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Library Services

  • All materials must be checked out at the Circulation Desk. Borrowers may be asked to present the appropriate identification.
  • Students, faculty and staff are responsible for all items checked out in their name.
  • Students may check items out over the break between terms if they have registered for the following semester and can produce their course schedule.
  • Items may be renewed for the same period as the original loan period.
  • Items that may not be renewed, include: course reserve material, iPads, journals and electronic equipment.
  • Books may be renewed via the library catalog, by renewing the item at the library, or by telephoning the library circulation desk during the Library’s normal hours of operation.
  • Items that have been reserved by other patrons will not be renewed. 
  • Borrowers may reserve a circulating item checked out to someone else.
  • A HOLD will be placed on the item and the borrower will be notified when it is returned.
  • Borrowers have 3 days to collect item(s) from the circulation desk.
  • Items not collected within three days will be returned to the circulating collection.
  • Any circulating item may be recalled for the use of another patron, or for course reserves.
  • Fines are not imposed on overdue material but overdue items will result in borrowing privileges being suspended.
  • Students with overdue material or outstanding bills at the end of the semester will not be able to register for classes, receive their grades and/or diplomas until the material is returned and outstanding bills are paid.
  • Alumni should ensure that all overdue material has been returned and/or outstanding bills paid in order to renew their annual membership subscription. The request for transcripts will be suspended until all items have been returned or paid for.
  • Items that need to be replaced due to loss or damage are charged at the replacement cost of the item, including a processing fee of AED 75.00.
  • Replacement costs will be determined when the item has been declared lost. If an item is out of print, its replacement cost will be the average cost of an item for that subject.
  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended, grades and transcripts withheld, until lost or damaged items are paid for and cleared from a borrower’s account.
  • All borrowers should collect reports and statements for lost or damaged items from the circulation desk and pay at the Finance Department.
  • Temporary blocks may be placed on student accounts with overdue material during the course of a semester. Blocks may include the suspension of access to Wi-Fi and Blackboard.
  • Students with overdue material or outstanding fines/bills at the end of the semester will not be able to register for classes, receive their grades and/or diplomas until the material is returned and outstanding bills are paid. 
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