Auto–renewal and reservation of library items

When you borrow a book/item from the HWU library, your loan will be auto renewed (where permitted) if no-one else reserves the item.  The auto renew periods for UG students are: –

  • Week loans: will be auto renewed for up to 6 months
  • Standard loans: will be auto renewed for up to 1 year

(Please note that due to shorter loan periods, this does NOT apply to the Malaysia Campus) 

So, if no-one else reserves the item – you will be able to keep it for the auto renew period

If you require a book/item that is already out on loan, you need to reserve that item via Discovery. (It is not possible to reserve items that are available on the shelves at your campus library).

If an item is reserved, an email will be sent to the @hw.ac.uk email address of the person that has the item on loan, asking them to return it by a given date.

So if you have borrowed items, you will need to check your @hw.ac.uk email account regularly to see if any of the items you have has been reserved by another user and needs to be returned by you.

If you reserve an item, we will contact you by email when it is ready to pick up.

See Borrowing from HWU libraries for more information

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