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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.


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.

You need your Unicard to borrow


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

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’
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