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Borrowing

  1. Identification: In order to maintain control of the material lent out, it is necessary for borrowers to present their valid Smart Cards or Library Cards.
  2. Loan quotas: Without written permission of the Library, the maximum number of books in any one time period that a borrower may have on loan to him/her is as follows.

    Bachelor / Diploma

    8 items

    Full-Time Academic Staff

    20 items

    Part-Time Academic Staff

    10 items

    Administrative staff

    5 items

    Industry Library Membership

    3 items

    Macau Academic Library Alliance

    3 items

    Alumni

    3 items


    Besides, each type of user has two extra quotas for borrowing Fiction Collection.
  3. Loan periods: Borrowers are responsible for returning their loans on or before the end of the following specified loan periods; unless special authorization is given, please refer to the following table for on loan duration of different types of resources.

    Patron Type

    Total Quota

    On-Loan Items

    On-Loan Duration (Days)

    Students

    Bachelor / Diploma

    8

    B, AV

    8

    2

    FC

    16

    Staff

    Full-Time Academic

    20

    B, TE, F

    60

    AV

    8

    2

    FC

    16

    Part-Time Academic

    10

    B, TE, F

    60

    AV

    8

    2

    FC

    16

    Administrative

    5

    B, AV

    8

    2

    FC

    16

    External Users

    Industry Library Membership

    3

    B

    8

    Macau Academic Library Alliance

    3

    B

    21

    Alumni

    3

    B

    8

    Remarks:

    i. B=Books, AV = Audio Visual Materials, FC= Fiction, TE=Teaching Manual, F=Flying Pages Folders

    ii. Maximum renewal is 3 times for above items.(Except for External Users)

  4. On special occasions such as when the Library needs to carry out an inventory check, all loans may be recalled and it must then be returned on or before the new due date. Late return will be treated as an overdue and is liable to an overdue administrative charge.
  5. Overdue administrative charge: Borrowers are responsible to return their loans on or before the due date. The overdue administrative charge is calculated with effect from the day following the due date, charged at MOP10.00 per item per working day.
  6. The maximum overdue charge is MOP500 per loan. Thereafter if a loan is still not returned, they will be regarded as lost and an additional charge equivalent to the cost of the replacement of the book plus the processing costs will be claimed. Thus, the total amount of the extra administrative charge for the mentioned case would be MOP500 plus two times of the item price.
  7. Return items will not be accepted for waiving or reducing overdue administrative charges after the lost claim notices are issued.
  8. Overdue notice: Attempts will be made to send overdue notices to borrowers as soon as possible. All Library notices are e-mailed to users with IFT email accounts. Non-receipt of such notices will not be accepted as an excuse for waiving or reducing overdue administrative charges for overdue loans.
  9. All administrative charges shall be paid at the Administrative and Financial Affairs Department or via the kiosks located within the campus.
  10. At the end of the loan period, a user may ask for a renewal of the period for the same length of time as before. Renewal will not be authorized to overdue items or if another user has made a prior request to borrow the same material. Users can arrange the renewal through the library’s Webpac (Web Public Access Catalogue) or they may bring their renewal items to the circulation desk to arrange for renewal.
  11. Users may reserve any borrowed items through the Webpac or at the circulation counter. Upon receiving the return loan, the user will be informed of the availability by e-mail.
  12. Users are forbidden to lend material to a third party.
  13. Interlibrary loan service can be applied at the circulation counter in the Library.