Please be aware that only our current staff and students can enter the library – there is no access to our library for members of the public, students / staff from other universities or for former DMU students at this time.
Until w/c 26th October, our staff and students will not need to make a booking to use the library. We will be limiting the number of students who can study in the building at any one time. To allow fair access, please limit your visit to 2 hours.
A booking system to book timed entry slots to the library will be in use at some point in October.
Fines are charged for the late return of any overdue items which are reserved by another borrower and borrowing rights will be suspended when charges exceed £15. All items are subject to reservation by another borrower. Our fine rates are:
Fines incurred from overdue items will normally only be waived in line with the circumstances described in our library fines exceptions policy, provided in the link below. If you feel your circumstances match those within the policy, then please ask at Kimberlin Library or contact us to discuss waiving fines.
If you misplace or lose an item you will be asked to pay for it at the current replacement cost plus a sum to cover administration. Please speak to the library supervisor on duty when you’re next in the library, or call 0116 257 7042, and our staff can arrange for a bill to be prepared for you.
At present, there is no access to our library for our external library members, because of Covid-19 related restrictions to our occupancy to ensure all library users can keep 2m or 1m+ apart. External library members who already had items on loan at the start of lockdown in March 2020 will find that these items now auto-renew in 2-week blocks, until either you have finished with the item and return it to our Kimberlin Library or until we request it back because it’s been reserved by someone else. At this time, you’re not able to borrow any further books and you can’t use any of our request services.