How to borrow, renew and return items in the University of Nottingham Ningbo China library. 

How do I borrow?

Use your University Card to borrow items:
  • at the self- service machines (always try this first)
  • at the Enquiries Desk

How many items can you borrow?

User type

Loan   entitlement


60 items

Alumni/Associates/Staff family 

5 items


How long can you keep for?

LRLR adopts an automatic renewal policy for most of the items in stock.

Standard items will be issued for seven days initially. The library system starts daily automatic renewal on the second day if the item is not requested by another patron.

If more than one person is waiting for the book, you will just get the book for two days.

Media and equipment loans and inter-library loan items are NOT included in auto-renewals and must be returned by the due time/date.

 !Note you can reserve the ordinary item on NUsearch if it is not on the shelf. You will receive an email to inform you when the book is available and collect it from the enquiries desk within two days.

Will I be notified when auto-renewal is stopped or the book is overdue?

Items on loan may be requested at any time by another patron, which results in the failure of daily auto-renewal.

Once the auto-renewal is stopped, a courtesy reminder will be sent to the patron, allowing maximum six days to return the book.

Overdue notices are sent at 1 day, 7 days and 21 days.

How do I return my book?

You can return items to the library in the following ways:

  • at self-service machines
  • at 24H Book Return
  • Enquiries Desk (equipment and media, inter-library loans items)

 !Note you will get a fine if you return your books late.

My Library Loans 

My Library loan ( will send emails to remind patron for loan status. 

Some type of emails
Fines & Payment


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