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Borrowing, renewing and requesting: Borrowing

How to borrow books from the SIA London library, how to renew your loans, and how to request books

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MA students can borrow six books at a time (eight from the beginning of electives onwards). Semester course students can borrow four books at a time.

There are three loan periods:

  • three days: key titles which are in heavy demand. Marked with an orange sticker
  • one week: most books and pamphlets
  • three weeks: books kept in the library store. Marked STORE in the library catalogue‚Äč


Items that cannot be borrowed:

  • dissertations
  • sales catalogues
  • journals and newspapers
  • not for loan/reference-only books (marked with a sticker)

Summer study students may borrow four books at a time. All books are issued for three days.
See borrowing rights for SIA faculty.