Borrowing from our collection
You need a library card to borrow publications from the ASC. 10 items (books or DVDs) may be borrowed from the library at any one time.
The period of loan is 3 weeks. Renewal for a further 3 weeks is possible unless the book has been reserved by another borrower. You can renew your own books via OPAC (the online library catalogue), or it is possible to do so by e-mail email@example.com, at the library's circulation desk or by telephone (071-527 3354) during library opening hours. Loans may be renewed up to 10 times.
Borrowers are responsible for returning or renewing a book on time. If borrowers fail to return books or renew loans on time, they will receive an overdue notice (rappel) from the ASC library, normally sent by e-mail.
After the dispatch of the first notice (4 weeks after the date of borrowing, 3 weeks after the date of borrowing for a reserved book) and after dispatch of the second notice (1 week after the first notice) the borrower must return the borrowed book or have the loan period extended. When a notice has been dispatched, renewal of the loan period via the OPAC is no longer possible.
After the dispatch of the second notice, the borrower's library card is suspended and no further loans are permitted.
If you have no ASC library card you can borrow material from us through interlibrary loans. This means that you can request the publication (or photocopy) at the library you frequent. This library will send us an interlibrary loan request, and we will respond to that by sending the publication (or a photocopy) to your library.
However, the ILL service is not free of charge.
ILL prices for national requests:
- Books € 6.50
- Articles 1-10 copies € 6.50 (every extra copy € 0.65 )
- Books, fast service € 13.00
- Articles fast service 1-10 copies € 13.00 (every extra copy € 1.30).
For ILL prices for international requests see list of tariffs.
All costs must be paid in advance.
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