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Borrowing: Loan Entitlements

All you need to know about library membership, borrowing and loans

Loan entitlements

The following limits apply to items available for loan:

  • Current BGU students may borrow up to 25 items at a time;
  • Current staff members and research students may borrow up to 35 items at a time;
  • External borrowers may borrow up to 8 items at a time.

Loan periods

  • The loan period for standard loans is 3 weeks
  • The loan period for children's books is 12 weeks
  • The loan period for one week loans is 7 days
  • The loan period for Education MA students is 9 weeks
  • The loan period for staff members and research students (PhD and EdD) is 18 weeks

How to borrow and return library resources

To borrow library resources you need your library card (your BGU ID card).  Take books to the self service machine to issue them to yourself.  Due to Covid-19, DVDs and other non-book materials (resource packs, big books, puppet bags etc) cannot currently be borrowed. 

When returning items place them in the drop box outside the Library (see note below). You do not need your library card with you to return resources.

Books can be returned by post but you are advised to get proof of postage and they must arrive on or before the due date. If a book arrives with us after its due date and you can provide evidence that it was posted in good time (3 working days for items sent 2nd class, one working day for items sent 1st class) we will consider waiving any associated fines.

A note about the Drop Box: Our drop box allows you to return books when the Library is closed. It is located outside the Cornerstone Building on the wall under the walkway.  If you place an item in the box late in the day it may be checked-in the following day (if you placed it in the returns box on the due date you will not be charged any fines for the first 24 hours).