How do I Borrow Items?
Covid-19 Reduced Service
If you would like to borrow a book from the library, this can be done online by placing a hold on the item via the library catalogue. The book shelves in the library will not be available to students at present.
Please see the information about our Click and Collect Book service on our Reduced Services page
Please be assured that any fines incurred during this period will be waived when the library re-opens.
We’ve got over 200,000 books and DVDs across our libraries. You can borrow items using your LSBU ID card.Use the self-issue machines on Level 1 East and 1 West of the Perry Library.
Students and staff can place a hold for books and DVDs via our catalogue when all our loanable copies are out on loan. We’ll email you when a copy is ready for you to collect.
If you forget to bring your ID then ask for a 'day pass' at the Perry Library reception desk. If you then want to borrow any items, you will need to come to the help desk with your 'day pass' - please check help desk opening times first.
If you have lost your student ID contact the Student Life Centre for a new one, and let the Library know so we can block your old card
|Books||DVDs||'Teaching Practice' Books|
|Short course student||4||0||0|
|Access/widening participation student||1||0||0|
|Alumni with borrowing rights||5||0||0|
|SCONUL access scheme members from other Universities||4||0||0|
How long can I borrow items for?
How do I renew my items?
We’ll automatically renew items on your record a week before they are due back as long as
Please look out for our library renewal emails which will let you know if your renewals have been successful (and the new due dates for your items) or if some items can’t be renewed and need to be returned to us.
It’s important to check these emails carefully when you get them. If an item has been reserved by another student, it must be returned by the due date. We charge fines for items which are returned late.
This service is currently unavailable
LSBU students can borrow for 10 hours at a time
Laptops (and chargers) are located in our self service cabinet just inside the main entrance on Level 1 East, Perry Library
|Follow the onscreen instructions to borrow - you'll need your LSBU ID card|
Please note when you return a laptop ensure you plug it in to the charging cable in the cabinet locker - it won't be returned from your library record until this is done.
Please return them on time - we fine at £2 per hour if they are late
|Software currently on our laptops includes: Microsoft Office packages; web browsers; Claro Read and Mind Manager (links); and SPSS.|