Tricks of the Trade - Library

 As soon as you get a reading list use the on-line library booking system to reserve recommended books.  If the book you need is already on loan to someone else, reserve it (also called ‘putting it on hold’). 

Reserving a book means that it must be returned by the person who has it as soon as the hand in date arrives.

Getting books out of the library before a holiday often means you can keep it till the next term. 

The short loan library is good too.  You can have materials for a 4 hour period, and after a certain time of day, you get to keep them over night till 9 or 10 a.m.  the next morning. 

If you get a short loan book out last thing on a Friday / Saturday you can keep it till Monday morning. 

IF you cannot get a certain book, the shelf where is should be will have others on the same topic.  These books could be just as useful as the one you wanted. 


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+44 (0)116 252 5002

or visit us on the ground floor of the Library

The AccessAbility Centre is open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, during both terms and vacations. Contact us if you would like to speak with someone outside of these hours.


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The University of Leicester is committed to equal access to our facilities. DisabledGo has a detailed accessibility guide for the David Wilson Library.