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In order to fulfill its mission, the Library provides the following services:

Loan and Photocopying
* Loan Regulations & Instructions *

The Library Collection is for the benefit of all the University staff and students. Staff Members and students may borrow library materials according to the following rules 

  • Library materials may be borrowed upon presentation of a current University ID.
  • Staff members may borrow 12 publications for the duration of one semester. These publications must be returned or renewed at the end of each semester.

  • Students may borrow 3 publications for a period of two weeks renewable for a further two-week period only.
  • University administrators may borrow 3 publications for the duration of one semester.
  • Part-time lecturers and lab supervisors may borrow 5 publications for the duration of one semester. The publications must be returned or renewed at the end of the semester.
  • Students may not borrow additional books while having late returns.
  • References, periodicals, special collections, manuscripts and non-print materials such as disks, CDs, microfilms, and videotapes are not available for loan except in special cases and with the Library Director's permission.
  • The date due is stamped on the date slip on the back cover of the book. Borrowed publications must be returned to the Circulation Desk before the end of the loan period.
  • The automated circulation system charges a fine of 250 fils per book per day for late returns.
  • The automated circulation system charges a fine of 250 fills per book per day for late returns.
  • The user will be responsible for overdue charges if the materials are not returned to the Circulation Desk before the due date.
  • Night Circulation for periodicals and reserved collection begins half an hour before the end of the circulation period, and expires the next morning.
  • Non-print materials such as CD-ROMs, cassettes, tapes, etc., may be used inside the Library. However, if duplicate copies are available, these may be borrowed for three days.
  • The Reservation Section is located in the Circulation Desk area. Textbooks or materials of special importance may be reserved. However, reservations are subject to change according to the recommendations of the University Teaching Staff. Both students and staff members may borrow reserved materials for one night only.
  • Borrowed materials may be recalled before the end of the loan period if required by another Library user. If the required book is out on loan, it may be recalled by filling the Recall Slip at the Circulation Desk. Recalls usually take from one week to ten days. The recaller will be notified by phone or mail when the item arrives.

  • Theses, research papers, graduation projects, atlases, periodicals, directories, encyclopedias, dictionaries, etc., are not available for loan and must be used inside the Library.

*Photocopying*

  • Two photocopying machines are available: one on the First Floor near the On-Line Catalogues Area, and another on the Third Floor in the Periodicals Reference Desk. Students and non-staff members are required to pay 20 fils per page. The service is free for academic staff  

User Guidance

  • The Library staff members are available in the reading areas. They can assist users in locating bibliographies on topics of their interest by searching the Library Online Catalogues.
  • Reference librarians are also available on the Third & Fourth Floor in the main areas of the periodicals and electronic databases. They can direct users to appropriate sources; assist in searching for a specific topic, article or document; and help to trace bibliographic citations and statistics, or locate publications.
  • Always ask the reference librarian before deciding that the Library does not have the required material or information, or that the Library collection does not fulfill your requirements.
  • The reference librarian also performs computer searches in hundreds of commercially produced data-bases. A comprehensive bibliography or statistical information can be traced in much less time than it takes for a manual search of printed materials.