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Vacation borrowing

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

Spring break (including Easter weekend)

From Wednesday 18 March 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 29 April 2020. 

This extension applies to items borrowed by BU staff and BU students. In addition, due to the current circumstances, the loan extension also applies to items borrowed by External and Subscription library members. Our Visitor Loans page has more details.

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 23 September 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.