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Library Induction UoE: 2. Borrowing

Online introduction to key library resources, services and facilities

Borrow, renew, reserve

Locate, Issue and Return Library Resources








Click on the image for guidance on how to locate books on the shelves in '3 easy steps'.

Borrowing books from the Library has never been simpler. At our self-issue machines:
1) Select borrow and scan your ID 
2) Place the item in the reader area
3) Wait for the item to appear on screen and select 'Finished'

That's it! Happy studying everyone.

Returning your books at the Forum Library: 

1) Select the start button

2) Feed your book(s) into the machine one at a time

3) Confirm when you’re finished.


Self-issue at Penryn campus from FX Plus Library on Vimeo.

Using the self-issue machines at Penryn to borrow or return
1) Select borrow, return or renew
2) Place your library card under the scanner if borrowing
3) Place items on the scan bed and follow the on screen instructions
4) When finished select receipt type if required
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From using the library self-issue machines to navigating your online library record, explore this page for all the information you need on borrowing, renewing and reserving items from the University of Exeter libraries.



Tutorial: Borrow, Renew, Reserve

Click on the image to launch this short tutorial, or visit the 'Borrow, Renew, Reserve' LibGuide for additional information.

Your Library Card

University card                                                                

Your university card is your library card.

You will need this to gain access to university libraries and borrow resources, so ensure that you carry this with you at all times.


You will need to use your university username and password to access online library resources.

This should be sent to you once you have completed registration. These details are also used to login to ELE (our virtual learning environment) and iExeter.

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