Library Return Bin by Distance Learning

Borrowing Information

Loan periods and restrictions

Information about the number of items you can borrow and for how long is available from the Library homepage under Borrowing entitlements: otago.ac.nz/library/quicklinks/borrowing

Renewals, Recalls, Overdues, Library Fines and Library Notifications

  • Due dates: Most books will automatically renew a few days before they are due. Our Library system will renew books up to three times before they need to be returned.
  • All books may be Recalled by another borrower, at any time, and an earlier due date automatically assigned.
  • A fine of $3 per day will be charged for any item that has been recalled and becomes overdue.
  • Replacement  costs will be charged for all lost books, these charges will be waived if the book is returned.
  • Notification of recalled and overdue items is sent to your student email account: otago.ac.nz/studentmail – please check it regularly or get these emails redirected to an email account you access regularly.

The Recall process and how it affects you as a borrower

  • Library items that are “On Loan” can be recalled (requested) by another library user at any time.
  • If an item you have on loan has been recalled, you will be notified by email (sent to your university email address)
  • The item that has been recalled will be given a new return by date.
  • Library users have fourteen days to return a recalled item (but this can vary).
  • “Overdue recall” items are fined at $3 per day so it’s important to get them back for the due date to avoid fines.
  • Distance students who live in areas with mail delays should contact the library if they are not able to get their recalled books back by the due date.