Policies governing your use of libraries

Collection management and development policies

Our collections are tailored to the subject and research priorities of our schools and departments. Details can be found in our policies: 

We continually enhance our collections through the addition of new materials. This is balanced against the needs of other service priorities, such as study space availability.

Global collection policy

We seek to offer a consistent student experience across all three global campuses, and our policy outlines how this applies to Library print and online collections.


Libraries welcomes the donation of books, periodicals and other library material that enhances or extends our collections in order to support current teaching, learning and research needs.

However, pressure on space and the staffing resource required to catalogue and process donations means that we must be selective in what we can accept.

  • See our full Donations Policy for more information and an explanation about how we assess donations.
  • Please contact us before you bring material into a Library.
  • If we accept the material, you will also need to complete this Library Donation Form.

If you have material that you think may rather be of interest to our Manuscripts and Special Collections, please see their policies below.

Manuscripts and Special Collections policies

  • We continue to build on the existing strength of our collections. More details can be found in our Collections Policies
  • Our preservation and conservation policy details the principles and procedures underlying the protection of materials in our care
  • Our reprographics policy provides information about the copying of Manuscripts and Special Collections' material
  • Our access policy explores who can access our materials and what restrictions are in place

Other policies governing the work of Manuscripts and Special Collections can be found on the Policies and Planning page.

Takedown policy

Our takedown policy applies to information resources digitised and made available online by University of Nottingham Libraries, or in collections curated and maintained by the library.

We are committed to respecting the intellectual property rights of others. If you feel your copyright has been infringed in any way, please notify the Copyright Officer, preferably by email:, and include the information detailed in our takedown policy.

Postal requests can be sent to:

Copyright Officer, University of Nottingham Libraries, University of Nottingham, B152, King's Meadow Campus, Lenton Lane, Nottingham, NG7 2NR.

University of Nottingham Libraries

King's Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
Nottingham, NG7 2NR

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