BORROW, RENEW, RESERVE & RETURN


Borrowing

Check the availability of any item you want to borrow first at http://opac.lib.xjtlu.edu.cn.
With your university ID card, books can be checked out at either self-service machines on the 1st, 4th and 8th floors, or at the library circulation desk on the 3rd floor.
Check the items for any damages when on the spot when you borrow books from library. Make a statement to the staff if you find any book defaced or damaged, asking for affix library’s seal before you check it out. Otherwise the last borrower will be fined for the damage.

 

Reserve Books 

If all copies of the item you want to borrow are on loan, then you can use the Reservation Function in the Library Catalogue System to reserve the book. When you reserve a copy, you will be able to collect the first available copy of that item when it is returned to the library. The current user of the item will receive an email stating that the book has been reserved by another student. However, the current user of the book is not required to bring the book back to the library until the due date. A notification will be sent to the person who made the reservation when the book being requested has been returned. Please go to the circulation desk to check it out within 3 days, otherwise the reservation will be automatically cancelled. The reservation quota for each staff or students is 8.
Reservation will not be placed if:
  • The item is NOT on loan.
  • The item has already been checked out by you.
  • The item is a non-circulating item such as past exam papers.
  • You have already reached your reservation quota limit (8 items).
How to Reserve an Item in Library Catalogue System:
  1. Login to the Library Catalogue System at http://opac.lib.xjtlu.edu.cn using your university username and password;
  2. Search the item by title, author, call number or ISBN, etc.;
  3. Click “Reservation” at the detail page of the record;
  4. Click “Do Reservation” and “submit”;
  5. The message “Reserved successfully! You can check reservation record via ‘My Library’.” will be displayed if the request is successful
How to Cancel a Reservation:
  1. Login at “My Library” in the Library Catalogue System via http://opac.lib.xjtlu.edu.cn;
  2. Click “Reservation”;
  3. Select the item(s) for which you want to cancel the reservation, and click “Cancel”;

 

Renewing

Any borrowed item can be renewed online via Library Catalogue System, or you can go to the library circulation desk on the 3rd floor with the book that has to be renewed. Postgraduate Students and Undergraduate students are allowed 5 renewals on each item. Academic staff, Administrative staff, PHD students have unlimited renewal on borrowed books. The due date of the renewed book will be re-calculated from the renewed date.
You cannot renew an item if:
  • You have overdue items in your account.
  • You have reached max renewal quota.
  • The item is reserved by other patron or be recalled by the Library.
How to Renew Items:
  1. Login to the Library Catalogue System via http://opac.lib.xjtlu.edu.cn using your university username and password;
  2. Click “My Library” and then “Current Borrowing”;
  3. Select the item(s) to be renewed and click “Renew”;
  4. The message “Renewed successfully” will be displayed if the renewal is successful. A new due date will be displayed if you refresh the web page.
 

Returning

Borrowed items can be returned at either self-service machines on the 1st, 4th, and 8th floor, or at the library circulation desk on the 3rd floor. For reserved books, CDs, DVDs, please return them to the library circulation desk on the 3rd floor.
Library will extend the Loan Period for items during summer and winter holidays in order to avoid any overdue fine (if you were out of the university and could not return the books).
 

Fines

0.2 RMB per item per day will be charged for any overdue item. Library users may not be allowed to borrow any books if there are unpaid fines in their account.
If the book on loan is requested or reserved by someone else, it should be returned by the due date. 0.5 RMB will be charged per item per day if the returning is delayed.
If the item on loan is lostwe encourage that a new book with the same or newer version should be purchased by the users themselves and 5 RMB will be charged to cover the cost for book processing. Or the user who lost the book shall pay the fine as twice the item’s value (the price of the book is shown in the Library Catalogue System).
If an item has been lost by the user and the compensation has been settled by the replacement with a new book, but the original copy is then found, the user may keep the original book after the barcode has been removed by a library staff.
If an item has been lost by the user and the compensation has been settled by twice price of the item, but the original copy is then found, the user may contact staff at Library circulation desk on the 3rd floor.