In light of the library closure due to COVID-19 and to help you manage your library loans, all library material currently on loan will be renewed until further notice. All fines on overdue materials will be waived. Please keep the material with you and return it to the library when we are open for business again or return at the book drop box outside Burnage House.
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Use your student card to borrow books, DVDs or CDs at the Loans Desk or use our self-checkout machine.
CDs, DVDs and journals are issued for 3 days and are renewable.
Items that have been requested by another library user may not be renewed.
The person who has it out on loan will be given a maximum of 7 days to return the book. For urgent requests, visit the Loans Desk staff who will do their best to retrieve the item as quickly as possible.
Request a book from a Branch Library
Request the book online. Specify a pick-up location for the book and the book will be transferred on your behalf. You will receive an email when the book is available for you to borrow.
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