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University IT Service Catalogue


Self-Taught Loan Library UIS

Information For Users Of The Service Catalogue

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The Self-taught Loan Library provides IT-related course materials that are available for loan. The materials take various forms such as workbooks, CD tutorials and online videos. 

The UIS loan library is located at the Roger Needham Building Reception


Features and Benefits

Features & Benefits 

The service provides maximum flexibility in access to teaching materials. It is particularly valuable to users who:

  • cannot attend (or wait for) formal taught courses
  • prefer to work at their own pace
  • wish to supplement instructor-led training with additional material
  • wish to review topics unavailable in instructor led courses

How Much Does It Cost?

How much does it cost? 

The service is free of charge, however a deposit of £20 is required for loaned self-taught courses, refundable when returned on time and in good condition.

How Do I Get This Service?

How do I get this service? 

The Self-taught Loan Library is available to all University staff and students.

Please email or call the UIS Service Desk in advance to identify whether the item is available for loan.

Email :
Tel : 01223 332999


How Quickly Can I Get This Service?

How quickly can I get this service? 

Requests are typically answered within one working day.

Support Details & Contact Information

Support Details & Contact Information 


Tel: 01223 332999

(for opening times, please see Supported Service Hours)

Available Service Hours

When is this service available? 

These reflect the opening hours for the loan library:

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

(excluding UK Bank Holidays and University closures)

Supported Service Hours

Supported Service Hours 

These reflect the opening hours for the loan library:

The service is supported:

Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm

(excluding UK Bank Holidays and University closures)

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