Answered By: Library Help
Last Updated: Feb 17, 2020     Views: 27

Resources are available for loan periods of either one week (marked with a yellow ‘OWL’ sticker) or four weeks. Some items are for reference only and may only be used within the library. These items are marked with a white ‘SR’ sticker.


  • Students and staff may borrow a total of 20 items at any one time and this can be made up of books, health kits and up to ten School Experience Items. For students, this entitlement also includes a laptop.
  • Education students may borrow up to 30 items. All of these may be School Experience items. This does not apply to Foundation Level Teacher Training Students who may only borrow 20 items.
  • Associate members may borrow up to five standard loan items from the main collection at any one time. Standard loans are for four-weeks. (This entitlement excludes one-week loan items, laptop computers and items from the School Experience Collection). This includes School Student, School Staff and Short-Term Associate Members.
  • Sconul members may borrow five items (including one-week loans).

Resources may be renewed up to 15 times each, provided the resources have not been requested by another user. School Experience items are issued for a whole term and may only be renewed twice. 

It is not possible to renew items online if resources are more than seven days overdue, if there are fines of £20 or more on the account, or if an item has been requested by another user and has a hold on it.