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Borrowing Books 

Books are listed on the 'Explore' web catalogue

Books in the UCL Institute of Child Health Library are Standard Loans, and may be borrowed by holders of a valid library card for 8 weeks. This period may be reduced if the book is requested by another borrower. 

Collect the books you need from the shelf and take them to the Enquiry Desk  or to the  self service machine to borrow them. If you want to use the self-service machine, you will need your PIN number.

If you have trouble finding anything in the library, please ask staff for help.

Borrowed items need to be issued and de-activated before they can be removed from the library. If items are taken out of the library without being deactivated, the alarm will sound and the exit door will lock. 

Some items are marked 'Reference Only' and cannot be taken out of the library.

Renewing Books  

Loans can be renewed online by selecting 'My Account' at the top of the Explore catalogue screen, in person at the Issue Desk of any UCL Libraries or by telephone during opening hours. 

Loans cannot be renewed on requested items, or if you have outstanding overdue loans or balances on your account.

Returning Books

During staffed hours books should be returned to the library counter. When the library is not staffed, items should be returned through the self-service machine

For more information on borrowing and renewing books please see the UCL Library webpage