Library loans and fines update

Thanks to those who took time to answer a few questions some weeks ago about library loans and fines as part of our consultation on changes we would like to make.

We will be putting these changes into place as soon as our new library system goes live in August. There’ll be more detail about exactly what these changes are and how they affect your use of the Library nearer the time, but in the meantime, these are the headline changes in the areas we consulted on:

  • All members of the University will be able to borrow up to 30 items
  • With very few exceptions (CDs, DVD, scores) items can be borrowed for 2 weeks and will be automatically renewed on your behalf unless they are reserved by another user
  • Only items which have been reserved by another user and not returned on time will be subject to a fine, which will be £2.00 per day
  • Students with Assist Library cards will retain their four week initial loan period

We feel sure these changes will make your use of the Library simpler (and cheaper!) and will be in touch again nearer the time with more details of these and other great features which will be coming into place over the summer.