You can it to search for a book by its title, author or what its about, it will tell you if we have a book, whether its available to borrow and where to find it.
You will have an account on the catalogue that will tell you what you have out and when its due back, as well as look through your previous use of the Library.
You can use it to request an item so it will ready and waiting for you at the Library.
See the video below for a guide on using the catalogue to find your books.
If you want a book from the the Library you can use our Request and Collect service on any books you can borrow, using the catalaogue, findbooks.bradfordcollege.ac.uk.
If a book is on the shelf a member of Library staff will collect it for you, or if its on loan we will hold it for you after it has been returned. We will then email you to let you know the book is ready for you to collect.
You can find more information by watching the video guide to the catalogue or clicking here
Most books in the Library Collection can be borrowed for two weeks, if they are in the the Reading Zone or part of the Teaching Collection they can be borrowed to the end of the current term.
You can borrow up to fifteen items at any time.
To borrow items you can use one of our self-service kiosks, which you will log in using your College number and PIN, this will be the year you were born, e.g. 2004.
If you want to keep books for longer than the two weeks, the Library use automatic renewals. This means a week before an item's return date it will be automatically renewed for another two weeks from that date unless it has already renewed twenty five times or if someone else has requested it.
The best way to return books is to to use the self-service machines
These can be found in the David Hockney building and Trinity Green campus libraries.
We would prefer you to return the books to the Library you borrowed them from, but you can return them to either Library.
Additional details on returning items can be found here