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Library Catalogue Help: Placing, Viewing and Cancelling a Booking

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Popular Loan and Long Loan Collection Holds

If the item is located in the Popular or Long Loan Collection use Popular and Long Loan Holds

Are there fines for late returns?

Yes, we have to ensure that the library stock is returned in a timely fashion. Read about fines.


You can book Short Loan items for a specific date and time. You can take out 4 Short Loan items at a time.

Short Loan Collection books are due back 24 hours after you have borrowed them, unless they are already booked by someone else, in that period. Items borrowed on Friday, Saturday or Sunday are due back the following Monday at 10am.

How to place a Booking

On Catalogue

  • Find item in The Library Catalogue.
  • Click on Book this item button.
  • Enter your surname, barcode, and password .
  • Check the availability of the item and select when you want it (enter the date and time).
  • Click on 'Submit'.
  • If there are multiple copies of the item, you will be asked to select a copy and then click on 'Submit'.
  • The catalogue will then confirm the booking.
  • Click on OK to confirm.
  • Log out of My Library Account by clicking 'log out' at the top of the screen.‚Äč

My Library Account

  • Log in to My Library Account.
  • Use the catalogue search box to find the item you wish to book.
  • Follow the instructions above.
  • Remember to log off My Library Account when finished

To Collect your Booking

  • Find item on shelf and take it to the lending desk.
  • You must collect your booking within half an hour or the booking will lapse.
  • You may collect your booking early, if it is available, at any time.

Viewing and Cancelling Bookings

To see a list of Short Loan Collection bookings you have placed, click on Bookings, you will see a screen similar to the one shown below. To cancel a Short Loan Collection booking select the record and click on Cancel Selected. To cancel all Short Loan Collection bookings click on Cancel All.