Reserving Items That Are Out On Loan
If you've searched for an item on the Library Catalogue and found that someone else already has it, you can request it.
- If the original due date is over a week away, the item will be recalled with an earlier due date. Once returned it will be reserved under your name.
- If it's due back in less than a week, once returned it will be reserved for you so that no one else can take it.
How do I request an item?
Find the item you need by using the catalogue in the normal way. If no copies are available, click the Request button at the top of the screen. You'll be asked to log in using your username and password.
Once this screen appears, you need to select which of the copies you want to reserve. Remember that if the due date is over a week away, the item will be recalled so you can get it sooner.
Mark ONE of the copies and click REQUEST SELECTED ITEM.
It isn't possible to reserve copies which are already available.
Where do I collect my reservation?
Once the item you've requested has been returned, we'll send an email to let you know. The pick-up location depends on the library:
- At either the Forum Library or St Luke's, you can collect it yourself from the Reservations shelf. Please remember to issue the item before leaving the library.
- At Research Commons simply ask at the service desk.
Make sure you check your emails regularly, as we'll only reserve your item for you for up to a week.
How can I check the status of my reservations?
To see what items you have on reserve, check whether they're ready for collection or cancel reservations for items you no longer require, log in to your Library Record.
Click on the link marked X requests (holds) for details of your reservations.