Our library app is offline: Please use Library Search to search our collection and to reserve/renew items; use our website to book a study room, Bloomberg terminal, see our events calendar or make an appointment with your Librarian; and use our self-service machines to borrow items from library stock.
Use our app to:
Don’t worry that it says it’s a Cranfield University app. Just log in with your usual MK:U username and password.
Please note that you are only able to borrow items using the app if you have an NFC-enabled phone and allow the app to use location services.
The app covers all items in our print collection and a selection of our eBooks. It excludes a number of eBook collections, and any journal content including any content from the Articles+ tab in Library Search. It also excludes LinkedInLearning videos, items in the Master's Theses Archive and papers in CERES.
If you are in the Library, please check the shelf first before you reserve a print item for collection. It will be quicker for you to pick it off the shelf yourself.
If you are not in the Library and the item is on the shelf but you would like to pick it up later in the day or the following day, please click the button to reserve it. We will email you when it is ready to collect from us.
If the item is on loan to another customer, please click the reserve button and again we will email you when it is ready to collect.
If you have an iPhone with an Apple ID Country/Region set outside the United Kingdom you may not see the Library Mobile app in the Apple Store. Please do not change your setting as this will affect all your apps and subscriptions. You can still access your account and all our resources and services via our website instead. If you are in one of our buildings, you can borrow books via the self-service machine.
We don’t have a definitive answer to this question, but we have found it helps to take the phone out of its case. The tag will be inside the back cover so keep moving your phone around in that area and it should eventually comply! Also, please be aware that self-issue via the app is currently unavailable at Barrington Library.
Some Apple users have reported an error message when they are trying to log in: “Safari cannot open the page because the address is invalid”. This is under investigation but in the meantime we recommend you try clearing the app cache or “offload” the app to get it to reinstall. Do this in Settings > General > iPhone storage. Locate the app called “Libraries”, select it, and then choose “Offload App”.
We have been advised that the error will recur if you log out of the app, so it is recommended to stay logged in. It also helps if other apps are not running while you establish your login.