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.

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Borrowing periods

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.

Log into your library account.

Borrowing limits

Undergraduate 15
Postgraduate and staff 25
Guests eligible, such as SCONUL users and alumni
Borrower Borrowing Limit

All current students can borrow up to one laptop at a time. Guests are not eligible to borrow laptops.