Short loan collection: introduction

  • The Library tries to purchase e-books or stock multiple copies of books that are most in demand. However it is not possible to buy enough copies for everyone to borrow a copy at the same time. At times of heavy demand even the one week loan period is inappropriate. For this reason lecturers advise us which books are likely to be most popular and these are put into the Short Loan Collection.

    All Short Loan items are available for periods of 4 hours or 24 hours and up to two may be borrowed at any one time by students in addition to the normal loan entitlement. Staff and researchers may borrow up to four items at a time.

    Short Loan Collection: guidelines for users