Special Collections, Past Exam Papers, Newspapers, Current Journals and Bound Journals are not for loan. They can only be used inside the library. Past Exam Papers can also be accessed online through the Library Homepage. (Library preserves the exam papers of the last three years and is only responsible for the storing and releasing of these past exam papers but not responsible for explaining their contents or answering any other requests.)
Course Reserves items must be returned before the Library Circulation Desk closing hourson the borrowed day. At most 2 items can be requested at one account.
Library reserves the right to call back any book in special cases. The recalled books should be returned within 3 days after you receive a recall email by the library.
With your university ID card, books can be checked out either at 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 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.
Borrowed items can be returned either at self-service machines on the 1st, 4th, and 8th floor, or at the Library Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor. For CDs, DVDs, course reserves and reserved books, please return them to the Library Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor.
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 lost, we 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 which will be 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 the price of the item, but the original copy is then found, the user may contact staff at Library Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor.
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 renewals 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 not allowed to renew such as course reserves.
• The item is reserved by other patron or recalled by the Library.
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 WLL 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.
• The item is not allowed to reserve such as course reserves.
• You have already reached your reservation quota limit (8 items).
• The item itself has reached reservation limit (8 times).