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What can I borrow?

If you want to borrow an item, please use our “click and collect” system. Books cannot be accessed from the open shelves at this time.

If you are a student or a member of staff you may have 50 items at once on your Library account, but you may only request up to 10 items at a time through click and collect. These renew automatically so your due date will always be in 7 days’ time.

If there is a reason you can’t use the click and collect service, please contact us so that we can find a way to support you.

Click and Collect

This new approach to delivering Library services has been tested for effectiveness to ensure your safety and the safety of our staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

Find and request your items

Search for your items using Library Search. Books available for click and collect will have a “request” button in the full item record.

You can request up to ten books at a time.

You cannot request the following items: current issues of journals, reference works, store items.

We will send an email to your registered email address when your items are ready to collect.

Collection times

The collection point is the Edward Boyle Library and you can collect items whenever the library is open.

Please wear a facemask when you visit the Library for collections.

Collection procedure

Follow the signs and the one-way system to collect your items from the shelves. Your items will be packaged, labelled with your name and sorted by surname. We will issue items ahead of your collection so you will not need to use self-issue machines. All you have to do is find the bag with your name, take it from the shelf and leave the library by the marked one-way system.

Look out for floor stickers and signage to know which entrance to use, where to wait and the direction of our one-way system. Staff will be on hand to direct you if needed.

Loan periods

We guarantee that you can keep an item for at least 7 days. We'll keep on renewing your due date until someone else requests it or your library account expires. If your book is requested you will have 7 days to return it.

Please return your items as soon as you finish using them. The items will remain on your account for 3 days as they are quarantined before being processed.

“Click and send” home delivery

We are able to post items to UK addresses through Royal Mail if you are unable to get onto campus. Please find and request items through Library Search and then contact us to request delivery.