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Practical information

The information below is for all registered Library customers, providing a quick practical quide to using the Library. (Links to further information on various practical topics is also given).

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My Library Account

This is your main, personal, online portal to the Library. Renew loans, pay fines, check the status of holds, view reading history and more. Also accessible from Library Search and Classic Catalogue when you are logged in. More information.

Find resources

Resources are organised according to subjects:

  • Floor 1: Short Loan, current newspapers and journals (periodicals
  • Floor 2: Teaching Grid
  • Floor 2 Extension: Sciences
  • Floor 3: Arts
  • Floor 3 Extension: Arts and Wolfson Research Exchange
  • Floor 4: Education, Law, Government Publications and Statistics
  • Floor 5: Social Sciences

See the floor plans or use the Libmap app (floor plans); Android, Apple or the mobile Library catalogue to help you locate resources.

Missing resources

If you are unable to locate a book, journal or other shelved materials on the Library shelves please complete a missing resources form.

Classmarks and locations

The table below shows a quick view of Library Search search showing the classmark and location of a book.

classmarks screen example

See also: classmarks and locations.


Learn about how to borrow, returns and borrowing entitlements.


You can renew your books using the self-issue machines on Floor 1 or online via your My Library Account, more information.

Request a hold

If all copies of a title are on loan, you can place a hold request and the next returned copy will be held for you. More information.


To provide fair access to resources we may ask you to bring your books back before the due date if somebody else wants them (known as recalls). Fines for the late return of a recalled book are charged at £1 per day. More information.


If an item is not returned by the due date, it is considered to be overdue and is subject to overdue fines. Email notices will be sent to your Warwick email account. Please note that it is the borrower's responsibility to return items on time and to return all items before overseas trips. The Library will not accept non-receipt of overdue notices as a reason for waiving fines. See also: fines.

Lost books

If you think you have lost a book please complete a lost book form.

Short Loan Collection

Situated on Floor 1 of the Library and contains core high demand books, and a DVD collection to support specific courses. More information.

Other services Other services


Discover how you can access our e-resources.

Postal Loans

If you cannot get to the Library you may want to take advantage of our postal loans service. You can request Standard Loan books as long as they have no hold requests on them. (Please note: there is a charge for this service).

Library Stores

You may want to take advantage of our Library Stores, where we house materials which are in less demand but still of value.

Photocopy, print and scan

Find out where and how you can print, copy and scan.


You may wish to make a donation.

Rules and safety

You may also wish find out about our rules and regulations, lost property or your personal safety and security.

Bookable Library spaces

Book a space in the Library in one of our study spaces.