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How do I reserve a book?

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You can reserve a book if all other loabable copies are out of the library. Placing a reservation on a book will mean that whoever currently has the book will not be able to renew it and will be sent an email requesting that it is returned.

To reserve an item:

  • Visit the Library catalogue and search for the item you require.
  • Check the item's availability.  If no copies are available for loan click on Reserve this item
  • Login using either your network username and password (students and staff) or Library barcode number (external members)
  • Click Reserve

When the book is ready to be collected you will receive an email. The book will be placed on the reservation shelf near the self-service issue machines and will be labelled with the first 3 letters of your last name and the last 3 digits of your borrower barcode. Reserved books will be held for one week before they are released back to the shelves.

If you experience any problems when placing a reservation please contact the Library on 020 8392 3770 or email