How to Place a Reservation

You need that book, you really need that book, but someone else has beaten you to it. There’s still hope! Place a reservation on it and soon it will be on our reservation shelf with your name on it.

Just follow these easy steps to reserve your book:

  • Find your out-of-stock book on the catalogue, it will look a little like this:Reservation button
  • Click on the yellow ‘Reserve this item’ button
  • It will take you to a screen like the one below; just put in your borrower number which can be found on the back of your student card

Login to catalogue

  • Click on the ‘Reserve’ button

Book out of stock

  • And a message saying ‘Reservation Placed’ will confirm your reservation.

Reservation Placed

  • We will send an email to your unimail when the book is ready to collect.


Anything else I need to know?

  1. Your book will be held on the reservation shelf for seven days from the date you receive the email saying the book is ready to collect.
  2. You will need to borrow the reservation using the kiosks as normal.
  3. You can only place a reservation against an item when there are no seven-day or standard loans in stock.
  4. You cannot reserve a reference book.