Welcome to our Books2You Service for Research: enabling you to borrow books from the Library's collection that aren't available online.

We recognise that, as part of your research, you may need to access physical books from Western Bank Library or the Information Commons. Our Books2You Service for Research aims to help you access these resources. The service is currently available to all PGRs and to support the particular needs of cohorts of students working on research that is highly dependent on access to print collections. We regret that the service is not currently available to the wider student population or external members. We will keep this under regular review and extend access as soon as possible. However, the service is available to students who have been referred from DDSS to the Library as having a print disability.

How it works

STEP 1 - Use StarPlus to locate the item you require and, if it is showing as available, request the item. Our new screencast explains everything you need to know.

STEP 2 - Select Western Bank Library or Delivery. If you choose Delivery, we will post the book (free of charge) to your chosen address as soon as possible. The book will initially be loaned until someone else requests it. 

STEP 3 - If you choose to collect your books from Western Bank Library, you will receive an email giving you collection instructions. Once you have received the confirmation email, you will be able to collect the requested item(s) between 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday from the collection point (enter through the main entrance to Western Bank Library, situated at the front of the building). Requests will be ready to collect as soon as possible, but please await your confirmation email before visiting the Library.

Remember to bring your uCard to collect the items that you have requested. 

The collection point is Covid-secure with 2m social distancing in place. We ask you to wear a face covering, unless you are medically exempt.

Books2You Collection Point in Western Bank Library

If you need assistance, contact Library Help (by email, by phone 0114 222 7200, or by Live Chat).