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How to borrow, reserve and renew items

To be able to borrow from our collection you need to be a member of the library and will need to present your library card or Trust/Student ID.

 

If you aren’t already a member simply complete our online membership form. Alternatively you can come to the library in person to join.


We also ask that you read our library regulations.

Borrowing

Reservations

Renewals

How many books/items can I borrow?

 

Registered Library users may borrow up to 8 items at a time, subject to local service level agreements

 

How Long Can I Borrow for?

 

Our standard loan period for books is six weeks.

 

Books can be renewed up to 5 times (subject to recall from other borrowers).

 

How do I Return Books?

 

Books can be returned to the library counter during staffed hours or by using the self-service machine located just inside the library.

 

If returning books outside of staffed hours, please use the book return bin, located just outside the library door or the self-service machine. Please note: access to the Education Centre out of hours is via the left hand side door.

 

How to Reserve books/items

 

To reserve item(s) yourself online simply go to the online catalogue. Then log in to your account (log in is on the right hand side of the webpage) by entering your reader code (5 digit library card number) and PIN (4 digit number on the reverse of your library card).

 

Select the item you wish to reserve, this will bring up the items' details. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click reserve.  

You will be asked to confirm the reservation, simply click on OK. 

 

Once the item(s) you have reserved are ready for collection you will receive a reservation notification via email or post. The item(s) will be kept aside for you for 7 working days. If you no-longer require the item(s) please contact us.

 

How can I renew my item(s)?

 

Items can be renewed up to 5 times (subject to recalls from other borrowers).

 

You may renew your item(s) by any of the following methods:

 

 

 

How to renew via the online catalogue:

 

To renew item(s) yourself online simply go to the online catalogue. Then log in to your account (log in is on the right hand side of the webpage) by entering your reader code (5 digit library card number) and PIN (4 digit number on the reverse of your library card).

 

If your item(s) are already overdue you won't be able to renew them online. 

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