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Library Induction

A hub for everything you need to be introduced to the library. Click on the menu to explore further.

Find out

  • How many books you can take out.
  • What books we have in the library and how to find them.
  • How to request a book that is on loan to another person.
  • How to take out a book and return it.

How many books you can take out

Who? How many? How long?
Student 20 *6 weeks
Initial Teacher Education 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.

How to search for books

To find out what books we have in the library you will need to use our library search tool called Primo.

Learn how to use Primo to search for books by watching our video below (01:44 min).

If you want more help to find books for your course take a look at our Library Guides.

These guides provide information and advice about books, e-books and articles for your subject area as well as software to help with your studies.

How to find a book on the shelves

Learn how our library system works so that you know which floor and where on the shelves you will find your books. Watch our video below (01:39 min).

How to request and collect a book

You can request a book that is on loan to another person and collect it from the library. Find out how by watching our video below (01:18 min).

How to issue books

To issue books you will need to use our self-issue machines found on Level 1. Find out how by watching our video below (01:01 min).

How to return books

You can return your books through our self-return machines found on Level 1. Watch our video below to find out how (00:45 min).