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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 4 September 2019

  • 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
  • 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

Borrowing Entitlements

Undergraduate Students

  • Undergraduate Degree Students
  • Undergraduate Certificate Students
  • Foundation Students

Undergraduate students have separate borrowing limits per collection

 

General Lending
(LEN, S-LEN, SJ)

 Legal Deposit

 Short Loan

Inter-Library Loan

Laptop

Amount of items

10
(includes DVDs)

10
(Library use only)

10
(Library use only)

10
(Library use only)

1
(Library use only)

 Loan periods

  • General Lending: 4 weeks, 5 renewals
  • DVDs: 2 days, no renewals
  • Short Loan: 5 hours
  • Laptop: 3 hours

Requests from storage, recalls, Inter-Library Loan requests

  • Recalls/storage requests: 10
  • Inter-Library Loan requests: 10

Postgraduate Students & Staff

  • Higher Degree Postgraduate Students
  • Postgraduate Certificate Students
  • Postgraduate
  • Diploma Students
  • Higher Diploma Students
  • Students with Special Borrowing Privileges
  • Current Staff
  • Retired Staff

Postgraduate students have a borrowing limit of 50 items

Readers may borrow from any of the collections listed below (only 10 of the 50 items may be from the General Lending collection)

 

General Lending (LEN, S-LEN, SJ)

 Legal Deposit

Short Loan

Inter-Library Loan

Laptop

Amount of items

Up to 10
(includes DVDs)

Up to 50

Up to 50
(Library use only)

Up to 50*

1
(Library use only)

 

Loan periods

  • Legal Deposit: 12 weeks, 1 renewal
  • General Lending: 4 weeks, 5 renewals
  • DVDs: 2 days, no renewals
  • Short Loan: 5 hours
  • Inter-Library Loan: variable
  • Laptop: 3 hours

Requests from storage, recalls, Inter-Library Loan requests

  • Recalls/storage requests: 20
  • Inter-Library Loan requests: 20