Open hours

Central Loans Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 4.30pm

Facilities Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm

Contact us

Based on the ground floor of G-Block at Bower Ashton Campus; Room 0G04.

Call: 01173284785


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Central Loans will close to all students and staff on Friday 27th July.

Central Loans is now closed to undergraduate students and will re-open on Monday 10th September.

  • Please be aware that bookings and renewals will not be taken over the phone or via voicemail.
  • Bookings will only remain on the system for two hours after the due collection time, so please make sure you are booking correctly and collect promptly.
  • Renewals - To renew your equipment for up to 24 hours, go to 'My Account', highlight your booking and click 'Renew Booking'. Renewals are only available if the equipment is available.


Online Risk Assessment Approval System
Many courses can now complete their risk assessments online.
If your course doesn't have this system yet, but you would like it, talk to your tutor about getting it set up.
For more information, email

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  • Each student is required to attend a Central Loans Induction Session (your course leader/tutor is responsible for organising this for you), where you will be issued a Responsibility Agreement form. This must be fully completed, signed and returned to Central Loans (0G04) before you will be allowed to use the Central Loans resources. Signing this form is your undertaking to agree and abide by the rules, regulations and terms of access laid out in the document.
  • You must complete Technical Training Workshops, delivered by Technical Instructors, in the operation of specific equipment and resources before you will be allowed to use them.
  • A Risk Assessment Form must be fully completed and signed by you as the person responsible for conducting activities, and approved by and signed by a relevant member of academic staff (Course Tutor or Module Leader).
  • The full 'Central Loans Terms & Conditions' can be found in the link above.

Equipment bookings will not be issued without a completed, signed and approved Risk Assessment Form.