Changes to Borrowing: New Bodleian Libraries Lending Policy

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We have a new unified lending policy for Bodleian Libraries. This aims to provide an inclusive and consistent user experience in response to feedback.

Changes are as follows:

There are new loan limits:

  • Undergraduates = 20
  • Postgraduate Taught students = 20
  • Postgraduate Research students = 30
  • Taught students with support plans = 30
  • Research students with support plans = 40
  • University staff = 40

Books will automatically renew if no-one else has requested them – check on SOLO to see when they are due back. You can also renew items manually if you’d like to set the due date to a certain day of the week.

All loans, except Same Day Loans, have a maximum renewal period of 112 days. If you wish to borrow an item for longer than 112 days, you will need to bring it back to the library to be re-issued.

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We would love to hear what you think about these changes. Email us your feedback, or click on ‘Feedback’ at the top of the SOLO website.