Automatic Library renewals

7 day loans and 3 day loans will be automatically renewed 2 days before they are due, unless someone else has reserved the item. There is no limit on how often the item will automatically renew.

How auto-renewals work

If someone reserves it, you must return it by the due date or you'll get a fine.

If you cannot get to campus, you can return it by post. We take the posting date as the date of return so you won't be fined for the days it's in the post.

Control your due dates: renew manually

To control which weekday its due date will be: 

  • log into LibrarySearch and manually renew it on your preferred weekday
  • if you renew a 7 day loan on a Tuesday, it becomes due the following Tuesday.

Document delivery books

Document delivery books will be automatically renewed up to 5 times. You must return them by the final due date or you'll get a fine.


Laptops, headphones, and confined items (like theses) will not automatically renew. You have to return these at the end of the loan period, but may be able to borrow them again straight away.  

When you're finished with a book

Please give it back so we can put it back on the shelf for other people to use.

Why automatic renewals?

We want to make your life easy! If no-one else needs the books you have, we don't fine you or make you give them back.

But if someone reserves a book you've borrowed, you have to give it back by the end of the loan period.


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