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Associate (or SCONUL Band R) LLS Membership

This membership is available to everyone over the age of 18. It allows you to borrow up to five ‘4 week’ loans (not including DVDs or items from the School Experience Collection) at a time. It does not allow you to reserve books or rooms or to access printers, photocopiers, laptops, PCs or e-resources. 

For queries regarding this membership, please contact libraryhelp@northampton.ac.uk

Short Term LLS Membership

This membership is available if you have to complete a piece of work as part of your application to study at The University of Northampton and will need a member of staff from within the relevant Faculty to act as a guarantor. It allows you to borrow up to five ‘4 week’ loans (not including DVDs or items from the School Experience Collection) at a time. It does not allow you to reserve books or rooms or to access printers, photocopiers, laptops, PCs or e-resources.

For queries regarding this membership, please contact libraryhelp@northampton.ac.uk

Details of the progress of loaned items

48 hours before due date:  Notice will be sent to remind you that your item is nearing its due date. It includes details of how to renew your item if no-one else has requested it.

24 hours after due date: Notice will be sent, informing you that your item is now overdue and reminding you to either return or renew it.

7 days after due date: Notice will be sent, informing you that your item is overdue and renewal is no longer an option as others may be waiting to use it.

14 days overdue: Notice will be sent, asking you to return the item as it is 2 weeks overdue.

21 days overdue: Final reminder will be sent, asking you to return the item to avoid being billed for a replacement copy.

28 days overdue: Bill for £40 to cover the cost of replacing the item will be sent. You will have 21 days to pay the bill, or return the item to have the bill cancelled.

50 days overdue: If you have not paid your bill or returned the overdue item, the bill will be transferred to Finance, you will no longer have the option to return the item as a replacement copy will already have been purchased.
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