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What can I borrow?

Browse and borrow

If you have booked a study space you can now browse the shelves and borrow items using self service at all 4 main campus libraries.

If you need items from the West Building in the Brotherton Library you will still need to use click and collect.

If you are a student or a member of staff you may have 50 items at once on your Library account.

Alongside in-Library browsing, you will still have the option to use click and collect, and we can still post items out for those who are not able to come to campus.

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.

Click and Collect

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 from stores other than Western Campus store.

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  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.

Staff will be on hand to direct you if needed.

“Click and send” home delivery

We are able to post items to University of Leeds students 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.