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The Betty & Gordon Moore Library

 
Borrowing categories | Renewals | Recalls | Fines | Vacation Borrowing

 

Borrowing categories

Entitlements depend both on the type of item and type of reader:

Readers with full borrowing rights may borrow up to a maximum of:

  • 10 books, of which at most 5 may be journal volumes (please note that journal issues from the current calendar year may not be borrowed)
  • Books have a loan period of 4 weeks, and may be renewed for a further 4 weeks, but are subject to recall if required by another reader
  • Journal volumes have a loan period of 1 day
  • Non-book media items have a loan period of 2 hours (for use in the Library only)

Undergraduates may borrow up to a maximum of:

  • 5 books
  • Books have a loan period of 2 weeks, and may be renewed for a further 2 weeks, but are subject to recall if required by another reader
  • Journal volumes have a loan period of 1 day
  • Non-book media items have a loan period of 2 hours (for use in the Library only

 

Items from the reference collection may not be borrowed.

Please note that all items are due for return by Library closing time on their due date. So, for example:
A  book due on a weekday in Full Term would need to be returned by 2100 that day.
A journal volume due on a Saturday would need to be returned by 1300 that day.

 

Renewals

Borrowed items may be renewed, provided that:

  • The item has not been recalled by another reader.
  • The item is not overdue.
  • The reader has no outstanding fines, account blocks, or overdue loans.

Such items may be renewed once only by:

Readers wishing to renew any item a second time must bring it in person to the Library and have it returned and reissued.

 

Recalls

Borrowed items are subject to recall by other readers. This results in a shortening of the loan period for the item (of which the borrower will be notified), and an increase in the fines payable should the item become overdue.

 

Fines

Fines are levied on overdue material. Current fine rates are as follows:

  • Main collection books (not recalled)    25p per day (or part thereof)
  • Main collection books (recalled)    50p per day (or part thereof)
  • Journal volumes    50p per day (or part thereof)
  • Non-book media (e.g. CD-ROMs)    50p per hour (or part thereof)

 

Vacation borrowing

Vacation borrowing is available to undergraduates during the Christmas and Easter vacations only.  Books (that would normally have a two-week loan period) issued on or after the final Monday of Full Term will not be due for return until the first Friday of the following Full Term, unless recalled by another reader, in which case the usual rules for shortening the loan period apply.

The complete rules are displayed in the Library and here

Please note: Library users fitted with pacemakers should be aware that the Library uses a book security system which generates electromagnetic fields.

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