Your library account

We hope you have made the most of the Library resources available to you during your studies at Loughborough.

At the end of your final academic year we ask you to return all material on loan as soon as possible after your last examination/assessment and ensure your accounts are clear:

  • Students still on campus can place books in our drop boxes, which are emptied daily. Please don’t leave things to the last minute.
  • For those of you away from campus, we have a Freepost book return service.

Fines can be paid on the self-service machines in the Library or over the phone if you are no longer on campus.

You can check your borrower record by accessing your Library record online. Please leave yourself plenty of time to do this and ensure your School knows where to contact you if necessary. The Library is required to notify Schools of any students who have not returned books or paid any fines by the time their Board of Examiners meets.




Keep an eye on the Library’s Twitter and webpages for any further updates.

If you have any queries about your record or this process, please contact us by emailing or ringing 01509 222360.

Alumni access to the Library

Graduates of the University may apply for an Alumni User Card. This enables you to borrow up to eight long loans at a time and is free of charge for the first five years. After five years, you can choose to pay either £10 per annum or pay a one-off lifetime membership fee of £100.

Applications can be made by email at

Access to Mendeley

Please note that the classic desktop version of Mendeley is being withdrawn later this year. If you wish to continue using Mendeley it is recommended that you migrate to the Reference Manager version before you leave. Information on this process is available from the Mendeley Learn module.