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    ... but thought I'd ask TSR's opinion because it's half nine on a Sunday, the only thing on TV is a recorded Midsummer Murders episode, I still have blurry vision at reading distance from my eye drops practical on Friday so studying is out, and I'm rather bored. :awesome:

    My friend has an aunt who is hoping to take a degree; she's been talking to the admissions tutors and they've recommended a few books for her to read.

    My friend goes to a different uni, but his uni also run the course - he doesn't take this course. The books his aunt has been recommended are expensive and she hasn't actually got on to the course yet, could be a waste of money ... but his uni have copies of all of them. They're general overview books, so unlikely to be the only books that could provide information to anyone taking the course and they're still all on the shelf nearing Christmas, so probably not the most popular.

    Would it be ok for him to check them out before he goes home for Christmas so that she can read them?
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    Well, that was a failure.
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    (Original post by TheSownRose)
    Well, that was a failure.
    I don't know, but i've repped you
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    (Original post by Kash:))
    I don't know, but i've repped you
    The neg for the OP or the pos for the bump? :lol:
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      (Original post by Kash:))
      I don't know, but i've repped you
      Ye, I negged her too. :thumbsup:
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      Well, at least I'm slightly less bored now. :rofl2:
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      Don't see what's wrong with it. Why shouldn't someone take a book out of the library even if they aren't studying the course the books relate to? If someone needs it then they'll reserve it.
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      (Original post by Tefhel)
      Don't see what's wrong with it. Why shouldn't someone take a book out of the library even if they aren't studying the course the books relate to? If someone needs it then they'll reserve it.
      Thank you for a helpful answer. :hat2:
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      (Original post by RamocitoMorales)
      Ye, I negged her too. :thumbsup:
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      I don't see a problem with it; I've taken books out for my boyfriend from my uni library and he's done the same for me and it's never been a problem.
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      Of course - it's a library, the books are there for anyone to read and take on loan, not just the people doing the particular courses the books relate to.
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      I don't see why not. I have friends in a different uni in the same city, and when some books they need aren't available in their library I can sometimes get them on their behalf from mine =P
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      (Original post by Grotbag)
      Of course - it's a library, the books are there for anyone to read and take on loan, not just the people doing the particular courses the books relate to.
      That was my argument and compared it to a Charles Dickens book - anyone can get it out for a read, not just the English literature people ... but he was still wary.
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      I have a friend at Birmingham Uni who takes out books for his dad who is doing an OU course in a similar subject. Don't see a problem really, except the whole "If everyone did it there wouldn't be any books left"
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      (Original post by Wookie42)
      Don't see a problem really, except the whole "If everyone did it there wouldn't be any books left"
      That is true, but he's also not borrowing the specialist books. Like I say, they're still all on the shelf near Christmas, and they're the overview books, so I daresay the information in them can be found elsewhere.

      When I say 'them', I think it's about three.
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      (Original post by TheSownRose)
      That is true, but he's also not borrowing the specialist books. Like I say, they're still all on the shelf near Christmas, and they're the overview books, so I daresay the information in them can be found elsewhere.

      When I say 'them', I think it's about three.
      To be honest, 'morally' it is probably wrong - you're using the university's resources for something unrelated. However in reality no one uses the books and no one will know or care that they've been taken for a different use. I wouldn't think twice
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      (Original post by Wookie42)
      To be honest, 'morally' it is probably wrong - you're using the university's resources for something unrelated. However in reality no one uses the books and no one will know or care that they've been taken for a different use. I wouldn't think twice
      Well that's what being friends with the moral in society gets you - holding a laptop a couple of metres away from your eyes and asking questions like this.
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      As long as they aren't defaced and are back by the due date I don't think it really matters. I wanted to take a couple back over Christmas holidays but I renewed them all online recently, they should renew for a month but they all stopped at the 15th of December (2 days before term ends) so I think the library is going to take all the books back in over CHristmas holidays so people don't go home with books here overdue or take them home . Ah well.
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      (Original post by insoms)
      As long as they aren't defaced and are back by the due date I don't think it really matters. I wanted to take a couple back over Christmas holidays but I renewed them all online recently, they should renew for a month but they all stopped at the 15th of December (2 days before term ends) so I think the library is going to take all the books back in over CHristmas holidays so people don't go home with books here overdue or take them home . Ah well.
      That's a bit annoying for people who want to do work over Christmas...
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      It is technically against the rules, but in this situation, it doesn't really matter.
     
     
     
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