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How can I manage my loans?

How to use the self-loan system

You can manage your loans by the self-loan system located in the library entrance hall only if your personalized badge number has already been registered in the library database by the loan desk staff (if you are not sure, please ask at the loan desk).

  • REMEMBER TO RENEW YOUR LOANS AT LEAST ONE DAY BEFORE THE DEADLINE otherwise you will not be able to manage your loans by yourself. In this case you have to come to the loan desk during working hours to return or to renew your overdue loans in person.

- If you use the self-loan system for return, leave the books in the Red Box to the left from the self-loan system.
- The self-loan system may be used to borrow, renew and return books also during the nights and the weekends.

Loans managed by loan desk personnel

Those already registered in the library database can ask loan desk personel to manage (loan/renew/return) a book.
The loan desk personel is also available to answer questions regarding your loan and renewal limits.
Please note: generally, each book may be kept on loan for one month.

Managing renewals

A renewal can be denied if the book has already been reserved by another user or if you have reached the limit of renewals.

The renewal of a book can be done:
    - at the loan desk,
    - by sending an e-mail to asking for renewal,
    - by using the self-loan system (only if the user has already been authorized and has no overdue loans).
- To avoid any kind of penalties PLEASE ALWAYS REPLY TO EMAILS:
-- a)  If you have one or more overdue loans, you will receive an e-mail notification with subject “Overdue notice from SISSA library”. You can reply asking for a renewal.
-- b) The loan desk staff sends warnings and other important communications using . Please reply to these messages.

Journals & reference books

Unbound/bound journals and reference books are NOT available for borrowing. It is possible to photocopy some pages using the photocopier in the library entrance hall.