How to borrow, reserve and renew items
To be able to borrow from our collection you need to be a member of the Education Centre 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.
How many books/items can I borrow?
Registered Library users may borrow up to 8 items at a time.
How Long Can I Borrow for?
Our standard loan period for books is four weeks..
Books can be renewed up to 5 times (subject to recall from other borrowers).
How do I Return Books?
If returning books outside of staffed ours, please us the self-service machine. Please note access to the Education Centre out of hours is via the side door.
Can I borrow Journals?
The current Journal holding is reference only but back issues may be borrowed for a loan period of 24 hours. Please ask a member of staff for details.
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 recieve 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:
In person (with or without your item(s)
Telephone 01246 513035 (ext. 3035)
Via the online catalogue.
How to renew via the online catalogue:
To renew item(s) your self-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.
For each working day an item is overdue the fine is 20p. The maximum fine per item is £3.
If fines incurred reach £5.00 a user will no longer be able to borrow, renew or reserve books until the fine is paid (or brought below £5.00).
You will be sent a email notification three days before the item(s) are due to be returned. Once overdue you will receive reminders to return the item(s).
If the item(s) are not returned 7 days after the third overdue reminder, it will result in an invoice being sent for the cost of the item(s), the accrued fine plus a £10.00 administration charge.
If you are ever unable to return items out on loan please don't hesitate to contact us.