Our print and audio visual items can be borrowed by anyone with a University smartcard or Library Card.
Exceptions are journals and items marked as Reference, which can't be borrowed, and Special Collections, including theses, which are not available on open shelves. To borrow items you will need your smartcard. Self-service machines are available at all our libraries.
You can borrow:
Students eligible for extended loans (by arrangement with the Student Disability Service) will have 7-day Collection items issued for 14 days.
All loans, except for 24-hour loan items, will be renewed automatically on a rolling basis (in accordance with the loan period of the item), unless the item is reserved by another user.
24-hour loans cannot be reserved and are not renewable.
If your loan has been requested then it will not be renewed; you will be notified by email that the loan will need returning.
If you encounter any problems then please contact us as soon as possible for assistance.
If you require somebody to borrow library items on your behalf, please fill in the form below:
You will receive an acknowledgement email with guidelines on how items can be collected.
You can cancel your proxy borrowing arrangement at any time by emailing email@example.com
You can log into your LibrarySearch library account online for a list of items you have on loan.
A monthly statement with details of items on loan will be sent to you by email so that you can keep track of the items you have on loan and decide if you need to return those that you don’t need any longer.
It is important you check your monthly borrowing statement and library account regularly so that you know when your items are due for return.
Once the book has been requested, you will receive an email to let you know and to advise you to return the item.
At that point, the item will stop being renewed and the due date will be the date for you to return the item.
If the reservation is satisfied before you bring your copy back, the loan will be automatically renewed again.
You can return items to any campus library; items do not have to be returned to the library they were borrowed from. Items can be returned:
You are responsible for the book until it is returned, so we recommend that you get proof of postage. We will take the return date as being the date your parcel was date stamped by the postal service.
If you have a disability that requires a drop off point for Library items on North Holmes Road campus, please contact Student Support who will make the necessary arrangements for you.
LibrarySearch can be used to search for items across all our campus libraries. You can use it to see which of our libraries hold copies of the items you are interested in.
Reservations are made by logging into LibrarySearch. After logging in, you will always see a “Place Reservation” button alongside the item details but you can only place a reservation if there are no copies currently available at your home library.
Reservations can be placed:
Notification and collection:
If you are unable to place a reservation on an item please contact us for assistance
As a member of Canterbury Christ Church University, you can borrow items across our entire network of libraries and if the item you want is on the shelf at another Library, we’ll bring the item to your home library for you to pick up.
Place a reservation on the item in the same way as you would above and you’ll be notified by your University email address when it’s arrived by courier and ready for collection.
You can’t reserve a copy of an item from another library if there is a copy available on the shelf at your home library or if it is a 24-hour loan.
A fetching service for books and other items on our open shelves is available for those who have difficulty accessing the material themselves.
Please complete the form below:
Requests for alternative formats can be made at any point during your studies. You should submit your request using this form in advance of the semester you require it for. In order for us to request a digital copy:
We will try to supply an alternative format, but it is not always possible. You can also make use of the productivity software available at the University.
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