How do I borrow a book?
Self-service machines are located on Blue Ground floor and within the High Demand collection at the Main Library.
You will need your Library card and PIN.
Instructions for using the self-issue machines are displayed on the touch screens but please do ask a member of Library staff for help if you need it.
Please retain your receipt and check that all details are correct before leaving the Library.
You will be unable to use the self-service machines if:
- Your Library card is blocked due to unpaid fines/overdue loans and recalls
- Your Library card is damaged
- Your Library card is expired
- You have reached your loan quota
- You do not know your PIN - see How do I get my PIN?
If the barcode of the book you are trying to borrow is old or damaged please see a member of Library staff who will be able to produce a new barcode for you.
How many books can I borrow?
Staff and students at The University of Manchester, and other users with borrowing entitlements, can borrow:
|Category||Loan quota||4 week loan|
|University of Manchester Staff||Up to 50 books||Yes - for up to 1 year|
|University of Manchester Research Postgraduate||Up to 40 books||Yes - for up to 12 weeks|
|University of Manchester Taught-course Postgraduate||Up to 25 books||Yes - for up to 4 weeks|
|University of Manchester Undergraduate||Up to 20 books||Yes - for up to 4 weeks|