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Returning books

A number of you have contacted us asking how you can return books having left Portsmouth. Please don’t worry! We hope to set up a freepost scheme to allow you to return books free of charge from wherever you are

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Temporary changes to support remote study

Temporary changes to borrowing and recalls Students can now borrow up to 30 books (increased from the usual 21) to make it easier for anyone who would like to study from home. We have also temporarily suspended the reservation and

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Changes to Library Fines and Recalls

From January 2020, we will be changing the way we recall books that have been reserved by someone else.  Any outstanding fines have been removed from your library account.  Your loans will continue to be automatically renewed unless someone else

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Holidays are coming, holidays are coming

Christmas opening times There’s not long to go until the festive season is upon us, so our opening times for the holidays are now available on the Library website. Our service hours for the Christmas Vacation change from Saturday 14th

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Open for you 24/7

The University Library is open 24/7 except during the summer vacation and over Christmas.  We open 24/7 because our previous students asked us to.  This does not mean that you should study at all hours!  We do not believe that

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Finding, borrowing, and returning books

The library can feel Tardis-like, seemingly bigger on the inside than it seemed when you first walked in. Many people find such a large library intimidating but it will soon come to feel cosy and familiar! These three short videos

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Shopping for books? You need a basket

Books can be slippery and tricky to carry if you want to take out more than one or two books at a time.  Happily, the library offers baskets and even wheeled baskets (with extendable handles) for you to use.  They

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Get hold of the books you want

Need a book that’s out on loan? Been asked to return a book before the original due date? If you need a book which is on loan to another student you can easily reserve a copy, through the Library Catalogue.

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Book recalls over the Summer Vacation (14th June – 19th Sept 2019)

From Friday 14th June, no recall notices will be sent out. This means that from this date, you will not receive emails asking you to return a book you have on loan if someone else has reserved it.

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Just a few ways we have made student life simpler

We are now permanently open 24/7 during term-time and open until midnight over the summer vacations, closing only for summer bank holidays and a few days over Christmas and New Year.  With all our resources available anywhere in the world

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