​​Staff borrowing

You can borrow up to:​

  • 25 one week or term length loan items
  • 5 short loan items
  • 15 equipment items
  • 5 DVDs or videos


You will need to show your staff ID card to borrow items.

An interlibrary loan service is also available. You can complete an online interlibrary loan request form to request items from other libraries, including:

  • books
  • journal articles
  • conference papers and proceedings
  • reports


You are also able to use SCONUL Access to access and borrow material from other university libraries.

Reserving and renewing items

Items can be reserved online.​

You can renew items by:

  • using the library catalogue online service
  • taking the item, your staff card or both to the self-service machines at either campus


Library support

The Academic Liaison Team is formed of subject specific academic librarians who can assist you in sourcing specific information, as well as advising on available resources for your subject area.

The Extra Library Support and Assistance (ELSA) Team offers help to individuals who need extra support to access library facilities for various reasons.

ELSA offer a range of support and help, including advice on how to:

  • tackle reading lists
  • search for items of interest
  • manage your library account, including renewing, reserving and booking items


ELSA can contact publishers to obtain books or other materials in alternative formats. ELSA staff are also available to help if you need assistance with finding or carrying materials.

The Centre for Achievement and Performance (CfAP) provides guidance and tuition on a variety of academic skills, and offers online support through the Skills Hub.

Lost library items

If you lose an item, or you have already returned an item that is still showing on your account, email the library with:

  • your name
  • your staff number
  • the name of the item

Overdue items

A fine will be applied to overdue items.

Loan type

Late fine for each item

Normal loans25 pence a day
Week loans25 pence a day
Short loans£1 an hour
Equipment loans£1 an hour for each item

Share this Page

Get in touch


Email the academic librarians for further advice

For more information about scanning guidelines email the Digitisation Team or Alan Rosling.

Email the Postal Loans Team if you want to set up a postal loan

Email the library for general enquiries and distance learner questions

Library and Learning Services (LLS) Research Support Team

Research Support Librarian – email Miggie Pickton or phone 01604 892245

Research Information Specialist - email Nick Dimmock or phone 01604 893514

Help with NILE

For questions about NILE, email the NILE Team

Extra Library Support and Assistance (ELSA)

If you would like extra support in accessing the library, please email Jenny Townend

For assistance with Interlibrary loans please email

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)

For general information about BoB, email the Digitisation Team


Application forms

Copyright information


Rules and regulations

Transforming Lives + Inspiring Change