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Borrowing books: Home


Borrowing and loan periods


Students
Up to 15 loans max 5 Course collection titles.
Course Collection loans are for  24 hrs (Monday - Friday.)
We also have 3 day and 1 week loan items.
Standard loan is 2 weeks

Faculty and PhD Students
Up to 25 loans max 5 Course collection titles.
Course Collection loans are for  24 hrs (Monday - Friday.)
We also have 3 day and 1 week loan items.
Standard loan is 4 weeks

Staff
Up to 25 loans max 5 Course collection titles.
Course Collection loans are for  24 hrs (Monday - Friday.)
We also have 3 day and 1 week loan items.
Standard loan is 4 weeks

Alumni
Up to 5 loans 
Course Collection borrowing is not permitted
We also have 3 day and 1 week loan items.
Standard loan is 2 weeks

Alumni will have to re-register with their new Alumni card.

 


Renewals

 

Books (except 24 hour loan copies) will be auto-renewed up to 30 times providing that nobody has requested them i.e. placed a hold. We email you to tell when there is a hold on a book you have borrowed.

Charges for overdue books:

Standard loan    20p per day
Week loan 50p per day
3 day loan £1.00 per day
24hr loan £2.00 per day

 

Finding books

Use our Library catalogue to locate a print book. Search by keyword, title or author. 
If we hold the book it gives a location.
If the book is on loan it shows the date under location. See below. This book lives on the shelf at: LQA/LQB Ham

Borrow

To borrow a print book use the book issue kiosk in front of the Library Desk. Scan your card  pick borrow and then place the book/s on the glass plate.