Regulation for Borrowing and Returns

Article 1
The collection of National Chiao Tung University Library(hereinafter the library)is mainly for the use of the faculty and students of the university as well as external groups and individuals.


Article 2
The faculty and students should use their university ID cards or students cards to borrow materials. Other users approved by the library can use valid library cards to borrow materials


Article 3
The borrowing and returning hours of the library are: 8:30am to 10pm from Sunday to Friday, and 8:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday. Hours in winter and summer vacations will be stipulated separately.


Article 4
All users must sign "Statement of Patron's Privileges, NCTU Library" before they start using the library services.


Article 5
The load limit, loan periods, and renew times are stipulated as follows:


  1. Books
    1. For teachers, full-time researchers, part-time teachers, and retired teachers: Total volume of books borrowed is limited to 40 for 120 days.
    2. For masters, PhD students, and exchange masters and PhD students: Total volume of books borrowed is limited to 40 for 60 days.
    3. For undergraduate students, exchange undergraduate students, the faculty and project assistant researchers: Total volume of books borrowed is limited to 20 for 30 days.
    4. Alumni, short-term students, retired employee, and corporate members: Total volume of books borrowed is limited to 10 for 30 days.
    5. Other valid users besides users mentioned above: Total volume of books borrowed is limited to 5 for 14 days.
    6. Users of University System of Taiwan should apply to "Regulation for University System of Taiwan Library Interlibrary Circulation Service".
    7. Cooperative entities of the library should enter into contracts based on the mutual beneficial principle. Other related regulations are complied with terms and conditions of this regulation
    8. Users not belonging to types mentioned above should be handled as special cases.
  2. Audio-visual materials: For the faculty and students of the university, the total volume of items borrowed is limited to 3 for 7 days.
  3. For renewal when materials are due, users can apply for it on their own via the online system, phone, or the library in person. The renewal is limited to twice and for audio-visual materials is limited to only once. However, materials on holds by others or overdue shall not be applicable for renewal.

Article 6
Reference works, reserved books, journals, theses and dissertations, course reserves, technical reports, materials on display, and other materials classified as non-circulating may not be checked out from the library.


Article 7
If checkups, arrangements, and other necessary affairs occur, the library can recall lent materials at any time.


Article 8
Users may place holds on circulating materials which are currently checked out by other users. The maximum number of holds allowed per user is 5. When materials placed on hold are returned to the library, the user who requested the hold must pick up the materials within the reserved term after the notice from the library.
Books are reserved for 5 days, while audio-visual materials are reserved for 3 days.


Article 9
The borrowing period of books will be shortened to 14 days if those have been reserved by others. If others place holds on books users have borrowed, the borrowing term should be reduced to 21 days if already borrowed days stay within 14 days; if users have borrowed books for over 14 days, the library shall send a notice of recall for users to return books within 7 days.


Article 10
For course reserves, they cannot be lent or placed holds during the reserving period. If books have been lent out before being assigned as course reserves, the library can ask users to return them back earlier at any time, and users should return books within 7 days after the recall date shown on the recall notice.


Article 11
If users want to read course reserves in the library, they can apply for it at the circulation desk with the volume limited to 2 for no more than 2 hours. Uses failing to return books on time shall pay the overdue fine to the library with the calculation of NTD10 per hour.


Article 12
Users should take good care of materials borrowed. If any stain, damage or loss occurs, users should be held responsible for compensation according to related regulations.


Article 13
If users fail to return overdue materials borrowed from the library or materials having one of the conditions mentioned in Article 7, 9, 10 after the returning notice of the library, they shall be suspended from the borrowing right for 1 day per item every day, or pay the overdue fee of NTD5 per item every day.


Article 14
Users should use their own library cards only and shouldn't transfer cards to others. If the transfer or counterfeit of ID occurs, the library shall recall materials borrowed by the users as well as suspend the rights of the entry and borrowing of both parties for 30 days.


Article 15
If losing their library cards, users should claim the loss to the library immediately. Card holders should be held responsible for any library materials damaged or lost before the library card is claimed lost.


Article 16
The faculty and students should return borrowed materials first whether due or not before leaving the school, and proceed the graduation or resignation procedures. If they are in the suspension of the borrowing rights, they should pay the rest of the overdue fine completely. No graduation or resignation procedures are allowed if overdue fined are not paid completely.


Article 17
For the borrowing materials from the library, users should firmly conform to the related regulations of intellectual property rights. Users should hold legal obligations independently if any breach occurs.


Article 18
The regulation is announced and implemented after being passed by Executive Council, and the revision is announced and implemented after being passed by Library Advisory Committee Council.


  • Revised and passed by Executive Council on January 21, 1971
  • Revised and passed by Library Advisory Committee Council on March 26, 1996
  • Revised and passed by Library Advisory Committee Council on May 15, 1996
  • Revised and passed by Library Advisory Committee Council on June 12, 1998
  • Revised and passed by Library Advisory Committee Council on March 30, 1999
  • Revised and passed by 7th Executive Council on April 9, 1999
  • Revised and passed by Library Advisory Committee Council on May 6, 2008
  • Revised and passed by Library Advisory Committee Council on June 12, 2012
  • Revised and passed by Library Advisory Committee Council on January 15, 2014
  • Revised and passed by Library Advisory Committee Council on June 12, 2014
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