Answered By: Kate (Customer Services Team Leader)
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2024     Views: 766

You can follow these instruction or watch the captioned video from the link below.

To borrow books or DVDs, you need your ARU ID card.

1. Take the item(s) to the self service machine select borrow on the self-service machines at Cambridge, Chelmsford (all these machines are on the ground floor of the buildings) and put them on the shelf in the machine. At Peterborough the self-service machine is in the Reading Room on the first floor.

2. Tap your card on the Contactless sticker below the screen so the machine can read the chip to get your details.

3. It will then scan the books or DVDs and list whether it could lend them to you or not. Select finish when all items are listed.

4. It will ask you if you are finished whilst listing the number of items it has issued for you so you can check it found them all. Confirm yes to get to next screen.

5. You will be sent a receipt by email of the items you have borrowed and their due date.

6. When you leave the library you will need to unlock the DVD case to be able to access the discs. This is machine to do this at Cambridge mounted on the wall near the library's exit. Slide your DVD case through the machine until the little padlock on the case shows a green open padlock instead of a red closed padlock.

At Peterborough DVDs can borrowed by request only and should be collected from the Student and Library Services desk.