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.
Services may differ due to COVID-19. Please see our FAQs for more information.
|Loan Category||Description||Fine per day|
|3 Day Loan||Some AV items such as DVDs||£1 per item|
|7 Day Loan||High demand books and other materials||20p per item|
|28 Day Loan||All 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||N/A|
|Laptops||Self-service laptops from the LapSafe and bookable laptops||£10 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.
|Postgraduate and staff||25|
|Guests eligible, such as SCONUL users and alumni||4|
All current students can borrow up to one laptop at a time. Guests are not eligible to borrow laptops.