Borrowing is restricted to students with a current, valid Student Card and to members of the University with a current, valid Staff Card. New students receive their cards by mail from the Student Accounting Department. Each year continuing students receive validation labels by mail, which must be affixed to their cards and brought to the library for reader's card renewal. Administrative staff with valid Staff Cards must renew privileges yearly. All address, telephone and other changes should be reported to the Circulation Department.
Borrowers are held responsible for items charged out on their card. You can check your loans at any time from the library's website, here: My Library Card. Lost cards should be reported promptly to the Circulation Department, and to the Student Accounting Department
|Who May Borrow||What to Bring||Privileges|
|University students||Valid student card|
50 books from the general collection
+ 2 books from the
|University teaching staff||Valid staff card|
Formal authorization from official University body
|University administrative staff –permanent staff||Valid permanent staff card|
|University administrative staff –temporary staff||Valid temporary staff card + contract|
|University pensioners||Pensioners card|
|University alumni||Alumni card (contact the Alumni Office, tel. 02-5882890) + annual payment of 480 NIS||15 books from the general collection + 1 book from the reserve collection|
|Magid Institute||"Shomea hofshi" card + identity card number|
10 books from the general collection
+ 1 book from the reserve collection
|Faculty, M.A. and Ph.D. students from other Universities in Israel||Letter of validation from the central library of their university|
|Friends of the University||Member's card + identification + yearly payment|
|Others may be able to open a reader's card for a fee. Please inquire at the Circulation Desk.|
The loan period for each item appears in the catalog. Books generally circulate for 21 days unless otherwise stated in the catalog. Items with restricted loan periods (overnight, one-week) are restricted for all readers.
Items are renewed automatically each day by the library except under the following circumstances:
- if the item has been requested by another reader
- if the item belongs to a special collection (e.g. reserves)
- if the borrower's reader card has expired
- if the borrower has not paid fines owed to the library
Borrowers with up-to-date email addresses will receive email notices with the due date of any items that have not been renewed. The Hebrew University email address supplied by the Student Authority is the official email address used for all library correspondence of Hebrew University students.
A single copy of a book which has been loaned to a reader may be requested by another reader. Holds may be placed either via the library's catalog or at the Circulation Desk. A book which has been returned will be held at the Circulation Desk for the reader who has requested it for seven days.
The reader is responsible for returning books on time.
A fine of 10 shekels per day will be collected for the late return of items which have been requested by other readers.
In the event of repeated offences, or of a late return that affects many students, or when fines are not paid, the consequences can be as follows:
- The library will not give any service to the reader
- The Faculty Secretary will not give any service to the reader
- A report will be sent to the university disciplinary committee
|One day loan||Mon.-Wed., from 9:00 to 10:00 the following day|
|Thursday from 9:00 to 12:00 noon Sunday|
Books from the Reserve Collection may not be renewed.
A reader may request up to two reserve books at the Reserve desk or by phone 02-5881501. A reader who has ordered a book may pick it up the next day after 11:00 (or after 13:00 on Sundays). Requested books are held for the reader until 18:30.
Reserve books: NIS 3 per book per hour; NIS 30 per book per day.
(Day=after 16:00 on due-date).
Articles which appear in course bibliographies may be available from the Electronic Reserve Collection. Articles are listed in the catalog by course number and are available only to students registered in the course.
Please note: Some articles or periodicals listed in a course bibliography may not be available in the Mt. Scopus Library.
Bound journals are loaned to students for an hour, to teachers for a day