Thursday, 13 August 2009

How to reserve a book online

  • You can reserve books online only if ALL copies or all those copies with the same loan period are on loan in a particular library site.
  • You can request standard and one week loans, but NOT overnight or reference copies.
  • If a book is on loan to somebody else, a due date is shown on the eUCLid catalogue and a Request link is displayed. You are limited to three reservations at any one time.

To place the request via eUCLId:

1) From the eUCLid catalogue record select a copy of the book from the library site and with the loan period you want

2) Click on the Request link on the left-hand side of the screen

3) You will be prompted to enter the following
  • Barcode (= the number on the back of your library/UCL ID card)
  • PIN code = the four figure/letter code unique to you (ask at the library issue desk if you don't know yours)
  • Click Go
4) You will receive an email when the book is ready for you to collect from the issue desk. You have one week to collect an item, after which it will be returned to the shelves.
5) To cancel a request
  • To cancel a reservation, select Reservations to display your reequests.
  • Click on the blue number next to the book title
  • Click on the Delete Reservation button

When you have finished looking at your record, click Reset (at the top of the screen).

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