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Borrow, Renew & Return: How do I Borrow Items?

Borrowing from Kimberlin Library

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

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:

  • Overdue item with reservation: 50p per day
  • Overdue Short Loan item: 70p per hour or part thereof
  • Overdue Laptop: £1 per hour or part thereof
  • Overdue Inter Library Loan: £5.25 per item
  • Overdue WACOM Pen: £1 per hour or part thereof

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.

How to pay a Fine

Lost Books

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.

Library Fines Exception Policy

What Can I Borrow?

 
I am a student at DMU

How many Items Can I Borrow?

  • Audio-visual items: 10
  • DVDs and videos: 4
  • Normal Books: 24
  • Short loan books: 2
  • Short Loan DVDs: 2
  • Laptops: 1
  • Wacom Pens: 1
  • How do I borrow items?

    To borrow books use the self-issue machines. You will need to use your DMU ID card and library PIN. There are self-issue machines available in the Kimberlin Library:
    • on the First and Second Floors
    • on the Ground Floor

    Items Not for Loan

    The following items cannot be borrowed from the library:
    • journals
    • reference works
    • Not for Loan items
    • company and annual reports
    • theses
    Note:All items borrowed on your card are your responsibility. Please do not lend your card or any borrowed library items to anyone else.
I work at DMU

How many Items Can i Borrow?

  • Audio-visual items: 10
  • DVDs and videos: 10
  • Normal Books: 24
  • Short loan books: 2
  • Short Loan DVDs: 2
  • Laptops: N/A
  • Wacom Pens: 1
  • How do I borrow items?

    To borrow books use the self-issue machines. You will need to use your DMU ID card and library PIN There are self-issue machines available in the Kimberlin Library:
    • on the First and Second Floors
    • on the Ground Floor

    Items Not for Loan

    The following items cannot be borrowed from the library:
    • journals
    • reference works
    • Not for Loan items
    • company and annual reports
    • theses
    Note:All items borrowed on your card are your responsibility. Please do not lend your card or any borrowed library items to anyone else.
I am an External Member

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.