Loan Services


Who may borrow books
Circulation Procedure
Extending Loans

Returning Books 
Delay in returning books


Home Delivery of Books and Photocopies
Media  Reserves 

Who may borrow books?
University of Haifa students and members of the University’s academic and
administrative staffs are entitled to borrow up to 500 items.

Doctoral candidates and advanced-degree students whose theses are
being refereed or who are taking a break from their studies may borrow only
 5 books, and are permitted access to databases.
They require a recommendation from the Graduate School and must pay a
 deposit and a fee.
Staff members, M.A. students and Ph.D. students from other Israeli
institutions
of higher education may borrow 5 books at a time, and are
 permitted access to databases.
They must present a letter of guarantee from the central library at their
 institution.
Every Israeli citizen above the age of 18 is entitled to
 purchase a subscription to the Library for borrowing up to 5 books,
 in return for a deposit and paying a fee.
They are not entitled to access databases.
Books held in special collections, such as Reference, Periodicals,
or Media, may be loaned out in accordance with the circulation regulations
 in force for each collection.
Borrowing privileges are granted on an individual
 basis, and may not be transferred.

Circulation Procedure
An authorized individual may borrow books upon presentation of suitable
identification indicating permission to use the Library’s services, such as
a student card or worker card, along with an ID document
(Teudat Zehut, driver’s license, etc.)

When a book is loaned out, the date of the loan
(not the date the item is due) is stamped on the slip attached
to the binding.
In order to check out a book, it must be brought
to the circulation desk.
Upon leaving the Library, borrowed books
must be presented to the guard for inspection.

Extending Loans
Books from the general collection are loaned out for 14 days.
The borrower is responsible for checking the status of his loans.
Items may renewed via the
Internet
 It is recommended to check
one's loans well before they are due, in order to return books that have
 been requested by other readers.
 It is important to make a computer printout of the loans after each renewal.

Automatic renewal for students

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 another reader will not
be renewed, nor will loans be extended for a reader whose loan privileges
 have been suspended  (due to a debt to the library or the university or the
 reader no longer has library privileges).
 
Automatic renewal for staff members
Loans to University staff members are renewed automatically.
Books that have been requested by another reader will not be renewed,
and the staff member will receive a notice by regular or electronic mail,
depending onwhich option has been selected.
Books that have been
requested by another reader must be returned in time,
in order to avoid suspension of one's borrowing privileges
and of the automatic renewal service until the items are returned.

Monitoring loan and hold status

It is recommended to obtain a computer printout listing the books that
have been loaned to you. This list includes books in your possession
and their due date, and books upon which you have placed a hold.
Please read carefully the information  displayed in the list.
 To obtain a loan list,
click here.
In case of clarification, the Library's records will be considered binding,
unless contradicted by a printed list like the above.

Library messages via SMS

Patrons who have registered for the SMS notification service
(via the Mailbit company) will receive Library notices as well.
If you have not yet registered for the SMS service,
you may
click here to sign up through the University's web site.
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Returning books
Borrowed items may be returned to the circulation desk from
which they were loaned.
The receptacle for returning Library books outside opening hours
is located at the entranceto the Eshkol tower on the fourth floor.
The next day on which the Library is open will be considered the
date of the book's return.
The borrower bears responsibility for items deposited in the bin.
Books returned through the postal service will be considered
as returned on the day of their receipt at the Circulation Department.
The reader bears responsibility for the items loaned out to him until
hey are returned to the Library, according to the date recorded in the
 Library's computer.
REMEMBER: The return date is not the date stamped on the slip
pasted in the book's binding.


Delay in returning books 
Fines will be levied for the late return of loaned items only in the following circumstances:

  the borrower's Library privileges have expired

  the item has been requested by another reader

  the item was loaned for a fixed, nonrenewable period, such as overnight loans
Click here for information on fine rates.

Circulation Procedure
An authorized individual may borrow books upon presentation of suitable
 identification indicating permission to use the Library’s services,
such as a student card or worker card, along with an ID document
 (Teudat Zehut, driver’s license, etc.)
When a book is loaned,
the date of the loan (not the date the item is due) is stamped on the
 slip attached to the binding.
 
In order to check out a book, it must be brought to the circulation desk.

Placing a hold on a book
A reader may use the online catalog to place a hold on an item in the
collection that is currently loaned out to a different reader.

After you have located the desired book in the library catalog,
 you should click on the link “Where in the library” - which is
highlighted in blue and appears next to the word “location”.
On the window that opens you will see bibliographical details of the
 book and below them details of the location and copies of the book
such as which collection it is in:
General, Reserves, etc…-, its loan period (according to its collection),
its status - whether it is on loan, in which case the due date will also
appear, or at the Circulation desk waiting to be collected by someone
who already requested it.
If the due date column is empty, the book is not on loan and should
 be on the shelf.

In order to place a hold for the book, you should click on “request
 - which is highlighted in blue and appears on the left side of the screen
 under the title “action”.
A window will open that requires you to fill in all nine digits of your identity
card number twice in both the i.d. number and password boxes, and then
to click on “sign-in”.
When the screen appears with the words
 “hold request” you shouldpress “order” which appears at the
bottom of the screen. You will then be returned to the catalog record
and you will see the following confirmation in red
“Item has been requested for pickup at Haifa Library”.
Upon return of a requested item, it will be held for the reader,
 who will be notified via an E-mail message, providing that a valid
E-mail address is recorded in the Library’s database.
The item will be held for the reader at the Circulation Desk
up to 5 working days from the date the notice is sent.
Failure to return on time a book that has been requested by another
reader willresult in suspension of borrowing and loan-extension
privileges, until the matter is resolved.
Upon leaving the Library, borrowed books must be presented to
the guardfor inspection.


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