Q. How many books can I borrow?

Answer

Borrowing limits

 

Four week

One week

24hr Rolling 

Total

Undergraduate 

 15

10

5

15

Postgraduate (Masters)

 20

10

5

20

Postgraduate (PhD)

 30

10

5

30

Staff

 30

10

5

30

University of London intercollegiate

 8

5

3

8

NHS

10

5

3

10

Alumni

 5 

0

0

 5

Visitor

 5

0

0

 5

Please note that the figures in the table refers to the total number of items of different loan status that can be on loan to each type of library user at any given time.

 

Items obtained via our Interlending and Document Delivery Service count towards your overall borrowing entitlement. This could mean that you have to return a King's book before taking out an inter-library loan book.


Loan periods

On the Library catalogue, the loan period is displayed in the 'Item status' box. On the shelves:

  • Four week loan items have no coloured band on the spine.
  • One week loan items have a blue band on the spine.
  • 24hr Rolling loan items have an orange band on the spine.

Extended loans are available on one week loan items for users with a declared disability which is registered with the Student Records system.

24hr Rolling loan items can be borrowed for a 24hr period from the time of borrowing. For example, an item borrowed at 16.00 would be due back at 16.00 the following day.

We regret that we are not able to offer borrowing of one week and 24hr Rolling material to visitors.


Auto-renewals

All One week and Four week loan items which have been issued to your Library account and are approaching their due date, will be automatically renewed. Please note the exceptions below: 

Exceptions:  

  • 24hr Rolling items and laptops  
  • If a loan item is requested by another Library user, it will not be automatically renewed.  
  • If you have a block on your library account.  

Please note: Fines will still be incurred if an item that cannot be automatically renewed is returned late. 

You can also manually renew your books:

  • Log in to your Library account - click on currently borrowed - renew all, or selected loans.
  • You can also renew via the Library catalogue or Library Search (log in using the number on your King’s ID card and PIN or username and password).
  • Use the King's Mobile app.
  • On the self-service machines, via the 'Account' function.
  • By phone +44 (0)20 7848 4440.

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  • Last Updated May 05, 2020
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  • Answered By Pete Garner

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