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.

We ask that you observe the guidelines below whilst using the library during the ongoing pandemic.  Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Wear a face mask when moving around the library and at all times whilst within masks-on areas. 
  • Ensure there are windows open in the vicinity of occupied study spaces.
  • If in doubt, assume that others want to maintain safe distances.
  • Make use of the available hand sanitisers and sanitising wipes to ensure good hygiene, especially around shared facilities.
  • Take all your belongings with you when you vacate a study space.

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

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