How can I access books in the library?

Click and Collect

During the current COVID-19 restrictions, the Library is offering a ‘Click and Collect’ service for all Bath Spa University students and staff. Books can be requested for collection at Newton Park Library, Locksbrook, Sion Hill and Corsham Court. 

‘Click and Collect’ items will be issued to your account in advance and will be packed in paper bags ready for speedy collection. 

Please ensure that you follow all safety notices and instructions when you visit.

How does it work?

‘Request’ items

‘Request’ items in advance through the online Library catalogue (a maximum of five requests can be placed at one time).

Email notification

Wait to receive an email notification to your Bath Spa University email address informing you that your items are ready to collect.


Bring your Bath Spa University ID card with you and show it to Library staff to collect your items.

Please follow the one-way system in operation.

Please check the opening times before planning your visit.

If your collection site is Corsham Court, the Corsham Court Receptionist will email you when the items are ready to collect and confirm collection arrangements: Tel: 01225 876390   

Face coverings

Wear a face covering. Face coverings are required inside all University buildings, including the Library.


Books may be recalled if someone reserves one of them so please check your University email for updates.

You will have 14 days to return your item if it is recalled. 

Any questions

If you have any questions about the 'Click and Collect' service, please get in touch.

Frequently asked questions

Can I reserve books that are on the shelf before I visit the library?

Yes, this is now possible via the 'Click & Collect' service we are providing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Once you have been notified that your request is available, you will have seven days to pick it up.

Unfortunately, you cannot reserve eBooks.

How many books can I take out?

All students and staff can borrow up to 25 items.

These can be any combination of items - books, audiovisual materials, DVDs, CDs etc.

How long can I keep books for?

There is a standard loan period of 90 days for all items, except those that are marked as reference only. Your items will be automatically renewed for you.

However, if an item you have on loan is recalled, i.e. if someone else requests it, you have fourteen days to return it. This allows fair access to high demand items. Please contact if you need to discuss returning your items.

What are the fines for overdue items?

Fines are only charged on items that have been recalled and not returned within fourteen days. They are charged at 50p per day (not including weekends or closed days).

If fines are above £10.00 you will be not be able to borrow or renew items until you have paid.

What if I don’t return a book or it gets damaged?

Please let us know as soon as possible so that we can help.

If Library items aren’t returned or are lost/damaged, you will temporarily have library privileges withdrawn and replacement costs will be charged at the full current price of the item.

Invoices for lost or damaged books will normally be added to your library account, and can be viewed and paid online. If you find and return the Library items within 6 months of the invoice being paid, we will be happy to give you a refund.

Request a Purchase

If the library doesn't hold a title you need, use one of these forms:

Staff (must be on campus or using the VPN)


Request a Scan

If you need a digital scan from our print collections you can request a scan.

‘Scan and Send’ will enable you to access material from library print resources without the need to travel to campus. You can use this service for private study or non-commercial research.

For any extracts uploaded to Minerva for teaching and learning purposes, academic staff can use the 'Scan and Share' service.

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