New self-service machines in The Sir Duncan Rice Library

We have installed new, more user-friendly self-service kiosks on Floors 1, 4, 6 and on the Ground Floor of The Sir Duncan Rice Library. The older kiosks on Floors 3, 5 and 7 have been removed.

self issue machine


self -issue options



Users can borrow, check their borrower record and renew items on loan, using the self-service machines on the Ground Floor and on Floors 1, 4 & 6.




To issue a book:

  • select “Borrow”
  • simply scan your ID card on the reader (place it under the red beam)
  • type in your PIN. If you don’t have a PIN, ask staff to register one for you
  • place the book on the shelf (the message: “place your items on the shelf below” will be displayed on the screen)
  • select method for obtaining receipt (print or email)

To return items on loan, use the self-service kiosks on Floor 1 (Heavy Demand area) or the Returns Room, located on the Ground Floor of The Sir Duncan Rice Library. There is also an external book drop slot where you can return items when the Library is closed.


Potential noise disruption in The Sir Duncan Rice Library this week

The Library are installing new Self Service machines within the Sir Duncan Rice Library this week and this may cause some short disturbance to visitors.

This work will happen between Monday August 5 and Friday August 9.

This is vital work to upgrade the machines that allow users to borrow books from the Library. There may be some drilling while this happens. This work will be taking place across most floors of the building, at different times throughout the week.

If you are unable to find a machine to borrow books you can take the items to staff on Floor 1 of the building.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this but have timed this important work during the summer holidays to minimise the disturbance to our users.