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What can I borrow?

You can borrow and renew items at any time using the self-issue machines. You will need your membership card; this might be your staff or student ID, or a ticket we give you.

The number of items you can borrow and the standard loan period depends on your membership type.

Member Total items Loan period High demand
Undergraduate 15 2 weeks Yes
Postgraduate students 25 3 months Yes
Academic, academic-related and support staff 35 6 months Yes
NHS staff 10 (plus four 1-day loans) 2 weeks Yes
Local clergy 10 (plus four 1-day loans) 2 weeks No


Borrowing rights for Leeds Trinity University staff and students may differ. Check with Leeds Trinity University Library.

With all types of membership, you are guaranteed to have a standard loan item for one week, after which time you may be asked to bring it back sooner if another user has requested it.

If you experience any problems, speak to staff at the enquiry desk (core hours only).

Fixed-loan items

Some library items have the same fixed loan periods for everyone:

  • 1-day loan journals
  • High-Demand collection (4-hour loans for books, articles and book chapters; 1-day loan for CDs and DVDs)