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How many items can I borrow?

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

Status

Number of items

Undergraduates

5

Taught postgraduates

5

Research Postgraduates

5

Staff

5

University visitors

2

External card holders

2

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 5 items, but can only borrow two overnight loan items 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

2

1

2

Taught Postgraduates

2

1

2

Research Postgraduates

2

1

2

Staff

2

1

2

University visitors

1

1

2

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 serials sections
  • Overnight loan items are held in the Special Collections