The number of books you can borrow at any one time will depend on your borrowing allowance.
If an item doesn’t scan, it might be because it’s:
- for “Reference use only” within the Library
- you might have reached your loan limit
- or you may have a fine on your account
Checking your loans receipt will ensure your books have been correctly checked out. The receipt also shows when each item is due back. If you experience any issues, staff at the Service Desk will be happy to help. Please note that fines are charged for the late renewal or the late return of books. You can pay fines online via the University of London Online Store.
Most books have a four week loan period. Some of our more popular ones have one or two week loans. Reference items, journals, theses and books over 100 years old are ‘Reference only’, for use in the Library
You can also borrow books via our Postal Loans service.