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Reserving items

If all 7 day and long loan copies of the book you want are out on loan you can reserve a copy via Library SmartSearch on and off-campus.  To reserve a book:

  • first check on Library SmartSearch that all copies are out on loan
  • then click on Reserve and follow the instructions displayed
  • you will be prompted to enter your Aston University username and password

When the book is available for you to collect you will be sent an email to your Aston email account.  Reserved books are available for self-service collection from the Short Loan area and will be kept for you for 3 working days. 

If you have fines to pay or restrictions on your Library account you won't be able to reserve books.  Please speak to someone at the Help desk on the ground floor of the Library in case of any difficulties or email library@aston.ac.uk.

Reserving Aston University Projects

Search for Aston University Projects using Library SmartSearch.
Once you have found the project you would like to consult, select: Link to Catalogue Record (on the right-hand side of the results screen).   You will see a Reserve button at the top of the screen to request the project.  The project will then be available for you to collect from the Help desk within 24 working hours, unless it is currently out on loan.  You can only borrow 1 project at a time and they can be renewed for 1 week only.

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