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Library and Learning Services

Borrowing items from the Library.

Members of staff can borrow from the Library to support their teaching and research.

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.

Loan entitlements

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

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

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.

Returning items

Normal and 7 day 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

Normal LoanNo charge for prompt return.
Short Loan70p per part hour (max £15)

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.