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New Academic Staff: Library registration and borrowing

Staff borrowing from the library

Borrowing materials

  • Use the self-service machines on the Ground Floor.  You need your id card.


  • Staff may borrow up to 20 items.
  • Some library material is available only for reference use in the Library, including the print Journals.
  • Certain books, DVDs and videos also marked 'Reference' may be borrowed by staff after consultation with the appropriate Liaison Librarian.

Return or Renew?

  • Book return is on the ground floor.
  • Book return outside when the library is closed.
  • Books automatically renew unless requested by someone else. Renew via Library Search.
  • Overdue items will incur charges.

Registering with the library

Library membership for permantent staff

  • You are automatically registered with the library.
  • Your staff identity card acts as your library card.
  • You will also need your staff ID card:
    • To gain access to the Sheppard Library and other many campus buildings .
    • To borrow materials.

Visiting or emeritus or short term contract staff

  • Check with your department that you are on the University PAFIS (staff management) system.   This controls access to e-resources. 
  • If you are not employed by the university, then license restrictions mean you will not have access to library e-resources.