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Borrowing books

During term, you may borrow up to 10 books, for two weeks, and renew them up to three times.

Borrowing books

Our clever security system and self-issue terminal are linked and allow you to borrow books 24/7.

  1. Present your card, barcode up, on the red line
  2. Confirm your name by pressing OK - you can also see your account details 
  3. Place the books below the screen, up to four at a time - the list shows which books you have borrowed
  4. When complete select Print Receipt, Email Receipt or No Receipt - this gives a record of your details and current loans 
  5. All books taken out of the Library MUST be checked out in this way. If they are not you will set off the alarm and CCTV!
  6. If your card does not work, please ask staff for assistance, or out of hours use a Manual Loan Slip (next to the self-issue terminal).

Returning books

To return a book, leave it in the Returns chute in the Reception Desk. Do not put it back on the shelf.

  • You may borrow up to ten books, for two weeks, with up to three renewals
  • DVDs may be borrowed for one week; please collect from Library Office
  • If other readers need a book, it may be recalled from you
  • Overdue reminders are sent weekly. If you do not respond, we will contact your Director of Studies
  • Lending books (whether to members or non-members of College) is not allowed; you will remain liable for the book.

New Members' registration

You must present your University Card to a member of the Library staff before you can borrow books. The most convenient time to do this is during the induction tours during the first week of Michaelmas term.

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