Thursday, September 26, 2013

New Loan and Fine Rules

In response to student feedback regarding stock availability and circulation, we have made some changes to our loan rules and also fine rates for overdue items.


New short-loan privileges 
All users can now take out at any one time:
  • Two 24-hour loan items (including DVDs) 
  • Two 3-hour loans items (including Theses) 
New fine rates 
Fine rates for students returning overdue books are now:
  • 50c per day (Main Lending Items) 
  • 50c per hour (24-hour loans) 
  • €1 per hour (3-hour loans) 
New B.A. / B.Ed loan period 
Undergraduate students are now issued Main Lending items for one week at a time. They can be renewed twice thereafter.


We hope that these adjustments help improve circulation of library stock, particularly for core titles.

If you have any comments, questions or suggestions on the changes or how we can further improve our service to meet student needs please let us know.