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Booking AV material for lectures

Films, DVDs, videos and other AV materials may be booked by staff to screen in lectures. Staff need to submit a request by email to

Your request should include the author, title and publication date of the item, as well as your name, the unit name and number of the lecture. Please also include the dates that the item will be screened. We recommend that you book the item for two days either side of the screening date.

If the item isn’t already held in our collection, we will purchase it for you, and if it is not likely to arrive in time for the screening date we will attempt to obtain it for you from another library.

Once we receive your request we will notify you when the item is ready to collect and the date you will need to loan the item. You will need to come the Enquiries Desk on level two of Robertson Library at the time we indicate. If someone else is to collect the item on your behalf, please let us know in your request.

Booking items on short notice

If you need an item to screen at short notice, that is, you haven’t told us before the start of semester, we will attempt to accommodate your request but will need a minimum of five working days to process it. We can’t guarantee the item will be available as it may be out on loan.