Library introduces paperless reservations

The Library has recently moved over to a more modern, sustainable model for reserved book collections.

We will no longer be using multi-coloured paper rolls to mark books that have been reserved, this will contribute to the reduction of our carbon footprint. Last year we ordered the equivalent of about 6,300 meters of paper for these reservation slips – to give it context; that would wrap around the AGLC over 30 times!

Customers will now just receive an email notification that their item is awaiting collection on a shelf under the first letter of their surname/family name. This will be implemented across all sites apart from Eddie Davies Library where there are Smart Lockers in operation.

You can find out more about sustainability work at The University of Manchester by visiting the Sustainability Consumption Institute website.