Welcome to your Library: Borrowing

Joining the Library

Your university ID card is also your Library card. Please carry it with you at all times as you will need this to enter the Library.

If you have any problems or questions about your Library account, please ask a the Help Desk.

"How do I borrow books?"

To borrow items from the Library use the self issue machines.  See our guide below for details. 

"How do I return a book?"

Reservations: "How do I reserve a book?"

Step 1: If a book is not on the shelves you can place a hold in the Library catalogue. Select 'Place hold'

Reservations: Step 2

Step 2: A Log in box will appear. Enter your ID, which you can find on your Library card. If you have set up a PIN then enter that too.

Reservations: Step 3 Place Hold(s)

Step 3: Once you are signed in you can confirm your hold by pressing the 'Place Hold(s) option. Now you just wait for an email in your Brunel webmail to let you know your book is available for you to pick up on the Holds shelf on the Ground floor of the Library.