Blue/Green Card

For Readers with a Blue/Green Stripe Library Card

This would include:

  • UK academic staff
  • UK research students
  • UK LLM students who have admission under an agreed group arrangement
  • IALS and SAS masters students

FOUR books from the main collection may be borrowed at any time during the day for use outside the Library. 

These books must be returned by 11.00pm the next day (or by 8.30 pm on Saturday if borrowed on Friday or by 11.00pm on Monday if borrowed on Saturday or Sunday) or they can be renewed up to a maximum of three times, reservations permitting, either online via the Library Catalogue or at the Issue & Enquiry desk. 

Fines are charged on the late return of all books borrowed from the main collection to encourage their prompt return. All the money collected from fines will be added to the Library's Book Fund to support new acquisitions. The minimum fine per normal loan item is £1.00. The fine increases if the item remains overdue at a rate of £1.00 per day or part thereof.

During the shorter summer opening times these due times will be 7.45pm Monday-Friday and 5.15pm on Saturday.

THREE books and up to FIVE offprint items may be borrowed from the Short Loan Collection at one time. The standard rolling Short Loan period is three hours long. e.g. a book borrowed at 9.50am is due back by 12.50pm. Books borrowed from the Short Loan Collection may be used outside the Library. Books borrowed after 4.45pm (2.15pm Saturday) are normally due back the next day (or Monday if borrowed on a Saturday) within an hour of the Library opening. No looseleaf books may be used outside the Library and must be returned to the Issue & Enquiry desk by 7.45pm on weekdays or 5.15pm on Saturdays. Books may be renewed at the Issue & Enquiry desk.

Fines of 50p per hour are charged on the late return of all Short Loan books to encourage their prompt return.

Overdue notices for both Main Collection and Short Loan Collection items are sent via email, if an address has been provided on the admission form, as it is the quickest and most flexible way for us to contact you. It is important that you keep this address up to date and check your email regularly, otherwise you may be unaware of overdue notices. Hotmail account holders should also ensure that their accounts are set up to receive emails from the following address: .

Page last updated: 18th September 2017