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Reservations

This is a self service facility available on the library catalogue and on DISCOVER. You can reserve up to 6 items at any one time and they can be collected from any campus library. Items will be delivered to the campus you specify when placing the reservation. External Associate members may reserve up to 2 items. Our campuses are up to 40 miles apart so please allow several days for an inter-campus reservation to reach the selected campus via our courier service. You will need your password to place a reservation. You may view your user record to see how your reservation is progressing. The message: "Ready for pick up" indicates that you may collect it from the specified location.

Automatic Renewals

University of Bedfordshire has automatic renewals on all standard and 7 day loan items. It is essential that you reserve any item you need that's on loan so it can be recalled for your use.

Terms and Conditions

Please make sure that your contact address is up-to-date. You can change this information yourself in eVision.

You may return borrowed items to any University of Bedfordshire Campus Library.

You will be unable to place a reservation if:

  • you have a book on loan to you which someone else has reserved
  • you have already reserved 6 items which is the maximum number of reservations allowed
  • you have an overdue or billed item
  • the item is on the shelves of the campus where you are trying to place the reservation

Some loan categories cannot be reserved:

  • overnight loans
  • teaching practice items (Bedford Campus only)

You will be notified by e-mail via your University e-mail account when your reservation is available for collection. Remember to check your University e-mail account regularly. You will need your ID card to collect your reserved item.

All reserved items must be collected by the person who has placed the reservation with their ID card.

Need a journal article?

Check the catalogue

http://library.beds.ac.uk/

If it's not in stock electronically but available in print at another campus you can request an intercampus electronic delivery reservation. 

Click here to Complete the form . Fill in as many details as possible and click submit.

The article will be sent by email to your University email account. Check your account regularly to see if the email has arrived - we aim for delivery in 3 - 5 working days.

Please note a small charge, of 50p per request, is made for this service for copyright reasons.

Long waiting lists

Occasionally items that are recommended by your lecturer develop long reservation waiting lists. These are known as High Demand Holds. The service does its best to supply enough materials to meet the demand but this isn't always possible. By all means add your name to that waiting list but in the mean time why don't you:

  • Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian so they can:
    • talk to your lecturer about maybe identifying a chapter of a key text and make it electronically available via BREO
    • buy more texts when more funds become available
    • consider changing the loan status of the item you specify if possible - in other words change how long if may be borrowed for, if it's a standard loan item (2 weeks) changing it to a 7 day loan item
  • Or, check the public library catalogues.  Luton http://www.lutonculture.com/luton-libraries/luton-libraries/ Bedfordshire  https://www.bedford.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/libraries.aspx
  • Or, look for alternative titles at the same classification number
  • Or, consider buying a copy for yourself
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