Using the self-issue machine

*When using the library, please remember to follow coronavirus safety guidance below*

Issuing books

  • Place books in the space under the screen
  • Tap issue
  • Place your University card on the Card reader
  • Allow books to register on the screen
  • If you have many (or large books) you can remove these now to add additional books – then allow them to register on the screen as well
  • When all books show, press Finish and check due date on screen
  • Print receipt if you wish (or just press Finish again)
  • Date stamp books if you wish (but check the date tallies with the given due date)

Returning books

  • Place books in the space under the screen
  • Tap return
  • Allow books to register on the screen
  • If you have many (or large books) you can remove these now to add additional books – then allow them to register on the screen as well
  • When all books show, press Finish
  • Print receipt if you wish (or just press Finish again)
  • Place returned books on the adjacent trolley

Checking account/renewing

  • Tap My Library Account
  • Place your University card on the Card reader
  • Tap the summary box to show full list
  • Tap You may RENEW
  • Tap Touch Here to renew ALL these items to renew all your Downing loans

Problems

If you have any problems with the self-issue machine please make a note on the notepad next to the machine filling out all details (date, time, name & CRSid, problem, action taken). 

You can also email library@dow.cam.ac.uk at any time to consult staff.

Coronavirus safety guidance

PLEASE DO NOT COME INTO THE LIBRARY IF YOU ARE SELF-ISOLATING, QUARANTINING OR FEELING UNWELL.

You must pre-book a study space through the student facilities booker available on the College intranet.

You are required to observe the guidelines below whilst using the library during the pandemic.  We thank you for your cooperation.

  • Wear a face mask at all times within the library including at your study space
  • Maintain social distancing (2 metres/6 feet) from other students and staff at all times
  • Sanitise your hands before entering the library
  • Register your visit with the Test and Trace App
  • Whilst seated in your bookable study space, you must keep the window open next to you at all times (all study spaces have adjacent windows)
  • Use a sanitising wipe to clean the study space before and after use
  • Take all your belongings with you when you vacate the space
  • Use a sanitising wipe on shared equipment before and after use
  • Use a sanitising wipe (or tissue) to handle all high touch points such as door handles and stair banisters
  • Sanitise your hands before and after handling library books or other library facilities
  • Wait for others to clear the front door area before approaching
  • Allow others to pass safely, leaving plenty of space and staying left as appropriate

You are very welcome to use the library’s Request & Collect service to borrow books.

Unfortunately at this time we are unable to offer computer or printing facilities.

Any library enquiries can be directed to: library@dow.cam.ac.uk