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Library and IT Self Help

Self help articles for Library and IT support

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Borrow

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.

  • You will need to use your University ID card to take books out.

  • The self-issue machines will display the titles and due dates of the books you issue.

  • A book will be loaned to you for 6 weeks unless there is a queue of users who have requested the item. In this case it will be loaned for 7 days.

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.

How many items you can borrow

Who? How many? How long?
Student 20 *6 weeks
Staff 20 *6 weeks
Initial Teacher Education (ITE students 20  *6 weeks
plus an additional 40 from the School Experience Collection (SEC) *16 weeks
Associate 6 *6 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.

Return

There are two self-return machines on Level 1 next to the Information desk, close to the entrance gates.

  • You do not need your University ID card to return books
  • Instructions on how to return a book are displayed above the machine.

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.

Renew

You can renew your books via Primo.

  • Click on Sign In at the top right corner of the page.
  • Select the appropriate login option
  • Sign in using your University email address and password
  • Click on Library account found either in the top menu or below the search box
  • Click on Loans
  • You will see a list of all the items on loan to you.
  • Click on Renew for individual items or click on Renew All
  • Click on your name in the top right corner to sign out.

You may not be able to renew if

  • Your account has been suspended due to overdue charges or lost items
  • The item you wish to renew has been requested by someone else

If you are unsure why your items are not renewable or you have any other queries please contact the library.