The High Use Books (HUB) collection, located on the Ground Floor of the Main Library, comprises the most highly used lending books. Further information about the HUB is provided on this page.
The purpose of the HUB is to provide users with convenient, easy and extensive access to highly used books, whether for learning, teaching or research.
|Material/lending type||Loan period||Fines|
|HUB Reserve||3 hour/overnight||2p per minute|
|HUB Short Loan||7 days||50p per day|
|DVDs||7 days||50p per day|
Please note that the HUB collection represents only a small proportion of the rich and diverse collections of the University Library: there may be more copies of your book, or different books on the same subject, on upper floors of the Main Library or at another site library. In some instances, the book you want may be available electronically as an e-book.
The HUB collection is available at all times the Library is open; however, after staffed hours it is only open to those with swipe cards.
University of Edinburgh staff and students and NHS Lothian staff who are registered with the Library may borrow from the HUB collection.
In addition to the self-issue machines, there are photocopiers and OPACs (computers providing access to the Library Catalogue) provided in the HUB area. There are no study places.
IS Helpdesk staff are happy to help you in your use of the HUB collection. There is a help point near the entrance/exit to the HUB area.
You can also contact the HUB team for further assistance using the contact details are below.
This article was published on Nov 1, 2012