This guide is designed to give you information to help you find your way around the Library and make the most of the resources available to you. You might also find the following resources useful:
You will be automatically registered with the Library and can start borrowing at the self-issue machines whenever you are ready. Your university ID card is also your Library card.
We aim to provide a pleasant and safe environment for everyone using the Library, whether a Brunel student, member of staff, or external visitor, and to this end we have a Code of Conduct, as follows:
Catalogue: searchable list of items held by the Library.
Library Search: tool for searching for books and online material.
Loan period: the length of time you can borrow the book.
Borrow: take the book for a certain length of time.
Shelfmark: the reference used to help you locate a book. This can be found in the item record on the catalogue and also on the spine of the book. It is made up of a set of numbers and letters.
Fine: a charge payable if the book is returned late.
Reservation: if all copies of the book are on loan, you can place a reservation (hold) so that you get the next copy that is returned
Renew: to add more time to your loan so you can take it for longer. Not all books can be renewed.
Journal: a collection of articles, normally on a particular subject, published on a regular basis. Journals can be in print or electronic format.