Library Issue Desk services

Find out how to borrow or return library books and get a library card. Information about the library automatic loans renewals and fines for late and lost books

Guide to Issue Desk Services

The Issue Desk is the first staffed service point you will find after you pass through the security gates on Level 2 of the Library. We help borrowers with the issue and return of library materials and make library cards for staff, students and visitors.

Getting a library card

How to join the Library and advice about getting a replacement University of Bath library card.

Borrowing from the University Library

Advice for Library users about borrowing, returning, renewing loans and reserving items from the Library with information about checking your borrower account.

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.

What is my Library PIN?

This guide describes how to obtain your Library PIN from the Issue Desk or by resetting your PIN using Library online account functions.

When can I visit the Issue Desk?

Please see our opening times and staffed service hours page to check when the Issue Desk is open.

Contact the Issue Desk team

For membership queries, issues relating to your borrower account or queries about charges and overdue books please let us know how we can help.