Borrowing

Lending Services manage the availability of Library material: issue, renewal, return, reservations, recalls, handling of circulation-related enquiries, and administration of appropriate penalties for defaulting borrowers.

  1. How can I borrow from the Library?
  2. What can I borrow from the Library?
  3. How many items can I borrow and for how long?
  4. Items that are returned after the due date
  5. Short Loan Collection

 

1. How can I borrow from the Library?

If you wish to borrow material from the University of Cyprus Library you will need to acquire a Library card. You are held responsible for the safety of all items borrowed on your name.

Use the automatic lending machine, where these are available. The machine will print printed receipt listing the books you have borrowed and the return dates.

You can also borrow the material you wish from the circulation desk. Present all items you wish to borrow at the Circulation Desk, along with your Library card. The Library staff will lend you all items and will stamp on each one the latest date of return.

The books/items must be returned (or renewed) by the given date. Please note that if you several items borrowed, the date of return may not be the same for all. If you fail to return one or more items on time, you will be charged with a fine.

2. What can I borrow from the Library?

The Library's holdings include books, CD-ROMs, videotapes, maps and other non-print material. Library material is available for use within the Library premises, as well as for loan.

 

The table below presents in brief the check out categories of Library material

Collection / material category

Indication

Checked out possible

Reservation possible

Renewal possible

Reference works (Reference)

REF

No

No

No

Reference works  (π.χ. dictionaries, encyclopedias etc.) in main colloction

bear a red sticker

No

No

No

Archaeological Collection
(Archaeological Research Unit)

ΑΡΧ

No

No

No

Journals

PER

No

No

No

Newpapers, microfilm/microfiche, maps

 

No

No

No

Short Loan Collection

RBR

 onto restricted loan

No

No

multimedia or audiovisial material (audio cassettes, CD-ROM και floppy disc) accompanying a book

 

only as part of the book and not as an individual item

Yes

Yes

 

 

3. How many items can I borrow and for how long?

The number of checked out items and the length of loan period depend on the patron’s status, as follows:

Patron'status # of items Loan period
Academic / Τeaching staff,
Scientific collaborators and researchers,
30 6 months (180 days)
Administration staff 15 6 months (180 days)
Doctoral students 30 6 months (180 days)
Postgraduate students 20 21 days
Undergraduate students 15 21 days

External users

7

21 days
 

Note: The above numbers are reported in items, not titles or works. E.g. two volumes of book count as two items to be checked out. Also, these numbers include material in other format, e.g. cassettes or DVDs.

Short Loan items may be borrowed for

  • 2 hours for in-library use, during any time the Main Library is open.
  • Overnight for take-home checkout, starting any time from 17:00-20:00 Monday to Friday, plus 09:00-13:00 on Saturdays. Books must be returned by 09:00 the next working day.
  • Lecture material (photocopies of articles or book chapters) cannot be checked out.

 

5. Items that are returned after the due date

Items that are returned after the due date will be charged a fine; moreover, the user cannot check out any other item until the fine has been paid.

  • 0,40 per day
  • €0,40 per hour for the short loan items