Studying Effectively

Returning and renewing

  • Books on loan will automatically renew unless someone else wants them. If that happens we'll email you and you will have a week to bring it back. So unless we tell you, you won't have to do anything, just keep the book until you no longer need it.
  • High demand books will also automatically renew, however when they are recalled the return period will be 2 days as these books are frequently in use. 
  • Books may be returned to any library using the self-service machines, at the Lending/Circulation Desk or in the book return boxes (when the library is closed).
  • You are personally responsible for any books you have borrowed until the loan is cancelled.

Methods of returning







Fines [UK, China, Malaysia] are payable on all requested items returned late, at a rate of £1 per day to a maximum of £10 per book.  If your total fines build up to £10.00 (UK), 10 yuan (China), RM20 (Malaysia), your card will be blocked to prevent any further borrowing, renewing or reserving of items until the fine is paid in full.

Your library account

You can access your library account through NUsearch [UK: NUsearch, China: NUsearch-UNNC and Malaysia: NUsearch-Malaysia] via the 'Sign in' tab, using your University IT account.

  • Enter your username and password .
    • your username and password are the same as your University login.

Your "My Library Card" allows you to check details of:

  • Loans
  • Loan History
  • Hold Requests
  • Library Charges
  • Your email address

You can also:

  • See any library messages
  • Renew books
  • Pay fines

Please remember to log out before leaving a catalogue terminal in the library so that your details remain confidential.

Students working in the library




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Studying Effectively

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