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Borrowing, Renewing, Reserving and Returning Library Resources

Borrowing Resources from the library

Books can be borrowed via the self-service kiosk located by the fiction collection or via the library counter.

Watch the video on how to use this or follow the instructions below.

When using the self service machine do the following:

1. Press the borrow item button and scan your WSC card

2. Place the books inside the machine and wait for them all to be added

3. When all books have a green tick by their title, they have been added to your account

4. Click finish and take receipt - this will tell you when you books are due for return

If you have any problems please ask at the Library Helpdesk

Table of borrowing
West Suffolk College Student 6 items
West Suffolk College Staff Member 15 items
University of Suffolk Students 10 items
University of Suffolk Students not based at West Suffolk College 6 items

 

Standard Loan 3 weeks
Short loan 7 days
2 day loan (for books in high demand) 2 days
DVDs 7 days
Journals (Current issues) Reference only
Journals (Archive issues) 1 day

 

Any student that has agreed individual support arrangements or reasonable adjustments through Student Support will be eligible for:

  • 7 day loan issued for 14 days
  • 3 week loan issued for 28 days
  • Fines remain the same

You can check what you have out on loan online via the library catalogue click here or in the library via the self service machine. If you are unsure how to do this please ask at the library counter, a member of staff will happily assist you.

Books can be returned via the self-service kiosk located by the fiction collection or via the library counter.

When returning via the self service machine do the following:

1. Press the return item button

2. Place the books inside the machine and wait for them all to be added

3. When all books have a green tick by their title, they have been added to your account

4. Click finish and take receipt - this will tell you when you books are due for return

If you have any problems please ask at the Library Helpdesk

 

Books can also be returned at the library counter

Reservations can be placed on items that are on loan. You can do this via the Library Catalogue, by logging in with your WSC student or staff number.

If you have any issues using the online reservation system please phone or e-mail the library, staff will be happy to help you.

We will keep reservations for 7 days before passing them onto the next person, or returning them to the shelves.

When your item is ready for collection you will receive an e-mail to your e-mail account

If you decide you no longer need an item or a request was made in error, you can cancel the reservations by logging into your library account.

Should you encounter any problems with this please phone or e-mail the library, staff will be happy to help.

  • Items can be renewed as long as there are no holds on them

  • You can renew an item up to 4 times without bringing it into the library - after the 4th renewal we request that you bring the book into the library. If you still require it after your 4th renewal you will need to bring it back return it and then have it reissued to you.

  • Renew online My account

  • You can also telephone 01284 716216 or email the library to request a renewal

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