Our reservations service allows you to reserve a book or DVD when all copies are out on loan.
When a copy becomes available, we will put it aside for you and send you an email to let you know it's here.
Please see the sections below on how to place a reservation and where to collect it from.
Please note, if a copy or copies of the title you want are available on the shelves in either of our libraries, you will not be able to reserve that title. The reservation service is just for items that are out on loan.
Search for the book title (or search by keyword or author) on mySearch. If there are no copies of the book available, you will be able to reserve the item.
*You must be signed in to access this option*
You will be taken to the Submit a Place Hold Request Form.
Your reservation will be confirmed with a Place Hold Submitted message.
*A message may appear to show you where you are in the queue*
We will email you when the book is ready for you to collect. We always use your BU university email account for this.
Or you can check your current reservations yourself at any time by logging into My Account and selecting the Requests tab.
To collect your reserved item, go to the Click & Collect reservations shelves in the self-service area.
Your item will be filed by the first three letters of your surname, the last four numbers of your borrower number followed by your initial.
Please make sure you borrow all items at the self-service unit before taking them out of the Library.
We keep reserved books for you for one week only, so it's important that you check your BU emails regularly.
If you find that you can't make your reservation online, please speak to staff at the help desk where we can make the reservation for you.