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Borrowing

A library member of staff issuing a book to a student

You may borrow items from our standard collections for the whole of the academic year.

Self-service kiosks can be used to issue/renew/return items or staff can issue items for you at the service desk in any library (you must always produce your ID card).

Items must be returned by the date/time stamped on the date label or on the receipt if you have issued the item yourself. You are responsible for all items issued to your ID card.

There are different types of library members that can borrow different amounts of standard loan items. See the table below for how many items you can borrow:

  • Undergraduates - 15 items
  • Postgraduates - 20 items
  • Research Students - 25 items
  • University Staff  - 30 items
  • SCONUL Access / Libraries Together Passport - 5 items

Y Fforwm, SBC, Carmarthen and Lampeter libraries - Standard Loan Items (Books, DVDs and Artefacts)

These are available to borrow for an initial one-week loan period and will automatically renew on a daily basis for up to one calendar year, unless they are requested by another library customer (or your account is due to expire). Reference collections including journals and theses are available in all our libraries.

Griffith library

Three weekly loans (Books) and Weekly loans (Books/DVDs)

If you need to borrow an item the library doesn't have, please see our Need More? service for more information.

If you have lost a library item, have a query regarding your fines, or have any other questions about borrowing library items, please contact the library at library@uwtsd.ac.uk  or you can visit our libraries. Opening hours information is available here.

Y Fforwm Library

LapSafe located on the first-floor which issues laptops for a four-hour loan period.

Carmarthen, Lampeter, SBC & Griffith libraries 

Laptops and Macbooks can be borrowed as an initial one-week loan and could automatically renew for up to 21 days unless requested by another library customer.

Self-service kiosks are available throughout all libraries, allowing you to borrow and return items using your ID card. Once you have chosen the items you wish to borrow, take them with your ID card to the self-service kiosk, where you will be issued with a receipt showing the date of return. If you have any queries, please go to the service desk.

You will not be able to use the service:

  • if your ID card has expired
  • if you have a block on your ID card
  • if your item has been invoiced for the replacement cost
  • to transfer item loans from someone else's ID card to your own
  • to renew items that are required by another library customer

Keep in touch with us; let us know if you have any problems issuing, renewing or returning any items or any other queries. Contact the library on library@uwtsd.ac.uk  or through the link to our libraries here. Please note that you are responsible for everything borrowed on your ID card and for any fines incurred.

Distance leaners may be eligible to use our postal loans service, please check our External Borrower Guide for further details. This service is only available to those students registered as Distance Leaners and studying through our Lampeter campus.

On completion of your studies, you will be asked to return all materials on loan and clear any outstanding charges. If you are granted an extension, this will need to be confirmed officially and recorded with Registry before your library access can also be extended.