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If all the copies of a book or DVD you require are on loan to other library users you can sign in to the library catalogue to place a reservation.
A reservation prevents items from being renewed each week until a copy is returned to the library. That item is then put aside for you to collect.
Search the library catalogue for the book or DVD you require and check there are no copies available in the library (if there are copies showing as 'on shelf' you will not be able to place a reservation).
Click on 'request' and select a 'not needed after' date. Click on 'send request' and a message will appear to let you know if your reservation was successful.
We notify you when your reserved item becomes available (via university email/webmail). You can also check your account online via the library catalogue. Sign in and click on 'library account' (top right of screen). The status of your reservation will change to 'on hold' once the book is available for collection.
If you are having problems reserving a book it could be due to one of the following reasons:
If you are unable to find an item in the library please ask a member of staff for assistance. If we are unable to locate the item we may ask if you would like to leave your contact details so we can continue to search on your behalf. If we find the item we would then put it aside for you, if not we can reserve other copies for you or consider replacement.
When your reserved item becomes available, you normally have seven days to collect it (the final collection date is included in the email we send you).
Reservations awaiting collection are located on shelves close to the Mountbatten information point. They are shelved in campus card number order and will need to be issued using the self-service machines.
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Page last updated on Wednesday 13 March 2019 at 8.02am.
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