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Borrowing and Fines

The table summarises borrowing rights at the Classical Faculty Library for current members of Cambridge University, and official visitors to the Faculty.

Members of the public and former staff and students (alumni) cannot borrow books but are welcome to use the Library for reference purposes.

Current members of the University and visitors must register before they can borrow. In most cases, the University Card is used for borrowing. Registration takes place on weekdays only between 9am and 5pm.

 

CategoryLoan entitlement in TermLoan period in TermVacation loan entitlementVacation loan period
Undergraduates **5 items + 2 Short Loans 1 week 5 items ***Vacation
Postgraduates 15 items 28 days 15 items 28 days
Academic and support staff 15 items 28 days 15 items 28 days
Official visitors in the Faculty 15 items 28 days 15 items 28 days

 

** Short Loan books can be borrowed for 3 hours (renewable) for use in the Library only. If borrowed in the last half hour of opening time they can be borrowed overnight and are due by 10.30 a.m on the next working day. Please note that the fine on overdue Short Loans is £1 per book, per hour overdue. Short Loan books cannot be borrowed for Vacation.

*** Vacation books are due back on the first day of lectures of the subsequent term. These books may be recalled.  Students will be notified if a book has been recalled and will need to return the book either in person or via the postal service within 2 weeks.

Fines 

Overdue books incur fines as follows:

Type

Fine

Overdue book 25p per item per day
Overdue recalled book 50p per item per day
Overdue short loan book £1 per item per hour

Fines can be paid in cash at the Issue Desk, or with credit or debit card online. You can check your due dates and fines on the My Library Account area of iDiscover, but please note that fines will only be generated once overdue books have been returned.

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Opening Hours and Contact Details

Library Opening Hours and Contact

The Library and Archives will be closed from 22 December until 2 January.

Full Term: Monday - Friday 08.50 - 19.00; Saturday 09.00 - 17.00 

Vacation: Monday - Friday 09.00 - 17.00; not open on Saturdays.

Please note: the Library door locks 10 minutes before closing time.

Tel: +44 (0)1223 335154
E-mail: library@classics.cam.ac.uk

Archives Opening Hours and Contact

Monday: 10.00 - 16.00

Tel: +44 (0)1223 335167
E-mail: archives@classics.cam.ac.uk

 

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