SAS/IALS Staff/Students (Categories W and B)

This includes:

  • Teaching/Research staff (W)
  • MPhil/PhD students (W)
  • Taught Masters students (B)

Loans from the Main collection:

Members in category W may borrow:

FOUR books from the Main Collection at any time in the day for use outside the library for a 4 week period. This period may be reduced if another reader requests the book. It is usually possible to renew the books offsite up to a maximum of three times, reservations permitting.  

Members in Category B may borrow:

FOUR books from the Main Collection for a 7 day  period during the taught part of the course.  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 after 7 days (8.30pm on Saturday). No books are due back on Sunday. Alternatively, they may be renewed offsite up to a maximum of three times, reservations permitting.

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/ part day. 

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

From approximately June to September (on completion of exams) these members are entitled to the same 4 week loan as members in category W.

The arrangement for loans from the Short Loan is the same for both categories:

THREE books 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. Books may be renewed at the Enquiry desk.

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

Page last updated: 7th February 2020