Loan categories and fines

Loans and fines during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Please view our LibGuide for more information:

Loan allowances

Students can borrow up to 15 items at a time, and research students can borrow a maximum of 20 items.
To improve the availability of library stock for everyone we charge fines when items are not returned or renewed on time. The amount charged depends on the length of time the item can be loaned for.
Charges apply throughout the year. The maximum charge on any one item is £20 per transaction. You'll temporarily lose your borrowing rights if items are not returned, and you have more than £5.00 owing on your account. Fines are charged according to type of loan:

Type of LoanLength of LoanWhat to look forFines Charged
Standard Three weeks n/a  10p per day up to a maximum of £20.00
One week One week Yellow spine label 50p per day up to a maximum of £20.00
Restricted Reference only – cannot be borrowed  Pink Label   
Restricted May be borrowed within the Campus (three hours only) Blue Label  
Reference Cannot be borrowed  Red Label   

Non-returned / lost / damaged items

In the following cases we'll request that an item is either replaced or the replacement cost is paid for in full:

How to Pay:

Method  Available
Online via your Library Account Anytime
At any Library Reception Desk During Library Open Hours
By phone: +44 (0)1332 591215 During Library Open hours

School practice items

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

Off air recording

ERA licensed recordings

Under the terms of the ERA licence, these recordings:

Open University recordings