Loan Policies

Students, faculty, and staff of Nova SBE may check out material from the library at no cost. Borrowers assume responsibility for items on their accounts.

  • Loans must be taken out personally. Users are not allowed to take out documents under another user's name
  • Items must be checked out at the circulation desk or self-loan machines before leaving the library
  • Users must ensure that materials checked out are returned or renewed on or before the due date (8 p.m.)
  • Books may be renewed up to 2 times  (if no other reader has requested them). Short loan collection books may not be renewed
  • Short Loan Collection (with a red dot on the spine of the books) may be checked out from one day to another. These books are due the following day after check out by 8 p.m. in order to ensure maximum availability.
  • Reference and AV materials (directories, dictionaries, encyclopedias, law compilations as well as CD and DVD) are for in-library use only.
  • Renewals may be done online, or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Teresa & Alexandre Soares dos Santos Library). Any electronic request implies an e-mail notification that the request has been received and processed.
  • Book reserves are only allowed for items checked out.
  • Periodicals may not be borrowed

Sanctions for the Return of Items After the Due Date

  • If library items are returned after the deadline, users are subject to a delay fine, according to the Table 1 below.
  • Users with pending fines cannot borrow items from the Library

Lost Items | Not Returned Items

  • Items are considered "lost - not returned" if more than 4 weeks late. These items may still be returned to the library and the replacement charge will be removed from the account. However, late charges will still apply
  • If users lose library items, they are responsible for the cost of replacement plus a processing fee of 5€
  • If items are returned after 4 weeks overdue, the replacement cost will be eliminated from the user's account, however, it will still be subject to a sanction
  • If it is not possible to assign a market price to the lost items, a default charge of 50€ per lost item will be charged to the user
  • If negotiated with the library, and after payment of the fine and the processing fee a copy of the missing item may be accepted as a replacement

Requests for the Annulment of Sanctions

  • Users may request the annulment of the sanction applied for non-compliance, through a duly substantiated request to the head librarian
  • The decision will be communicated to the requestor via email

 

Table 1

 Day late  General Collection  Recommended books
1 0,50 € 2,50 €
2 1,00 €  5,00 €
3 1,50 €  7,50 € 
4 2,00 € 10,00 €
5 2,50 € 12,50 €
6 3,00 € 15,00 €
7 3,50 € 17,50 €
8 4,00 € 20,00 €
9 4,50 € 22,50 €
10 5,00 € 25,00 €

Users: Undergraduate, Masters, & Graduate Students

  • Books: 10 day loan
  • Short Loan Collection (Recommended Books): 1 day (day of loan until 8 p.m. next day)
  • Limit of 5 items from the General Collection and 2 items from the Short Loan Collection

Users: Faculty

  • Books: 30 day loan
  • Short Loan Collection (Recommended Books): 1 day (day of loan until 8 p.m. next day)
  • Limit of 10 items from the General Collection and 1 items from the Short Loan Collection

Users: Teaching Assistants

  • Books and Periodicals: 15 day loan
  • Short Loan Collection (Recommended Books): 1 day (day of loan until 8 p.m. next day)
  • Limit of 10 items from the General Collection and 1 items from the Short Loan Collection

Users: Interlibrary Loan

  • Books and Periodicals: 15 day loan
  • Short Loan Collection (Recommended Books): not available for loan
  • Limit of 3 items