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  • Everything except books from the Armchair Corner should be returned by the last Wednesday of term.
  • Vacation borrowing begins at 12 noon on the last Thursday of Michaelmas and Lent terms, and at 1pm on the last Thursday of Easter term.
  • Please observe the end-of-term return date, which may not be reflected in the due dates on iDiscover.
  • Items borrowed from the last Thursday onwards will be due for return, or possibly renewal, on the first Wednesday of the following term. Due dates will be updated manually by Library staff where necessary.

The purpose of vacation borrowing is to provide fair access to books which are about to leave Cambridge for the vacation, by having them all returned and shelved, and opening the Library / allowing borrowing at a known time. Please return everything by the last Wednesday of term, so that the whole process runs smoothly for everyone. If you need to retain a book in order to complete an essay etc., please contact the Librarian in advance.