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Library Catalogue Help: Placing, Viewing and Cancelling a Booking

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My Library Account

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.

Fine tariff
3 - hour loan:  50p per hour or part of hour
24 - hour loan:  50p per hour or part of hour
24 - hour photocopy loan:  10p per hour or part of hour
Popular loan:  5p per day  OR - if required by another user: 50p per day or part of day
Long loan:  5p per day or part of day  OR if required by another user:  50p per day or part of day

Users will be blocked from borrowing when they reach £10 in total for any item or items overdue.
Borrowers may be charged the replacement cost of any items lost or damaged while in their possession.


Short loan books, are high in demand books and for that you can only borrow them for a very short period of time. If you want to make sure you will have access to a Short Loan book on a  specific date and time you can place a booking on it. You can take out 4 Short Loan items at a time.

There are two types of Short Loan books, ones you can borrow for 3 hours (green tape on the back of the book), or 24 hours (red tape on the back of the book). When you borrow a short loan book on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday it will be due back the following Monday at 10am.

Because of the high demand and usage of those books, we do not put books with bookings aside. You can just go and pick up the book from it's place on the shelf. You can place a booking on a book even when it is available.

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.