Borrowing regulations of the Library of the University of St.Gallen.
The loan period is fixed for 28 calendar days.
After expiry of the loan period of 28 days*, the loan period will be automatically extended by a further 28 days as long as no hold requests have been placed on this particular document. If a hold request has been placed, the document will be recalled by e-mail after the end of each 28-day period.
The maximum loan period is 168 days (= 6 times 28 days).
After expiration of this loan period the document has to be returned to the library; a further extension is no longer possible. Documents have to be returned to the Library and can then be loaned again.
* refers to calendar days.
When a hold request has been placed on a document, a recall will be initiated on the 1st day after expiration of the loan period or the renewed loan period of 28 days.
Borrowers commit themselves to return documents no later than the 5th opening day after the recall has been sent. This also applies to all periods of absence. Illness may only be accepted as an excuse for late returns with a doctor’s certificate.
Documents can also be returned by post. The return date is the day on which the borrowed document arrives at the Library. Users are liable for late postal delivery, damage or loss.
As soon as the loan period is exceeded, the following reminders and overdue notices are sent:
1st overdue notice
2nd overdue notice
3rd overdue notice
Reminders or overdue notices (by e-mail or letter) which were not received will not be accepted as justification for late returns. The due date can be checked in the borrower's user account at any time. Name and address changes including e-mail address and telephone number updates must be made independently in the personal SWITCH edu-ID.
As non-circulating stock, the following items are excluded from circulation:
In urgent cases, the following items may be borrowed from one quarter of an hour before closing until one quarter of an hour after opening of the library:
Authorized persons may borrow a maximum of 100 documents. According to Art. 4 of the User Regulations, some specific services may be limited for persons residing outside of Switzerland.