University of Plymouth staff and students are automatically members of the library. You will need your University card to access the library building and to borrow from the library stock. Library membership expires when your course ends or your staff contract expires.
As well as borrowing books and DVDs, you can borrow video cameras, digital SLR cameras and voice recorders. Please see our Equipment Loans article for further details.
Taking a book out
There are two self-issue machines on Level 1 of the Charles Seale-Hayne Library next to the entrance gates.
Check your library account and renew your loans regularly. If your issued item is subsequently requested, the due date may change. Read our Requests and Recalls article for further information.
|Who?||How many?||How long?|
|Initial Teacher Education (ITE students||20||*6 weeks|
|plus an additional 40 from the School Experience Collection (SEC)||*16 weeks|
* Unless requested. If an item is recalled you will be asked to return it within 7 days, or by the existing due date, whichever is sooner. Late return of a recalled item will result in overdue charges.
There are two self-return machines on Level 1 behind the Ask Desk.
Check your library account to make sure all returned books have come off of your account. If there are any problems please contact us straight away.
While we are updating to a new security system you may see a message displayed saying 'unknown' and the books will remain on your account. This will only be until a member of staff processes the book and we will then return them off your account manually. It can take up to 24 hours for this to be reflected on your library account.
You can renew your books via Primo.
You may not be able to renew if:
If you are unsure why your items are not renewable or you have any other queries please ask a member of staff at the Ask Desk on Level 1 of the library or contact the library.