If all copies of the item you need are out on loan, use LibrarySearch to place a request. An email notification is sent when your item(s) are ready to collect from SEZ.
Find the book you need in LibrarySearch - the status in the results list will show as 'Checked out from Abertay Library' in grey. The Get it tab from the Details page (click the title link to get here) will show that there are zero available copies and the Status will show that it is on loan and when it is due back.
Note: if you had not signed in before searching, you won't see the Request button here. You will see a yellow banner with 'Sign-in for more options' - once you've signed in you'll be able to request the item.
Click on Request and complete the details.
Top tip: click on the Loan policy drop-down arrow to check whether there are different loan types available. You might prefer to select a 4 week loan rather than 1 week loan. Otherwise, you'll receive the first available copy. If you won't need the book after a certain date, you can add that to the request too. Once completed, click the green Request button. You're request has now been submitted to the Library!
Note: the pickup location is always Abertay Library and can't be changed.
What happens next?
An email is sent to your Abertay email address alerting you when your item(s) are available for collection. Please collect from SEZ. As with all other loans, you must have your student card with you to be eligible for borrowing.
Can I cancel my request?
Yes. If you decide you no longer need the item you've requested it is very easy to cancel it.
Just go to LibrarySearch and sign in then click on your name at the top right of the screen and select My Account or, you can go to your account directly at
In My Account you'll see a Request tab - from here you'll see all active requests and their status plus a cancel button next to each one. Just click on cancel and we'll remove your request from the queue for you. Simple as that!