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Changes to how you search for and borrow books from 27 July Articles

LibrarySearch is the Library's main search tool, and allows you to cross search many of our print and online collections in one place. A new and improved LibrarySearch will go live on the 27 July.  To prepare for the switchover please:

  • Export your LibrarySearch e-Shelf by 26 July. You can email it to yourself or import it into your preferred reference management software. Information on how to export your e-shelf is available at:
  • Note the reservation system will be unavailable from the 14–27 July. Any reservations which are not waiting for collection by 14 July will need to be reserved again after 27 July.

The new system will allow us to make improvements to your Library Service, forthcoming enhancements include:

  • Borrowing limits will increase to 20 books instead of 16.
  • You will be able to reserve 5 items from other campuses instead of 3.
  • Reservations for on-shelf items at home sites will no longer be possible. Library staff will be on hand to help you use the catalogue and locate the item on the shelf.
  • You will still be able to renew an item up to 50 times. 
  • When the £20 block is reached, you will now be able to renew and reserve books - however, you will not be able to take out new loans until the fines go below £20.

If you have any questions please contact a member of the library team by email or phone on 020 8331 7788.