You may borrow up to 20 items at a time (except Teaching Practice students at Bedford – see below). Once you have chosen the items you want take them to a self issue terminal and issue them. Remember to pick up your receipt as it will tell you the date the items are due back.
You may return any item to any Campus via the self returns unit
BEd students at the Bedford campus have an additional loan allowance of 20 items from the Teaching Practice collection. These items are available on a termly loan and standard fines apply. These items may be recalled and may not be renewed.
DVDs and Videos
The majority of DVD and video stock is on 7 day loan and may be reserved. Some high demand items are reference only and may be viewed in the LRC/library only. DVDs are stored in security cases so staff intervention is needed to get them out. With 24/7 opening please be sure to issue your DVDs before staff leave.
Loan period 2 weeks, 20 renewals per item - unless reserved by another person.
7 Day Loan:
Loan period 1 week, 20 renewals per item - unless reserved by another person.
Return by end of staffed hours the following day, no renewals, not reservable.
These items are not for loan and may be used in the LRC/library only.
Fines are charged for items that are returned late:
50p per standard loan
75p per 7 day loan
£1 per overnight loan
An overdue reminder will be sent to your GoogleMail (university email) account in the first instance.
There is a seven day grace period on standard loans before the overdue is sent out by e-mail, the fine goes onto your library account and you will not be able to borrow, renew or reserve any items. Automatic blocks commence after the due date has elapsed. The grace period for seven day loans is three days before the overdue is sent out by e-mail, the fine goes onto your library account and you will not be able to borrow, renew or reserve any items.
When you have renewed an item 20 times you must return that item to the University.
If an item you have on loan is reserved by another person you must return it on or before the due date. You will not be able to renew it.
NHS Commissioned Students
University of Bedfordshire students on placement in the NHS, are privileged to be allowed to use the NHS libraries in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire to borrow books.
If any loans become badly overdue University of Bedfordshire Library accounts will be sanctioned until the books are returned and the fines are paid