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

See Also

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After searching for materials on the SNU Library homepage and locating them from the bookshelves, users may check-out books with an identification card at the Information Service Center or with the automatic check-out machine located at the lobby on the 2nd floor.

  • Check-outs are limited to materials housed in the 3rd floor Book Stacks.
  • Additional Materials (CD, Tape, Supplement Books etc. ) are available only in the library after leaving your ID card to the Information Service Center.

Circulation Policies

User Category Max. No. of Books Loan Period
Professors (Full-time, Instructors, foundation, chair, honorary, guest instructor retired, and contract) 60 90
Graduate students(includes exchange students/visiting student/student/students on a leave of absence), staff members, and teaching staff from experimental schools, assistant instructors, researchers, post-doctoral students, research registrants, and personnel employed by the head of each organization 30 30
Undergraduate students(includes exchange students/visiting student/students on a leave of absence), seasonal semester students 15 14
Director-approved Users Subject to the details of the approval

* Check-out is permitted only with one's identification card ; Proxy borrowing is allowed only for the facalty.


  • Each material may be renewed anytime until the maximum extension date(three times the user’s loan period)
    • ※ Maximum extensible period?
    • According to the library, the length of time that you can extend is different.
    • (Central library and 8 branch libraries) three times the period of loan by status
    • (Music library) two times the period of loan by status
    • However, if the maximum extension date exceeds the maximum extension date upon extension, the maximum extension date is set to return date
    • [example]
    • Professor's loan period is 90 days.(Central Library Books)
    • Regardless of the number of times, the maximum number of days for extending a book, including the original loan period is 270 days
  • Renewals begin from the day of their request. Therefore, in order maximize the length of check-out, renew item on the due date.
  • Renewal of materials is not permitted if one has unpaid overdue fines or overdue materials.
  • Reserved materials are not subject to renewal.