If all the copies of an item you need are on loan, you can sign into the library catalogue to place a reservation. Placing a reservation stops the item being renewed automatically for other library users until a copy is returned and put aside for you.
Items can usually only be requested if all copies are on loan. Part-time and distance learning students and library users with a disability can ask for available items to be put aside for them using the library's Book Collection Service (details of this can be found further down this page).
Use the library catalogue to search for the
When you are signed in, click on the 'request' link for the item you need (this will only show if all copies are on loan).
Click on 'send request' and a message will appear to let you know if your reservation was successful.
We will send an e-mail to your university e-mail address when the item is available. 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.
Please be aware that items may take a little longer to be returned at the moment due to Covid. If you have any queries about your request please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to place a reservation it could be due to one of the following reasons:
Items can only be reserved if all copies are on loan, even if you cannot find the book on the shelf. If you need any help finding library please ask a member of library staff for assistance.
Part-time and distance learning students or users with a disability can ask for available items to be put aside for them by using the library's Book Collection Service. Details of this can be found further down this page.
If an item you've borrowed has been requested, you will need to return it before placing a reservation yourself.
Reference items are for use in the library only so cannot be reserved.
If you are unable to find a book in the library, please ask a member of staff for assistance.
We can help you look for the item and check it's not on loan. If it isn't you can leave your contact details with us while we continue to search on your behalf. If we find the item we can put it aside for you, if not we may be able to place a reservation for you or consider replacing the item.