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Loan periods

Loan periods at the Social Sciences Faculty Library

Course books

The regular loan period is 14 days, with automatic renewal, if there is no reservation for the book. Course books can be renewed a maximum of 5 times. Also applies to older editions.

Extended loan period for course books during summer 2024. Loan or renewal from 17 May gives due date 4 September.

Other books

The loan period is 28 days, with automatic renewal, if there is no reservation for the book. Maximum 5 automatic renewals for students and extern patrons, and 12 for researchers/teachers. You will be notified by email when the book has to be returned.

Material which cannot be removed from the library

Journals, reference books and reference copies of course books cannot be removed from the library on loan.


The conditions for e-book loans vary and are governed by the publishing house that produced the book.

You can find the publishers' conditions and loan periods here

Check the return date in LUBcat

Books borrowed from different libraries at the University may have different loan periods.

Check the return date under Your summary in the library catalogue LUBcat. If you have provided a valid email address, you will get a reminder when the loan period is about to expire. If this would not work, it is still your responsibility to keep track of the loan period. 

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us!


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