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    Lending Regulations

    A reader must use his/her Reader's Card with loan functions to borrow books.

    To borrow Chinese books, only 3 books are allowed to be checked-out each time along with 3 accompanying CDs for 31 days. Renewal of a book is permitted only if it is not on hold for another person. The length of renewal is 31 days (31 days right after the day it is renewed). For English books, 3 books are allowed to be checked-out each time for 31 days. English books are not available for renewal. 

    To borrow foreign language books in stacks, the reader must first send a loan request on OPAC or use the catalogue cards to browse for its call number. The Library staff will pick up the item for him/her.

    Once an item is borrowed and checked-out, the reader should check for any damage to it or any loose pages. He/she must inform the Library staff if it is damaged, and the Library staff must mark the item with a stamp. If a reader returns a damaged book without the staff's stamp on it, he/she will be fined according to relevant regulations.

    All reading materials must be returned on time. The overdue fine is 0.30RMB/book/day for Chinese books and handheld readers and 0.50RM/book/day for foreign language books respectively.

    To borrow a book that is not owned by the Library, the reader can submit his/her request to the Document Supply Centre to transfer the book from the location where it is available. A fee is charged for this service.

    All reading materials in the loan stack rooms are prohibited from carrying out without permission. Otherwise it will be regarded as theft.
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