Now that Perry Library has reopened we are bringing back “automatic renewals” on items on which are loan.
This means books and DVDs on your account will start to automatically renew each week and you will once again start to receive emails letting you know the new return dates for your items.
It also means you might start to receive notifications on some items you have which we can’t renew.
For example, you may find some items won’t be renewed:
• If a book you have has been requested by another student
• If your course has come to an end and your student record, staff or visitor membership has expired or is expiring
• If you have charges over £10 on your record
If the items do need to come back to us then you can now return books to the Perry Library – we have a returns ‘book bin’ at our main entrance and you can drop your items back there at any time.
Library staff will empty this each day. Items are being quarantined for 72 hours and will then be removed from your library record.
If you can’t safely get to campus you can also post items back to us at Perry Library (Book Returns); London South Bank University; 103 Borough Road; London; SE1 0AA.
If you are unable to return items due to the current circumstances do please get in touch with us to discuss.
Don’t worry if the current situation means you have to return items a little late as we are not fining for overdue items at the moment but if an item can’t be renewed please do return it to us when you can.
How do I Borrow Items?
Covid-19 Reduced Service
Please see the information 0n our Reduced Services page
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.|