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Library Guides

Guide to Library and Archive Services: Borrowing and Returning Books


Access to physical collections

Our book collections across all libraries are now open for browsing and borrowing. You can search for the resources you need via Library Search.

If you are registered with Disability Learning Support, have eligibility for extended loans and are unable to come on site please see our information for users registered with Disability Learning Support.


How do I return my books?

You can return books to any of our libraries.

If you are a completed student and are unable to come on campus to return your books, please contact us via chat or


Things to note

You can borrow 15 items and make 5 requests

Please note that whilst we strive to offer the highest standard of service at all times the unpredictable and evolving nature of the global situation means that this service is subject to change and withdrawal at short notice. 

Questions? Get in touch via our Chat service or email 


Which other libraries can I use?


In line with Government guidelines, and following the closure of library buildings, the SCONUL Access scheme will be suspended until further notice

No new applications can be made during this period

British Library

To use the British Library reading rooms, you will need a Reader Pass. Pre-book an appointment online to request or renew your pass.
Further information on using the British Library reading rooms 


Inter Library Loans

We will be unable to supply any new ILL requests for printed material for the foreseeable future.

However, please continue to place requests for books, as we may be able to supply them electronically. We can still provide digital copies of journal articles and chapters of books (subject to copyright restrictions) where possible.

If anyone has any questions regarding their ILL requests please contact us at