Borrowing terms and conditions

The following terms and conditions apply to books taken out in person and those posted:

  • SOC members residing in the British Isles can borrow up to two books
  • Loans are for two months and are renewable if not required by another user. To renew, contact us
  • Although we do not impose late return penalties, we do ask that you ensure a prompt return
  • Loaned books are the responsibility of the borrower; if any replacement or maintenance costs are incurred, these must be met by the borrower
  • Books on loan must not be taken overseas with the exception of foreign guides
  • Non-lendable books are indicated in the library catalogue; journals are reference only
  • The SOC reserves the right to refuse/withdraw a member’s borrowing entitlement if the terms and conditions are not followed