In order to implement the new Library Search, we have had to review our circulation policies - put simply, we have changed some of the rules around borrowing from the Library. The new rules will come into effect from Wednesday 3rd August.
For most students, this means you can borrow more books, receive fewer fines, and no confusing emails from the Library. Watch this short video for a summary of the key points.
As a Newman student, you are entitled to borrow up to 20 items at a time from across all of the library's different collections.
Most books in the library belong to the main collection and these books loan for periods of one week at a time. However, they will renew automatically every week for up to 26 weeks, at which point you will need to return them. Items won't renew if someone else has placed a reservation on them or if there is a problem with your account.
The School Experience Collection items loan for six weeks at a time and will renew once. Again, they won't renew if somebody else has reserved them or if there is a problem with your account.
When an item becomes overdue because it has not renewed, you will have seven days to return it free of charge. After this, fines will accrue at one pound per item per day. Look for emails from email@example.com, as this is the address you will receive notifications from telling you to return your books.
You can also borrow laptops from the library for a period of four hours at a time. When you return them, remember to plug them back into the machine, and if they are late they accrue fines of one pound per hour.
If you have any questions, please come and speak to us in the library. We're really happy to help you.