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Welcome

Welcome to the 'Borrow, Renew, Return' Guide.

Borrowing Entitlements

You may borrow items from any SRUC library (subject to local requirements), no matter which campus you are based at. 

Entitlements do vary for the following:

Students

Undergraduate students may borrow up to 15 items at any one time. Please check with your campus library staff if there are any local arrangements in place. You may borrow any item from any SRUC library (depending on local restrictions) no matter which campus you may be based at.

Dissertation students may have a small number of  Inter-Library Loans (ILLs) at the discretion of their department.

Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate students may borrow up to 25 items not including Inter-Library Loans (ILLs). Please check with your campus library staff if any local arrangements are in place. You may borrow any item from any SRUC library (depending on local restrictions) no matter which campus/site you may be based at.

SRUC Staff

Staff are allowed to borrow up to 25 items not including Inter-Library Loans (ILLs).

Some local arrangements are in place for our partner institutions - please ask at your local library.

Staff are not charged fines unless they have borrowed University of West Scotland (UWS) items in which case the normal rate of fines is applied. Please note that this is a matter between the member of staff and UWS, and SRUC library will not intervene on the staff's behalf.

Edinburgh University Staff and Students

The Edinburgh University and SRUC libraries offer a reciprocal borrowing scheme that allows students and staff to access and borrow material from Edinburgh University libraries.

Students and staff registered at SRUC may apply for external membership of the University by completing an application form - available from staff in the SRUC Edinburgh library. You will need a valid student or staff ID card to accompany your form in order to register. 

SRUC borrowers may be able to borrow up to 5 items from any of the Universities participating library sites. University class and departmentmental libraries are not included, and external membership does not include access to e-resources or use of the PCs. You are, however, able to use the Eduroam wi-fi network.

For further information, see the 'Edinburgh University Library' website (link below).

Edinburgh University staff and students may borrow up to 5 items from SRUC Edinburgh library. Short loan (3 hours) items are excluded.

Fife College

Fife College staff and students based at Elmwood campus may borrow printed materials from Elmwood campus library belonging to either Fife college and SRUC. SRUC students based at Elmwood campus may borrow printed materials belonging to Fife college but kept in Elmwood library. The loan period and borrowing entitlements are consistent with those listed under SRUC staff and undergraduate students. 

NESCol Staff and Students

Staff and students of SRUC's Aberdeen campus may apply for associate membership of NESCol libraries by showing their SRUC ID card and completing an application form - available from staff at the shared issue desk. Up to 5 items may be borrowed from any of NESCol's participating library sites. Short loan items may not be borrowed.

Staff and students registered at NESCol Craibstone campus may apply for associate membership of SRUC libraries in the same way, and may borrow up to 5 items from any of SRUC's participating sites.

UWS Staff and Students

SRUC staff and students may borrow printed materials owned by UWS but not necessarily housed in the shared campus library (subject to local restrictions).

UWS staff and students based at Ayr campus may borrow printed materials belonging to SRUC libraries (subject to local restrictions). 

Sconul Access Borrowers

For further information, visit the 'SCONUL website' (link below)

References

References for images included within this guide:

CollegeDegrees360 (2012) Student. [Online] Available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/83633410@N07/7658278494/ (Accessed: 9 October 2019).

UBC Library Communications (2007) Reference desk (IKBLC). [Online] Available at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ubclibrary/3027724237 (Accessed: 9 October 2019).

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© CollegeDegrees360 (2012), CC BY-SA 2.0

Borrowing Items

Library items may be borrowed at the issue desk at each campus.  At all campuses you must have your matriculation card or staff ID card to borrow items. If you are a partnership institution, an external, or Sconul access member, please see below.

Items must be returned by the date/time stamped on the date label. Please ensure that you write the date on the date label if you renew by phone or online.

You must not lend any item you have borrowed to anyone else as you will be held responsible for it.

Overdue fines are charged for the late return of items

Managing Your Loans

Log in to your 'SRUC Library - My Account' (link below) to check your details and see what you have on loan.

My Library Account Tutorial #3

Reminder Notices

  • The system will automatically send a reminder to your email address (official SRUC email unless otherwise notified – students may forward to their personal email addresses if required) the day before items are due.
  • A further 3 Emails are sent after the due date if items are not returned.
  • If you are not a member of SRUC then you will be required to give a valid email address when registering. If you don’t have an email account then reminders will be sent by post – please be aware that this may result in delays, especially for the pre-overdue date reminder.

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© UBC Library Communications (2007), CC BY-NC-ND 2.0