How many items can I borrow and how long for?

The table below shows how many items you can borrow from the Library:

Your role Total loans
Undergraduate 20
Postgraduate 30
Students on teacher training courses 30 including 10 items from School Practice
Distance Learners 20
Staff/Associates/Researchers 30
Guest Users 5
FE College Partners 5
Leeds International Study Centre students 5


Standard Loans:

  • Most of the items in the Library can be borrowed for up to 52 weeks.
  • If another user requests an item you have on loan, you will receive an email notification to your University email address asking you to return it.
  • Guest Users with borrowing rights can borrow items for up to 17 weeks. Please visit our Guest User webpages for more information.

Renewing items:

Please see the FAQ: 'How do I renew a book?'

Short Loans:

  • Short Loans can be borrowed for three days.
  • Please see the Short Loan FAQ for more information.

Reference items:

  • Reference items, including physical journals, can only be used in the Library.

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