The External Store provides IS libraries with an additional 10,000 metres of shelving. It is important to have the ability to make space for new acquisitions in the libraries by removing lesser-used material to the store. However, this material is still important to the teaching and research needs of the University.
Material is accessible by placing a request through Primo - the Library Catalogue.
Instructions for doing this can be found in our Making Request FAQ. The Collection Management Team provide a daily retrieval service (Monday to Friday) in term time, and twice a week in vacation.
Items from the store can be borrowed for 1 week and then will be automatically renewed each week up to a maximum of 12 months unless requested by another user.
It is also possible to request the permanent or temporary return of an item to the open shelves.