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Information on Library borrowing services

Self Issue Your Books

Use the self issue machines to borrow items

Online Library Record

Login to your Library Record to view items on loan and to renew items.

You can also use it to pay library fines online.

Your Reading History

Via your online library record you can view all the items you have borrowed from the Library.  This is useful for referencing purposes.

Access your reading history through your Library account. You can switch this setting off by choosing the Opt Out option.

Postal Loans

Can't visit the library in person?

We may be able to post or scan and send items to you by request through the Postal Loans, photocopy and scan services.

How many books can I borrow?


How  many 


Loan period 

Loan period if recalled



Postgraduate (Research); Staff


Print (e.g. Book, Journal)

1 year

Loan period reduced
to 7 days

No, if recalled 

Yes, otherwise

50p per day,
if recalled

Undergraduate; INTO; Postgraduate Certificate in Education; Postgraduate (Taught)


Print (e.g. Book, Journal)

6 weeks

Loan period reduced
to 7 days

No, if recalled

Yes, otherwise

50p per day,
if recalled

All students and staff

 4 (of your 50)


7 days


No, if recalled

Yes, otherwise

50p per day,
if recalled

Can I borrow items without my Student ID card?

As our borrowing system is self-service and automated, you will need your Student Unicard to borrow items.

Your Student Unicard is also your library card and enables you to borrow items, access the electronic resources, print and more. For information on how to apply for a Unicard and more, click here.

If your book is recalled

If someone needs a book which you have out on loan, it can be recalled and the due date shortened.  You will always get to keep a book for at least 7 days from the date it was borrowed. If any of your books are recalled:

  • You will get an email with a new due date
  • You cannot renew a recalled book
  • Return by the new due date to make the book available for the next person who needs it
  • Return recalled books by the new due date and avoid fines
  • You can return by post

Books can be recalled anytime, including during vacations.  So, check your emails every week!


Library Fines

The library only charge fines for overdue recalled items

  • the charge is 0.50p per 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.

How do I view my library account / find out when items are due back?

Use your online Library Record to check when your loans are due back and to renew items.

To view your library account:

  • From the Library Search page - Click on ‘My account’ at the top right of the page to log in. 
  • From the iexeter app -  Click on ‘Library’ and then ‘My Library account’ to log in.

If an item has been recalled you will see the new due date in your Library Record.

Login with your University username and password.

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