Circulation Services - Reserves Department
There is no limit to the number of reserved books that can be loaned at one time for students or faculty. The Reserve room is an open-shelf collection. Readers can go to the shelves and choose the desired books themselves.
Books are loaned at the Reserve desk by presenting an identity card (such as a student card or a faculty card) that proves eligibility for library services.
Loan period of Reserved books
Books with black tape can be loaned overnight (from two hours prior to the closing of the library until 10:00 the next day), for two hours during the day or for a week-end (from Thursday at 15:45 till Sunday at 10:00).
Books with grey tape can be loaned at any time during library opening hours for three days. A small number of books with grey/green tape can be loaned at any time during library opening hours for one week
Returning of Reserved books
Reserved books can be returned at any time during library opening hours. Overnight loans
must be returned by 10:00 the next day. Fines will be incurred on overdue books for each day each book is overdue (not including days that the library is closed). Readers with overdue books or unpaid fines are not entitled to library services until their fines have been paid. Readers may submit requests to cancel or to reduce the amount of a fine.
Reserved books can be returned by mail or courier. The discharge date is the date that the books arrive in the Reserve room. It is the reader’s responsibility to make sure that books arrive in the Reserve room and are discharged.
After library opening hours Reserved books can be returned to the “Return box” on the fourth floor of Eshkol tower. The return date will be considered the next library opening day.
Renewing Reserved books
All students are automatically entitled to the loan-renewal service. Library notices are sent to the student's e-mail address on the 'study' computer.
Books that have been requested by other readers will not be renewed.
Books loaned for three days or one week can be renewed via your “library card” in the library catalog.
Books loaned overnight (with black tape) cannot be renewed.
Requesting Reserved books
Requesting an overnight loan is done at the Reserve desk. Readers can request overnight loans (to be loaned two hours before closing time) on the same day by bringing the books to the Reserve desk. Telephone requests for overnight loans will be carried out the next day and can be loaned two hours before closing time the next day.
Books that are loaned for three days (with grey tape) can be requested using the library catalog.Readers can check whether books are on loan and see a list of their loans and requests via the library catalog at home or using any of the computers in the library.
Requested books are held for readers for two days at the Reserve desk. Notifications of Reserved books that are waiting to be picked up are sent by e-mail to readers who have an e-mail address registered and who receive notifications from the library by e-mail.