Universities at Medway students are entitled to borrow a total of 20 items on their library account. Most items can be issued on our self-service machines, but certain items (such as inter-library loans, dissertations and study loans) will need to be collected from the Welcome Desk and issued to you by the staff there.
Many items are four week loans. Others are identified as 7-day loans. Some items are for reference, which means that they can only be used in the library where they are located.
All items on our shelves are listed on our catalogue. For details of how to use it, see the information on using the library catalogue.
Borrowing from other sites
Other Greenwich sites - Avery Hill and Stockwell Street
Items from the two other Greenwich libraries can be sent to the Drill Hall Library. Simply follow the same steps as reserving a book that is on loan and allow three to five days for the item to arrive at the Drill Hall Library. We will send an email to your university account when it arrives it can then be collected from the reservation shelves near the self-service machines. Items from other Greenwich site libraries can be renewed as usual and can be returned at any Greenwich site.
Please note that Medway campus University of Kent or Canterbury Christ Church University students and staff who wish to access the Stockwell Street and Avery Hill libraries will need to join SCONUL Access in advance of their visit. No access will be permitted without SCONUL Access membership documentation and your home institution ID card.
Other University of Kent sites
Students from the University of Kent can request items from the Templeman Library in Canterbury.
First, check LibrarySearch. If you find an item you would like to borrow that is held at the Templeman Library but not at the Drill Hall Library, click the "Details" tab, select "Request delivery to Drill Hall Library" link and fill in the details. The item will then be sent to us, normally within three to five working days. We will send an email to your university account when it arrives, and it should be collected from the Welcome Desk during staffed hours.
Items borrowed in this way from University of Kent libraries must be returned to the Drill Hall Library Welcome Desk. They can be renewed at the Drill Hall Library or by phone on 01634 883905 between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.
Students and staff from the University of Kent will also have a separate library account with their institution and can visit the other campus libraries in person to study, read and borrow books.
University of Greenwich or Canterbury Christ Church University students and staff who wish to borrow from the Templeman Library would need to join an access scheme.
Other Canterbury Christ Church University sites
Students from Canterbury Christ Church University can request items from the site libraries in Canterbury (Augustine House), Broadstairs and Tunbridge Wells (Salomons).
First, check CCCU LibrarySearch for your item. Then complete a Document Supply and Inter-Library Loans request form, available at the Drill Hall Library Welcome Desk or online. Hand the completed form in at the Welcome Desk and we will ask for the item to be sent to us, normally within three to five working days. We will send an email to your university account when it arrives.
Items borrowed from CCCU libraries must be returned to the Drill Hall Library Welcome Desk. They can be renewed at the Drill Hall Library or by phone on 01634 883905 between 9am and 5pm on weekdays.
Students from CCCU will also have a separate library account with the CCCU libraries and can visit these libraries in person to study, read and borrow books.
University of Greenwich or University of Kent students and staff who wish to borrow from CCCU libraries would need to join an access scheme.
Journal articles (photocopies)
Paper journals are reference only and cannot be borrowed or transferred across library sites. You can, however, request a photocopy from journals held at the other Greenwich sites at Avery Hill and Maritime Greenwich.
Students and staff registered with the University of Kent and Canterbury Christ Church University can also request photocopies of journals held by their home institutions other libraries.
Please note that due to copyright law you can only request one article per issue and this service covers only paper, not electronic, journals.
Collect a Document Supply and Inter-Library Loans request form from the Drill Hall Library Welcome Desk, Student Support Zone or online. Make sure you include as much information as possible to help staff find the article. You must sign the copyright declaration on the form, otherwise we cannot supply the article to you.
We will send an email to your university account when the article arrives and you can collect it from the Welcome Desk.
Please note that photocopying journal articles is charged at 5p per A4 B&W page and 20p per A4 colour page. These charges are payable on collection.