Borrowing Books
published by jinson on 2016-12-27 (has been browsed 55404 times)

Borrowing Books

All registered faculty, staff and students of NCCU are entitled to borrowing books from the libraries by presenting a valid NCCU ID Card during the operating hours.

Proxy Borrower Authorization Application Form is available for faculty or staff member to authorize a proxy to borrow library materials in the faculty or staff member's name. An assigned proxy must have both the faculty's ID card along with their own when checking out materials.

Number of Loans and Duration

Number of loans and duration may vary according to the patron status:

Full-time faculty and research fellows: a maximum of 80 items for a loan period of 12 weeks.
Full-time staff and diploma students: a maximum of 50 items for a loan period of 8 weeks.
Undergraduate students: a maximum of 30 items for a loan period of 4 weeks.
Part-time faculty / students on leave / graduate candidates / project assistants / retired staff / short-term visiting scholars: a maximum of 20 items for a loan period of 4 weeks.
Alumni: a maximum of 10 items for a loan period of 3 weeks.

Short Term Loan Books:

If you are checking out a book already been requested by another user, the loan period will be reduced to 4 weeks for full-time faculty and research fellow, and 2 weeks for other user categories.

If someone has requested an item you have on loan, the loan period won't be changed. However, you will receive an email notice informing you to return the book as soon as possible.

Loan periods for some collection types may differ and you are subject to follow the related circulation rules.

Borrowing Restrictions
The Library Card is valid for a duration based on the following patron status:

Undergraduate students: 4 years

Graduate students: 4 years

PhD candidates: 7 years

To renew your Library Card, please present your NCCU ID Card in person at the Circulation Desk after you have registered for a new semester.

Reference sources, periodicals, journals, newspapers, audio-visual materials and microforms are restricted to in-building use only. You are required to abide by the relevant rules when making copies.

You are responsible for returning borrowed items on time and for any fines associated with overdue or non-returned materials.

The Library will send you an email reminder of items due for return. To ensure you receive these e-mails, please make sure your email address is entered correctly in your library's account and check the library email notices have not been categorized as spam.

Failure to receive a courtesy alert does not resolve the borrower from any overdue fines that may accumulate.

We suggest you to write down the due date on the card at the back side of each book. We encourage you to log into My Library Account to check items you have on loan and the due date of each item.

In some specific cases, you will be recalled by the Library to return borrowed items before the due date.