Self-Service

Use the Library’s self-service machines & avoid the queues.

Use the self-service machines in the North Campus Library to check books out to yourself. All you need is your T Card and the books you want to borrow. Self-service machines are quick, easy to use and a convenient way to avoid queues, especially at busy times.

We have introduced a Self Issue Book Cabinet in the South Campus Reading Room. You will need your  T Card to open the cabinet, and once you make a selection and take the book out of the cabinet your book will be checked out to you.

North Campus Library Self Issue Units

The self-service machines are located on the ground and first floor of the Library Information Resource Centre.
  • Scan your T Card in the machine.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Choose “Receipt” or “No receipt”.

Your receipt will provide you with the following information:

  • the date
  • a list of the items you have just checked out and their due dates
  • a list of items you already have on loan and their due back dates

you can also check this information at any time by logging into your My Library account.

Yes, you can also use the self-service machines to view information about your loans, due dates and fines.

  • Scan your T Card in the machine.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Choose “Account Info”.
  • Select “Forward” to see a list of the items you have on loan.
  • Choose “Back” to return to the main menu.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions if you want to check out books or select “Cancel” to log off and close your account.

You can not use the self-service machines to:

  • return items
  • renew your loans
  • transfer items to another user
  • pay your fines

Click here for information about borrowing, returning, renewing and fines.

There are a few reasons why this might happen, including:

  • Items on your account are overdue by 3 days or more.
  • You have fines of €5 or more.
  • You have reached the maximum number of checkouts allowed.
  • Your T Card is damaged.
  • The item is damaged.
  • Some items must be checked out by library staff.
  • The item is limited to use in the library

If an error message appears on the screen, please ask staff at the Library Service Desk for help.

South Campus Reading Room Self Issue Cabinet

We have introduced an Self Issue Book Cabinet in the South Campus Reading Room with a selection of books that you can check out with your T Card.
To use it simply hold your T Card close to the reader, the door of the cabinet will then open and you can select the book you want to check out, once you remove the book from the cabinet the book will be checked out to you.
You must then close the door of the cabinet.

Here is a list of books that are in the cabinet : SC Reading Room Self Issue Cabinet