UNIC library houses various collections of materials. Each collection has its own loaning policies. Read through each one of them for more details.

Reserve collection
Main collection
Special collections

Other collections are:
Journals collection
Projects / Theses
Audiovisuals collection
Rare Book collection
Oversize collection
Newspapers

Reserve collection

Each course has one or more “textbooks” or several “recommended reading” books essential for reading by all in a class. A copy of each is kept on Reserve for rapid circulation. The distinctive feature of these materials is that they must be returned within 3 hrs, overnight (5.00pm – 9.00am the following morning), in 1 day or in 3 days, depending on the lecturer’s indication. Only one item at a time may be loaned out and loans are made on the basis of “first come first served” with reservations permitted only ONCE within the same day. Fines for overdue Reserves are 70c per hour, or €5 per day, with an increase of €45 per day during exam period. The purpose of short loans is to enable all students to have access to some books within the specified time limit assigned by the lecturer.


Main collection 

This collection holds the largest number of books in the library which can be loaned out to users. They are normally loaned out for 10 or 14 days depending on the status of the borrower. Smaller collections, such as Fiction, Biography and Junior Fiction also fall in this area. Books from this collection appear in the catalog as "Standard Loan".


Special collections 

What these collections have in common is that they are comprised of materials which can be referred to within the library, but are not available for loan. These might be encyclopedias, dictionaries, indexes and similar multipurpose research tools as well as subject related reference materials. They are all located in different designated areas of the library, with specific prefix in front of the Call Number on the spine of the book, which sets them apart from the Main library collection. 
There is a general "Reference collection" with general multi-disciplinary research tools. 
Reference materials are also located in the "Law Reference collection", the "Cyprus Reference collection", the "Government Documents collection", the "Rare Books collection" and the "Oversize collection".



Other collections are:

Journals collection
Here you can find a small number of current print journals located on the sloping shelves, with the latest issue displayed on top of the shelf and the older issues underneath. (Mainly the Print Journals covers Architecture, Design etc.)


Audiovisuals collection
This is a small collection of audiovisual materials relevant to the courses taught. They are not loaned out to students, but they can be borrowed for viewing in the library with the ID card reserved at the Circulation Desk. Lecturers can borrow 3 videos/DVDs for 1 week (see Borrowing Policy).
In case of loss or damage, the user will be asked to pay the replacement cost of the item (between € 119-170) and an additional processing fee of €17.


Rare Book collection
A very small collection of books of great research value which may have ceased publication, are limited editions, autographed copies or first edition of significance. They are identified by specific prefix and are located in a closed reserve area with in-library access only.


Oversize collection
A selection of oversize books in various disciplines, which are shelved in a separate shelving area because of their size.


Projects/Theses
These are a selection of past student projects and theses which you may refer to for their level and content. They are NOT to be copied or loaned out.

Newspapers
There are various English and Greek newspapers, located on tables at the entrance of the library for casual reading and research. Most of them are stored for 6 months only.