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When an item you need is out on loan to another borrower you can reserve it so that when returned it is held at the Library Desk for you. You can reserve three week and one week loan types, all other loan types cannot be reserved.

You will not be able to reserve items if you have an outstanding fine on your account, if you have been sent an invoice for overdue items or if a loanable copy is available on the shelves.

Please note that it is not possible to reserve an item by a specific loan period, for example you cannot specify a three or one week loan, instead you will automatically be allocated the first copy that is returned.


How do I make a reservation?

You can reserve print items on the Library Catalogue both in the Library and from home. Please note that we are unable to accept reservation requests by telephone. Sign into My Library Account and then find the item you want. Step-by-step instructions can be found below:

How will I know if my reservation is ready to collect?

When an item is returned to the Library an email will be automatically sent to your university email account to say that your reservation is ready for collection from the Library Desk. You can also check the status of your reservation by clicking on the 'My Account' link from the Library Catalogue and logging into your borrower account.

Your reservation will be kept at the Library Desk for one week, if you fail to collect your reservation within this period it will either be made available to the next borrower in the reservation queue or returned to the shelves if there is no queue.