Sat, February 16, 2019 - 07:09

There should be a way for everyone who requires a text from the reading list to access it - library loan times can be long, which means if you have missed out on a copy of a text you need, you are stuck (this is often for the duration of the essay/exam period). Therefore if a text is shown as essential on the reading list, there should either be multiple copies in the library, or access available online.

**UPDATE** 24/07/2018
The library offer many ways to combat this issue. Where possible the library try and buy eBook copies so this doesn’t happen in the first place. However, in the event of this happening on the library website you can recall books – this ensures that the book comes back as quickly as possible and also triggers the library to look into buying more copies. If not, the library staff are really friendly so go and talk to them about whether you can order more copies of the book. There is a process in place in which lecturers are required to tell library staff which books are essential reading, the result of which is that the library will stock more copies of the text.

I hope this is a satisfactory resolution. If you would like a further discussion or have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

by Isobel Hall

Agreed. I understand it may be difficult to have copies for everyone but online access should be available.

by KAYE H.

24/07/2018: Completed

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