Answered By: Anna Hepworth
Last Updated: 15 Nov 2017

The Library has made significant changes to its loan periods and fines.

This came into effect on Tuesday 10 October

All standard items will issue to all customers (staff, students including Registered Disabled and Offsite, Guest Users) for 1 week initially.  (Items issued to Registered Disabled and Offsite students are protected from recall for 3 weeks.)

At the end of that week, the library system automatically renew the item for another week.  

This will repeat until:

  • the item has reached the maximum number of auto renewals (25 students, 51 staff and PG researchers, 10 Guest Users)
  • You are leaving Leeds Beckett and your account expires
  • the item is requested by another user placing a Hold on it. 

When the item is requested with a Hold, you will be emailed at your University email address and asked to return the item. You will have a 7-day grace period (14-day for Offsite users) in which to return the item before it becomes overdue.

If the item becomes overdue (day 8 past the notification to return), overdue fines begin.  Overdue fine is £2 per day, to a maximum of £10 per item.

We are only charging fines for ignored Hold requests.  In other situations, borrowers will receive reminders to return the item and then be charged cost of replacement (a charge which is cancelled if they return the item).  

Items that will not automatically renew:

  • Laptop Loans
  • Short Loans
  • Interlibrary Loans

These items are still subject to fines; 50p per hour or part-hour for Laptop Loans and Short Loans; 30p per day for Interlibrary Loans.