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Cash strapped students, listen up! October 10, 2011

Posted by Alison Taylor in All categories.

Hey! If you borrowed a book in week one of the semester, it will be due back this week! Bring it back or renew it to avoid a fine.

Why do you have to pay fines on late books?

We put fines on books so that people are encouraged bring back the ones they’ve finished with and someone else can have a read. We need to keep tabs on where all our books are and make sure they are available when people need them. We know you’re students, times are hard and we try to keep fines reasonable.

The good news? You can avoid library fines. Easily. By renewing your books. The easiest and quickest way to renew is online. Just log in to you university account and select Library Catalogue. You’ll see a list of the books you have borrowed. Click ‘Renew all’. You can see a video showing you what to do on YouTube. Renew on or before the date the books are due and you won’t be fined. You can also renew from the self-issue machines in Peirson. Just scan your card and press renew. If you need more help, you can call the Information Point in the library and have someone renew your books over the phone: (01905) 855341.

That’s it. As long as no one else has requested a book you have, you can keep it for another two weeks. And then renew again. You can renew 99 times which should be long enough for even the thickest of books.

Quick note: You won’t be able to renew a book that has been requested by another user. You’ll need to return it to the library and share nicely. And restricted loan books can only be renewed once at a self-issue machine. After that they need to be available for someone else to borrow. It isn’t possible to renew restricted loan books online or by phone. Sorry. And if you have managed to run up a fine of more than £10 you won’t be able to renew on the self-issue machines although you can still renew online. That is all.

Photo: Images_of_Money on Flickr CC



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