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

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 10am and 5pm. Or please email library@classics.cam.ac.uk with your name, University status and barcode (on the back of your University Card) and we can update the system.

Auto renewals are now in place for library users in the categories of: Undergraduate; Postgraduate; University Staff. Books will be automatically renewed at regular intervals, unless they are recalled. Please look out for recall notices via email, and keep an eye on your Library account through iDiscover. For more information, see the Libguide: Borrowing from Cambridge Libraries.

Over the Vacation, loans will continue to auto-renew. Books cannot be recalled after the end of Term.

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

Category Loan entitlement Loan period
Undergraduates **5 items + 2 Short Loans 1 week
Postgraduates 15 items 28 days
Academic and support staff 15 items 28 days
Official visitors in the Faculty 15 items 28 days
Non-University Members and Alumni Reference access only No borrowing

** Short Loan books can be borrowed for one day, and are due back by Library closing time the following day. Short Loan books cannot be borrowed for Vacation. 

Fines 

Fines are no longer charged but readers will be blocked from borrowing if they have at least 2 overdue recalled items from any of the University libraries. Outstanding fines or lost book charges may be paid with credit/debit cards via My Library Account on iDiscover. Fines can be paid in cash at the Issue Desk.

 

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