We may have had to make changes to the services detailed on this page due to COVID–19 restrictions. 

Please see our Coronavirus information page for the latest updates. 


Short Loan Collection

The Short Loan Collection is on Level 3 of the Library.

The books and items that make up the Short Loan Collection have been chosen by teaching staff. They are normally specified on class reading lists and are in high demand.

Currently, you may borrow items from the Short Loan collection for 1 week. However, if another customer has reserved the item the load period will be shortened, so check your Strathclyde email regularly for any updates from us.



Choose the item(s) you would like to borrow and take them to a self serive kiosk for issue. You may borrow up to 3 Short Loan items at any one time.



Return the book using the returns sorter at the main entrance.

We also currently have a Freepost returns service for people who are in the UK.



Fines are currently only being charged where an item has neem reserved by another customer. The fine rate is £1 per day.


Finding Short Loan items

If you are having difficulty tracing Short Loan items, check SUPrimo Library search or ask us for help.



You can place a reservation on a Short Loan item if it is currently on loan to another customer. Place a reservation using SUPrimo.