Borrow

All UWE Bristol libraries have self-service machines.

What do the self-service machines do?

They can do some, or all, of the following, depending upon the self-service machine you're using:

  • Issue items
  • Renew items
  • Return items  
  • Issue items you have reserved that are awaiting collection 

How do they work?

Full instructions are displayed on the machine’s screen.

You will need your library PIN.

Why won't it let me borrow? 

Common problems:

  • You have over £5.00 in outstanding or accruing library fines
  • You have borrowed too many items (see below) 

How long can I borrow an item for?

The majority of items may be borrowed for up to 365 days, with unlimited renewals - unless the item is recalled by another user. If the item is recalled, you will receive a notice to your UWE Bristol email address. You will then have 7 days to return it. If the item is not returned in time, then overdue charges will apply.

The item will only be issued for 8 days if there is a queue. In this situation you will also receive a recall notice the next day, which will confirm the date that the item is due.

What if I can't come to the library to borrow?

How many items can I borrow?

Borrower Maximum loans
at any one time
UWE Bristol students and staff 25
Member of the public 5 (2 reservations)

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