Please bring your Student/Staff/Associate/External Member ID card if you would like to borrow items from the Library.

What can I borrow and for how long?

Books Videos/DVDs Journals Academic Reserves

RGU & ICRGU Students

up to 15 (together with videos/DVDs) for 56 days (subject to recall). up to 15 (together with books) for 7 days. 5 for 7 days. 2 mostly overnight.
RGU Staff up to 25 (together with videos/DVDs) for 70 days (subject to recall). up to 25 (together with books) for 7 days. 5 for 7 days. 2 mostly overnight.
External Members & Associates up to 5 (together with videos/DVDs) for 28 days (subject to recall). up to 5 (together with books) for 7 days. 5 for 7 days. 0

 

How should I return items?

Please check your Library account regularly. Items should be returned by their due date. A book return box is available for out-of-hours returns.

Can I renew items I have on loan?

As long as your items have not been recalled or are needed by another library user, you can renew them by going to your library account and logging in with your student number and password. You can also renew items at the self-service kiosks in the Library or by contacting us.

If you forget to renew your library items then as long as your account is in good standing, we’ll do it for you on the day before they’re due back and send you an email reminder to let you know how long you can keep them for.

What is your recall policy?

All items on loan are subject to recall. If any of your loans are recalled, you will be notified by email to your University email account. You will normally have 7 days from the date of the recall to return the item(s). Please see our policies for details of fines for the late return of recalled items.

What is the Academic reserve collection?

We have an academic reserve collection of texts in heavy demand. Most academic reserve items can be borrowed for 24 hours and can be booked in advance. Please see our policies for details of fines for late returns.

How do I check what I've got on loan?

Simply login to your library account to see details of all items on loan. Do this regularly to see if any items have been recalled, check "due back" dates, and see the progress of any holds you have placed. You can also check your account at the self-service kiosks in the library.

What do I do if the item I want is on loan?

If the item is on loan, place a hold on the Library Catalogue.

What happens if my loans are overdue?

Please return all items you no longer require as soon as you can. If you have overdues, you may be unable to borrow further items until they are returned.

What happens if I damage or lose Library material?

Contact us as soon as you can. You may be billed for the full replacement cost. For recalled or academic reserve items, any fines that have been accrued while the items have been overdue will be added to the replacement cost.