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Borrowing rights

Members can borrow a total of ten standard loan items for four weeks from any BASE library.

External members can borrow a total of four standard loan items for two weeks from any BASE library.

Books sourced from libraries outside the ‘BASE’ area do not count towards your borrowing limit.

Members can reserve up to ten items including books from any library, overnight loans from your home library, equipment loans from your home library, multimedia loans (1 week, 2 week, 4 week or 8 week) from any library and multimedia overnight loans from your home library.

External members can reserve up to four items including books from any library, overnight loans from your home library, equipment loans from your home library, multimedia loans (1 week, 2 week, 4 week or 8 week) from any library and multimedia overnight loans from your home library.

Reserved items will automatically be sent to your home BASE library. 

You can renew an item three times without returning it, unless all copies are reserved. If you wish to borrow the item again, it should be made available to other members first for at least one week. Except where there are sufficient copies available in the library, at that time, for all members to use.

Journals cannot be borrowed.

You cannot borrow any items until your account has been recorded, checked and approved on the BASE library system.

Members can borrow from and return items to any BASE library. Please check with the library for access restrictions and please be aware that we may validate your identity when visiting in person. 

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Last page update: 20/06/2019

BASE Library Survey 2019

BASE LogoThis survey was written by library staff in August 2019 and is aimed at all permanent and temporary NHS staff members, bank and agency workers, students, trainees and volunteers on placement at BASE library organisations. Your response will take 3 to 5 minutes to complete, is anonymous and will help us to develop the service. Results of the survey will be collated and published. Also available as paper version (download PDF) or at https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VKYEV/. The survey opens on 1st October 2019 and closes on 20th December 2019. Please see contact details for your BASE library here or email: baselibrary.consortium@nhs.net or tel. 0121 424 9824.



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