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Q. Are there different loan categories for books?

Answered By: Sharon Nangle
Last Updated: Aug 15, 2019     Views: 318

There are 3 loan categories:

4-week loan

  1. Undergraduate Students and External members get up to 4 automatic renewals
  2. Postgraduate Students and Staff get up to 20 automatic renewals.
  3. 4-week loans can be recalled - if a book you have borrowed is recalled you will receive an email advising that it has been recalled, and the due date will change to 1 week from the date the book is recalled.
  4. Assuming no-one has recalled a Normal loan item, it will automatically renew (see 1. and 2.)

3 Day Loan 

  • Automatically renew up to 10 times, unless recalled
  • 3 day loans can be recalled, you'll be notified by email if a 3 Day Loan item you have borrowed has been recalled, the due date won't change, but you won't be able to renew it.
  • DVDs can be borrowed for 3 days.
  • Some DVDs are available for reference use only and can be viewed using the DVD players in the Library.

Short loan

A collection of mainly undergraduate texts likely to be in heavy demand. 

  • Borrowing periods are restricted to a maximum of four hours during the day, after 5pm a short loan will be due back for 10.30am the next day 
  • You may borrow up to 4 books from the Short Loan Collection, at one time.
  • Short Loans are located on Level 2 next to the Library Helpdesk.
  • Items are taken out and returned using the self-service machines in the Short Loan area.

There are fines for overdue items, you'll find details on our "Fines" answer


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