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Borrow, Renew, Request: Borrow

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For information on how to apply for a Unicard and more, click here.


University of Exeter students & staff may borrow 50 items in total

Loan periods for print material:

  • Staff & postgraduate research (PGR) loans are for 1 year*
  • Taught students (UG, PGT and INTO) loans are for 18 weeks*
  • Honorary & associate category loans are for 18 weeks*

*Loan periods shorten to 7 days if an item is recalled, read more about recall

Loan periods for audio visual material:

  • All students and staff may borrow up to 4 DVDs for 7 days
  • Staff and postgraduates may borrow up to 4 Videos (VHS) for 7 days

Loan periods for alumni, external borrowers or SCONUL access borrowers are in our Visitors guide to the Library: Borrowing

If you are unable to visit the library in person, please get in touch about Postal Loans, photocopy and scan services.


Borrow books in 3 easy steps

Online Library Record

Login to your Library Record using IT username and password 

You can view requests (holds), check outs, reading history, fines/fees, ILLs and preferred searches

  • If an item has been recalled you will see the new due date
  • You can pay library fines online.
  • Reading history is useful for referencing purposes, you can switch this setting off by choosing the Opt Out option

View your library account via

  • Library home page - Under Access, click My library account
  • Library Search - Click on ‘My account’ at the top right of the page
  • iExeter app -  Click on ‘Library’ and then ‘My Library account’

Library overdue fines

The library charges overdue fines for overdue recalled items only

  • the charge is 0.50p per week day

All library fines can be paid using our online payment service.   The Library is a shared resource.   Library fines are meant to encourage the return of in demand material.

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