- How do I borrow?
- Returning and renewing your loans
- Placing holds (reservations)
- Short Loans
- Queries about returned items
- How many items can I borrow?
- How long can I keep them?
- DVDs and videos with the British Board of Film Classification of '18'
You can issue books, journals, DVDs and other items on one of the self-service issue machines on the Ground Floor of the David Wilson Library. The date for return is printed on the receipt. You should always press the print receipt button before leaving the machine as this action also closes your library account. If you do not press the print receipt button the machine will log you out after ten seconds.
You are permitted to borrow items up to the following allowance:
|Type of Reader||Loan allowance||Short loan items*|
|Academic staff and research postgraduates||40
|Taught course postgraduates||25
|Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) students||40||3|
|Clerical and Other staff||15||3|
Distance Learning Students may request books by postal loan up their loan entitlement listed above (i.e. Undergraduates 20 books and Taught Course postgraduates 25).
You may borrow these items for the following duration:
|Normal Loans||4 weeks (or 6 months if you are a member of academic staff or a research postgraduate) unless they are recalled|
|Short Loans||Items due back 23.59 the next day (14.00 the next day if the item is reserved by another reader)|
|Journals||2 days - If borrowed on a Friday, they are due for return on the Monday.|
|Postal Loans||6 weeks, unless they are recalled|
|Exam Papers||For use in the Library only. Issued for up to 2 hours, or until staffed services close|
|Theses and dissertations||For use in the Library only. Issued only until staffed services close|
You may be asked to return items earlier than the due date if another user places a hold (reservation) on the item.
No one younger than 18 may borrow or view an "18" rated DVD or video. We reserve the right to see proof of age ID i.e. a birth certificate, driving licence (photocard), passport or a Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) accredited card before these items can be borrowed or viewed.