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Borrowing periods and limits

To ensure the fair circulation of materials, resources have varying loan periods. Fines are in place for the late return of resources. We label all resources to show how long you can borrow them for.

Borrowing periods

Loan Category Description Fine per day
1 Day Loan High demand key resources that cannot be renewed £5 per item
3 Day Loan AV items such as DVDs £1 per item
7 Day Loan High demand books and other materials 20p per item
28 Day Loan Wider reading materials   10p per item
Not For Loan Items that cannot be borrowed from the library and are used within the library for reference  
Teaching Practice - 28 Day Loan Materials available to all and an addtional allowance for Education students 10p per item

If at the point of issue a 28 Day Loan resource is reserved, the loan period will automatically change to a 7 Day Loan. This is to ensure the fair circulation of resources. Check your self-service receipt and manage your loans by logging into your library account. If a resource is reserved whilst on loan the due date will not change but renewals will not be possible.

Log into your library account.

Borrowing limits

All users may borrow up to two 1 Day Loan resources and three audio visual resources as part of their allocation.
Undergraduate 15
Postgraduate and staff 25
Education students 12 teaching practice resources in addition to 15 standard resources
Guests eligible as SCONUL users and alumni
Borrower Borrowing Limit
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