Return to regular rules for renewals during the autumn

5 October 2020

On Monday 2 November, automatic renewals of textbooks and some other materials will be disabled. These temporary automatic renewals were introduced due to covid-19. You will instead be able to renew your loans yourself in My loans, as long as no one else has requested the material.

Automatic renewals of textbooks will be disabled 2 November

Due to covid-19, the University Library introduced automatic renewal of all borrowed material this spring, in order to reduce visits to our libraries. We are now gradually returning to the regular rules for renewals. This means that the number of automatic renewals decreases during October, and is completely shut down for textbooks and a few other materials 2 November.

Renew by yourself in My loans

When the automatic renewals disappear on 2 November, you will instead be able to renew your textbooks in My loans, provided that no one else has requested the material. Remember to renew or return on time, to avoid overdue fines.

You will always receive an SMS or e-mail from the library when the loan period expires. Please update your email address and phone number in My loans so as not to miss messages from the library.

To My loans

Regular rules for automatic and manual renewals

From November, regular rules apply when you borrow books and other materials at the university library. The rules for renewals differ for different groups of patrons.

The following applies for students and the general public:

  • Textbooks: 14 days loan period, and up to 4 manual renewals if no one has requested the material.
  • Other books: 30 days loan period, and up to 4 manual renewals if no one has requested the material.
  • Journals: 14 days loan period, and up to 4 manual renewals if no one has requested the material.

The following applies to employees at the University of Gothenburg:

  • Textbooks: 14 days loan period, and up to 4 manual renewals if no one has requested the material.
  • Other books: 30 days guaranteed loan period. And up to a maximum of 35 automatic renewals as long as no one has requested the material.
  • Journals: 14 days guaranteed loan period. And up to a maximum of 77 automatic renewals as long as no one has requested the material.

Contact us

Contact the library if you have questions about the borrowing rules.

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