Changes to borrowing – 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th July!

Changes to borrowing are happening this weekend – here’s the essential information…

  • Friday 3rd July and Saturday 4th July 3rd A4

From 5pm on Friday 3rd July there’ll be no self-service available for renewals, issuing or requesting books.

Books can be issued at the Helpdesks between 10am – 5pm on Saturday 4th July.

You can return books to the usual areas and there’ll be information on how to do this in both libraries. Please note these books won’t be taken off your account immediately.

  • Sunday 5th July5th

There’ll be no self-service available for renewals, issuing or requesting books.

You can return books to the usual areas and there’ll be information on how to do this in both libraries. Please note these books won’t be taken off your account until Monday 6th July.

Books can be issued at the Helpdesks from 8.30am  Monday 6th July.

  • Monday 6th July

There’ll be no self-service available for renewals, issuing or requesting books until Tuesday 7th July

You can return books to the usual areas and there’ll be information on how to do this in both libraries. Please note these books won’t be taken off your account immediately.

Books can be issued at the Helpdesks from 8.30am Monday 6th July.

All books already out on loan will automatically be renewed until 21st July – after this date your books will automatically be renewed for up to a year unless someone else requests it or your SHUcard expires. Checking My Library Account is the best way to keep up to date. Here are the facts you need to know about the changes to borrowing

All charges for overdue items will be cleared at this time, however charges for replacement/lost books will remain

  • Tuesday 7th July

All services should be up and running as usual – if you have any questions contact us at Helpdesks, email learning.centre@shu.ac.uk, online chat (front page of the Library Gateway) and phone 0114 225 3333

Library borrowing has changed

Many of the changes and improvements are as a result of student comments. We’re also conscious that we want to keep books in circulation to allow as many students as possible to use them and hopefully these changes will help.

Here are the 7 facts you need to know about borrowing

  1. Book allowance increased
    You will now be able to borrow 20 items (up from 15)
  2. Automatic renewals
    Each of your loans will be automatically renewed each week for up to a year, unless someone else submits a Request for it.
    Emails will be sent to inform you if your book hasn’t renewed.
  3. Check My Library Account
    You will need to check regularly to see if Requests have been placed on books you have on loan.
    Find My Library Account top right on the Library Gateway.
  4. Loan periods standardised to 1 week
    There will be no more 2 day or 4 week loans. All items will be issued for one week.
    If you qualify for extended loans, loan periods will remain at 2 weeks.
  5. 3 day grace period to return requested books
    If a book you have on loan is requested by another borrower you will have 3 days from the due date to return the book before incurring fines. Books returned on the 4th day will include fines from days 1-3.
  6. Increased daily charges
    To encourage the return of books that someone else has requested £2 per day will be charged on requested books that are not returned.
  7. You can place Requests when all copies of a book are out on loan or at the ‘other’ library
    Request a book if they all the copies are out on loan and one will be held for you.
    If you are at City campus you can request a book at Collegiate to be delivered to Adsetts and vice versa.
    Books showing as ‘available’ at your library can be collected directly from the shelves.
    If you qualify for extended loans you can collect items from either library.

‘Reference only’ items will continue to be available on the shelves for use in the libraries only.

If you have any questions about borrowing, at any time, contact us at Helpdesks, email learning.centre@shu.ac.uk, chat, twitter @shu_library and phone 0114 225 3333.