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Borrowing items from the Library.

Research students have the same level of library access as staff.

Loan periods and renewals

Normal loansUntil the end of the academic year.May be renewed in person at the end of the academic year if not requested by another reader.
Reserved items7 daysIt is not possible to renew Reserved items.
Short loansHours vary.It is not possible to renew Short Loans. Any items borrowed must be returned.

Note: all items borrowed on your card are your responsibility, therefore do not lend your card or any borrowed library items to anyone else.

Loan entitlements

7 day DVDs and videos10
Audiovisual items10
Short loan books2
Short loan videos2

How to renew your loans

You can extend the loan period for the items borrowed from the Library using the "My Account" section of the Library catalogue. You will be asked for your ID number and a Personal Identification Number (PIN). You can request a PIN of your choice if you need to.

Reference and other non-loanable items

The following items cannot be borrowed from the library:

  • periodicals,
  • reference works,
  • company and annual reports,
  • theses,
  • computer software (special rules apply here, please ask at the information desk).

Returning items

Normal loans
Can be returned to any DMU library.
Short loan items
Can be returned to the loaning library only.

Lost items

If you misplace or lose an item you will be asked to pay for it at the current replacement cost plus a sum to cover administration.

Fine rates

Short Loan70p per part hour (max £15)
Normal LoanNo charge for prompt return.
Laptop Loan£1 per part half hour (max £30)

Fines are charged for the late return of any items and borrowing rights will be suspended until these are cleared.

If at the end of your course there are fines outstanding or items still on loan, your degree classification and parchment will be withheld until settlement.

Library Fines Exception Policy

Fines incurred from overdue items will normally only be waived in line with the circumstances described in our library fines exceptions policy. All items are subject to recall when reserved by another borrower, and due dates will automatically be amended to reflect this. If you feel your circumstances match those within the policy, then please ask at Kimberlin Library or contact us to discuss waiving fines.