Getting started

Selina Sabir, Accounting and Financing 2nd Year

"I use the library to revise for exams. It is peaceful and quiet and you can borrow laptops."

Selina Sabir Accounting and Finance

Ashton DeSouza, Accounting and Financing 2nd Year

"I like using the computers. They’re available to use."

Ashton DeSouza Accounting and Financing

To get you started here are a few tips:

What do I need to use the libraries?

Your student ID card is also your library card. You'll need it to borrow items from any of our libraries, and also to gain access through the controlled gates at the Curzon Building (City Centre Campus) and Seacole Building (City South Campus). Your 10 digit library Borrower Number can be found on the card, above the barcode - you'll need this and your PIN when using self-service.

What is my PIN and where do I get it from?

Your library PIN (Personal Identity Number) serves the same function as a bank PIN and you should keep it safe in the same way. It allows you, in conjunction with your Borrower Number, to use all our self-service options. Your PIN will be sent to your University email address after you've enrolled on your course - you can change it via 'My Account' on the library catalogue. If you don't receive it, please ask at the Help Desk.

How many books can I borrow and for how long?

Undergraduates, postgraduates, staff and research students can borrow up to 20 items.

Most loans are for four weeks, although some items are loaned for shorter periods, varying between four hours and two weeks.

How will I know when my books are due for return or renewal?

Return dates are detailed on your self-service receipt. To help you manage your loans, library reminders are sent to your University email address. Please check it regularly.

You can also view return dates and details of your loans using ‘My Library Account' via the library catalogue. We let you know in advance when your books are due to minimise the risk of you incurring fines. You can also renew your books over the phone or online.

What should I do if I need help?

There are lots of ways to find out more about our services: