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Policy, Terms and Conditions
The aim of this Policy is to outline Library membership and borrowing rules.
Requirements for Membership:
Library members may:
Members should present their Employee IDs to check out materials.
Responsibilities of Library Members:
Library members may borrow books as follows:
An item may not be transferred from one borrower to another, and no person may borrow on behalf of another.
Items that cannot be borrowed
Online Resources Access:
Books borrowed can be renewed once either by using the means of communication approved by the Government of Dubai (Teams and E-mail) or by returning the book to the Library, unless the material is on hold by another member, recalled or if the account is suspended due to overdue items.
The renewal period for borrowed materials is 15 days.
Members must return all items borrowed by the due date to avoid suspension of borrowing privileges. All materials borrowed can be returned to the Library. Failure to receive "overdue notice/ reminder" is not an excuse for not returning the materials on the date due or not renewing them.
Members can, through the librarian, place a hold on an item on a first come, first served basis. A maximum of two holds can be placed at any given time.
Any item borrowed is subject to recall by the Library for any reason. Borrowers who receive recall notices are responsible for returning the items requested before the recall due dates.
Borrowed Items become overdue if they are not returned or renewed by the due date. Before any overdue notices, borrowers receive a reminder by email
two days before the due date.
An item is considered lost if a member informs the Library that the item is missing. Members must pay the price of the item lost at the price quoted in the Library database or purchase a replacement. If no price is mentioned in the Library database for the lost item, members will pay the market price determined by the Library.
Members can replace the lost items with new items of the same title, author and publisher. For out-of-print items, the replacement charges will be determined with the Librarian.
Items will be considered damaged due to the following:
Members are responsible for damage to the items they borrow and will be charged the replacement cost, according to publishers' prices.
If there is no price quoted for the damaged item in the Library database, members must pay the market price determined by the Library.
Members may replace damaged items with a new item with the same title, author, edition and publisher.