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Home loan

The loan service allows to take home books and documents of the Library, for a limited period.
This service is determined by the opening schedule of each library.
It can be used by:

  • All the members of the University community.
  • People subjected to agreements with this University including the provision of this service.
  • People temporarily authorised by academic staff or by Directors of administrative services of the UA.

How to use the service

  1. Consult the catalogue to know the shelving location (call number) and the situation of the documents that you want to take out.
  2. Search them in the reading room of each library (accessible directly for the user in the shelves and ordered by the call number).
  3. Borrow the documents in the loan desk.
  4. The documents must be returned in the same place within the established period.
  5. If the wished documents are already on loan, you can place a hold request through the online catalogue, by phone or at the loan desks.

To use this service you need your University identification card (TIU).
If you still do not have TIU, you can present any kind of personal accreditation. The Library staff will check it and decide if you can use the service.

  1. If you cannot find the documents in any library of the UA, you can suggest a purchase or ask for them as an interlibrary loan .

Loan rules for the different kind of documents

  • Materials excluded from loan : reference works with only one copy (encyclopaedias, dictionaries, etc.), periodicals, ancient or valuable documents, theses, final projects and similar documents; one or two copies of each one of the students manuals recommended for the different subjects, and special materials with only one copy.
  • Reference works : tourist and field guides, dictionaries and reference works with multiple copies are available for home loan.
  • Manuals and basic bibliography : they are available for loan (only one or two copies are excluded from loan).
  • Monographs : all the monographs (except those conseidered ancient or valuable documents) can be lent.
  • Special materials (videos, CDs, diskettes, cassettes, etc.):
    • As attached material of a document, they can be lent in the same conditions of the main document. An icon situated on the book spine describes the type of special material being attached to the book. You have to ask for this supplementary material at the information desk.
    • The individual special materials can be lent if they are duplicated or the library has a backup file.

Loan periods


  PROFILE

TYPE OF DOCUMENT

Degree students and Teaching Staff subject

to Agreements and others collectives

Postgraduate students, administrative staff

 

Academic Staff

Departamental deposit

Manuals

7

7

14

INDEF

Books

14

30

30

INDEF

Basic BR

7

7

7

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Complementary BR

14

14

14

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Bibliography for Teaching and Investigation

7

7

120

INDEF

Reference works and special Materials

7

7

7

INDEF

Special materials of the Media library

2 COPIES/ 2 DAYS

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Laptops

Degree and postgraduate students and Others collectives : 1 computer in the opening hours of the library

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E-readers

Degree and postgraduate students, Administrative Staff and Others collectives : 1 device during 14 days

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Audiovisual equipments

  Academic and administrative staff : 1 during 7 days

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BR = RECOMMENDED BIBLIOGRAPHY

OTHERS COLLECTIVES: Endorsed, ancient students, students subjected to Agreements, personnel subjected to agreements etc.

Special loan deadlines for vacation periods are announced in advance on the Library news.

Users who prove a disability recognized by the competent authority, may double their loan terms.

Total number of documents in loan


 

Degree students and Teaching Staff subject to Agreements

Postgraduate students and adminisrative staff

 

Others Collectives

Academic Staff

Departamental deposit

Total number of documents in loan

8

20

3

50

INDEF

Renewal and reservations

  • Renewal : The loan of a document can be renewed indefinitely, as long as it has no hold request from any other user.

The renewal of a document has to be done before its term of loan finalizes. It can be renewed on the online catalogue, in the information desk of each library or by phone.

  • Reservations : a lent document can be reserved by another user through the online catalog, by phone or directly in the library information desk.
The Library will inform the user about the approximate providing date. Since the library notifies the user that the document is available, he or she has 48 hours to pick it up.

The maximum number of reservations by user is equal to the total number of documents he or she can lend.

The documents loaned indefinitely and susceptible of reservation, with more than 14 on loan, are suitable to be requested by the personnel of the library when another user require them in loan. The borrower will have a time limit of 7 days to give the document back to the library. The library will return the document to the original user in an approximate term of 7 days.

Sanctions

  • Delay in the return of a document

The delay in the return of documents implies a sanction of suspension of the borrowing privilege of 1 day by each day of delay and by each document.

  • Attempt of theft

If it is the first time, the library remits to the user a notice letter.

A second warning supposes a suspension of the borrowing privilege for 3 months.

An attempt of flagrant theft or a third warning, implies a suspension of 1 year.

  • Loss or deterioration

If the user does not give the document back or brings it damaged, the suspension of the borrowing privilege does not end until the document is replaced (another copy or other document with similar characteristics).

In the online catalogue, U ser's services , you can find information about the library: loans, reservations, sanctions, etc.

 

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