The library catalogue is the main way of locating books.
We use a shelf number system to arrange books on a similar subject together. To find out more about using the library catalogue and how to find books in the library see the guide 'How to use the library catalogue and understanding shelfmarks'.
If you need help with using the catalogue or locating resources, ask a member of library staff. You can also email the Library Disability Team if you have any questions.
You can renew items by using the 'My account' option in the catalogue.
The Library will send you email renewal and overdue reminders to your DMU student mailbox. As these are only a courtesy (non-receipt of which is not a reason for fines to be waived), it may be useful to set a regular phone reminder to keep on top of your loans or perhaps download an appointment reminder screen saver – there are plenty of free ones available on the internet.
Similarly, Google Calendar is a versatile application which can organise your schedule as well as being able to email or text reminders to some mobile phones. Non-electronic strategies can include academic diaries and/or wall planners which are inexpensive and effective.
If you have a Support Worker speak to them about which are the best strategies to help you. They will help you to develop techniques that can become part of your general time management strategy.
You are able to borrow books and other resources for longer. This means 3 week loans are doubled to 6 weeks and 7-day loans to 2 weeks (this does not include Short-Loan items). They can still be reserved by other users though, so please keep an eye on your account and student email, as the due date may be brought forward.