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

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

One reason ebooks are so popular is that they are always available but since print books automatically renew themselves automatically once borrowed until someone else reserves them, if you want a print book that is on loan to someone else, you really want to reserve it! 

All books you or anyone else borrow are renewed automatically until someone else reserves them. As soon as you reserve a copy using the Library Catalogue, we will email the person with the book due 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.  Since the Library is open 24/7 and you can borrow books online, this means you can collect books 24/7.

Of course, if you are studying at a distance, you can ask us to post books to you. You’ll need to allow time for the book to be returned by the person who has it now and for it to be delivered to you, so if you know a book is in heavy demand and/or you are working to a tight deadline, please contact your Faculty Librarian for advice on possible alternatives.

As always, if in doubt, please let us know what it is you want and we will do our best to get it to you.

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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