Borrowing, Recall and Return of Books on Loan

  • Only books can be borrowed outside the library. All other Periodicals, theses, dissertations, reference books, rare books and archives are not available for loan: they are for internal borrowing ONLY.
  • Material belonging to the Library may not be removed without being properly issued for loan.
  • Borrowers are responsible for all loans made with their card.
  • Any user may check the Library records online using the Library Catalogue (OPAC) .
  • Books on loan are for the personal use of the borrower only, and must not be passed on to any person, whether entitled to use the Library or not.
  • A charge will be made for items lost or badly damaged while on loan.
  • Borrowers should not exceed their loan allowances. Loan periods depend on the category of borrower.
  • Loans should be returned by the date due. Items may be renewed, if not required by another reader, either in person, by e-mail, or phone. No item which is reserved by another borrower can be renewed.
  • The Library may at any time require the immediate return of a book required by another reader.
  • The latest date on which books should be returned will be advised at the time of loan or renewal – although the due date remains subject to earlier recall.
  • Items should be returned during serviced hours on the due date stated.
  • The due date is the date displayed to a borrower during the issue or renewal process, or any other date subsequently notified to the reader by the Librarian.
  • To help users manage their loans, the Library sends the user a reminder notice shortly before a loan is due to be returned. The notices are sent by e-mail to the account is given. The Library cannot guarantee receiving these notices, so the user should not rely on them to be reminded when his loans are due for return.
  • Users are responsible for returning or renewing their loans on time and non-receipt of a notice is not an acceptable reason to dispute any fines that may incur.