Answered By: Sharon Nangle
Last Updated: Aug 25, 2015     Views: 27

Thank you for your suggestions that we allow the transfer of "restricted access" and "reference only" materials to Martyr's Kirk Reading Room.

In the case of Restricted Access Inter-Library Loans we are required to keep these within a staffed library.  As the Main Library has the most staffed hours, we keep these items for use in the Main Library as this makes them more accessible.  Whilst Martyr's Kirk Reading Room is only across the road, we are held liable by the supplying library for any damage that may result whilst the book is in our possession, so we like to limit the risk by not moving the books around our sites.  Restricted access inter-library loans can be used anywhere within the library, with the exception of the cafe, so you can choose to work in a silent space if you prefer.

The same applies with Reference Only materials, although I will investigate with colleagues if there is a way we can try to make these available at our other sites if requested.

Thanks again for your suggestions.

Sharon Nangle - Academic Liaison Librarian