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Vacation borrowing


Some of the information below has been superseded by the campus closure due to Coronavirus/Covid-19. All books and DVDs on loan and which were due back on or later than 3 February 2020 have been extended to Wednesday 7 October 2020. 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.

Summer break

From Saturday 13 June 2020 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 7 October 2020.

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.

Winter break (including Christmas and New Year)

From Saturday 5 December 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 and also to external and subscription library members.

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.