have reserved becomes available, you will be notified by email and you will have seven days to collect it from our Click and Collect shelves.

Returning Library items

In the University Library you can return your loans at the self-service kiosks located in the Atrium.  All University Library loans must be returned to the University Library.

If you do not return your books, our automatic renewal service means that your books will renew themselves unless they are reserved by somebody else.  Please read the emails the Library sends to check for any books that have been recalled.  You can also manually renew your loans if you prefer.

If a book is listed in your Library account  which you think you have returned, or has been lost or stolen, please see our missing book procedure

If you are away from the University on a placement, a year abroad, or extended study leave, please be aware that items borrowed are subject to recall and must be returned promptly at your expense

Please contact us if you have any questions about Library membership, loans policies and procedures.

Self service kiosks


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