5.1 Loan and renewal limits for each category of Library user are determined and published by the Library.
5.2 A separate loan record is made for each book borrowed. Users remain responsible for each book borrowed until the loan record is discharged.
5.3 All loans must be returned or renewed or presented for inspection on or before the time and date due. Recalled loans are subject to a revised return date as advised in a recall notice and must be returned on or before the revised date.
5.4 A user who fails to return a book when requested to do so by the Library shall be liable to a fine which will increase with time. The rate of fines is determined and published by the Library.
5.5 If fines accumulate to a level determined by the Library, or remain unpaid for a period determined by the Library, borrowing privileges will be suspended until payment is made.
5.6 Users are responsible for the care of books loaned to them and will be held accountable for loss of, or damage to, books issued in their name.
5.7 Users who mark, damage, lose or refuse to return a book, or have the book stolen whilst on loan, will be sent an invoice for the cost of replacement, fines due and an administration charge. The fines and administration charge will be charged whether or not the book is eventually returned.
5.8 Staff and students must return all books borrowed by them and pay any outstanding fines or charges before leaving the University or, in the case of final year undergraduate students, by the day following the end of the Part II examinations. Fines and charges imposed by the Library are regarded as debts to the University.
5.9 Books borrowed from the Library may not be taken or sent abroad by borrowers during term-time. As loan demand drops outside term they may be taken abroad during vacation periods subject to prompt return at the user's expense, if required by another reader, and the use of secure postal or courier services as determined by the Library.
5.10 Loans obtained from other libraries may be subject to additional conditions imposed by the lending Library in addition to the University Library's Rules.