What is Course Collection?
Course Collection consists of high demand and essential reading list materials suggested by your lecturers and is located on the ground floor of the URS Building.
Most items are available to borrow but a few items can only be used within the section.
So how does it work?
- Borrow 2 items at a time
- 6-hour loans
- Overnight loan on items borrowed after 16:00
- Weekend loans on items borrowed after 16:00 Friday
Book the book!
Did you know you can book Course Collections items for use on a specific day? Book up to two items on our Library catalogue up to seven days in advance. Just click the “Book a Course Collection Copy” link.
Choose to pick up your book between the following times:
- Daytime: 10:00 – 11:00
- Overnight: 16:00 – 17:00
Items booked for collection between 16:00 – 17:00 on Friday will be due back the following Monday at 10:00.
Remember to always check your receipt for the return time!
Fines for overdue Course Collection items are 80p per hour or part of an hour.
Holly Thomas, Library User Services
From Thursday 2 June to Monday 5 September the standard loan period for undergraduate and taught postgraduate students is extended until Tuesday 27 September or the end of your course, whichever is earlier.
All other loan periods and fines for late return remain the same! So please take care when borrowing 7-day loans, Course Collection items and journals! Standard loan periods for other Library borrowers remain unchanged.
- Standard loans – yours all summer if you are an undergraduate or Masters student!
- 7-day loans – keep renewing. If it cannot be renewed, be prepared to post it back to us.
- Fines on your account – pay online or call us, there is no minimum amount to a credit card payment now!
Joe Veale, Library User Services
Revising this Easter vacation? Well, it’s not all bad! The Library has made getting those crucial textbooks even easier for you. To ensure Library stock is shared equally over the Easter vacation, all loan periods will remain exactly the same. If you need a book that’s on loan, place a hold and we’ll email you when it’s ready to collect.
It’s easy to keep your loans for longer too – renew your items online or contact us at the Library. Your loans may be recalled and if that happens we’ll email you… so keep checking your University account! If you need to return an item but are away on vacation, you can post your items back to us.
Want to visit the Library? The Library will close for the Easter vacation at midnight on Thursday 24th March and will re-open at 08:30 on Thursday 31st March. Check out our opening hours page for more information.
Joe Veale, Library User Services
Staff and students with campus cards! You, (but only you) can pay Library fines online! If you haven’t tried this before, here’s a guide on how to do it.
Step 1: Logging in
Go to the University of Reading Campus Card Portal at cardfinance.reading.ac.uk and login with your University username and password.
Click on the ‘Library Fines’ link on the left side of the page.
This page will display how many fines/bills you have to pay and what available funds you have. Before you tick the box, the text below will be orange. Tick the box to select your fines.
Now the box is ticked and your fines are selected, the text will turn green. Beside the ‘Pay Now’ button, you will see the total amount you are about to pay. Click the ‘Pay Now’ button to confirm the transaction. The total amount will be deducted from your available funds.
Once the transaction is complete, red text will tell you how much in total you have paid. Your fines should now be clear.
Other Library members
You can pay fines at either the Ground Floor Information Desk or Self-Service Point fines payment machines; or by payment card over the telephone (0118 378 8770) for amounts over £5.00.
Rachel Redrup, Marketing Co-ordinator