Borrowing services

 

 

 

Borrowing services

 

Panteion University Library provides its members borrowing services, allowing them to use library material outside its facilities provided that they observe rules & regulations. 

 

Access privileges – Library card

All members (internal users) of the academic community of Panteion University are eligible to borrowing privileges provided they own a valid library card (temporary or permanent). External users do not have the right to borrow material; however they may use library material indoors or make photocopies.  

Eligible for a permanent Library card are all members of the Panteion university academic community (faculty members, undergraduates, researchers, administrative staff) and also retired faculty members and staff. 

Eligible for a temporary Library card (valid for a period of three years) are doctoral thesis researchers after awarding. Eligible for a temporary Library card, after Director’s decisions are: a) faculty members from abroad, acclaimed researchers from Greek and foreign institutions, postdoctoral students, b) researchers with who conduct research. This card’s validity varies from two (2) days to one (1) year. 

 

Loan periods

Type of Library card (permanent or temporary) does not affect number of borrowed items or loan periods. 

Type of user Number of items Loan period
Undergraduates and ERASMUS students, researchers 5 items 15 days
Postgraduates, postdoctoral students,
administrative staff, Panteion University
PhD holders
8 items 15 days
Academic staff, PhD candidates 12 items 30 days
Disabled persons 5 items 30 days

 

Important notice! Books of high demand are designated as short loan material and can be borrowed for an overnight, two days only, or be excluded from borrowing with decision of the librarians or under suggestion of academic staff and as long as it is required. 

 

Renewals

All internal users may renew each loaned item once, provided the item has not been reserved by another user. In special cases it may be renewed more than once, material is not required.

Renewals can be done:

At the automatic borrowing machines.

By contacting the Catalogue Hold and Renewals Service (requires registration at OPACIAL with student identity number and Library card number for undergraduates or surname and Library card number for academic and administrative staff).

By phone for disabled persons.

At the Circulation Desk.

 

Loan period violation

The purpose of the Library is to improve user services and maintain a smooth operation. Therefore, introduces a penalty point system with application of negative points for overdue items which may result in temporary suspension of borrowing privileges or permanent abolition of them. 

In particular: Each item overdue receives one (1) penalty point per day of overdue.

Users who fail to return or renew items within five (5) working days, reach the penalty point limit of 5 penalty points and their library privileges are suspended. The same applies when users have any other debt to the Library even if they have not reached the maximum number of items entitled to borrow. 

When penalty points reach 30, user’s borrowing privileges are suspended for one (1) month. 

Penalty accumulation may result to permanent loss of borrowing privilege with a Senate decision. 

Please consult the full text of Library Rules & Regulations for details on borrowing services.