Don’t ask, don’t get! (or why you really should be reserving more books)

Reservation shelves in the library atriumIf you want a book that is on loan to someone else, you really want to reserve it!  All books that you, or anyone else, borrow are renewed automatically until someone else reserves them.
As soon as you reserve a copy on the Library Catalogue or Discovery Service, we will email the person with the book due back soonest and ask them to bring it back within one week.  Once they bring it back, we will email you to let you know it is on the reservation shelves in the Atrium, waiting for you to collect.  If there are a lot of reservations, you might find you can borrow the book for only one week before it has to be brought back.  It’s always worth checking to see whether there is an ebook version that you could read instead.  These are available 24/7 online and you can always download and print a chapter and sometimes and entire ebook for a short time (1-2 weeks, depending on the supplier) to read offline.

Assistant Librarian (Promotions) at the University Library. An enthusiastic advocate of libraries, diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice for all, inside and outside the workplace.

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