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New term, new simpler library borrowing

20140909_112222You told us that our library borrowing rules could be made simpler – so that is exactly what we have done!

New, rules are now in place to make it easier and simpler to understand and manage your library borrowing.

We also took the opportunity to change library fines, following our consultation with staff and students last academic year.

You can now see at a glance how many items you can borrow, how long you can keep them and also check on things like renewals, recalls and fines, all in one ‘at a glance’ table.

  Exeter Libraries


  • Standard : Print book or print journal
  • High Demand : Print book, print journal, DVD, other – Shelved in entrance area, marked with red dot

Cornwall Libraries

Standard loan periods are the same with slight variation in High demand and Audio-visual material. please see Penryn Campus Library – Loan periods.

For more detail about managing your library account, take a look at the Using the Library section of the Library website.

Graduating? Check out our Library Resources for Exeter Alumni


Hearty congratulations from all of us in the Library to everyone who is graduating this week! We hope you enjoy your ceremony and well-deserved celebrations.

But did you know that as a graduates of Exeter University can still be a Library member and even access some key collections from extensive e-resources? Here’s how… 

Access to library resources for Exeter Alumni

Electronic resources via ExOnline:

We are currently able to offer access to the following e-resources for Exeter Alumni:


JSTOR journal archives – access to 1,700 journals in a variety of academic subjects




Business Source Alumni  – access to hundreds of full-text journals and reports in the Business subject areas




Access to all University subscribed Sage Journals (in a variety of subjects), along with Sage Research Methods Online and Sage Knowledge Business & Management e-book collection.


To access our alumni e-resources you will first need to register with the Alumni Office. Find out more on their alumni benefit webpages.

Electronic Resources via our Walk-in Access machine:

If you live locally you can also access many of the Library’s electronic resources via our walk-in PC facilities in the Forum Library and St Luke’s Library. Find more information here.

Alumni Library Membership and print collection borrowing:

As an Alumni you are also entitled to join the Library and borrow up to four items at a time from our print collections. A one-off registration fee of £35 applies for this service (except for PhD alumni who are entitled to join for free). To apply for alumni membership, or for more information on this scheme, please visit our website.


So graduation is only the start of your lifelong learning journey, and we look forward to welcoming many of you back to The Forum Library, Research Commons and St Luke’s as alumni Library members!