Collect your reserved library items

The reservations service allows you to request items on loan to others, or have a book delivered to another campus.

How do I use the reservations service?

The service allows you to reserve items on the library website and collect them when they are ready. You can reserve the majority of hard-copy items found during a website search as long as they are out on loan, or located at a different campus. You cannot reserve electronic resources or reference-only copies.

When will my reserved item(s) be available for collection?

The length of time you will need to wait for your item depends on how quickly the item is returned, or the delivery time from another location. As soon as your reserved items are available for collection you will be sent an email.

How do I collect my reservation(s)?

Once you have received the email to say your reserved items are ready, locate the reservation shelves in the library. These are usually shelves or trolleys near to the self-service machines (at Curzon Library, this is on the ground floor). Look for the first letter of your surname, followed by the first six digits of your student number.

Once you have located your items, use your ID card and four digit PIN on the self-service machines to borrow them. Your PIN was sent to your email address when you enrolled, but if you've forgotten it, you can reset it.

We will hold reserved items for 7 days from the day we sent the email to you to advise they are ready.

Can I ask a question about reserving items?

Yes, please contact us using the chat service below.

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