Self-Issue and Self-Return

Although we are always happy to assist you at the library Issue Desk, there are some very useful Self service facilities that you can take advantage of to make using the library easier for you.

The self-issue machine in action!

The self-issue machine in action!


Our self-issue machine is situated on Level 1, just opposite the Issue Desk.

This easy-to-use machine is a quick and convenient way to borrow or renew books (but not DVDs or Videos) if you don’t want to wait in a queue at the desk.

Remember to read the instructions beside the machine carefully before using it for the first time, or just ask one of the library staff for a demo.


We have a book-drop box for returning items opposite the library issue desk (next to the self-issue machine). The drop box is ideal if you want to pop in to return material and don’t want to wait in a queue. If you intend to borrow more material in the same trip you are best to return the items at the desk, otherwise you might find you have reached your borrowing limit.

The book-drop box is regularly emptied thoughout the day. Any items which are deposited in it at closing time or when the library is closed will be checked-in the next day the library is open. Fines will only be charged if an item was already overdue on the day you put it in the book-drop box.

19. March 2010 by jfurnes1
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