Answered By: Elaine Pocklington
Last Updated: Aug 12, 2019     Views: 169

All library members who can borrow items can request items.  Details about library membership are available via our Membership page.

You can request items which are not available on the shelf at your library (every copy is on loan) or it is only held at a different site.

You cannot request items available on the shelf at your campus, multiple copies of the same title or titles which you already have on loan as the library system will stop you.  If the item is available on the shelf at your campus you will need to go into the Library to borrow it.

1. Login to the library website and then using the "Search" box, enter your book title and select "Books" from the "Material Type" drop-down menu. Or search for what you want and limit the results by "Physical Items" via the filters on the left hand side of the results screen.

2. When you find something, click on the title of the book or the Available Now - Find in Library tab for its availability. If it is not available at your site, you can request it by clicking on 'Request' .You will then be asked to choose the library you want to collect it from. The first available copy will be sent there and you will receive an email once it's ready for you to collect.

The book will be held for you for seven days.

You can find out more information on how to cancel a request here if you no longer need the item.