Library

Borrowing information

While the Library building is currently closed, you do not need to return your books. They will be renewed automatically. Staff and students will not incur renewal charges or fines during this period of disruption.

Loan TypeLength of loanFines Charged for late returnRenewals
Short loan 7 days If items are reserved and not returned, 50p per day up to £20 maximum unlimited unless reserved by another user
Audiovisual 7 days If items are reserved and not returned, 50p per day up to £20 maximum
Documents 6 wks* If items are reserved and not returned, 50p per day up to £20 maximum
Long loan 6 wks* If items are reserved and not returned, 50p per day up to £20 maximum
Interlibrary Loans**

3-4 wks (depending on loan policy of lending library)

50p per item per day additional charge sometimes applies (more info)
Laptop Loans 6 hrs £3 initial fee then £3 per day  Renewals not possible

* If someone places a reservation on the Long Loan or Document you have borrowed it will reduce your loan period to one week; we will send you an email letting you know. If short loan or other items are reserved then it will not be possible to renew them. Don't forget that items may be reserved and recalled over the vacations too. Make sure you check your university email regularly to avoid missing any notices.

** There is an individual limit of 50 interlibrary requests each academic year for postgraduates and faculty. For undergraduates the limit is 20 per year and for Associate membership, the annual limit is 5.