Monday, 10 November 2014

Tips on using the Library and its resources: No. 5

All the copies out? Place a request. 

If you've been beaten to the shelves by your coursemates and all the loan copies (3 week or 1 week) of the book you want are out on loan, you can place a request online. When a copy comes in that fulfils your request, you will receive an email telling you the book is here, and we will keep it for 5 days for you to come and pick it up.

If a request is placed on a book, the person that has borrowed it will not be able to renew it – so don’t just wait for books to be returned, place a request. Here’s how:

1. Search for the book on the catalogue.

2. Click on Login to place requests. Log in with your barcode and PIN (see our previous tips post for how to do this)

3. Enter your Library barcode number (under the barcode on your student ID card) and your PIN. What’s my PIN? If you’re a Birkbeck student, it is the last four digits of your student number (also on your ID card). If you are not a student, click on the What’s my PIN? link to see guidance on what to enter.

4. Click on Place A Request next to any copy

5. Then on Submit Request

6. You will see a screen that says Your Request was successful.
7. When you get your email from us, come and pick up the book from the issue desk on the ground floor of the Library.

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