If you’ve got a book on loan from the library but can’t find it anywhere, here are some things you can try.
It sounds obvious, but have a really good look round at home and anywhere else you’ve been working recently. Still no sign of it?
Could you have left it on the bus or in a pub? Most places have lost property boxes so it’s worth phoning up to check.
Go to the library and have a look on the shelves. If you left it on a desk by mistake, someone could have found and shelved it without knowing that it’s on loan to you. It’s worth checking the ‘Recently returned’ shelves on the same floor as well just in case someone only found it recently. Not there?
Tell a member of staff at the library Helpdesk that you can’t find the book. It won’t be the first time we’ve had a student come to us about a missing book, so don’t worry. If you’re absolutely sure you left it in the library or think you’ve returned it already but it’s still on your account, we’ll set it to missing on the library system and help you look for it.
If all else fails and the book is truly lost, we’ll ask you to pay for a replacement copy. There aren’t any penalty charges or anything like that, it’s just the amount of money needed to buy the same book again.
Pro tip: Pick up a SHU Library bag from one of the library Helpdesks and keep all of your library books in it. The bags come with handy long handles to go over your shoulder or hang on the back of a chair, so you’ll never lose any books again!
On Monday 6th July all books currently out on loan will automatically be renewed until the 21st July. After that date your books will be automatically be renewed for up to a year unless someone else requests it.
If you have any books out on loan with a due date beyond the 21st July, that due date will remain unchanged and automatic renewals will start on the following day.
If a book you have out on loan is requested you’ll be sent an email to say the book hasn’t been renewed. Checking My Library Account regularly will help you keep up to date.
Then there’s a 3 day grace period in which you can return the book before incurring any fines. A book returned 3 days after the due date won’t be fined however a book returned on the 4th day will include fines from days 1-3.
If you need to post books back to us – we’ll use the postal date on the parcel as the return date – there won’t be charges for any postal delays.
Our aim is to keep books in circulation to allow as many of you as possible to use them.
If you have any questions about borrowing (and anything else obviously!), at any time, chat to us at Helpdesks, email firstname.lastname@example.org, online, twitter @shu_library and phone 0114 225 3333