All library books available for loan must be issued before you may take them out of the Library. You must have a current Library card whenever you are borrowing.
Items on loan should be returned or renewed by the due date. It is your responsibility to be aware of the due date(s) of any items borrowed and to maintain current address and email account details with us at all times. Whilst we will make every effort to contact you, we cannot confirm or guarantee delivery of notices. Notices are a courtesy and non-receipt does not exempt you from overdue fines or charges.
Items on loan may be recalled at any time if required for the use of other users. In special circumstances we may accept, at our discretion, a hospital letter or doctor’s letter (original documents not photocopies) as evidence that a user was unable to return books on time.
Users should check that books renewed by staff (in person, by phone or email) have indeed been renewed. If another user reserves a book that is on loan, the item will not be renewed. Although correspondence will usually be sent out, it is the user’s responsibility to check that none of their loans have been requested.
You are responsible for the safety and condition of any items used for reference or borrowed from the Library. Users must not mark Library’s books or periodicals in any way, including the use of pencils, pens, highlighters or attaching Post-it type notes to pages. Repair or replacement costs (plus an administration fee) will be charged for lost, stolen, or damaged items. We reserve the right to exclude users who deface items.
You may only use or copy material in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright legislation currently in force and the preservation policy of the Library. Users are responsible for the consequence of any breach of copyright. Guidelines on Copyright are displayed beside all photocopying machines in the Library. Access to electronic resources is limited to those for whom it is permissible under the licences and/or terms and conditions: this normally includes walk-in users whilst on site. Usage is only permitted for educational, non-commercial purposes, and staff should be consulted if you wish to use electronic resources for anything other than private study, so that the detail of the licence/terms and conditions can be checked.
The Library provides data and power outlets, and access to the University of London wireless network. The Library accepts no responsibility if users’ electronic equipment is damaged while using these facilities. The Library cannot guarantee availability of internet access, or that Library staff will be able to assist users in connecting devices to the network or with any other use of personal electronic equipment.