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Cambridge University Library: New Rules

Published on 10/08/2011 
The following message is sent on behalf of the University Library 
Entrance Hall Team


Changes to University Library borrowing regulations for University Staff

The General Board on the recommendation of the Library Syndicate have
approved a change to the regulations for the use of the University Library
to extend borrowing to all University staff. From 1 August 2011, all staff
employed by the University of Cambridge will now be eligible to borrow ten
books for a loan period of up to eight weeks from the main University
Library. Staff visiting the Library should bring their blue University Card
to the Entrance Hall desk, where staff will check your record to ensure the
new allowances are enabled, and will be happy to help with any questions
about using the Library and borrowing from the collections.

Academics and scholars who are officially visiting the University but do
not hold a degree from the University of Cambridge will be able to borrow
five books for eight weeks, as before. This also applies to staff members
employed by Cambridge Colleges and by institutions affiliated to the
University. Please advise such staff members to wait until they have
received their blue University ID cards before coming to the University
Library. If staff are not to be issued University ID cards, they will need
to bring alternative photo ID (e.g. driver's licence or passport) to the
University Library Admissions Office. All applicants in this category will
need to provide a completed 5.4 form, available here:

The UL Entrance Hall team would appreciate your help in circulating this
information to staff in your faculty or department as appropriate. Please
note that, due to a scheduled upgrade of the UL circulation system and the
annual Inspection closure, it will not be possible to update records
between 22-28/08/11, and 12-18/09/11.

With thanks,
UL Entrance Hall Team
(01223 3)33030


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