University of Bath

Self-Issue Library books

Our members are encouraged to use the Self-Issue machines to borrow from the Library. This video demonstration shows how to borrow items using the machines.

About Self-Issue

Self-Issue is a self-service system, which will let you issue books to yourself whenever the Library is open. You will need a valid Library card, your 4-digit Library PIN and the books you want to borrow.

All borrowers are encouraged to use Self-Issue and you will find it particularly helpful for those times when the Issue Desk is closed. The two Self-Issue machines are located adjacent to the Issue Desk.

You can use Self-Issue to borrow books as long as:

  • You don’t owe fines over £10
  • You have not reached your loans limit

The loan limits are 30 books for University students and staff and 5 books for External members, Alumni and SCONUL Access members.

We have created a short video showing how you borrow items on both types of Self-Issue machine.

How to Self-Issue Library books