Answered By: CUHK Library
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2017     Views: 675

Maximum loan period, which is subject to recall, is the longest period that an item may be borrowed and renewed by an user before it must be returned to the Library. Except for items that are on short loans (e.g. Course Reserve, Journals and laptop etc.) or have been recalled/requested by other library users, the maximum loan period is calculated as:


Maximum loan period = Initial loan period x 6



  • Undergraduate students:  30 days x 6 = 180 days
  • Postgraduate students: 120 days x 6 = 720 days
  • Teaching staff (Terms A): 120 days x 6 = 720 days

HKALL items may be renewed up to the HKALL maximum loan period if they are not recalled by the lending library, the HKALL maximum loan period is calculated as:


HKALL maximum loan period = HKALL loan period x 3



  • Undergraduate students:  15 days x 3 = 45 days
  • Postgraduate students: 30 days x 3 = 90 days
  • Teaching staff (Terms A): 30 days x 3 = 90 days

Please note once a recalled item is overdue all items under a user’s account will not be able to be renewed until the recalled item is returned. For details of loan privileges of different user types, please visit: For the details of HKALL loan privileges, please visit:

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