Students (Undergraduates, Masters, Professional, PhD

 

Borrowing

Since you are a member of the Library (Join the Library) borrowing is for free according to the Borrowing regulations. If you are late to return/renew your items you will need to pay a fine.

*Your student ID card or Library Membership card should ALWAYS be presented whenever you need to borrow or return materials. Your card is personal and no one else can use it for borrowing.

 

How do I borrow?

You can check out the items you need to borrow at the Circulation Desk using your student ID card or your Library Membership card (Join the Library). The date of return is stamped at the back of the book. It is your responsibility to remember the dates for materials to be returned/ renewed and avoid the fine. 

How many items can I borrow?

Check below the maximum number of items that can be borrowed at one time:

Type of User

Loan Allowance

Undergraduates

4*

Master Students

6*

PhD Students

15

Professional Students

4**

* including up to 2 Reserve Collection (Collections) books.

** Borrowing privileges apply to the standard loan Main Collection items only. Materials from Special Collections can be used in the Library.

How long can I keep them?

The length of the loan period of each item depends on the collection it is found in. Check the following collections and their loan period:

Collection

Loan

Fine (for late items)

Main Collection

Standard Loan

10 days

0.30€ /day

Main Collection

3-day Loan

3.00€ /day

Reserve Collection

3-hours Loan

0.70€ /hour

45€ /day during Exams Period

Reference Collection

Library Use Only

(Not for Loan)

Journals Collection

Library Use Only

(Not for Loan)

Projects / Theses Collection

Library Use Only

(Not for Loan)

Audio-visuals Collection

Library Use Only

(Not for Loan)

Rare Book Collection

Library Use Only

(Not for Loan)

Oversize Collection

Library Use Only

(Not for Loan)

Newspapers

Library Use Only

(Not for Loan)

 

Returning/Renewing your loans

How do I return my loans?

You can return your loans to the Circulation Desk, before or on the date indicated at the back of the book otherwise a fine will be issued.

 

How do I renew my items?

You can keep your books longer if you renew them. You can do this either at the (1) Circulation Desk or (2) Online:

(1) For renewal at the Circulation Desk, present the books to be renewed and your student ID card/Library Membership card

(2) For online renewal follow instructions below

  • Open UniCAT catalog 
  • Click on My Account (top centre of the page)
  • Enter your student ID number in both User ID andVerification fields to Log on
  • Click on the underlined number next to the word Loans
  • Click on the underlined number on the left hand side of the book details (Author, Description) to renew each book individually
  • Click on Renew.
  • Follow the same process until you RENEW all of your books
  • Check if each book has been renewed. There should be a new Due Date for returning or renewing each item.

If you cannot complete the above process avoid the fines by contacting us at (+357) 22842100.

  • Renew your books online 1 day before the deadline.
  • If your books are overdue, you must return them to the Circulation Desk, settle any fines you may have, and if you wish you can borrow them again.
  • Items can be renewed online up to 2 times. If you wish to renew your books for longer you have to return them to the Circulation Desk and borrow them again.

 

If you are not presented with this choice, there are various reasons this is happening -either:

  • You were late renewing the item, which is now overdue, and you need to pay a fine for each book in your account
  • A HOLD REQUEST has been placed on the item, by another user
  • Item has been renewed twice already
  • Renewal the week before the end of the Semester, blocks your account
  • Reserve Collection books cannot be renewed online

 

Please contact the Circulation Desk (pavlou.m@unic.ac.cy)

 Overdue Items/ Fines

Items not returned or renewed on time are considered overdue and fines are payable on them.

* Please note that in case of items that have not been returned or fines that have not been paid you will lose your borrowing privileges, will not be allowed to register for classes, and you will not be awarded your diploma.

 How much do I have to pay for overdue items?

Please note that items hold the following fines if they are overdue:

Type of Item

Fine

Standard Loan Books (10 days)

30c per day

3-day Loan Books

3.00€ per day

Reserve Books   

0.70€ per hour, 5€ per day or 45€ per day during exam period 

Recalled Items

1.70€ per day

Lost/Damaged Items

Cost of item + a processing fee of 17€

 How to avoid fines and/or loss of privileges?

Make sure you check the status of the items that you borrowed on UniCAT on a regular basis.

 

For that you can click on:  

  • My Account.Return/renew your loans on or before the due date stamped on the date slip at the back of your book.
  • Make sure that you make a note of the due date on the book slip if you are renewing items online.
  • Avoid giving your ID card to friends and avoid giving the books that you borrowed to others to use or to return since you will be responsible for any fines, loss or damage that may occur.
  • Report the loss of your card, or any change of address, phone number or e-mail address to the Circulation Desk as soon as possible. 

How do I place a Hold Request?

  • If an item is on loan to another user you may reserve it for yourself:
  • Once you find the item on UniCAT (on-line Library catalog), you can see on Due Date, whether it is available (on shelf).
  • If it is not, make a note of the Location number and ask the Librarian at the Circulation Desk to put a hold on it. 
  • When the book is returned at the Library you will be notified by phone or e-mail.
  • Items awaiting collection will be kept at the relevant shelf in the Library for 2 days only, after being returned by the previous borrower. After that, they will be either returned to the first borrower, if the borrower still needs the book, or they will be returned to the collection. 

 Recalls

  • The Library reserves the right to Recall any material needed urgently for a specific reason.
  • If an item is recalled, the current borrower is notified by phone or e-mail that the book has been recalled and a new due date is specified for the book to be returned, regardless of the date originally stamped at the back slip of the book.
  • Recalled material should be returned within 2 days from the day of Recall or the user is liable to a fine of 1.70€ per day.

 

 

Staff & Faculty

 

Borrowing

Since you are a member of the Library (Join the Library) borrowing is for free according to the borrowing regulations. If you are late to return/renew your items you will need to pay a fine.

*Your Library membership card should ALWAYS be presented whenever you need to borrow or return materials. Your card is personal and no one else can use it for borrowing.

How do I borrow?

You can check out the items you need to borrow at the Circulation Desk using your Library membership card. The date of return is stamped at the back of the book. It is your responsibility to remember the dates for materials to be returned/ renewed and avoid the fine. 

How many items can I borrow and how long can I keep them?

Check below the maximum number of items that can be borrowed at one time and the length of the loan period.

Type of User

Item Allowance

Duration*

Full-time Faculty

                    25

1 academic year

Part-time Faculty

10

1 academic semester

Research Staff

15

30 days

Administrative staff

4

30 days

 

*Only for standard loan Main Collection books. For other items contact the Library Circulation Desk (pavlou.m@unic.ac.cy)

Returning/Renewing your loans

How do I return my loans?

You can return your loans to the Circulation Desk, before or on the date indicated at the back of the book otherwise a fine will be issued.

How do I renew my items?

You can keep your items longer if you renew them. Present the items to be renewed and your Library membership card at the Circulation Desk.

External Members & Alumni

 

Borrowing

Since you are registered with Library (Join the Library) borrowing is for free according to the Borrowing regulations. If you are late to return/renew your items you will need to pay a fine.

 *Your Library Membership card should ALWAYS be presented whenever you need to borrow or return materials. Your card is personal and no one else can use it for borrowing.

How do I borrow?

  • You can check out the items you need to borrow at the Circulation Desk using your Library Membership card.
  • The date of return is stamped at the back of the book.
  • It is your responsibility to remember the dates for materials to be returned/ renewed and avoid the fine. 

 

How do I renew?

You can keep your books longer if you renew them. You can do this either at the (1) Circulation Desk or (2) Online:

(1) For renewal at the Circulation Desk, present the books to be renewed and your Library Membership card

 

(2) For online renewal follow instructions below:

  • Open UniCAT catalog and Click on My Account (top centre of the page)
  • Enter your user ID (indicated on your Library Membership card) in both User ID and Verification fields to Log on
  • Click on the underlined number next to the word LoansClick on the underlined number on the left hand side of the book details (Author, Description) to renew each book individually
  • Click on Renew.
  • Follow the same process until you RENEW all of your books
  • Check if each book has been renewed. There should be a new Due Date for returning or renewing each item.

If you cannot complete the above process avoid the fines by contacting us at (+357) 22842100.

  • Renew your books online 1 day before the deadline.
  • If your books are overdue, you must return them to the Circulation Desk, settle any fines you may have, and if you wish you can borrow them again.
  • Items can be renewed online only once. If you wish to renew your books for longer you have to return them to the Circulation Desk and borrow them again.

 

If you are not presented with this choice, there are various reasons this is happening -either:

  • You were late renewing the item, which is now overdue, and you need to pay a fine for each book in your account
  • A HOLD REQUEST has been placed on the item, by another user
  • Item has been renewed already
  • Renewal the week before the end of the Semester, blocks your account
  • Reserve Collection books cannot be renewed online

Please contact the Circulation Desk (pavlou.m@unic.ac.cy)

Overdue Items/ Fines

Items not returned or renewed on time are considered overdue and fines are payable on them.

*Please note that in case of items that have not been returned or fines that have not been paid you will lose your borrowing privileges.

How much do I have to pay for overdue books?

If you are late to return/renew your books you will need to pay a fine of 0.80€ per day, per book.

How to avoid fines and/or loss of privileges?

  • Make sure you check the status of the items that you borrowed on UniCAT on a regular basis.
  • For that you can click on My Account.
  • Return/renew your loans on or before the due date stamped on the date slip at the back of your book.
  • Make sure that you make a note of the due date on the book slip if you are renewing items online.
  • Avoid giving your ID card to friends and avoid giving the books that you borrowed to others to use or to return since you will be responsible for any fines, loss or damage that may occur.
  • Report the loss of your card, or any change of address, phone number or e-mail address to the Circulation Desk as soon as possible. 

  

Recalls

  • The Library reserves the right to Recall any material needed urgently for a specific reason.
  • If an item is recalled, the current borrower is notified by phone or e-mail that the book has been recalled and a new due date is specified for the book to be returned, regardless of the date originally stamped at the back slip of the book.
  • Recalled material should be returned within 2 days from the day of Recall or the user is liable to a fine of 1.70€ per day.