The Library uses automatic renewals to extend your loans. 

Items are lent for an initial period (7 or 28 days). 

Auto renewal occurs before the due date for a further loan of 7 or 28 days, until the maximum loan period is reached. 

  • 140 days maximum loan for 28 day items
  • 35 days maximum loan for 7 day items 

Automatic renewal may be prevented if there is a pending request for an item. 

  • You will be notified by email if another borrower places a request for an item that you have on loan
  • The item must be returned by the end of the current renewal period 

You will receive a courtesy notice 2 days prior to the actual date items are due for return to the Library.


If a book you have on loan is required for the Readings collection, we will ask you to return it immediately. You will usually be contacted via your university email account.

Readings Collection Items

2 hour loans from the print Readings collection cannot be renewed. To be fair to other borrowers, patrons must wait 30 minutes before borrowing the same item again.