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Items on loan can be requested using the Hold option on the catalogue. If someone places a hold on a standard loan book you have out, it will be recalled from you, and you may have to return it earlier than you expected.

What happens if someone places a hold on a book I have out?

  • You will be sent a recall notice to your University email account
  • You will have seven days to return the book (even if you originally borrowed the book for three or six weeks)
  • However, if your original due date is in less than seven days you will have to return the book by the original due date
  • Any recalled item which is not returned by the new recalled due date is subject to fines of 80p per day
  • You will be unable to borrow items or renew loans on your account if you do not return it

Please note that holds can also be placed on 7-day loan items - these will not be recalled but you will not be able to renew them, and fines of 80p per day will be charged if returned late.

Holds cannot be placed on 7-day loan journals which cannot be renewed and will always need to be returned by the current due date.

    How can I check if any of my loans have been recalled?

Login to your Library account via the Library homepage or Enterprise catalogue. Recalled items will be flagged on your account. Contact the Library for more detail about when the recalled item is now due for return.

    Term loans

Term loan items are not recalled, as they are being used by trainee teachers in schools. If you place a hold on one of these items you will have to wait until the original due date. We will email you when it is available for you to collect

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