Library Borrowing

More details on standard, two week & two day loans, along with borrower entitlements for different types of user. Links to renewal, fines & e-payment information are available.

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.

  • Undergraduates
    Type of Book How many and how longFines
    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
  • Taught Postgraduate
    Type of Book How many and how longFines
    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 longFines
    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 longFines
    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 Book How many and how longFines
    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
  • Alumni Borrowers
    Type of Book How many and how longFines
    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 longFines
    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.