Circulation Rules

Bloomfield Library for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Books are lent on the basis of presentation of an up-to-date reader’s card. A student card serves the purpose.
Readers are responsible for checking their reader’s card as to whether their book loans are still valid.
Updating or changing personal information requires the reader’s presence at the Circulation Desk.
If a reader’s card is lost, the Circulation Department should be notified immediately and a new reader’s card ordered through the university’s Student Tuition Department.

Contacting the Circulation Department
Circulation Desk:            02-5881214/5
Reserved Books Desk:  02-5881501
E-mail:    msl.circ@savion.huji.ac.il

Student cards also serve as reader’s cards.
New students receive their cards in the mail.
Previously enrolled students receive a validation sticker in the mail and they must update the card’s validity with the library.
Student cards are issued by the student tuition office.

Book Borrowing Privileges

Eligibility for a reader’s card

Documents needed

Borrowing privileges

Hebrew University students

Valid student card

 

Heb. University faculty/staff

Faculty/staff card

 

Visiting lecturers/ researchers

Official university authorization

 Up to 50 books from the general collection & up to 2 reserve books

Heb. University employees without tenure

Employee card & employment contract

 

Heb. University pensioner

Pensioner card

 

 

Hebrew University graduate

Hebrew University graduate's card (obtainable at the Graduates' Office, tel.: 02-5882890) + NIS480 a year

 

Faculty & master’s/doctoral students from other Israeli universities

Letter of responsibility from the central library of their institution

Up to 10 books from the general collection & 1 reserve book

Course auditors (Machon Magid)

Authorization to audit course + ID card

 

Friends of the University

“Friends” card + ID

 

Others – it may be possible to pay for a reader’s card. For more information ask at the Circulation Desk

 

 

 

Length of Loan

Type of Item

Period of Loan

Books from the general collection

1 week (or not at all, in exceptional cases)

Books from the reserve collection

Usually 1 day (in exceptional cases, 3 days or 3 hours)

Reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias

Cannot be borrowed (in exceptional cases, up to 1 week)

Laptop computers

During Library hours

Dictionaries (English-Hebrew-Arabic)

1 day

Earphones, office equipment in group study rooms, other equipment

During library hours

 

Chargers for cell phones

3 hours

Journals

Cannot be borrowed

Books from the closed collection (in the circulation department)

During library hours

CDs from Media Department: films & music

Varies: 3 hours or 1 day

 

Extension of Book Loans*

Books that have been borrowed for up to 3 days or up to 7 days will normally be extended automatically for up to one year.
Circumstances under which the loan period will not be extended:

  • Another reader requests it
  • The reader’s card is no longer valid
  • The reader owes money to the library

The reader will be notified by email if the book cannot be extended beyond a certain date

Book Requests
Books may be requested, only if all copies of the book are listed in the catalog as having been borrowed. The reader must order a copy through the catalog. If, for some reason, the book cannot be ordered through the catalog, the request should be referred to the Circulation Desk.

When the requested book has returned to the library, an email notice will be sent to the reader who requested it.

Textbooks will wait for pickup at the circulation desk for 3 days while academic books will wait there for 7 days. After that they will be returned to the shelves.

Book Returns

  • Readers are responsible for the books they borrow, including keeping up-to-date on when it must be returned, through the reader’s card.
  • Readers who hold books they no longer need are requested to return them to the library.
  • The library is entitled to demand the return of a needed book even before its listed return date.
  • A reader who declares that the borrowed item has been lost or returns it damaged will pay its cost plus NIS30 handling cost. The reader is entitled to acquire an identical and undamaged copy and present it to the library instead.
  • During library hours, books must be returned to the circulation desk of the library from where it was borrowed.
  • When the library is closed, books may be returned as follows:
  • Harman Science Library, Law Library, Medical Library – through a slot in the library door
  • Mount Scopus Library, Agriculture Library – in the book returns box at the library entrance
  • Education Library – in the book returns hatch of the door at the top of the down staircase, located just after the School of Education and before the entrance to the Education Library
  • Mathematics Library – in the book returns box, located on the wall to the left of the entrance to the library.

Fines
Late book returns will be fined, as follows:

  • Books from the general collection that were specially requested – NIS 10 for every day that a book is returned late, including Fridays, Shabbats, holidays, and days that the university is closed according to schedule.
  • Reserve books – NIS 3 for every hour of delay, or NIS 30 for each day a book is returned late.
  • Books that were borrowed by special permission, and were returned late, will be treated the same as books that were specially requested.

The Library Authority is entitled to update the schedule of fines, as it sees fit.

Recurring late returns, late returns which harm other students, or unpaid fines will be treated as follows:

  1. The reader's card will be blocked
  2. Service will be refused to the reader
  3. The reader's personal data sheet in the university will be blocked, and he or she will not be allowed to participate in exams.

 

 

Harman Science Library

Loans are done with a reader card valid for the current academic year.

A student card is also used as a reader card.

It is the reader’s responsibility to check the status of their loaned books by looking at their reader’s card.

Any change or update of personal details requires the presence of the reader at the circulation desk.

In case your reader’s card is lost, inform the circulation department immediately and order a new one from the Student Accounts Division.

 

Contacting the Circulation Department

Circulation Desk:  02-6584376

E-mail: jslcir@savion.huji.ac.il

 

Extensions

Books that were loaned for a period of three days or a week will be automatically extended, to a maximum period of one year. The loan will not be extended in the following cases:

  • Another reader had ordered the book
  • The reader’s card in not valid
  • The reader has outstanding debt to the library

There is no automatic extension for laptops and electronic equipment.

The reader will be notified by the university e-mail on the due dates of non-extendable items.

 

Orders

A book can be ordered only if all it’s copies are on loan. Orders are made by the reader through the catalog. In cases this is not possible, refer to the cicrulation desk.

Once the ordered book is returned to the library, the person who made the order will be notified by the university e-mail.

Textbooks are held for the reader at the reference desk for three days, and research books are held for a week.

The library is authorized to cancel a reader’s order if neccessary.

 

Returns

Readers are responsible for the books they loaned, and must check their due dates in the reader’s card.

A reader holding books which are no longer needed is required to return them to the library.

The library is authorized to demand the return of a book before its original due date if neccessary.

A reader declaring the loss of an item, or who returns a damaged book, will pay the cost of that book + 30 processing fee. Alternatively, the reader can purchase an identical and undamaged copy instead of the one lost.

While the library is open, books are to be returned to the Harman Science Library circulation desk. When the library is closed, they should be placed at the slot in the library door.

 

Fines

A reader who returns a book after its due date will be required to pay a fine.

 

Fine calculation:

Books from the general collection: 10 for every day of delay in the return of an ordered book, including Fridays and Saturdays, vacations, holidays, and other days in which the library is closed by prior notice.

Reserved books: 3 for every hour of delay, or 30 for every day of delay.

Books that were loaned by special authorization and returned late will be treated like ordered books.

The library authority can change the fines from time to time.

 

In cases of repeated delays, delays which harm other readers, or when fines are not payed:

  • The reader’s card will be blocked.
  • The readers will not be given any service.
  • In the administration of the relevant faculty, their personal information page will be blocked, and they will not be able to take exams.

 

 

Book Borrowing Privileges

Eligibility for a reader’s card

Documents needed

Borrowing privileges

Hebrew University Students

Up-to-date student card or ID card*

 

Hebrew University staff

Employee card + university employment contract

Up to 100 books from the general collection, including up to 12 textbooks

Heb. University pensioners

University pension card

 

Hebrew University faculty/outside researchers

Faculty card or official university authorization +ID card

 

Heb. University graduates

University graduates’ card + letter of responsibility from employer + yearly payment**

 

Faculty and graduate students from other universities in Israel

A letter of responsibility from the central library in their institution

Outside readers willing to pay for the privilege

Letter of responsibility from employer or institution of learning + yearly payment***

Up to 10 books from the general collection. Textbooks cannot be borrowed and electronic resources cannot be accessed.

Course auditor

Authorization to audit course + ID card

 

Institute of Geology

List of Institute employees

 

University external courses – Machon Magid

Letter of responsibility from Machon Magid or reader’s university department

 

* Authorization to study should be attached if the student is not registered in the library

- Student card with an up-to-date sticker issued by the Student Tuition Department

- The library Circulation Department should be notified if the student card is lost and a new card should be ordered from the student tuition department

** University graduate's card may be obtained in the Graduates' Office (tel.: 02-5882890). Subscription to the library costs NIS480 a year, NIS240 for half a year.

*** Yearly payment varies according to the type of subscription:

  • Private subscription – NIS650 a year, NIS325 for half a year
  • Students from other colleges in Jerusalem – NIS480 a year, NIS240 for half a year
  • Retired scientists – NIS300 a year, NIS150 for half a year + declaration of personal responsibility

 

Length of Loan

The length of loans is recorded in the catalog and can be searched there. If questions arise, the library’s records are the determining factor.

Type of Item

Length of Loan

Text books

3 days*

Research books and series

1 week*

Light reading

1 week

Dictionaries**, reference books, & encyclopedias

Cannot be borrowed

I-pads

1 week

Laptop computers

1 day, inside the library

Electronic chargers

1 day, inside the library

Screen adapters

1 day, inside the library

Earphones, computer mice, keyboards, electronic dictionaries**, erasable boards

1 day, inside the library

Journals

Cannot be borrowed

* Books marked in red cannot be borrowed.

** Dictionaries and electronic dictionaries can be loaned outside of the library only for exams.

 

Muriel & Philip Berman Medical Library

Books are loaned on the basis of presentation of an up-to-date reader’s card. A student card serves the purpose.

Readers are responsible for checking the status of their loans.

Updating or changing personal information requires the reader’s presence at the Circulation Desk.

If a reader’s card is lost, the Circulation Department should be notified immediately and a new reader’s card ordered through the university’s Student Tuition Department.

 

Contacting the Circulation Department

Circulation Desk:  02-6758791

E-mail:                    mdlibinfo@savion.huji.ac.il

 

 

Book Borrowing Privileges

Eligibility for a reader’s card

Documents needed

Borrowing privileges

Hebrew University students

Valid student card*

 

University staff

Staff card** & employment  contract

 

Visiting lecturers/ researchers

Letter of responsibility from Department Head (=Letter of responsibility from the central library of their institution)

 Up to 5 books (textbooks,  academic, light reading)

Hadassah Hospital employees

Letter of responsibility from the Personnel Department of Hadassah Hospital

 

Visiting doctors/researchers in Hadassah Hospital

Letter of responsibility from Department Head (= Letter of responsibility from the central library of their home institution)

 

 

Hebrew University graduate

Hebrew University graduate's card (obtainable at the Graduates' Office, tel.: 02-5882890) + NIS480 a year

Up to 5 books (reference & light reading)  Textbooks cannot be borrowed and electronic resources cannot be accessed.

Faculty & master’s/doctoral students (not medical or dental students) from other Israeli universities

Letter of responsibility from the central library of their institution

 

Hebrew University pensioners

Pensioner's card

 

 

*Student cards serve as reader's cards & are issued by the Student Tuition Office.

  • New students receive their card in the mail.
  • Returning students receive in the mail a sticker update for their existing student card & must update their library registration at the Circulation Desk.
  • The library Circulation Department should be notified if the student card is lost and a new card should be ordered from the Student Tuition Office.

**University staff cards also serve as reader's cards but library registration must be renewed every year.

 

Length of Loan

The length of loans is recorded in the catalog and can be searched there. If questions arise, the library’s records are the determining factor.

Type of Item

Length of Loan

Books from Reading Rooms

Textbooks – 3 days;

Academic books or light reading – 1 week;

Reference books cannot be borrowed

Books held at circulation desk

May only be used in the library

Equipment held at circulation desk

Laptop computers and electronic dictionaries – 3 hours;

Modems according to the period of army reserve duty.

 

Extension of Book Loans*

Books that have been borrowed for up to 3 days or up to 7 days will normally be extended automatically for up to one year.

Circumstances under which the loan period will not be extended:

  • Another reader requests it
  • The reader’s card is no longer valid
  • The reader owes money to the library

The reader will be notified by email if the book cannot be extended beyond a certain date

 

Book Requests

Books may be requested only if all copies of the book are listed in the catalog as having been borrowed. The reader must order a copy through the catalog. If, for some reason, the book cannot be ordered through the catalog, the request should be referred to the Circulation Desk.

When the requested book has returned to the library, an email notice will be sent to the reader who requested it.

Textbooks will wait for pickup at the circulation desk for 3 days while light reading books will stay here for 7 days. After that they will be returned to the shelves.

 

 

Book Returns

  • Readers are responsible for the books they borrow, including keeping up-to-date on when it must be returned, through the reader’s card.
  • Readers who hold books they no longer need are requested to return them to the library.
  • The library is entitled to demand the return of a needed book even before its listed return date.
  • A reader who declares that the borrowed item has been lost or returns it damaged will pay its cost plus NIS30 handling cost. The reader is entitled to acquire an identical and undamaged copy and present it to the library instead.
  • During library hours, books must be returned to the circulation desk of the library from where it was borrowed.
  • When the library is closed, books may be dropped into the return box at the entrance to the library.

 

Fines

Late book returns will be fined, as follows:

  • Books from the general collection that were specially requested – NIS 10 for every day that a book is returned late, including Fridays, Shabbats, holidays, and days that the university is closed according to schedule.
  • Reserve books – NIS 3 for every hour of delay, or NIS 30 for each day a book is returned late.
  • Books that were borrowed by special permission, and were returned late, will be treated the same as books that were specially requested.

The Library Authority is entitled to update the schedule of fines, as it sees fit.

 

Recurring late returns, late returns which harm other students, or unpaid fines will be treated as follows:

  1. The reader's card will be blocked
  2. Service will be refused to the reader
  3. The reader's personal data sheet in the university will be blocked, and he or she will not be allowed to participate in exams.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Law Library

 

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Education and Social Work Library

 

Books are lent on the basis of presentation of an up-to-date reader’s card. A student card serves the purpose.
Readers are responsible for checking their reader’s card as to whether their book loans are still valid.
Updating or changing personal information requires the reader’s presence at the Circulation Desk.
If a reader’s card is lost, the Circulation Department should be notified immediately and a new reader’s card ordered through the university’s Student Tuition Department.

Contacting the Circulation Department
Circulation Desk:            02-5882066
Reserved Books Desk:  02-5883285
E-mail:    edjsw_circ@savion.huji.ac.il

Student cards also serve as reader’s cards.
New students receive their cards in the mail.
Previously enrolled students receive a validation sticker in the mail and they must update the card’s validity with the library.
Student cards are issued by the student tuition office.

Book Borrowing Privileges

Eligibility for a reader’s card

Documents needed

Borrowing privileges

Hebrew University students

Valid student card

 

Heb. University faculty/staff

Faculty/staff card

 

Visiting lecturers/ researchers

Official university authorization

 Up to 50 books from the general collection & up to 2 reserve books

Heb. University employees without tenure

Employee card & employment contract

 

Heb. University pensioner

Pensioner card

 

 

Hebrew University graduate

Hebrew University graduate's card (obtainable at the Graduates' Office, tel.: 02-5882890) + NIS480 a year

 

Faculty & master’s/doctoral students from other Israeli universities

Letter of responsibility from the central library of their institution

Up to 10 books from the general collection & 1 reserve book

Course auditors (Machon Magid)

Authorization to audit course + ID card

 

Friends of the University

“Friends” card + ID

 

Others – it may be possible to pay for a reader’s card. For more information ask at the Circulation Desk

 

 

 

Length of Loan

Type of Item

Period of Loan

Books from the general collection

1 week (or not at all, in exceptional cases)

Books from the reserve collection

Usually 1 day (in exceptional cases, 3 days or 3 hours)

Reference books, dictionaries, encyclopedias

Cannot be borrowed (in exceptional cases, up to 1 week)

Laptop computers

During Library hours

Dictionaries (English-Hebrew-Arabic)

1 day

Earphones, office equipment in group study rooms, other equipment

During library hours

 

Chargers for cell phones

3 hours

Journals

Cannot be borrowed

Books from the closed collection (in the circulation department)

During library hours

CDs from Media Department: films & music

Varies: 3 hours or 1 day

 

Extension of Book Loans*

Books that have been borrowed for up to 3 days or up to 7 days will normally be extended automatically for up to one year.
Circumstances under which the loan period will not be extended:

  • Another reader requests it
  • The reader’s card is no longer valid
  • The reader owes money to the library

The reader will be notified by email if the book cannot be extended beyond a certain date

Book Requests
Books may be requested, only if all copies of the book are listed in the catalog as having been borrowed. The reader must order a copy through the catalog. If, for some reason, the book cannot be ordered through the catalog, the request should be referred to the Circulation Desk.

When the requested book has returned to the library, an email notice will be sent to the reader who requested it.

Textbooks will wait for pickup at the circulation desk for 3 days while academic books will wait there for 7 days. After that they will be returned to the shelves.

Book Returns

  • Readers are responsible for the books they borrow, including keeping up-to-date on when it must be returned, through the reader’s card.
  • Readers who hold books they no longer need are requested to return them to the library.
  • The library is entitled to demand the return of a needed book even before its listed return date.
  • A reader who declares that the borrowed item has been lost or returns it damaged will pay its cost plus NIS30 handling cost. The reader is entitled to acquire an identical and undamaged copy and present it to the library instead.
  • During library hours, books must be returned to the circulation desk of the library from where it was borrowed.
  • When the library is closed, books may be returned as follows:
  • Harman Science Library, Law Library, Medical Library – through a slot in the library door
  • Mount Scopus Library, Agriculture Library – in the book returns box at the library entrance
  • Education Library – in the book returns hatch of the door at the top of the down staircase, located just after the School of Education and before the entrance to the Education Library
  • Mathematics Library – in the book returns box, located on the wall to the left of the entrance to the library.

Fines
Late book returns will be fined, as follows:

  • Books from the general collection that were specially requested – NIS 10 for every day that a book is returned late, including Fridays, Shabbats, holidays, and days that the university is closed according to schedule.
  • Reserve books – NIS 3 for every hour of delay, or NIS 30 for each day a book is returned late.
  • Books that were borrowed by special permission, and were returned late, will be treated the same as books that were specially requested.

The Library Authority is entitled to update the schedule of fines, as it sees fit.

Recurring late returns, late returns which harm other students, or unpaid fines will be treated as follows:

  1. The reader's card will be blocked
  2. Service will be refused to the reader
  3. The reader's personal data sheet in the university will be blocked, and he or she will not be allowed to participate in exams.

 

 

Library of Agriculture, Food and Environment

Books are lent based on presentation of an up-to-date reader’s card. A student card serves the purpose.

Circulation Desk:  08-9489475 / 08-9489269
E-mail:                    agri_circ@savion.huji.ac.il

Book Loans

Who is allowed to borrow

Documents needed

Loan rights

Hebrew University students

Up-to-date Hebrew University student card or ID card

Up to 20 books from general collection (including fiction)
Up to 10 reserve books

Hebrew University faculty

University employee card

Outside teachers/visiting researchers

Official university authorization +ID card

 

University staff and retired

University staff card or  pensioner's card

Up to 10 books from general collection (including fiction)

Hebrew University graduates

University graduate's card + NIS 520 per year

Up to 10 books from general collection (including fiction) Electronic resources cannot be accessed.

Faculty & master’s/doctoral students from other Israeli universities

ID card and Letter of responsibility from the central library of their institution

Up to 10 books from general collection
Reserve books cannot be borrowed
Electronic resources cannot be accessed.

Annual subscribers

ID card and NIS 650 annual payment to access a single library. Every additional library costs another NIS 150.

Up to 2 from general collection
Electronic resources cannot be accessed.

External department students

Authorization from the External department and  ID card and check deposit (NIS 500)

Up to 2 from general collection  or reserve books

 

Length of Loan
The length of loans is recorded in the catalog  and can be searched there. If questions arise, the library’s records are the determining factor.

Type of Item

Length of Loan

Reserved books

3 or 7 days with automatic extension for up to 4 months if no one requests the book.

Regular books: academic and light reading

7 days with automatic extension for up to 1 year if no one requests the book.

Reference books (dictionaries, encyclopedias)

For use only in the library

Journals

For use only in the library

Readers are responsible for checking their reader’s card as to whether their book loans are still valid.

 

Extension of Book Loans
Books that have been borrowed for up to 3 days or up to 7 days will normally be extended automatically for up to one year.
Circumstances under which the loan period will not be extended:

  • Another reader requests it
  • The reader’s card is no longer valid
  • The reader owes money to the library

The reader will be notified by email if the book cannot be extended beyond a certain date

Book Requests
Books may be requested, only if all copies of the book are listed in the catalog as having been borrowed. The reader must order a copy through the catalog. If, for some reason, the book cannot be ordered through the catalog, the request should be referred to the Circulation Desk.

When the requested book has returned to the library, an email notice will be sent to the reader who requested it.

Books from the Reserved Collection will wait for pickup at the circulation desk for 2 days. Books from the General Collection  will wait there for 7 days.  After that, they will be returned to the shelves.

Book Returns

  • Readers are responsible for the books they borrow, including keeping up-to-date on when it must be returned, through the reader’s card.
  • Readers who hold books they no longer need are requested to return them to the library.
  • The library is entitled to demand the return of a needed book even before its listed return date.
  • A reader who declares that the borrowed item has been lost or returns it damaged will pay its cost plus NIS30 handling cost. The reader is entitled to acquire an identical and undamaged copy and present it to the library instead.
  • During library hours, books must be returned to the circulation desk of the library from where it was borrowed.
  • When the library is closed, books may be returned  in the book returns box at the library entrance.

Fines
Late book returns will be fined, as follows:

  • Books from the general collection that were specially requested – NIS 10 for every day that a book is returned late, including Fridays, Shabbats, holidays, and days that the university is closed according to schedule.
  • Reserve books – NIS 3 for every hour of delay, or NIS 30 for each day a book is returned late.
  • Books that were borrowed by special permission, and were returned late, will be treated the same as books that were specially requested.

The Library Authority is entitled to update the schedule of fines, as it sees fit.

Recurring late returns, late returns which harm other students, or unpaid fines will be treated as follows:

  1. The reader's card will be blocked
  2. Service will be refused to the reader in his/her faculty
  3. The reader's personal data sheet in the university will be blocked, and he or she will not be allowed to participate in exams.
 

 

Mathematics and Computer Science Library

Books are lent on the basis of presentation of a valid identification card. A student (or university employee) card serves the purpose (see more information below).

Each reader is held responsible for library material charged out on his/her card.
Please refrain from transferring your card to another reader.

The university e-mail address assigned to you (yourname@mail.huji.ac.il) serves as the sole address to which the Library Authority will send messages.

Readers are responsible for checking their reader’s account as to whether their book loans are still valid.

Contacting the Circulation Department
Circulation Desk:  02-6584379
E-mail: jmc_circ@savion.huji.ac.il 

Renewal of Book Loans

Books that have been borrowed for up to 3 days or up to 7 days will normally be renewed automatically daily, up to one year.

Circumstances under which the loan period will not be extended:

  • Another reader requests it
  • The reader’s card is no longer valid or current
  • The reader owes money to the library
  • Loan period exceeds one year

The reader will be notified to their HUJI email account if the book loan cannot be renewed beyond a certain date.

Book Requests

Books may be requested, only if all copies of the book are listed in the HUfind catalog as having been borrowed. The reader must order a copy through the catalog. If, for some reason, the book cannot be ordered through the catalog, the request should be referred to the Circulation Desk.

When the requested book has returned to the library, a notice will be sent to the HUJI email account of the reader who requested it.

Textbooks will wait for pickup at the circulation desk for 3 days while academic books will wait there for 7 days. After that they will be returned to the shelves. The reader will receive notice by their HUJI email account that the order has been cancelled.

Book Returns

Readers are responsible for the books they borrow, including keeping up-to-date on when it must be returned, through their HUJI email and reader’s account.

Readers who hold books they no longer need are requested to return them to the library.

The library is entitled to demand the return of a needed book even before its listed return date.

A reader who declares that the borrowed item has been lost or returns it damaged will pay its cost plus NIS30 handling cost. The reader is entitled to acquire an identical and undamaged copy and present it to the library instead.

During library hours, books must be returned to the circulation desk of the library from where it was borrowed.

When the library is closed, books may be returned in the book returns box, located on the wall to the left of the entrance to the library. 

Fines

Late book returns will be fined, as follows:

  • Books from the general collection that were specially requested – NIS 10 for every day that a book is returned late, including Fridays, Shabbats, holidays, and days that the university is closed according to schedule.
  • Reserve books – NIS 3 for every hour of delay, or NIS 30 for each day a book is returned late.
  • Books that were borrowed by special permission, and were returned late, will be treated the same as books that were specially requested.

The Library Authority is entitled to update the schedule of fines, as it sees fit.

Recurring late returns, late returns which harm other students, or unpaid fines will be treated as follows:

  1. The reader's account will be blocked
  2. Service will be refused to the reader
  3. The reader's personal record in the university will be blocked, and he or she will not be allowed to participate in exams.
     

Book Borrowing Privileges

Eligibility for a reader’s account Registration Borrowing privileges
Hebrew University Students The registration validity will be updated automatically. Up to 30 books from the regular collection & up to 3 reserve books overnight
Hebrew University staff
University pensioners
Hebrew University graduates University graduate's card + NIS480 a year or NIS240 for 6 months Up to 5 books from the regular collection books. reserve books cannot be borrowed and electronic resources cannot be accessed.
Faculty & master/doctoral students from other Israeli universities Letter of responsibility from the central library of their institution
Course auditors (Magid Institute) Authorization to audit course + ID card  
Students from other colleges in Jerusalem, including Bezalel Academy Letter of responsibility from the institution + NIS240
Others Letter of responsibility from an employer + NIS650 a year or NIS325 for 6 months 

 
Reader's cards

  • Student cards serve as reader's cards and are issued by the Student Tuition Office.
    • New students receive their card in the mail.
    • Returning students receive in the mail a sticker update for their existing student card.
    • The library Circulation Department should be notified if the student card is lost and a new card should be ordered from the Student Tuition Office.
    • Students' contact information is automatically downloaded from the university's students administration. Updating or changing personal information can be done through the Student information site.
  • University employee cards also serve as reader's cards.
  • University graduate's card is obtainable at the Graduates' Office, tel.: 02-5882890

Loan Period

The loan period for each book is recorded in the HUfind catalog. If questions arise, the library’s records are the determining factor.

Type of Item Loan Period
Books from Reading Rooms Varying periods: 1 week with automatic daily renewal, 1 week without extension, cannot be borrowed at all
Reserved books Sunday till Wednesday - books may be borrowed from 17:00 until 11:00 the next day.
Thursday - books may be borrowed from 15:00 until 14:00 Sunday.
Books can be ordered using a reader's card
Reference books,Term papers, Rare books, Journals Cannot be borrowed
Laptop computers Sunday till Wednesday - may be borrowed from 09:00 until 17:30.
Thursday - may be borrowed from 09:00 until 14:30.

Archaeology Library

Books are lent on the basis of presentation of an up-to-date reader’s card. A student card serves the purpose.

Readers are responsible for checking their reader’s card as to whether their book loans are still valid.

Updating or changing personal information requires the reader’s presence at the Circulation Desk.

If a reader’s card is lost, the Circulation Department should be notified immediately and a new reader’s card ordered through the university’s Student Tuition Department.

 

Contacting the Circulation Department

Circulation Desk02-5882415

E-mail:                     arch.lib@mail.huji.ac.il

 

 

Book Borrowing Privileges

Eligibility for a reader’s card

Documents needed

Borrowing privileges

Hebrew Univ. students

Valid student card

 

University faculty/staff

Faculty/staff card

 

Visiting lecturers/ researchers

Official university authorization

There is no limit on the number of books that can be borrowed

University employees without tenure

Employee card & employment contract

 

University pensioner

Pensioner card

 

 

University graduate

Hebrew University graduate's card (obtainable at the Graduates' Office, tel.: 02-5882890) + NIS480 a year

 

Faculty & master’s/doctoral students from other Israeli universities

Letter of responsibility from the central library of their institution

 

Course auditors (Machon Magid)

Course auditor's card

 + ID card

 

Friends of the University

“Friends” card + ID

 

Others – it may be possible to buy a reader’s card. For more information consult the Circulation Desk

 

 

 

Lending Policy

Books may be borrowed for up to 3 days, with automatic extension each day by one day, unless another reader requests it.

Books that may NOT be borrowed from the library:

  • Books from the Assyriology collection
  • Reference books
  • Archeological excavation reports
  • Term papers
  • Rare books
  • Journals

For more information, please consult the library staff.

Extension of Book Loans

Books that have been borrowed for up to 3 days or up to 7 days will normally be extended automatically for up to one year.

Circumstances under which the loan period will not be extended:

  • Another reader requests it
  • The reader’s card is no longer valid
  • The reader owes money to the library

The reader will be notified by email if the book cannot be extended beyond a certain date

Book Requests

Books may be requested, only if all copies of the book are listed in the catalog as having been borrowed. The reader must order a copy through the catalog. If, for some reason, the book cannot be ordered through the catalog, the request should be referred to the Circulation Desk.

When the requested book has returned to the library, an email notice will be sent to the reader who requested it.

Textbooks will wait for pickup at the circulation desk for 3 days while academic books will wait there for 7 days. After that they will be returned to the shelves.

Book Returns

  • Readers are responsible for the books they borrow, including keeping up-to-date on when it must be returned, through the reader’s card.
  • Readers who hold books they no longer need are requested to return them to the library.
  • The library is entitled to demand the return of a needed book even before its listed return date.
  • A reader who declares that the borrowed item has been lost or returns it damaged will pay its cost plus NIS30 handling cost. The reader is entitled to acquire an identical and undamaged copy and present it to the library instead.
  • During library hours, books must be returned to the circulation desk of the library from where it was borrowed.

Fines

Late book returns will be fined, as follows:

  • Books from the general collection that were specially requested – NIS 10 for every day that a book is returned late, including Fridays, Shabbats, holidays, and days that the university is closed according to schedule.
  • Reserve books – NIS 3 for every hour of delay, or NIS 30 for each day a book is returned late.
  • Books that were borrowed by special permission, and were returned late, will be treated the same as books that were specially requested.

The Library Authority is entitled to update the schedule of fines, as it sees fit.

 

Recurring late returns, late returns which harm other students, or unpaid fines will be treated as follows:

  1. The reader's card will be blocked
  2. Service will be refused to the reader
The reader's personal data sheet in the university will be blocked, and he or she will not be allowed to participate in exams.