Borrowing limits

Use the self-service machines on the ground floor to borrow items or visit the Library Help Desk.

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Borrowing limits

Goldsmiths students

ProgrammeTotal allowance  Main Library collection Helpdesk AVLaptopLibrary equipment 
UG, NCB 25 25 4 1 1
Postgraduate 30 30 4 1 1

These are the maximum number you can borrow at one time.

Please use the click and collect service to request items.

Goldsmiths staff

TypeTotal allowanceMain Library collection LaptopsLibrary equipment
Staff 40 40 1 1

These are the maximum number you can borrow at one time.

Please use the click and collect service to request items.

Loan lengths

  • Ordinary loans are 3 week loans with white date labels.
  • Short loans are 7 days with blue date labels.
  • REFERENCE ONLY cannot be borrowed. They have a yellow band on the cover.

Overdue items and fines

TypeFine
Ordinary loan 10p per day
Recalled loan 20p per day
Other loans 50p per day
Laptop £5 per hour

Items on loan are currently being renewed automatically so you will not incur new fines until your Library account date expires.

If your fines exceed £15.00 you cannot borrow items.

You can pay your fines by calling the Library on 020 7919 7189, Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm.

Lost and unreturned books

You will be charged a replacement cost for any lost or unreturned items on your Library account.

Students finishing their courses need to clear all outstanding items to access a Goldsmiths Library Alumni account.