Working in partnership with your Faculty we provide a wide range of resources that you can borrow. Our collection will contain key texts, a range of supplementary reading and support materials that you are able to borrow for either 4 weeks, 1 week or 1 day.
If there is a resource you feel would be helpful to your subject please let us know and we will be happy to consider purchasing it for our collections.
How to find resources
How to borrow resources
How long can I borrow a resource
To ensure fair circulation resources have different loan periods these are:
12 week loan - Teaching Practice (for education students only)
4 week loan - Available at all sites (will be reduced to one week if reserved by another user)
2 week loan Slides - Available at The Murray Library only
1 week loan - Available at all sites (this includes teaching practice for non-education students)
1 week loan Audio Visual resources- Available at all sites
1 day loan (Short loan) - Available at all sites
1 day Staff only - Open University videos
Fines will be charged for the late return of resources
Please note short loan resources are in high demand so we must ensure they are returned on time. These resources are marked with a green date label and green spinal stripe. Short loan resources must always be returned to the site you issue it from.
Borrowing Art and Design slides
The Art and Design slide collection and slide viewing equipment is based at The Murray Library. You can search for slides on the Library Catalogue.
If you have any problems finding the slides you need, please see the Library staff who will be happy to help you.
How to return resources
To avoid charges for resources that are returned late and to make sure that everyone has a fair opportunity to borrow them please make sure that you return items you borrow on or before the due date.
You can check when your resources are due for return on your issue machine receipt or by using the My Account option of the Library Catalogue. To help you remember this date we send email reminders to your University email account 3 days prior to the due date.
If you know you are unable to return resources by the due date please let us know, this will help you to avoid having to pay unnecessary charges.
How many recources can I borrow?
- Undergraduate students may borrow 15 resources
- Postgraduate students and those registered on a University research programme may borrow up to 20 resources
- Education students can also borrow 12 teaching practice resources in addition to their usual under or post graduate allocation
- Staff may borrow 20 resources
- Visitors who are eligible to borrow may borrow 4 resources
All customers may borrow up to 2 short loan resources and 3 audio-visual resources as part of their overall allocation