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Since we changed our systems over the summer, any books that you have on loan will renew automatically. This will happen at the end of each loan period – 1 week for most people – unless…
- books you have on loan are requested by someone else
- you have had them for 52 weeks already
- your library account has expired because you’re due to finish your course.
You’re only guaranteed a book for one loan period though, so it’s a really good idea to keep checking My Library Account to make sure your books have renewed. If one hasn’t, it’s probably because another person needs it. You have a 3 day leeway to return the book, there’s no charge for returning the book 1-3 days after the due date however books returned on the fourth day will be charged at £2 per day including days 1 to 3.
Find out more on shuspace: Borrowing from the libraries
…and have books out on loan?
If you do – this is for you!
As you may know borrowing is changing and this includes books you already have out on extended loan.
On Monday 6th July all books currently out on loan will automatically be renewed until the 21st July. After that date your books will be automatically be renewed for up to a year unless someone else requests it.
If you have any books out on loan with a due date beyond the 21st July, that due date will remain unchanged and automatic renewals will start on the following day.
If a book you have out on loan is requested you’ll be sent an email to say the book hasn’t been renewed. Checking My Library Account regularly will help you keep up to date.
Then there’s a 3 day grace period in which you can return the book before incurring any fines. A book returned 3 days after the due date won’t be fined however a book returned on the 4th day will include fines from days 1-3.
If you need to post books back to us – we’ll use the postal date on the parcel as the return date – there won’t be charges for any postal delays.
Our aim is to keep books in circulation to allow as many of you as possible to use them.
If you have any questions about borrowing (and anything else obviously!), at any time, chat to us at Helpdesks, email firstname.lastname@example.org, online, twitter @shu_library and phone 0114 225 3333