Returning borrowed items

Items can be returned to any of the campus libraries, with the exception of high demand items (hourly and daily) which should be returned to the library from which they were borrowed. Central Library hourly loans should be returned to the Central Library returns slot, which is set up to automatically and immediately return items.
Hourly loans from other libraries should be returned to staff at the information desk for prompt return.

Returning library items after hours

Drop boxes are available outside each library so that items can be returned when the library is closed.

  • These boxes can only be used when the library is closed.
  • Items returned in these boxes will be checked in before the library opens the next day, so that any item returned on the day it is due, but after the Library is closed, will not incur a fine.

Drop boxes can be found in the following locations:

Central Library

The after hours returns box is located on Level 1 of the James Hight Building, to the left of the Shilling Club, and is clearly signposted. You will need your Canterbury Card to access the box.

Central Library after hours returns box floor plan Large

Education Library

In the front doors (main entrance) of the library.

EPS - Engineering and Physical Sciences Library

On the outside wall of the library, left of the door, around the corner.

Macmillan Brown Library

Outside wall of the library, near the entrance door.