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Borrowing categories | Renewals | Recalls | Fines | System Downtime

 

Borrowing categories

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

Undergraduates may borrow up to a maximum of:

  • 10 books at a time with an initial loan period of 2 weeks.
  • Borrowed books will be subject to recall by another reader. 
  • Journal volumes have a loan period of 1 day (please note that journal issues from the current calendar year may not be borrowed).
  • Non-book media items have a loan period of 2 hours and are for use in the Library only.

All other readers with borrowing rights, may borrow up to a maximum of:

  • 20 books at a time with an initial loan period of 8 weeks.
  • Borrowed books will be subject to recall if required by another reader.
  • Journal volumes have a loan period of 1 day (please note that journal issues from the current calendar year may not be borrowed).
  • Non-book media items have a loan period of 2 hours and are for use in the Library only.

Items from the reference collection may not be borrowed.

 

Renewals

Borrowed items may be renewed at any time without penalty, provided that:

  • The item has not been recalled by another reader.
  • The item is not overdue.
  • The item has not reached its maximum loan period (usually four times the length of the initial loan).
  • The reader has no outstanding fines, account blocks, or overdue loans.

 

Readers wishing to renew beyond an item's maximum loan period must bring it in person to the Library to have it manually 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.

Details on how to recall a loaned item you need can be found here.

 

Fines

Current fine rates are as follows:

Books

  • Overdue books: 25p per day
  • Overdue recalled books: 50p per day

Journals volumes

  • Journal volumes: 50p per day

Non-book media items

  • Non-book media (e.g. CD-ROMs): 50p per day

 

System Downtime

Please note: Scheduled downtime for work on our library management system production servers takes place between 23:00 on a Saturday evening and 04:00 on a Sunday morning. During these times, fine payments, recalls and renewals will not be possible.

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