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Library Borrowing

Most items are available for loan for a two-month loan period, known as standard loan. More heavily used items are restricted to two-week loans or two-day loans. Two-week and two-day loans are identified by blue and red spots on the book spine while standard loans have the shelf mark only. The table below lists how many items can be borrowed from each loan type, by category of student or other library user.

All Library material on loan may be recalled at any time which may require the return of an item sooner than the original due date. Items on loan can be returned to any campus library.

Click the applicable category to see borrowing entitlements:

Undergraduates

Type of BookHow many and how longFines
Standard Loan12 for 2 months10p per day
Two Week Loan

(blue spot on spine)

4 for 2 weeks 50p per day
Two Day Loan

(red spot on spine)

4 for 48 hours
(no renewals)
£1 per day

Taught Postgraduate

Type of Book How many and how long Fines
Standard Loan 12 for 2 months 10p per day

Two Week Loan

(blue spot on spine)

4 for 2 weeks 50p per day
Two Day Loan

(red spot on spine)

4 for 48 hours
(no renewals)
£1 per day

Associate Students

Type of Book How many and how long Fines
Standard Loan 12 for 2 months 10p per day

Two Week Loan

(blue spot on spine)

4 for 2 weeks 50p per day
Two Day Loan

(red spot on spine)

4 for 48 hours
(no renewals)
£1 per day

Academic Staff

Type of Book How many and how long Fines
Standard Loan 25 for 2 months 10p per day

Two Week Loan

(blue spot on spine)

4 for 2 weeks 50p per day
Two Day Loan

(red spot on spine)

4 for 48 hours
(no renewals)
£1 per day

Research Students

Type of BookHow many and how longFines
Standard Loan25 for 2 months10p per day

Two Week Loan

(blue spot on spine)

4 for 2 weeks 50p per day
Two Day Loan

(red spot on spine)

4 for 48 hours
(no renewals)
£1 per day

Alumni Borrowers

Type of Book How many and how long Fines
Standard Loan 2 for 2 months 10p per day

Two Week Loan

(blue spot on spine)

None  
Two Day Loan

(red spot on spine)

None

Civic Access Borrowers

Type of Book How many and how long Fines
Standard Loan 2 for 2 months 10p per day

Two Week Loan

(blue spot on spine)

None  
Two Day Loan

(red spot on spine)

None

SCONUL Borrowers

For details of SCONUL Access Scheme borrowing entitlements, please see the SCONUL Access Scheme page.