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What is short loan?

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To cope with the heavy demand for particularly popular books, a Short Loan Collection is available in each of the University branch libraries. 

The Short Loan collection consists of books that are set as essential reading by teaching staff for their modules. As these items are in heavy demand they have a shorter loan period than ordinary items. 

All short loan items are listed on the library catalogue as having “1 Day or 3 Day Short Loan" as their location and can be found on the regular library shelves in all branch libraries other than Deiniol, where they are held in the Short Loan room. Please ask for assistance if you are unable to find these.

Please note: Short Loan items do not automatically renew and incur heavy fees for late return.

Periods and penalties

Short Loan Period               Penalty
24 hour loan                         £2.00 per hour for first two hrs and then 50p for a part of any hour thereafter
3 day loan                            50p per day


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