Getting books from closed off areas

Getting what you needWe are working closely with our building contractors to give you access to as much of the Library as possible throughout the refurbishment but from Monday, 9 June, we can only guarantee you will have access to Areas 1B and 2B.  Alternative computing, scanning and printing facilities are available on the first floor of Richmond Building (the drop-in centre and teaching rooms 1.3-1.5).  Staff will also be there to help with any problems.

We will normally be able to fetch books, journal volumes and other items from closed areas.  We strongly recommend you always try to reserve any journal issues/volumes and items with a shelf mark between 001-699 at least one full working day (Monday – Friday) before you come to collect them.

During the refurbishment, you can reserve items shown as “available” using the Discovery Service or Library catalogue.  Your Library number is on your student (or staff) card.  You will need your student (or staff) card with you to get to your reserved books when the Library is unstaffed and to borrow books at any time.

Items you reserve will be available for you to collect from a converted group study room on the first floor all the time the Library is open.  They will be easy to find: just follow the arrows from the first floor entrance.  Please expect to wait one full working day (Monday-Friday) after you reserve an item for it to become available.

As always, if you are unsure please ask.

If you are not a current student (or member of staff)

If you are a visitor or your Library account has expired, please click question-small on the Library website, choose to request an item and complete the dedicated request form.  Unless you currently have a current borrower membership, you will only be able to use these items in the Library.

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