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Library Loans

Borrowing and Returning

Borrowing items 

Items are issued using the self-service machines located in the library foyer.

You will need to have a valid campus card (or a valid subscriber card for external users) and must be "in good standing" i.e. have no debts to the library or University and must not have seriously infringed the rules and regulations of the library. 

If you require any assistance please contact us (library.loans@solent.ac.uk) or speak to staff at the Mountbatten information point desk. 

Returning items 

Items for return can be placed in the red returns box outside the library. These will then be returned by library staff when the box is emptied.

Campus cards 

Lost campus cards must be reported to the library as soon as possible. This is important as it will prevent anyone else using your card (you would be responsible for the return or replacement of any items issued). 

Replacement campus cards for students can be purchased via the Student Hub. 

Library users are only permitted to have one library borrowing account. If you are a staff member and a student of the University, you should only use your staff campus card for borrowing purposes. 

Self-Service Machines

To borrow, you will need to use one of the self service machines.

There are several machines in the library foyer.  Staff at the help desk will direct you to the ones currently in use.  If you have any problems or need help with using the machines, please ask a member of staff for assistance.

You will need your campus card to borrow.

Please follow the instructions on the screen and check all your books have been issued.

If you have any overdue loans or blocks on your account you will need to speak to a member of staff at the Information Point in the foyer.

Campus cards

Lost campus cards must be reported to the library as soon as possible.

This is important as it will prevent anyone else using your card (you would be responsible for the return or replacement of any items issued).

Replacement campus cards for students can be purchased via the Student Hub.

Library users are only permitted to have one library borrowing account. If you are a staff member and a student of the University, you should only use your staff campus card for borrowing purposes.