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Books you borrow from the Library will now auto-renew.
When taking out a book, the loan period will be initially for 7 days, with renewals happening on a 7-day rolling system.
You can keep books for up to a year if no one else needs them.
Only get fines if you return an item someone else needs late.
All you need to do is keep an eye on your emails to know when you have to return.
Auto-renewals will apply to everyone who is able to take out our library books and across all three campuses.
How auto-renewals work:
There are some exceptions to auto-renewals:
If a book you have on loan is requested by another user, you’ll need to return the book otherwise you could be charged a fine. The return date will be displayed in the notification e-mail you receive, all e-mails will be sent to your Essex e-mail address.
Books will auto-renew for a year, once you’ve had the book for a year you’ll need to return it. Though if no-one else requires the book you’ll be able to re-issue it to your account.
The books you have on loan will not renew beyond your library account expiry date. Library accounts expire once they reach your course completion date.
Interlibrary loans and laptop loans will never auto-renew.
Any items that are overdue on your library account won’t auto-renew. If you notice this is the case with one of your books, help will be available, just speak to a member of staff.