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Borrowing books: Home


You can borrow physical items​ available at the library in two ways

  • When you are on-campus, search WorldCat to see if there is a physical copy available and get it from the shelf. There are shelf marks to guide you to pick up the book from the shelves.
  • When you are off-campus, search WorldCat and place a hold for the book you would like to borrow. Collect the book within 3 working days, otherwise the hold gets canceled automatically.
  • Each patron type have a corresponding number of items allowed to be borrowed. You can check the number of items in the Library Help Desk. 
  • Borrowers are responsible for all items issued to their Library account. Any damage found on or before borrowing should be reported immediately to the Library staff. This responsibility ends when the item is returned. 
  • No library materials may be borrowed on behalf of another user without a written request by the user in whose name the item is to be borrowed. 
  • Materials confined as reference or core texts are not to be released from the Library except under permission of the Head of Department. 

Loan policy

Loan periods and loan limits vary depending on the type of user.

User type No. of loans No. of days No. of renewals
 Faculty 15 28 5
Admin staff 10 21 5
Doctoral students 10 28 5
PG students 10 21 5
UG students 5 14 7
Adjunct 5 28 5

*Course Reserve Collection
Materials in this collection are generally for Library Use only. The University Librarian may permit borrowing upon special request with limited time.

*Short Loan Collection
Materials in this collection can be borrowed for 7 days only.