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Loan Services

Opening hours of the circulation desk

  • Mon - Thu 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • on Mon - Thur the study rooms are open till 9 p.m., but after 6 p.m. it is possible to check out books only on Self-check, this service is available for registered users only
  • for returning books out of opening hours use the drop-in box located in front of the entrance to the library
  • picking up books on hold is possible only during the opening hours of the circulation desk

Off-Site Loans

  • it is possible to check out books without the red circle label on the spine
  • students of Masaryk University can check out up to 30 items at a time
    teachers/employees of MU can check out up to 50 items at a time
    external users can check out up to 10 items at a time
  • loan period is 1 month
  • the loan period can be renewed twice but only if the book has not been required by another user
  • it is possible to renew the book on or before the due date either online in the library catalogue Aleph (to log-in use your personal university number and the secondary password), in person at the circulation desk or by email vypujcni@fss.muni.cz
  • it is not possible to renew the loan period online after the due date, contact the library staff immediately
  • the fine for late return is 5 CZK per item per day

Checking out books from closed stacks

  • a part of our collection is located in the closed stacks, there are books/journals with the shelf numbers starting with SKL and theses there
  • if you wish to consult a document from the closed stacks, you can do so by ordering it in the on-line catalogue
  • to order these documents sign-in to the catalogue, find the record of the book and display the items, click on the „request“ and confirm your choice
  • required documents will be retrieved and prepared for you at the circulation desk within 1 hour
  • the requests made on Mondays - Thursdays after 5 p.m., on Fridays after 4 p.m. and on Saturdays after 2 p.m. will be ready the following opening day in the morning.
  • the requested items will be held for 7 days at the circulation desk for you and can be collected only during the openning hours of the circulation desk (Mon-Thu 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Fri 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Sat 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.)

On-Site Loans

  • the books with the red circle labels on the spine are available only for on-site loans in the study rooms
  • short term loans of the books with red circle labels - it is possible to check out these books overnight or over Sunday, but never for a longer period and you are to respect the following regulations:
    • you may borrow 1 item over night, up to 2 items over Sunday
    • you may borrow these items 1 hour before the closing time of the study rooms, not earlier!
    • you have to bring the items back the next opening day before 9:30 a.m.
    • the fine for late return is 10 CZK PER ITEM PER EVERY HOUR !!!!!
  • journals, newspapers and theses are available ONLY for on-site loans, the short term loans of these documents are not possible