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Borrowing Allowance, Fines, Renewals & Reservation Limits: Borrowing Allowance, Fines, Renewals & Reservations




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Borrowing Allowance


Max. Allowance

8 week loan

  UCL Staff / Visiting Academics



  UCL Research Student *



  UCL All Other Student *



  - UCL PhD Writing up

  - UCL De-registered Student

5 -

  UCL Outreach Staff (Outreach Staff running IOE courses)

5 -


External Borrowers

  Alumni Paying Borrowing, SCONUL Band A-B-C,

  External Borrower, M25 Scheme  Borrower



  SOAS Master Student

3 -

  SOAS Research Student



  SOAS Staff




Remote Renewals

You can renew your loans as long as they have not been requested by other library users and you haven't reached the renewal threshold (see information on this page in the box on the right handside).

Please note that you cannot renew overnight loans and items reserved by other Library users.

To renew:

Log onto your account at



1 Week Loan:        £0.30 per day
4 Week Loan:        £0.20 per day
8 Week Loan:        £0.20 per day
Overnight Loan:     £0.50 per day when returned after 12noon

Borrowing & Renewal Threshold

Your Library Account status will be BLOCKED if your overdue fines and/or Library replacement charge for lost or damaged books reaches:

• £20 for UCL Staff and Student
• £10 for External borrowers

Reservation Limit

Books (apart from overnight loans) that are out on loan can be reserved. Library users can reserve up to 3 books at a time on their record.

Placing reservations via the UCL Explore

You will need your Library Number and 4 digit PIN number to reserve 1, 4 & 8 week loan books.

If you need help and assistance contact one of the Librarians: