These pages explain circulation services and policies, including borrowing periods, renewals, and return policies.

See Also

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  • Users may initiate a hold request on an item that has already been checked out to another person, or that is in the process of being catalogued.
  • This service allows the requesting person to have priority for borrowing the requested item(s) once it becomes available.

Hold in Process

  • This service allows one to place a hold for one’s desired book when it is being processed, and lets them be the first to check-out the material.
  • It is available for materials in the book stacks of the Central Library and Social Sciences Library.

Inter-campus Borrowing

The Inter-campus Borrowing Service(IBS) arranges the transfer of books between the libraries on Gwanak and Yeongeon Campus.

  • Eligible materials for Intercampus Borrowing: Books shown as “AVAILABLE” in other campus library catalog (if books on your campus are not available)
  • Delivery Time : Approximately 3 working days (working days NOT include Saturday, Sunday, holidays, closed days)
  • Loan period varies according to the lending institution
  • We will notify you by email or SMS when the book(s) are ready for pick-up from your affiliate library.
    ※ Log in to the library website → My Library → Personal Information → Check the ‘Affiliation’
  • Return :Circulation Desk in the Central Library and 8 branch Libraries / Automatic Return Machine on 1st floor of Central Library / Return Boxes at the College of Engineering and the Dormitories
  • How to request : Log in to the library website >Search >Choose 'Get it' Tab on the Brief Results >Click the 'Request' button
  • Notice
    • You may cancel your request on the library website if the current status is ‘Request in Progress’.
    • Your request will be canceled in case a patron check out the item before processed.

How to Use

  • How to request Log in to the library website > Search > Choose 'Get it' Tab on the Brief Results > Click the 'Request' button

※ Log in to the library website → My Library → Loans·Renewals·Hold·Request

Hold Limits

  • Maximum number of request : 5 books* per person
    * Books include ‘Hold’ + ‘In Process’ + ‘Inter-campus Borrowing’ + ‘Request for Missing Books in Stacks’
      (if 5 books have been requested, the user is able to borrow an extra book once one of the three requests has been checked out)

Checking out Books on Hold

  • Once the books on hold arrive, an arrival e-mail/text message would be sent out.
  • Check out within 5 days after receiving the arrival notice.
    • Inquiry
    • Hold in Arrangement
    • Central Lib, Cataloging
    • 880-5291, 9273