Most items are available for loan, although we do not loan material in the following categories:
- Items marked Reference Only on our catalogue
- Items more than 100 years old
- Government Publications
- Law Reports
- Psychological Tests
We do not loan theses to libraries outside the UK or Republic of Ireland.
The loan period is normally 4 weeks. Free renewals are available upon request, up to a maximum loan period of 24 weeks. We are unable to renew items that have been requested by other libraries or Senate House Library readers.
After 24 weeks, further renewals are granted at our discretion, and will incur another payment of the original charge — although further renewals will then be available as described above.
Items are normally loaned for home reading, but we may loan items for library use only, at our discretion. You should specify when you place your order if home reading is essential, and then we will contact you if the item cannot be loaned for home reading.