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Vacation borrowing


Some of the information below may be superseded if further Covid-19 restrictions come into operation. Please see Library Services updates for more details.


During the university vacations,  borrowing arrangements differ to those in term time, to enable you to borrow books for a longer period..

Winter break (including Christmas and New Year)

From Friday 27 November 2020, ordinary loan and one-week loan books and DVDs may be borrowed for the entire vacation and will be due for return on Wednesday 13 January 2021.

This extension applies to BU staff and students.

We are sorry that  our borrowing service is currently unavailable to external and subscription library members, due to our restricted service during the pandemic.

Spring break (including Easter weekend)

From Saturday 13 March 2021 onwards, ordinary loan and one-week loan books and DVDs may be borrowed for the entire vacation and will be due for return on Wednesday 21 April 2021.

This extension applies to items borrowed by BU staff and BU students. External and subscription library members,  please note that the normal term time loan periods apply. Our Visitor Loans page has more details.

Summer break

From Saturday 12 June 2021 onwards, ordinary loan and one-week loan books and DVDs may be borrowed for the entire vacation and will be due for return on Wednesday 22 September 2021.

This extension applies to BU students and staff only.  External and subscription library members,  please note that the normal term time loan periods apply. Our Visitor Loans page has more details.