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Loans - Renewals - Reservations
Library Members can use the in-house Loans Service to borrow and use library material outside its facilities.
 
Library Members search the material they need in the Library's Online Public Catalogue (OPAC). If the needed material is part of the Library's open-access collection, it can be located on the shelves and be borrowed demonstrating the "Member Identity Card" to the Library Staff at the Loans desk. If the needed material is part of the Library's closed collection, the member provides the Library Staff at the Loans Desk with its citation details and call number (found from the OPAC) and requests it. Demonstration of the "Member Identity Card" is required for borrowing this material.
 
Other Loans Services are:
  • Renewal of the loaning period for borrowed item
  • Reservation of an item that is already on loan
  • Interbranch Loan for borrowing items kept in an University of Thessaly Library Branch situated in another Thessalian city. For more info about this Service visit the "Interlibrary Loans" web page.

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Complete information is provided in Greek language via
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Services Regulations:
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Loan periods
Loan periods vary per membership category and are calculated on a calendar day basis. For the current academic year the following borrowing rights are valid:
  • - University Faculty and teaching staff: up to 15 items for 35 days
  • - Undergraduate students: up to 10 items for 21 days
  • - Post-graduate (M.Sc.) students: up to 10 items for 28 days
  • - Post-graduate (Ph.D.) students: up to 15 items for 28 days
  • - University staff: up to 5 items for 21 days
  • - Exchange (e.g. Erasmus) students: up to 10 items for 21 days
  • - Researchers: up to 10 items for 28 days
  • - General public: up to 5 items for 14 days
Library staff can recall any item that has been lent before the expiration of the normal borrowing period. In this case members are obliged to return the recalled material within two (2) days after they have been notified.
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Renewals
The loaning period for each borrowed item may be renewed up to 3 consecutive times only if:
  • - the item on loan is not needed by the library,
  • - it has not been reserved by another library member and
  • - the renewal was asked before the expiration of the normal return date.
The renewal period is equal to the normal loan period. Renewals can be made at the Central Library or the branch where the item was borrowed or by telephone. Renewals for which the normal return date has expired cannot be completed unless the overdue fine is paid.
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Reservations
Patrons can reserve an item that is already on loan. The number of reserved items should not exceed 40% of the total number of items a member is allowed to borrow. Reservations are made on a priority basis and the items are held in reserve for up to three (3) days. The maximum number of patrons than can reserve a single item is three (3).
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Recalls
Library staff can recall any item on loan in case the item is needed in the library. Members must return the recalled items within two (2) days after their notification. Recall notifications can be carried out by telephone, or sent by letter or e-mail.
 
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Returns
Borrowed items must be returned as following:
  • - before the library closure time on the date of loan period expiration
  • - on the date written on recall notices
  • - on the date of the membership card expiration.
Members must return the borrowed material at the Central Library or its branch that it was originally lent.
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Overdue Fines
If a library member fails to return the material borrowed by the loan expiration date, an overdue fine is charged. Overdue charges are calculated on a calendar day basis, according to the time period between the normal and the actual return date of the lent material. In the case of recalls the fine period starts two days after an oral or written notice is given to the patron.
 
For the current academic year the overdue fine is 0.30 € (30 eurocents) per item per calendar day. The library staff collects the overdue charges in cash. Library members who are charged with an overdue fine do not have the right to borrow any other material before the return of the overdue material. In addition, access to all library services is suspended until the overdue charges are paid.
 
Library staff has no obligation of informing library members who have exceeded their normal loaning period.
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Material loss or damage
Library members are required to report the loss or damage of any borrowed items to library staff and replace these items within the next thirty (30) days. If the library member cannot replace a lost or damaged item, then a payment equal to the item price must be made to the library.
 

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