All loans, including laptops, have been extended until Friday 16 October 2020. 

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In September 2016 we introduced automatic loan renewals. ​ This means:

  • ​​​One week loan period: everything apart from reference items and 4-hour loans is now loanable for a week at a time so you will not need to check each item to see how long you can take it out for.

  • Auto-renewals: if no-one else requests your item, and as long as your account is not blocked, it will automatically renew for another week​.

  • Recalls: if an item you have on loan is reserved by someone else, you will receive an email notification asking you to return it.  You will not have to bring it back any earlier but you will need to bring it back by the current due date. If a reserved item is not returned by its due date, you will be fined £1 per day in overdue fines up to a maximum of £10 per item.

  • Reservations: items will automatically renew unless they are reserved.  If an item that you would like to borrow is on loan, please reserve it.  Placing a reservation will prompt the user who has the item on loan to return it.

  • Managing your account: remember that you can check what items you have on loan and their due dates as well as check your current reservations via MetSearch.


    If you want to get hold of an item that is on loan, make sure you reserve it so that the current borrower knows that they need to bring it back. You will need to click on Sign in tab in MetSearch (enter your IT username and password) then find the item you want to borrow, click on the Get It tab then click the Reserve @ Cardiff Met button. ​​​​