The Student Texts Collection
The Student Texts Collection (otherwise known as the STC) is located on level 2 of the Philip Robinson Library…just to the right of the Library Help Desk, as you come in the main entrance:
What is in STC:
- Essential items on reading lists, not available electronically
- Items meeting a flurry of high demand (sometimes items are transferred to STC on a temporary basis with the agreement of the Liaison Librarian)
- Items that are rare, out of print or expensive (arranged with the agreement of the Liaison Librarian)
If an item meets the criteria above, there should be one copy in the STC for you to consult or borrow (if not, contact your Liaison Librarian).
Student Texts Collection (STC) items are usually issued for 4 hours, and you can borrow a maximum of 3 items at any one time. If the item has already been booked (see below re booking STC) then it might be issued for less than 4 hours – always check the receipt!
At the Philip Robinson Library, STC items can be borrowed until the following morning
- Term Time Monday – Friday after 6pm
- Term Time Saturday – Sunday after 4pm
- Vacation times may vary
At the weekends Walton STC overnight loans start at 5pm. Walton STC items cannot be booked.
Why book an item in the Student Texts Collection (Philip Robinson Library only)?
Booking an item (you can book 3 STC titles at a time) allows you to reserve it for a particular time, then you can borrow it for four hours (or overnight, see above).
To book an item in the STC login to Library Search and follow the Request link next to the item you are looking for (remember to sign in to Library Search first):
There is an immediate overdue charge of £1 plus £1 per hour or part hour after that, the maximum overdue charge for an STC item is £15.00
Philip Robinson Library has a self-service unit in the STC so you can issue your own books (either STC or General loans).
Walton Library has a self-service unit in the STC room for the loan and return of STC items only.
Please remember to take the receipt from the machine which shows the date and time the book is due back. All STC books should be returned on the unit in the STC area (not on other self-issue/return units in the library).