Cookies and Privacy

The University uses cookies on this website to provide the best experience possible including delivering personalised content on this website, other websites and social media. By continuing to use the site you agree to this, or your can go to our cookie policy to learn more and manage your settings.

Click and collect

Click and collect library items

During the 2020-21 academic year we have added a "click and collect" option for borrowing essential library books. You can choose to collect from Curzon, Mary Seacole, or the School of Art Libraries.

How do I use the click and collect service?

Click and collect allows you to reserve items on the library website and then arrange to come and collect them. You can reserve the majority of hard-copy items found during a website search. You cannot reserve electronic resources.

By using this as an alternative to booking a study space to use the library, it helps with social distancing in our spaces.

When will my reserved item be available for collection?

The length of time you will need to wait for your item depends on whether it is on loan, recently returned and in quarantine, or available on the shelf. As soon as your reserved items are available for collection you will be sent an email inviting you to book a collection slot online.

Please note that there may be delays in obtaining items that are already on loan.

How do I book a collection slot?

We will send you an email when your books are available containing the link to book a collection slot. We will hold your items for 7 days from the date the email was sent. You will need your ID card to collect your reserved items.

Click and collect times:

  • Curzon Library - Monday-Friday, 11.30am-1.30pm and 3pm-5pm
  • Mary Seacole Library - Monday-Friday, 11.30am-1.30pm and 3pm-5pm
  • School of Art Library - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11.30am-1.30pm and 3pm-5pm

You must book a slot at least one day in advance so that we can prepare your books in the morning and issue them to your record. We cannot guarantee you will be able to collect your items if you turn up without a booking.

Can I also come into the library to borrow books?

The click and collect service is designed to free up space in the library, to aide with social distancing. If you would prefer to browse the shelves and borrow using the self-service machines, please book a visit to the library.

Can I ask a question about reserving items or booking a slot?

Yes, please contact us using the chat service below.

Chat, email or text us your question

We'd love to hear from you, whether you've got a question about the information on this page or want to get in touch about something else.

Get in touch

Keep up to date via social media

What to do in an Emergency Situation

In an emergency, including where a First Aider is needed, contact Security on extension...


Or from your mobile...

0121 331 6969