Students and staff from the Shakespeare Institute will have the facility to borrow up to five reference-only books for 48 hours, as well as loanable books for the usual time.
All books on the open library shelves are included in this service but we may have to refuse anything which is in a fragile condition. Theses, dissertations, anything marked r on FindIt, anything published before 1900 and archive materials are excluded from the service. You may have any number of books from the Long Loan section in addition to 5 from the reference-only section, up to your loan allowance.
Requests should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the subject line ‘[Your surname] C+C request’ e.g. ‘Smith C+C request’. List your items with the shelfmark first, Author, Title, barcode and any other essential information, e.g. editor’s name for a play text.
Requests received before 15:00 will be available for collection after 10:00 the following working day. Please give a date and time when you want to collect the books. They will be in the Library entrance at that time. Please wear a mask unless exempted from doing so.
You may also request books from the Main Library. Either send your request via FindIt or email email@example.com with subject line [Your surname] ISL request' as above. These will take longer before they are available for collection.
Please note that all Library items will have been quarantined for at least 72 hours since being handled and the books and bags will not have been touched except by staff wearing gloves and masks.
Books must be returned to the Library 48 hours after you collect them, or on Monday for items taken on a Friday. Please leave the bag of books in the entrance to the Library and ring the bell to alert staff.
Please wait outside if someone is already in the entrance.
If you would like to renew a loan please email the Library and if no-one else has requested the item it will be renewed for a further 48 hours. Please make sure you are able to return all items within the 48 hours.
Please do not request loans if you or someone in your household has Covid-like symptoms. If you or someone in your household develops symptoms while you have loans, please do not return them to the Library but email to let us know.