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Borrowing Books

The Library Catalogue can be used to search for books, journals, DVDs and other materials, held or subscribed to by the library.

You can also use the Catalogue to place a reservation or check My Account for details of your loans.

Search the Library Catalogue 

Login to My Account 

Request an Inter-Library Loan 

Loan Categories

There are three categories of books on the Library shelves:

Short Loan - labelled on the spine of the book. These can be borrowed for 1 week at a time.

Normal Loan - no label on the spine of the book. These can be borrowed for 4 weeks at a time.

Reference - REF label on the spine of the book. These can be used in the library but not taken out.

Loan Allowances

  • Undergraduate Students can borrow 15 items
  • Final Year Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students can borrow 18 items
  • Staff can borrow 18 items

How To Issue Library Items

Preston Campus - you can issue Library items at any of the self issue machines. They are available on the ground, first and second floors. Follow the instructions on the screen and don't forget to take your receipt as this gives you the due date for the items that are on your account. You should always retain your receipt and you can also check details of loans by accessing your My Account online.

Burnley HE Campus - you can issue Library items using the issue machines in the building. Follow the instructions on the screen and don't forget to take your receipt as this gives you the due date for the items that are on your account. You should always retain your receipt and you can also check details of loans by accessing your My Account online.

How To Return Library Items

Preston Campus - you need to return or renew items before they become overdue to avoid fines. You will find the returns machine on the ground floor. Follow the instructions on the screen and don't forget to take your receipt as proof of return.

Burnley HE Campus - you can use the returns machines in the Burnley Campus Library. Follow the instructions on the screen and don't forget to take your receipt as proof of return.

Please note: Overdue notices are automatically sent to your UCLan email account. However these are a courtesy and cannot be guaranteed. You can also check your My Account online.