If you can’t remember what you have on loan or when things are due back, have a look on My Library Account. Go to the Library Gateway and click on the ‘My Library Account’ link in the top, right-hand corner of the screen.
If you’re on a mobile phone or tablet, click on the menu button to get to the link.
You’ll be asked to sign in, so use your University username and password. It’s the same details you use to log into shuspace or a University PC.
After that, you’ll be in My Library Account and you can go into the different areas to see information related to your borrowing.
Loans – all the library books, DVDs, and other things you have on loan will be listed alongside their due dates. Items will renew automatically but not if someone else requests them, so it’s a good idea to check My Library Account regularly. You will get an email to your University account as well if someone requests an item and it won’t be renewed. Some things aren’t renewable at all, like laptops and Document Supply books.
Requests – if you’ve made any requests, you can see them here with information about whether they’re ready for you to collect. There’s also an option to cancel a request that you don’t need any more, which will take you out of the queue and make sure it’s passed along to the next person who requested it.
Fines and fees – hopefully, you won’t be using this area very often! You can see a list of any fines and pay them from here as well.
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Since we changed our systems over the summer, any books that you have on loan will renew automatically. This will happen at the end of each loan period – 1 week for most people – unless…
books you have on loan are requested by someone else
you have had them for 52 weeks already
your library account has expired because you’re due to finish your course.
You’re only guaranteed a book for one loan period though, so it’s a really good idea to keep checking My Library Account to make sure your books have renewed. If one hasn’t, it’s probably because another person needs it. You have a 3 day leeway to return the book, there’s no charge for returning the book 1-3 days after the due date however books returned on the fourth day will be charged at £2 per day including days 1 to 3.
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 email@example.com, online, twitter @shu_library and phone 0114 225 3333
Install the SHUgo app and you’ll find a link to the Gateway in it
The mobile version of the Gateway has all the same features as you’d see on a PC. There’s Library Search, of course, subject guides, My Library Account to renew your books, and more.
Remember as well: if you’re a SHU student, there’s no need to use up your mobile data. When you’re on campus, you can connect to University WiFi. If you need help getting connected, there are step-by-step guides for Android and iPhone on shuspace, or you can ask at the Helpdesk.
Those of you with kids might know that half-term is rapidly approaching. Others of you will have reading weeks, or regular timetabled sessions. Whatever your plans are for the next few days, the learning centres can accommodate you
If you’re away from University, don’t forget that you can renew your books online using My Library Account.
But if you are on campus, you’ll find that our opening hours are
as normal, so we’re open 24/7 and the Helpdesks are staffed 8.30am until 7pm, Monday to Friday. We have staff training on Tuesdays at Collegiate and on Thursdays at Adsetts, so the Helpdesks open at 10am on those days. You can find full details on the Learning centre opening hours shuspace page.
And if you’ve got the delight of your children, then of course you’re welcome to bring them into the learning centres. There are a couple of things we’d ask you to watch out for, so have a quick look on shuspace at the Can I bring my children into the learning centre? page.