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Library Policies

Below is a brief summary of the library loan rules and circulation policies. To read the official Khalifa University Libraries Circulation Policy (link TBD), visit the Khalifa University policy site (link TBD).

A valid university ID must be presented to borrow materials. The loan periods and limits are as follows:

 

Undergraduate

Graduate

Staff

Faculty

Alumni

General Collection Books

10 items /
14 days

20 items /
1 semester

10 items /
14 days

20 items /
1 semester

5 items /
14 days

Multimedia

3 items /
3 days

3 items /
3 days

3 items /
3 days

3 items /
3 days

Not allowed

Maps

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Periodicals

Not allowed

3 items /
3 days

3 items /
3 days

3 items /
3 days

1 item /
3 days

Reference

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Theses

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

Not allowed

1–Day Reserves

10 items /
1 day

10 items /
1 day

10 items /
1 day

10 items /
1 day

Not allowed

2Hour Reserves

10 items /
2 hours

10 items /
2 hours

10 items /
2 hours

10 items /
2 hours

Not allowed

3Day Reserves

10 items /
3 days

10 items /
3 days

10 items /
3 days

10 items /
3 days

Not allowed

Library patrons assume responsibility for all items checked out in their name, and must guarantee the safe return of all library materials.  If an item is lost, stolen or damaged, the patron is responsible for all replacement related costs, including the cost of the replacement item and processing fees.

Library users are allowed to renew items three times, unless the items are recalled or reserved by another patron. The renewal of materials can be completed online via the library catalog (https://opac.kustar.ac.ae).

Items can be reserved by placing a hold on them. Holds may be requested at any of the library service desks or online via the library catalog (https://opac.kustar.ac.ae).

All library materials must be returned by the due date. Patrons are responsible for returning or renewing items by the due date. Failure to return items by the due date will result in overdue fines. For more information, please refer to the Overdue Fines policy (link TBD).

Patrons will receive an email notifications for overdue items.

Faculty members wishing to place course materials on reserve should bring them to a circulation desk at any library branch. Faculty may place privately owned items on reserve or items that are in the library’s collection.