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Borrowing Policies


Borrowing

General books are open for borrowing; reference books, exibition books, newspapers, theses/dissertations, technical reports and all journals are for in-house use only.

Different statuses have their corresponding rights and limitations, as follows:

Status 

Item Limitation

Loan Period(days)

Max Renewals

Renewal Period

Faculty/Faculty(part-time)

30

40

1

40

PhD Students

25

30

1

30

Postgraduates(in-service programs)

20

30

1

30

Post-Baccalaureate Students

20

30

1

30

Staff

15

30

1

30

Undergraduate Students(Division of Continuing Education)

15

30

1

30

Research Staff

15

30

1

30

Families of Staff

10

30

0

0

Alumni

10

30

0

0

Faculty and Staff of I-Shou International School

10

30

0

0

Incubate Companies

10

30

0

0

Extension Education Center

10

30

0

0

Staff of E United Group

10

30

0

0

Retired Faculty/Staff

10

30

0

0

Visitors

10

30

0

0

Interlibrary Card Holders

In accordance with regulations

Returning

  1. You can return your books at our circulation service desk.
  2. Or you can drop your books you wish to return in the return box located at the entrance of the Office of Library and Information Services. The return date will be the day you drop the books. Please remember to check your account a few days after your dropping.

Renewal

  1. You can renew your books online.
  2. You can renew your books prior to the due date.
  3. Please note that renewal will not be completed in the following conditions:
    Dthe item is overdue
    Drenew the same item twice

Online Reservation

  1. Online requests are only accepted if the item is borrowed by another user or held in the library for another user (item status: on hold shelf) or on processing (order or catalogue).
  2. When the requested item is returned, the Office will send a circulation notice to alert. Users should register a valid e-mail address for receiving the notice.
  3. All returned requested items will be on hold shelf for 7 working days. If the requester does not pick up the book during the time period, the item will be moved to next requester or back to the library stack.

Late Return of Books

  1. Please return all checked out items on or before the due date. If a book is not returned by the due date, it is considered overdue and is subject to right suspension by default, which will be one day per item per day; the transfer ratio is one day to NT$2.
  2. Users with late returned books which are over 75 days or who are suspended from library rights cannot check out or renew any book.

Replacement for Lost/Damaged Book

  1. Any defect or damage to a book should be reported to the circulation desk immediately after it is noticed. Users will be held responsible for loss or damage to any book at their expense, and will be required to pay its original value (replacement with book of same or advanced edition is acceptable).
  2. Users should complete the replacement procedures within 30 days after the overdued book is reported to our desk, otherwise, users have to pay the price of right suspension besides the replacement (book or fee).