Borrowing, Returning, Renewing and Reserving

Borrowing, Returning, Renewing & Reserving


What do I need?

You will need your Learner ID card to borrow books or any other materials.

What do I do?

You will need your Learner ID card or know your College IT username to borrow books or any other materials. You are responsible for the safe and timely return of all items borrowed. In Graig and Ammanford there is a self-service machine to issue, return or renew books.

How many items can I borrow and how long can I borrow them for?

FE, Foundation and Access students 4 items for 2 weeks
HE students 6 items for 2 weeks

Will I be charged fines on overdue items?

Fines are charged at: 
FE learners: 10p per item per day
HE learners: 20p per item per day 

What happens if I can’t find what I’m looking for?

Inter Library loans are available; this allows you to obtain materials from the British Library. They are provided to support HE students in their research and are only available when you have carried out a literature search and are unable to find sufficient information to complete your assignment.

A request form must be completed and handed in to a member of staff. You will be notified when the item you requested is ready for collection.

What are visitors’ rights?

Access to the general public is for reference purpose only.

Libraries Together Passport, allows you to borrow items from public and academic libraries in South, West and Mid Wales:

  • borrowers must have a current signed passport
  • the allowance at Coleg Sir Gâr is 2 books for 2 weeks at the discretion of the issuing library



How do I return an item?

Returns should be taken to the Issue Desk; please wait until the items have been cleared from your account. You can return items to any library. Overdue items will incur a fine. An overdue letter will be sent if items are not returned by the due date to remind you of your outstanding loan. All items lost or damaged will be charged at the replacement cost.



How do I renew an item?

You can renew in person, by phone or email, provided that the item is not required by someone else; please have your Learner ID card number ready when you call. HE, Foundation and Access learners can renew an item once and FE learners can renew an item 3 times. We may write to you and recall an item if it is needed.


Renewing Online

Go to the Library Catalogue: then Enter Library and enter your “Reader code” (it is the same as your username - on your ID card) and click Login button.



How do I reserve an item?

You can reserve an item using the catalogue machine in the library, by phone or email or by using the online catalogue.








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