[University home]

 A-Z | 

The University of Manchester Library

Store retrieval

The LIbrary Store team can provide items held in a number of restricted access stores on- and off-site. These stores hold the less-frequently consulted material. Although the retrieval service is not instant access, the stock can be of particular use for members of staff and graduate researchers.

In this page:

How do members of the University order a Store item?

The catalogue will indicate if an item is located in Store.

If it is a book please click on the REQUEST button to place your order.

To order any other store items, e.g. Journals, Microforms etc., please email full details to uml.store@manchester.ac.uk

Top of page

How long will it take and how will I know when it is ready?

We aim for a 24-hour turn around so requests are usually ready for collection next day unless the item has already been requested by another reader or is on loan. Please note that there is no store retrieval service at weekends or Bank Holidays. Once the request is ready for collection you will receive an email to confirm this.

Top of page

Where do I collect the store item I have requested?

The confirmation email will inform you if the item is to be collected from Lending Support Desk or the University Archive and Record Centre.

Top of page

Is there a limit to the number of requests I can make?

Yes. Store requests count as reservations so the limit is set at four reservations/store requests at a time. Once items are collected you are free to request more.

Top of page

Can I renew a store item once I have borrowed it?

Yes. Once retrieved, loanable store items are treated as normal loans. If the item has not been recalled you may renew it through the usual channels.

Top of page

Will it cost me anything?

No. Store items are part of the library's holdings, and no charge will be made to any user for consulting them. However, normal fines will apply if the item becomes overdue.

Top of page

Can external users request store items?

Yes, all our customers are welcome to request store material which they can then consult in the library.

Please e-mail your request to uml.store@manchester.ac.uk in advance of your visit. This will enable us to contact you before your visit if there are any problems with your request.

Once retrieved, store items are kept at the Main Library Lending Support Desk for 7 days

Top of page

I have ordered a store book, but won't be able to pick it up for a while. What can I do?

Once retrieved, all store items are held at the main library Lending Support Desk for seven days.

If you would like you item to be held for longer, please email uml.store@manchester.ac.uk. Please note that we are unable to hold your item for more than the original seven days if it is requested by another reader.

Top of page

Can I have store items delivered to my home address?

Any requests to have store items delivered should be made through the Document Supply Unit DELIVER service. Normal DELIVER charges and procedures apply.

Top of page

Contact details

If you have any questions or queries about store items, please contact us at uml.store@manchester.ac.uk, or telephone 0161 306 1536 / mobile 07771345510.
Please ask to speak to the Store Co-ordinator or Deputy.

Top of page