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Borrowing regulations

Borrowing regulations

User categories

Category of user Number of items Initial Loan period Return time Vacation variation
All Undergraduates 4 7 days Will auto-renew up to a maximum loan period of 3 weeks but is subject to recall 4 items for the duration of the vacation (Christmas and Easter vacations only). Part 2 students may borrow up to 4 dissertation-related items during the summer vacation.
All MPhil students 5 28 days Will auto-renew up to a maximum loan period of 224 days but is subject to recall 5 items for whole vacation.
All PhD students 5 28 days Will auto-renew up to a maximum loan period of 224 days but is subject to recall 5 items for whole vacation.
All staff 5 28 days Will auto-renew up to a maximum loan period of 224 days but is subject to recall Flexible according to likely level of demand.
University members not employed by it or registered as students Reference access only
  • Any alteration of the loan period is at the Library and Information Manager's discretion.
  • Material can only be issued by the library staff via Alma (the library management system). Material cannot be borrowed out of hours or when the staff are not in the library.
  • Items are renewed automatically up until the end of the maximum loan period (see table above), unless they have been requested.
  • Your book will be recalled if another user requests it and there is no other available copy in the Geography Library to fulfill that request - you have 3 days to return it back. Recall does not operate during vacation weeks.
  • Fines are only on overdue books that have been requested by another user: a charge of £1.00 per item per day applies. You can pay fines online at My Library Account (using a credit or debit card).
  • Overdue and reminder messages are sent by email, to the email address you registered with the library. These are a courtesy service only. You should always be aware of when your books are due back in case of network or account problems.