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Ceramics: Books & eBooks

Borrowing and loan periods



  • Undergraduate – 7 items
  • Postgraduate – 9 items
  • Staff – 12 items

Loan periods

  • Main stack – 2 weeks (Postgraduate – 3 weeks, Staff – 4 weeks)
  • Short loan – 3 days
  • Reserve loan – 2 hours

How to request books

If the book you need has already been borrowed, the catalogue will display when a copy of that book is due for return, use the PLACE HOLD option to reserve the first available copy.


Log in to your account  (with your LIT username and password) and place a hold.

You will receive an email from us when the book is ready for collection.

How to renew your books

  1. Visit
  2. Login to your account
  3. Enter your  LIT username and password
  4. Select the titles you wish to renew
  5. You can renew items unless they have been requested by another user.

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Finding eBooks

We have a large number of eBooks for students, staff and researchers. The main way to search for resources is by using the search engine Discover. However, occasionally you will require more specialist resources for your studies, particularly if you are researching for Final Year Projects and Dissertation.

Books on Theory

CCS Tutor Cormac Morrison has set aside a list of books relating to the theory of craft  which are kept behind the desk in our reserve area (these books are kept in the library at all times but can be borrowed for two hour stints). For a full list of these please ask us at the issue desk.

Useful shelf marks

Some important shelf numbers for ceramics


738 Ceramic Arts

738.09 Historical

738.092 Ceramic Artists

738.12 Materials

738.14 Techniques

738.144 Glazing

738.2 Porcelain

738.3 Earthenware and Stoneware

738.5 Mosiacs

Inter library loans

If the item you are searching for is unavailable at LIT Library, try our inter library loans service. We may be able to borrow the books or journal articles that you want from another library for you. Request forms are available online or at the library desk.

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