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Borrowing

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

The following rules apply to individuals who request materials on inter-library loan:

Books: The fair dealing clause (Section 29) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 permits limited photocopying for the purposes of private study and research. It is generally accepted that no more than one chapter or 5% (whichever is the greater) should be copied from the same book under fair dealing.

Journal articles or book chapters: These will normally be delivered via email. You are permitted to save the electronic copy and print the item once but you may not make further copies.  If supplied in print you may keep the copy for the purposes of private study and research but you are not permitted to photocopy it.  You may not request further articles or chapters from the same journal or book at a later date.