Books are issued and renewed week by week, but for Offsite students the books are protected from being requested by anyone else for the first three weeks. So, if you want to borrow something that’s already on loan, you need to request it by putting a hold on it. Distance learners registered with Offsite should place items on hold via Books by Mail.
What happens when you place a hold on a Library item?
If the item is already on loan an email is sent to the University email of the person who has that book, asking them to return the item as it has been requested by another user. They then have a specified number of days to return the item. It’s therefore really important to check your student email if you have books on loan, just to make sure that no-one else has requested them.
Once the item has been returned, the Holds team will process the item. For Offsite users of the Library, the book is then passed to the Offsite team for posting out to you. Once your hold has been sent, you’ll receive an email to your student email to confirm that the book is on its way!
If you’re not sure how to place a hold, please check out our Offsite page on postal loans where you can also watch our video: How to request books by mail.
If you’ve any queries, please do contact Offsite . You can also contact the main library for help if you wish. Did you know you can keep up to date with our news, or talk to us, on Twitter, Facebook, the Blog or the Leeds Beckett Distance Learning Community.