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East Coast College Libraries: Borrow, renew, reserve and return


If you wish to know if an item is available to borrow, or to place a reservation, please use the East Coast College library catalogue.

University of Suffolk students enrolled at Great Yarmouth or Lowestoft are automatically joined to the libraries and require either a University of Suffolk or East Coast College ID card to borrow.  Books and DVDs can be borrowed from the library helpdesk.  You are able to use the library at any ECC site, regardless of which course you study.

University of Suffolk students whose home campus is not an East Coast College site may borrow from the library on production of a valid University of Suffolk ID card.

If you wish to borrow outside of staffed hours, please sign out any books using the form on the staff desk.

Undergraduates registered at East Coast College 10 items
Staff registered at East Coast College 12 items
Students and staff registered at other University of Suffolk centres 6 items
Standard Books

3 weeks

HE Books (purple or yellow spine stickers) 7 days
DVDs 7 days
Journals For reference use in the Library only. Articles may be scanned or copied in line with Copyright law for personal research.


To return items, please use a library returns box (below) or leave on the library desk:

  • Great Yarmouth - returns box in Reception
  • Lowestoft St. Peter's St - box at the bottom of the steps approaching the library stage

Please do not return items by leaving them on a trolley or reshelving them as they will not be removed from your account. 


Items can be renewed as long as no other Library customer has placed a reservation on the title.

  • You can renew item an item three times without bringing it to the Library.
  • You can renew by logging on to your library account (not available to external UoS members; please email the library for renewals)
  • You  can email the Library or telephone the helpdesk for assistance.


You can place reservations on items which are available (if you wish library staff to pick them) or on loan (to be first in the queue when the item is returned). 

  • You can place reservations online using the East Coast College Library catalogue (not available to external UoS members; please email the library for renewals).
  • We will send you an email when the item is ready for you to collect.
  • We will hold the item for you for a week. After that the hold will be cancelled and the item returned to the shelf.