You borrow books yourself using the self-service kiosks on Level 3 of the Library. We can show you how to use these but do not worry - it’s easy and you’ll soon get the hang of it.
We may ask you to bring a book back to the Library sooner than you expect, we'll do this if another student has requested the book. Please check your Strathclyde email regularly to avoid being fined for not returning a book when we ask you to.
We automatically renew your loans, unless another customer has reserved them or your account has been blocked.
We'll continue to automatically renew your loans for a maximum of:
- 24 weeks for Standard Loans
- six weeks for one Week Loans
- one week for Short Loans
After this time you will need to bring your loans into the Library during opening hours if you wish to renew them.
We'll email you if your loans are needed by someone else. Fines apply if you do not return items when asked, so you must regularly check your Strathclyde email.
If a book you're looking for is currently on loan to someone else, you may place a reservation on it.
We'll email the person who has the book to ask them to bring it back to the Library.
If you have borrowed a book and get an email from us telling you a reservation has been placed on it, you must bring the book back to the Library. It is important to check the new return date in the email or you may be subject to a fine.
Return items using the returns sorter at the main entrance, staff can show you how. We also currently offer a Freepost returns service for people living in the UK.
Responsibility for items on loan
You're responsible for all items borrowed using your card, so do not let anyone else use it. Contact Information Services immediately if you lose your student card, a book or other Library resource.