Your ID card serves as your library card and can be used to borrow and return books.
There are 3 main loan types:
>Print journals are not loanable
>Some items are held in store – there will be a link in the catalogue record for you to request retrieval of an item from store.
All staff and students are entitled to borrow 10 items from the Popular Loan collection plus 4 Short Loan Collection items. There is no limit on the number of Long Loan items that can be borrowed.
Holds can be placed on books which are out on loan (or on new books that have just arrived in the Library but are not yet on the shelf). When books are returned (or become available to borrow) they are placed on a trolley in the Short Loan area. You will then be notified that you can collect the booked item.
If you place a hold on a long loan item, the current borrower will be asked to return the book within 1 week.
If the item is located in Short Loan Collection use Short Loan Collection Bookings.
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.
Yes, we have to ensure that the library stock is returned in a timely fashion. Read about fines.
Theses and some other items are held in store so cannot be retrieved immediately by library users. If an item is in store, you should see a link in the catalogue record to 'request from Stirling store'. Click this and a request will be sent to the Lending desk. They will retrieve the item from store (usually the same or next day) and you will be emailed that the item is ready for you. Some reference items such as theses cannot be borrowed but we can keep the item at the desk for as long as you need to use it for consultation in the Library. External users can request theses from store by using this form:
To request a journal article in a paper journal be scanned and emailed to you:
ArticleRequest is a free service to obtain journal articles. The article link is emailed directly to you.
To request an article is photocopied and posted to you, please fill in the form below. Please note the maximum that can be photocopied is one article from any one issue of a journal. Charge is 15p per page.
To request an item is photocopied and sent to you, please fill in the form below. Please note the maximum that can be photocopied is one book chapter from a book. Charge is 15p per page.