Borrowing books over the Christmas vacation

Automatic renewals will still work over the Christmas vacation, as long as no one reserves your book. If someone does reserve a book that you have on loan, you’ll need to return it by the due date, so keep an eye on your University email, and your library account (by logging into FindIt@Bham). If you post an item back to us, please make sure you get proof of postage.

Please be considerate and only reserve a book if you will be able to collect it. You’ll still need to collect a reservation within 48 hours (except over the University closed period), but if you need longer, please contact the library it’s being held at. In some cases, we may be able to give you longer to collect it.

Nothing will be due back over the University closed period, between Saturday 22 December and Wednesday 2 January inclusive.

  • 48-hour loans issued on Thursday 20 and Friday 21 December will be due back on Thursday 3 January.

If you have any questions about your loans and reservations, please visit one of our libraries or contact us.

See opening hours for the Christmas and New Year period.