All members of the University can use the library.
Your Library Card
You will receive your library card at the beginning of your course. Take good care of it, as you will need your library card to take items out of the library. A charge of £5 will be made for a replacement card if the original gets lost.
How can I find books?
Read our step-by-step Help Guide to finding books within our Library.
How many items take I take out?
The number of items you can take out of the library will depend on which course you are enrolled on. Remember, you are responsible for the items issued on your card - don't let anyone else use your card and never pass on library books to others.
Students enrolled on Initial Teacher Training courses can borrow an additional 20 Teaching Practice items by using their Teaching Practice (TP) card.
|Borrower Type||Loan Allowance||TP Card Allowance (ITT students only)||E-Resources?||InterLibrary Loan|
|Church College Certificate||15||0||Yes||No|
|Marjon Foundation, 1st or 2nd Year Undergraduate||15||0||Yes||5 per year.|
|Marjon 3rd Year Undergraduate||20||0||Yes||12 per year.|
|BEd Year 1+2||15||20||Yes||5 per year.|
|BEd Year 3||20||20||Yes||12 per year.|
|Schools Direct, PGCE||15||20||YES||12 in total over whole course.|
|Marjon Taught Masters||20||0||Yes||20 in total over whole course.|
|PhD||30||0||Yes||100 in total over whole course.|
|Temporary Staff||25||0||Yes||25 per year.|
|Permanent Staff||30||0||Yes||25 per year.|
How long can I borrow items for?
Items can be borrowed for different periods of time. Here's a quick guide to knowing how long you can keep the item for.
|Loan Type||How can I recognise it?||How long can I keep it for?||Overdue fines (per item, per day)|
|Standard||White label inside cover. No sticker.||3 weeks||4 weeks||12 weeks||20p|
|Weekly||Green label inside cover. Green sticker.||1 week||1 week||1 week||75p|
|Reference||Yellow label inside cover. Yellow 'R' sticker.||These books may not be removed from the library|
|Teaching Practice: Resource Loan||Pink label inside cover. Red sticker.||5 weeks||5 weeks||12 weeks||5p|
|Teaching Practice: Restricted Loan||Green label inside cover. Red and Green stickers.||1 week||1 week||1 week||75p|
|Static Loan||White Label inside cover. 'Static Loan' printed inside cover.||3 weeks||4 weeks||12 weeks||20p|
|Multimedia Packs||They are stored in the Teaching Practice area.
Items marked MMP are packed in files or boxes.
Items marked XLMMP are stored in large plastic boxes.
|MMP Restricted Loan||1 week||1 week||1 week||75p|
|MMP Resource Loan||5 weeks||5 weeks||12 weeks||5p|
|DVDs, CD-ROMs, CDs, Videos||Located in the Teaching Practice area.||Weekly Loan||1 week||1 week||1 week||75p|
|Standard Loan||3 weeks||4 weeks||12 weeks||20p|
1. Use the self-service machines on the ground floor of the library.
2. Return them to the librarian on the desk.
3. If you are off-campus, you can post books to us. Our address is at the bottom of this page.
Do you need your items for a bit longer?
Unless somebody else has put a reservation on the book, you can renew your loans as many times as you need.
There's lots of ways to renew.
1. You can use the self-service machines on the ground floor of the library. (You will need your card).
2. You can ask the librarian at the Library counter to renew it for you.
3. Contact us. Our details are found at the bottom of this page.
4. Renew online. Our Help Guide will show you how to do this.
Remember, returning/renewing books on time is your responsibility.
Email overdue notices are a courtesy service, not to be relied on.
Instead, we recommend putting a reminder of the item's due date into your diary, calendar or phone.
If all copies of the book you need have been taken by other users, you can place a reservation.
This will ensure that you are next in the queue to receive the book once it has been returned. Reservations can only be placed once all copies of the book have been taken by other users.
There's lots of ways to reserve books.
1. You can ask the librarian at the Library Counter to do it for you.
2. You can contact us. Our details are below.
3. You can reserve books online. Our Help Guide will show you how to do this.
We will email you once your reservation is ready to collect.
Look out for your book on the Reservation Shelf on the Ground Floor of the library.
If items are not returned or renewed before their due date, overdue fines are charged to your account. The fine will depend on the type of loan which is overdue.
Type of Loan
Overdue Fine (per item, per day)
|Standard (3 week loan)||20p|
|Teaching Practice and
Standard Resource Loan
|Recalled Loan||An additional 75p charge on top of
the associated daily charge of the item.
Accruing fines are applied daily (except weekends) and are the estimated fine for your outstanding overdue books. Once the items have been renewed or returned it will be an actual fine and will display on your library account. Please see our Help-Guide for more information and examples.
We advise that fines should be paid immediately. Non-payment of debts may restrict your ability to borrow until the debt is settled.