Books can be borrowed from the open shelves using our self-service machines. If all copies of the book that you want are out on loan you can reserve a copy by placing a hold, following the steps below.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can borrow books for 1 week or 3 weeks
- 1 week loans have 'Week Loan' labels on the spine.
- Print journals and books marked 'Reference only' cannot be borrowed.
Your loans will be automatically renewed until the end of your course or employment at St George's
- To manage your account, view your loans and check your fines, sign in to Hunter using the login option in the top right-hand corner.
- SGUL staff and students should login using their University username and password.
- Loans for NHS staff will be renewed until their Library account expires.
- NHS staff can obtain their login by emailing email@example.com
Renewing is not always successful, these are the main reasons why:
- An item will not be renewed if another person has reserved it
- You cannot renew any items if you have outstanding fines of £10 or more
Remember! If items are lost, damaged or returned late you will have to pay a fine or charge:
- Overdue fines (per day): 20p per day on recalled items.
- An invoice for the cost of replacement will be issued for non-returned, lost or damaged items.
The following video will show you how to use Hunter, the library's discovery tool, to find books and articles by title or topic. Hunter will likely be sufficient to meet most of your literature searching needs, at least in Year 1, but you may need to use a more sophisticated tool - like Medline (Ovid) - for more systematic searches. Take a look at our Resources for Literature Searching page and our Literature Searching and Ovid guides for more help.
Step 1. Follow the instructions in this YouTube video to find the book using Hunter and note down the call number.
Step 2. Use this call number to find the book on the shelves in St George's Library.
Books are shelved in alphabetical, and then numerical order of the call number.
1. Place your book(s) on the glass plate.
2. Scan the barcode on your ID card.
3. Press the 'Check out' option on the screen.
4. When you are finished, press
'Print receipt' or 'E-mail receipt' to find out when the books are due back.
Return books in the book return slot outside of the library
If all the copies of the book that you want are out on loan you can reserve a copy by placing a hold.
When a copy of that item is returned it will be held at the Helpdesk and you will receive an email notification.
You then have one week to collect the item.