Borrowing, renewing and returning

Returning items not eligible for renewal before their due date avoids library fines and allows other users to borrow them.

You can check the due date of your items by:

  • Signing in to Library Search using your email address and university password
  • Checking the self-service kiosk receipt provided when your items were borrowed
Timing of overdue notificationsDelivery method
Seven days before due date email - if item cannot be automatically renewed by the due date
On due date email
Six days after due date email
18 days after due date email
28 days after due date email

If your item(s) remains overdue after 28 days, the item will be considered to be lost, your borrowing rights will be suspended, and you may be charged for the replacement cost.

How do I return items?

You may deposit items using the return boxes located outside the Curzon Library or Mary Seacole Library. To get a return receipt, you can also return items using our self-service kiosks and placing the items on the return trolleys/boxes adjacent to the kiosks, or via the book return machine slots at Curzon Library.

Can I return items by post?

Yes, you can post your returned items to their home library.

It is a good idea to post your items early enough to avoid late returns and library fines. You are responsible for the cost of returning your items by post and we advise that you keep your proof of postage in case you encounter any problems.

Before you return your items please remove any bookmarks, post-it notes or note markers from their pages.

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