You will need your University ID card and PIN number to be able to borrow items from the Library. For Short Course students and External members we will make you a Library card when you join which you can use instead of a University ID card.
When you first start we will send you a link to create al PIN number so that your account is secure. If you have forgotten your PIN please follow the instructions on this page.
We have two self issue machines on the ground floor which allow you to borrow and return books, CDs, blu-rays and DVDs.
Laptops can be borrowed from the Lapsafe opposite the main entrance. (Available to Prep-HE, Undergraduate and Postgraduate students).
Occasionally we may need to ask you to return an item that is in high demand so that we can change the loan period. This will allow more students to access a popular item within the timeframe required by their course.
If you have an item on loan that is in high demand, the Library will e-mail and text you to ask you to return the item within 3 days; if the item isn't returned in this time, you will be fined £1 a day.
It is important that you check your AUB e-mail account / text messages on a regular basis and that you update eVision if your details change.
If an item you want to borrow is out on loan, you can place a hold (reserve it) using the Library catalogue. Check the catalogue record for the item to see when it is due for return and if other people have reserved it already. This will give you an idea of when you will be able to borrow it. You may also want to check if we have a digital copy available: e-book or streamed video. You can check on the Library catalogue but select search plus rather than library search from the drop down menu. For films search Box of Broadcasts or Kanopy.
We will e-mail you when it is ready for collection, you can also login to your account on the Library catalogue to see whether it is available yet.
If you have any overdue items or fines you won't be able to reserve an item or collect it until the overdue items have been returned and fines paid.
Items need to be collected within 7 days. After that time they will be reshelved or offered to the next person who has placed a hold.
Holds are not available for short course students or external members.
You can renew most items, however if another user has placed a hold on the item or you have overdue items or fines then you won't be able to renew. We have a maximum numbers of renewals to ensure other users can access an item.
We ask you to remember when your item is due for return and we help you to do this in a number of ways:
If items are returned late we will send you a number of reminder e-mails, text messages and letters. You will not be able to borrow new items from the Library if you have overdue items. This is to avoid you getting additional fines and because Library items will be needed by other users.
A bill is sent to you for replacement of unreturned items and the fines. If you return the items within a week you will
not need to pay for the replacement of the items.
The Library charges fines for the late return of items. Fines are incurred for overdue items on all days the Library is open. Fines need to be paid before any items can be borrowed or renewed. If you have a problem with an overdue item please contact the Library at the counter, by e-mail email@example.com or phone 01202 363256
If you have mitigating circumstances we will ask your tutor to confirm the dates affected, we do not need to know why you have mitigating circumstances.
Please take care of the items you borrow from the Library.
If you damage Library items then you may be asked to pay for a replacement. Library staff will assess the level of damage and decide whether the item needs to be replaced.
If you loose an item please let us know. We give you 2 weeks to have a good look for it and if it is not found in that time we will then ask you to pay for a replacement copy. The replacement value is calculated when an item is reported missing. Replacement costs may be more than the original price paid by the Library, particularly in the case of rare or valuable items.