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What is the Research Reserve and how do I request items?

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The Research Reserve is the Library’s offsite storage facility where lesser used resources are housed. If you find an item on the library catalogue (Library Search) that is located in the Research Reserve, it is possible for you to request that item and it should be delivered to the branch library of your choice within three days. There are separate methods for requesting Books and Journals.  

  1. The procedure for requesting a book:

First of all, to enable all features of Library Search (the library catalogue) you will need to sign in by clicking on the Sign in link in the top right hand corner of the page and entering your University assigned username and password.

When you find a book listed as being available at the Research Reserve, to request the book, you will need to click on the In Library tab.

This should reveal a Request button. Click on the button and a request form will appear.

You must specify which Library you would like the item delivered to, then simply click Request.

 

   2. The procedure for requesting a journal:

First of all, to enable all features of Library Search (the library catalogue) you will need to sign in by clicking on the Sign in link in the top right hand corner of the page and entering your University assigned username and password.

When you find a journal listed as being available at the Research Reserve, you will find a Request button alongside the list of available volumes.  In the example below, to request Volume 28, you need to Click the adjacent Request button.

The following request form will appear confirming which volume you are requesting.  You will need to specify which Library you would like the item delivered to, then simply click Request.

 

The item will then be collected for you and delivered to your selected library within 3 days.

 

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