Multiple copies of books in demand, or on reading lists, are often placed in the Short Loan Collection(SLC). You can borrow three items from the SLC or, if you have a 4-Hour loan, you can only borrow two items for 48 hours. Other copies of these essential textbooks may also be available in the General Collection for longer loan.
The SLC holds extra copies of many of the essential texts on undergraduate reading lists. To ensure that other users have the opportunity to borrow these books, and to encourage the prompt return of this material, Library fines are charged for late returns.
Additional copies of these essential textbooks may be available in the General Collection.
You may borrow three items from the SLC or, if you have a 4-Hour loan item, you can only borrow two items.
Books can be borrowed for 48 hours, but note:
In most of our libraries you take the item to a loans desk or issue and return it yourself using the Self-Service machines.
In the James Joyce Library you can self-issue the items but you return your book to the Express Return box. The book is taken off your account immediately.
Short Loan items are in high demand, therefore fines are very high.
No, SLC items cannot be renewed or requested, as they are books that are either in high demand or may be on reading lists. You could check to see if an additional copy is available in the General Collection.