Most items are available for loan for a three-week period, known as a standard loan. More heavily used items are restricted to one-week loans, two-day loans or one-day loans. Week and day loans are identified by labels while standard loans have no label. The table below lists how many items can be borrowed from each loan type, by category of student.
 

Undergraduates & Higher Diploma

  Standard Loan AV Items Week Loan 2 Day Loan 1 Day Loan
Number 6 3 4 1 1
Duration 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 week 48 hours 24 hours
 
 
 

Postgraduate Diploma & Taught Postgraduates

 
  Standard Loan AV Items Week Loans 2 Day Loan 1 Day Loan
Number 8 6 4 1 1
Duration 3 weeks 3 weeks 1 week 48 hours 24 hours

Research Postgraduates

  Standard Loan AV Items Week Loans 2 Day Loan 1 Day Loan
Number 20 10 4 1 1
Duration Semester 3 weeks 1 week 48 hours 24 hours

*Please note theses and store items borrowed from the desk are for 3 hour loan and are only for use within the library. Self-service laptops are a 3 hour loan (for use within the library) and will accrue a fine of €1 per hour over the borrowing period.
Taught and research postgraduates can also borrow print journals to a maximum of five bound volumes at any one time for a three-week period. Unbound volumes or journals published before 1900 may not be borrowed.
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All library material on loan may be recalled at any time which may require the return of an item sooner than the original due date. See also Recalls, Overdues and Fines in the section below.