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How many items can I borrow?

The total number of items you can borrow depends on your user category:


Number of items

Taught Postgraduates  20 
BA Education Students
Research Postgraduates
Associate Members
External card holders

Limits for specific types of material

Within your global allowance there are limits on the numbers of certain item types that can be borrowed.

For example, an undergraduate can borrow up to 15 items, but can only borrow three Overnight loans within the total.

You may borrow up to your total global allowance of standard loans.


7-day loan items

7-day loan journals

Overnight loan items

Undergraduates  15 5 3
Taught Postgraduates 20  5 3
BA Education Students 20 5 3
Research Postgraduates 25 5 3
Staff 25 5 3
Associate Members 2 5 3
External card holders 0 0 0
  • 7-day loan items can be found on the main shelves, they have yellow date labels and tape on their spines
  • 7-day loan journals - all journals are 7-day loan, they can be found in the periodical sections on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors. See also Borrowing journals
  • Overnight loan items are held in Short Loan on the 4th floor.

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