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Borrowing and Renewing

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE PRIVILEGES ASSOCIATED WITH BORROWING ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.

New Borrowing Entitlements and Loan Periods - for items borrowed after 10 September 2018

From 10 September 2018 the Library’s borrowing entitlements for staff and students are being substantially revised and increased. The aim of the new rules is to:

  • Allow all staff and students to borrow more books, and for longer, than before, if they are not required by other readers
  • Put in place procedures to recall a book in high demand more quickly and easily

In addition, our penalties for non-return of items have been updated to work in tandem with the new rules to encourage the return of high-demand items.

Major Differences to the Previous System

  • Our General Lending items - mainly items with the shelfmark LEN, S-LEN, and SJ - are now available for all eligible staff and students to borrow
  • Staff can now renew items they have on loan - and indeed must, if they want to keep the item
  • As loans can now last for longer, a robust recall system has been put in place. This means that loan periods can be shortened by other readers. All borrowers need to be aware that they may receive e-mails informing them that the due date on an item has changed, and/or check their due dates via the My Library Account webpage
  • If an item is in high demand, the borrowing time will either be limited to two days (material from the open shelves) or the item will only be available to be consulted within the reading room (material from storage). This shorter loan period will be communicated to readers when they borrow the item
  • Items that are overdue, or that have been requested by another reader, must be returned to the relevant Service Counter. They cannot be returned via a FastLane machine

Borrowing Entitlements

 
  • Undergraduate Degree Students
  • Certificate Students
  • Foundation Students
  • Higher Degree Postgraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Diploma Students
  • Higher Diploma Students
  • Students with Special Borrowing Privileges
Staff Visiting Readers

General Lending (LEN)

10

10

10

For consultation in Library only

Legal Deposit

For consultation in Library only

10

20

For consultation in Library only

Short Loan
(for consultation in Library only)

5

5

5

5

Inter-Library Loans

5 (for consultation in Library only)

10

20

0

Storage Requests & Recalls

  • Undergraduate Degree Students
  • Certificate Students
  • Foundation Students
  • Higher Degree Postgraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Diploma Students
  • Higher Diploma Students
  • Students with Special Borrowing Privileges
Staff Visiting Readers

10

10

20

10

Loan Periods

 
  • Undergraduate Degree Students
  • Certificate Students
  • Foundation Students
  • Higher Degree Postgraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Diploma Students
  • Higher Diploma Students
  • Students with Special Borrowing Privileges
Staff Visiting Readers

Legal Deposit

For consultation in Library only

4 weeks (can be renewed 5 times unless recalled by another reader)

12 weeks (can be renewed once unless recalled by another reader)

For consultation in Library only

Short Loan

5 hours (no renewals)

5 hours (no renewals)

5 hours (no renewals)

5 hours (no renewals)

General Lending (LEN)

4 weeks (can be renewed 5 times unless recalled by another reader)

4 weeks (can be renewed 5 times unless recalled by another reader)

4 weeks (can be renewed 5 times unless recalled by another reader)

For consultation in Library only
NB If a reader's expiration date falls sooner than the standard due date for an item, the due date will default to the expiration date. No renewals will be possible.

Information on Previous Borrowing Entitlements and Loan Periods - for items borrowed before 10 September 2018

Categories of Collection

Categories of Reader

Renewing, Reserving and Recalling Items