Library and Archives Service
You will need your student card to use the self-issue machines. First you need to select a language. The screen then offers four buttons, Issue (borrowing), Return, Account Information and Renew. In order to borrow, choose Issue. You will then be prompted to ‘log in’ to the machine by holding your access card, face up, so that the beam reads across the barcode as shown in the on screen display.
Once logged in, to borrow the books you need to place your books on the panel in the centre of the shelf. The machines can issue several books at a time if you place them in a small pile on the shelf. You can also use the machines to check your account information, how many books you currently have on loan, if any are overdue, if you have any outstanding holds or items to pick up. You can also renew your books using the machines by choosing to select individual titles via the tick boxes or renewing all.
When returning books you do not need to scan your card, the machine will already know that the books are on loan to you. Select a language and the the Returns option. Items must be returned one at a time. The display will show whether you need to place the book on the returns trolley or to place books in the ‘exceptions’ bin (items to be sent to other libraries or ones that have been requested by other borrowers).
Please make sure that you log out at the end of each session by pressing either the Done button!! If you do not log out then there is a possibility that the next person to use the machine may borrow their books on to your card.