Fitzwilliam library

Borrowing books

During term, you may borrow up to 10 books here at Fitz and they will auto-renew until you return them.

Borrowing books

Our clever security system and self-service station are linked and allow you to borrow books 24/7. Follow the on-screen instructions.

  • Present your card, barcode up, on the red line
  • Confirm your name by pressing OK - you can also see your account details 
  • Place the books below the screen, up to four at a time - the list shows which books you have borrowed
  • When complete select Print Receipt, Email Receipt or No Receipt - this gives a record of your details and current loans 
  • All books taken out of the Library MUST be checked out in this way. If they are not you will set off the alarm and CCTV!
  • If your card does not work, please ask staff for assistance, or out of hours use a Manual Loan Slip (next to the self-service station).

Returning books

To return a book:

  • Select 'return' on the touchscreen.
  • Place the books on the pad.
  • Ensure all items are returned on the list.
  • Place books on the Returns trolley.

New Members' registration

You must present your University Card to a member of the Library staff before you can borrow books. The most convenient time to do this is during the induction tours during the first week of Michaelmas term.

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