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Guide: Distance Learning Students: Home


Welcome to the 'Distance Learning Students' Guide.


Part time and distance learning students have the same borrowing privileges as full-time students, and are subject to the same penalties for late return. Please refer to the areas on borrowing and renewing items.

In addition, SRUC library provides a postal loans service for students unable to visit the library in person.

Postal Loans

Items may be posted out to students registered on distance learning courses. There is no charge for this service. However, the borrower is responsible for the cost of returning the item. Please ensure you obtain a receipt from the post office as proof of postage.

  Contact your local campus library to request a postal loan.

Some key items for distance learning courses may only be available for a two-week loan. A number of items are limited to three days, overnight or reference only and will therefore due to geographical location be unavailable to some students. Journal issues cannot be borrowed.


References for images included within this guide:

Tim Parkinson (2007) Postbox @ Holme Next The Sea, Norfolk. [Online] Available at: (Accessed: 10 October 2019).

Postal Loans (Image)

© Tim Parkinson (2007), CC BY 2.0

Photocopying Service

A photocopying deposit account may be set up with your local campus library, to request articles from journals held by our libraries. A minimum of £5 is required to set up an account and this provides 100 A4 copies. Cheques should be made payable to "SRUC" and sent to the Librarian.

All photocopy requests must comply with copyright law. Library staff can only photocopy up to:

  • One article from a single journal issue
  • One chapter from a book or up to 10% of the book