If you are a UK-based member of the University of Southampton you can use our tracked postal return service to return library books. This is funded by the University and you will not have anything to pay.
As participating members of the SCONUL Access scheme, staff and students from participating higher education libraries can apply through this scheme to use higher education libraries throughout the UK.
|Membership group||Number of items|
|Taught Postgraduates||no limit|
|Research Postgraduates||no limit|
|Staff: University / UHS / NOC||no limit|
|NHS Staff from Local Trusts||10|
|External Borrowers (personal) / Alumni / SCONUL Access||10|
|External Borrowers (corporate)||10/15|
Resources are available on a:
We are still offering tracked postal returns (funded by the University) for UK-based students.
Holds can be placed on items in our collections not currently on loan. We will make items available via Click & Collect.
Please return recalled items before they become overdue.
The basic rule is that if you do not return books and they become overdue, you will not be able to borrow anything or place holds until those items are returned.
Different items have different penalties once overdue, this depends on the length of the loan:
Standard Loan (when recalled)
Library account is suspended once an item is three days overdue, and for seven days starting from the date the item is returned
If an item remains overdue, it will be considered as lost and recorded as a university debt.
Standard Loan items can be returned to any library.
If you need to return an item when the library is closed, there are returns facilities at all libraries except the Winchester School of Art Library.
Telephone: 023 8059 3452
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