Loan categories and fines

Loan allowances

Students can borrow up to 15 items at a time, and research students can borrow a maximum of 20 items.

Loan categories and fines

Library materials have various loan categories which determine the length of time they may be borrowed and the fines charged for late return.

Standard loans

Items in this category:

  • are issued for 3 weeks
  • may be reserved
  • may be renewed, unless requested by another borrower

Fines accrue on each overdue item at the rate of 10p per day to a maximum of £20, by which time the borrower will have been invoiced for a replacement copy

 

One week loans

Items in this category:

  • are issued for a week during term time (longer at the end of term)
  • may be reserved
  • may be renewed, unless requested by another borrower
  • have yellow spine labels

Fines accrue at the rate of 50p per day/part day for full time students and staff, and 50p per week/part of week for part time students to a maximum of £20, by which time the borrower will have been invoiced for a replacement copy

 

Two day loans

Items in this category:

  • are issued for 2 days at a time, except Thursdays and Fridays when they are issued to the following Monday
  • cannot be reserved or renewed
  • must be returned to the site from which they were borrowed

Fines accrue on each overdue item at £1 per day to a maximum of £20, by which time the borrower will have been invoiced for a replacement copy

 

Restricted loan

There are two types of Restricted Loan:

Pink labelled items are for reference only. They can't be removed from the library

Blue labelled items can be taken out of the library

Restricted loan items:

  • are available at the Service Desk
  • must be returned to the site from which they were borrowed
  • may be booked up to 8 days in advance
  • may be borrowed for the following time slots:
    • 10am - 1pm.
    • 1pm - 4 pm
    • 4pm - 10am (BLUE label only). Blue labelled items issued on Fridays after 4pm are due back by 10am the following Monday.

Fines accrue on each overdue item at 50p for the first 15 minutes, 50p per HOUR thereafter to a maximum of £20, by which time the borrower will have been invoiced for a replacement copy

 

Reference items

  • are for use in the library only
  • includes all Journals
  • are denoted by a red spine label

 

School practice items

These items may only be borrowed by students registered for education courses

 

Off air recordings

ERA licensed recordings

Under the terms of the ERA licence, these recordings:

  • can be used off campus for educational purposes
  • are issued for 1 week, provided that the item has not been booked in advance for any time during the required period
  • may be renewed at the Library. Telephone renewals are not permitted
  • fines accrue on each overdue item at 50p for the first 15 minutes and 50p per hour thereafter, to a maximum of £20.

Open University recordings

  • can only be used in the Library or a classroom on the campus where the item is held
  • are issued at the service desk
  • are issued for 4 hours from the time of issue
  • fines accrue on each overdue item at 50p for the first 15 minutes and 50p per hour thereafter, to a maximum of £20.

 

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