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Perry Library: Borrowing from the Library

Renew your items by logging in here

How Long Can I borrow items for?

How long can I borrow items for?

  • Books can be borrowed for either 2 weeks (yellow spine label) or 4 weeks (no spine label)
  • DVDs can be borrowed for 1 week
  • Teaching practice items can be borrowed for 12 weeks

Shelf of books

How do I renew my items?

You can renew your items by logging into your library account as long as other borrowers haven't reserved them.

If an item can’t be renewed you’ll need to return it to us by the due date – we’ll send you a message to let you know, but please also keep an eye on your library account - it's your responsibility to return items on time when needed.

We do charge fines for reserved items which are returned late, to encourage sharing of items around everyone who wants to use them.

More information on our overdue fines

Appealing against library fines

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Borrowing Items from the Library

We’ve got over 200,000 books and DVDs across our libraries. You can borrow items using your LSBU ID card.Use the self-issue machines on Level 1 East and 1 West of the Perry Library.

If you forget to bring your ID then ask for a 'day pass' at the Perry Library reception desk. 

If you have lost your student ID contact the Student Life Centre for a new one, and let the Library know so we can block your old card


How many items can I borrow?

  Books DVDs 'Teaching Practice' Books
Undergraduate student 15 5 15
Postgraduate student 20 5 15
Short course student 4 0 0
Access/widening participation student 1 0 0
Alumni with borrowing rights 5 0 0
University staff 20 5 15
SCONUL access scheme members from other Univs 4 0 0


Fines and Appeals FAQs

Loaning a laptop

LSBU students can borrow for 7 hours at a time

Laptops (and chargers) are located in our self service cabinet just inside the main entrance on Level 1 East, Perry Library

Follow the onscreen instructions to borrow - you'll need your LSBU ID card 

Please note when you return a laptop ensure you plug it in to the charging cable in the cabinet locker - it won't be returned from your library record until this is done.

Please return them on time - we fine at £2 per hour if they are late

Software currently on our laptops includes:  Microsoft Office packages; web browsers; Claro Read and Mind Manager (links); and SPSS.

Inter site Loans

Borrowing items from our other campus

If you need a book or DVD which is only available at our other campus library we can send it over for you to collect at the library you normally visit