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.
- How can I borrow from the Library?
- What can I borrow from the Library?
- How many items can I borrow and for how long?
- Items that are returned after the due date
- Short Loan Collection
If you wish to borrow material from the University of Cyprus Library you will need to acquire a UCY ID card/external member card with purchase a subscription package. 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.
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.
|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|
|Newpapers, microfilm/microfiche, maps||No||No||No|
|Short Loan Collection||RBR||onto restricted loan||No||No|
|Special Collections and Rare Books||Closed Stack Library||No||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|
Special Collections and Rare Books
Special Collections and Rare Books are stored in the Closed Stack Library and can be requested from the Circulation Office, which is located on the ground floor, from Monday to Friday, between 8:30-14:00. Users can borrow this material for use within the Library only, and by leaving their ID with the Circulation Office. The material must be returned within the day, before the Library closes.
Reprints are located in the Closed Stack Library. In the Library Catalog they have the indication “Reprints, Closed Stack Library”. Users can request this material from the Circulation Office which is located on the ground floor, from Monday to Friday between 8:30-14:00. This material can be checked out.
The number of checked out items and the length of loan period depend on the patron’s status, as follows:
|Patron'status||# of items||Patron'status|
|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 members||According to the subscription type selected|
|Children (under 15 years old)-Children Section (Only adult members can borrow books for children)||According to the patron's status (University members/External members||21 days|
Short Loan items may be borrowed for
- 3 hours for in-library use, during any time the Library is open.
- Overnight for take-home checkout, starting any time after 15:00 Monday to Sunday. Books must be returned by 11:00 the following calendar day. Books must be returned at the Self Return Station by the user (you are advised to keep the receipt the machine prints).
- Lecture material (photocopies of articles or book chapters) cannot be checked out.
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
You can pay the charge at the Circulation Desk (ground floor) or via e-payments