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Perry Library: Borrowing from the Library

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How Long Can I borrow items for?

How long can I borrow items for?

  • Most books can be borrowed for 2 weeks but some less used titles can be borrowed for 4 weeks
  • DVDs can be borrowed for 2 weeks
  • Teaching practice items can be borrowed for 12 weeks

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How do I renew my items?

We’ll automatically renew items on your record a week before they are due back as long as

  • Other borrowers haven’t reserved them
  • Your library record with us isn’t expiring in the next few days, and isn’t blocked due to having incurred more than £10 in fines

Please look out for our library renewal emails which will let you know if your renewals have been successful (and the new due dates for your items) or if some items can’t be renewed and need to be returned to us.

It’s important to check these emails carefully when you get them. If an item has been reserved by another student, it must be returned by the due date. We charge fines for items which are returned late. Our current fines for books/DVDs are £2 per day when overdue.

More information on our overdue fines

Appealing against library fines

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Borrowing Items from the Library

Due to the current Covid-19 situation normal library processes are suspended. Please be assured that any fines incurred during this period will be waived when the library re-opens.

It will not be possible to place holds or reservations on items during this period.

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.

Students and staff can place a hold for books and DVDs  via our catalogue when all our loanable copies are out on loan. We’ll email you when a copy is ready for you to collect.

If you forget to bring your ID then ask for a 'day pass' at the Perry Library reception desk. If you then want to borrow any items, you will need to come to the help desk with your 'day pass' - please check help desk opening times first.

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

Inter site Loans

This service is currently unavailable

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

Loaning a laptop

LSBU students can borrow for 10 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.

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