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Loan entitlements

What are my loan entitlements and how long can I borrow them for?

books-20-largeBook loan entitlements are as follows:

  • NHS staff: 12 items total
  • Students: 12 Items total
  • All academic staff: 20 items total

Books are available for 1 day, 7 day or 21 day loans and will be issued by the library staff.

  • Items marked Reference may not be borrowed.
  • You will require your library card in order to borrow an item.
  • Please refer to the User guide for more information.

Loan reminders will be sent to your registered e-mail address 3 days prior to the return date of your loan items. You may also receive overdue notices 1 day after the due date and then a second notice 21 days after that.

For information on renewing your items see the Book renewals page.

books-03Overdue charges

Overdue items are subject to a daily charge depending on the loan type:

  • 21 day loan – 5p per day
  • 7 day loan – 10p per day
  • 24 hour loan – 50p per day

Once you have reached a £10.00 limit then your access to services and resources may be affected.

Any items not returned to the library are the responsibility of the borrower.

The user accepts this responsibility and agrees to pay for replacement and a £20 library administration fee should an item be lost or damaged.

This includes items returned that are not received by the library, e.g. lost in the post.

Books borrowed on inter library loan need to be renewed via Cornwall Health Library.
Failure to return a loan item will result in the borrower being charged for a replacement copy.