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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

5 -

  UCL Outreach Staff (Outreach Staff running IOE courses)

5 -
External   Borrowers

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



  SOAS Research Student



  SOAS Staff




Remote Renewals

You can renew your loans as long as they have not been requested by other library users.

To renew:

Log onto your account at

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


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 5 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: