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Every book or DVD taken out of the Library must be registered as a loan. The Library operates a self-service automated loans system for which you will need your University card. Loan stations are situated in the foyers of the Bracken Reading Room and the Bevin Library. Undergraduates may borrow up to 10 items at any one time; Advanced Students, Fellows and staff may borrow up to 20 items.
A book with a green film over the classmark is for reference only and should not be removed from the Library.
When you have finished using an item, or if it has been requested by another user, please place it in one of the Book Return boxes in the foyer of the Bracken Library or the Bevin Library.
If you need an item that is out on loan to another library user, you can place a request through iDiscover.
You will receive a single monthly statement showing which items you have out on loan across all University of Cambridge Libraries. If you no longer need a book, please bring it back to the library.
You will also receive an email notification if an item you have out on loan has been requested by another reader. If this happens, you will be asked to return the item within 3 working days. If you are unable to get to the library within 3 working days, please contact the library team as soon as possible.
Library loans will automatically renew throughout the vacations. During vacations it will not be possible to request books on loan to other readers.