Recall/ On hold
Fines and charges
Reproduction and Copyright
This policy defines the various categories of University library users and their borrowing privileges and associated regulations.
This policy is applicable to all University library users as defined in the later sections.
ELIGIBILITY FOR AVAILING BORROWING FACILITY
Registered Users (Students/ Faculty/ Professional Staff)
These are the individuals that are registered with University. These users have full rights and privileges of membership to the University Library.
External Users (Alumni, Visiting Staff/ Adjunct Staff and Research Affiliates)
Such users shall complete the visitors’ registration form, show a valid photo ID and pay a refundable security deposit fee for availing the borrowing facility.
Visiting Users (Student from other university or a person who works in an allied organization)
Visiting Users shall submit the following to use the library on-campus only
a. Letter of intent to the University Librarian if they wish to use the library.
b. Reference letter endorsed by an academic and/ or from employer.
c. A copy of any Identification Card (e.g. passport, labour card, UAE license, visa page)
d. A refundable security deposit of AED1000 for which AED50 will be deducted for the ID card.
e. One (1) copy ID picture for the ID Card
POLICY FOR UTILIZING BORROWING FACILITY
|User type||No. of loans||No. of days||No. of renewals|
LOAN POLICY FOR COLLECTIONS
Loan periods and loan limits vary depending on the type of user.
Reference/ Periodicals/ 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.
Interlibrary loan/ Document Delivery
Books and journal articles not found in the library collection may be obtained through interlibrary loan or document delivery. This service is open to registered borrowers of the university.
Library staff will make every effort to fulfill each request but due to the cost of providing this service, certain restrictions may apply.
The use of any material obtained through the inter-library loan service is governed at all times by the regulations of the lending library.
Please make sure that you search the library catalogue to ensure that your request item is not available in the library. Once you are sure that it is not available, you can submit Interlibrary Document Delivery through WorldCat. If the item is not available in WorldCat, you can send the request to email@example.com
Requests are normally actioned by the University free of charge, but more complex requirements may require a small charge to be levied. Some materials can be obtained only by paying a fee and shall be subject for approval by your module coordinator or the Faculty Dean.
For example, theses and dissertations are difficult to obtain and require a fee for purchase.
Please see EThOS service, an open access to UK theses repository, if you want to place an order.
A self–photocopy service using a coin operated machine is available. The University Library has a photocopier to enable the copying of articles and chapters within the bounds of copyright legislation.
The University Library abides by national and international copyright laws in force. Copyright regulations are posted next to or immediately above the photocopier to prevent any infringement of rules.
If users are unsure of the terms of copyright, they should consult the library staff.
Photocopying from cover to cover will not be allowed. Print material may be reproduced for educational purposes provided that:
In all cases, the original work must have been legitimately acquired by the University or by the member of BUiD staff, and the original work must be identified and cited in the reproduction.
When students submit their dissertations to the Library they are required to sign an undertaking to declare that they have not breached the international copyright laws and conventions. The students also consent to the copying and distribution of their dissertation by The British University in Dubai for the purposes of research, private study or education. Students may opt out for any of this requirement with good cause.