Borrowing at the Latin American Centre Library

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Who can borrow?

  • Members of Oxford University with a valid University card may borrow from this library.  
  • New readers should register their University card at the library office. You should make sure that the library has a record of your current address.
  • You must provide a valid University card which has been registered with the library to borrow items.

What can be borrowed?

  • Most of the library's collections are available for loan, except for open-shelf reference works, last issues of journals, older (pre-1900) materials and rare or fragile items.  
  • Reference books may be borrowed for short periods by senior members and research postgraduates at the discretion of the librarians. Short loans for last issues of journals may also be considered. Readers must ask permission on each occasion.  
  • A selection of core course readings is kept in the library office. These are available for one day loan.

Borrowing allowances, rules and procedure

Our borrowing policy applies across all Bodleian Libraries that offer lending, including the Latin American Centre Library. Find out more about borrowing from the Bodleian Libraries, including how many items you can borrow, loan periods and automatic renewals.

  • Books can be borrowed from the library office.  
  • Vacation loans are available for the vacations and long vacation.
  • You may not lend or transfer a borrowed book to any other person.


Renewals and returns

  • Items must be returned to the library on or before the due date.  
  • Reminders will be sent to you by email when loans are due for return.
  • You can renew items online via SOLO
  • We may contact you by email if a reader urgently requires an item currently on loan to you.  
  • When the library is closed, you can return any items (including core readings) to the book return box. Ask at the library office for details.

Lost or damaged items

If an item is lost, damaged or defaced, the reader responsible will be charged for the cost to the library of replacing it. For books which are not in print, a standard charge will be levied. You will also be charged £10 to cover processing, handling and administration. The original copy remains the property of the library.

If books are not returned on time or when their return has been expressly requested, or if an invoice for replacement has not been paid, the borrower may, at the discretion of the Librarian, lose the privilege of borrowing books.