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Newcastle Libraries - Self Guided Tours

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Borrowing a book

With self issue machines on Levels 2, 3, and 4, borrowing books from the Library couldn't be easier - all you need is your smartcard. Take a look at the video below to see how it works.

If you have a problem with a self issue machine or receive an unexpected error message make your way to the Library Help desk on Level 2 where staff are available to investigate and will issue the books directly to you.

You can borrow a long loan book for as long as you need it unless someone else reserves it, and we will send you an email to let you know when any books are due back. Your loans will automatically be added to your individual library account on Library Search, which you can access via the Library website or the University App.  In your account you can check the due date details on all of your books, see the status of any reservation requests, and access your messages.

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