Leeds University Library

Borrowing

Library items are categorised into the following loan periods:

Standard* (books)
1 day (journals)

High Demand Collection:
Books - 4-hour loan
Articles and book chapters - 4-hour loan
DVDs - 1-day
CDs - 1-day loan

*The Standard loan period differs according to membership type.
See What can I borrow?
With all types of membership, you are guaranteed to have the item for one week, after which time it may be recalled if another user has requested it.

How do I borrow?

You will need your membership card (your student or staff card, or a ticket that we give you).

If the item has a barcode label:
Take it and your membership card to the self issue units and check it out yourself.
If you experience problems, speak to staff at the enquiry desk. If it is outside of staffed hours, check our self-service webpage for help.

If the item does not have a barcode label:
Take it and your membership card to the enquiry desk. We will add a barcode to the item or ask you to complete an issue slip so that it can be checked out to you.