Università
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Svizzera
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Academy
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Library

Borrowing

Users may have up to five books on their library account at any given time. The lending period is usually seven our fourteen days.
To borrow a book, the user should autonomously locate it on the stacks, and take it to the loan desk together with his library card.
Documents in storage can be requested by filling in the online form.
New rules for borrowing and copying:

Type Period Loan Copies
Books Before 1900 No Made by the library. Delivery within 24 hours
1900-1950 No Allowed on panoramic scanners
After 1950 Possible Allowed on panoramic scanners
Journals Before 1900 No Made by the library. Delivery within 24 hours
1900-1950 No Allowed on panoramic scanners
After 1950 Only faculty and staff Allowed on panoramic scanners
New rules
  1. Connect to your user account
  2. Log in: "Num. tessera" = 10-digit number printed on the library card; "Password" = the first five letters/characters of the user's family name. If the family name is shorter, add first name letters/characters, e.g. Shakespeare, William = SHAKE ; O'Neill, Eugene = O'NEI ; Kyd, Thomas = KYDTH).

Once logged in, the user can change his/her password, check historic or current loans ad their due date, watch active reservations, unpaid fines, messages from the library, and modify his/her personal details and preferences.
Manage loans and check your account
  1. Log in (see above)
  2. Open the "Locations" tab in LuMen
  3. Click "Hold"
  4. Click "Hold" again
Reserve checked-out documents
  1. Connect to your user account
  2. Select the loans you wish to renew and click "Renew selected", or click "Renew all"

Warning: a maximum of two renewals are available, but only if:
  1. made before due date
  2. the user has no active fines on his account
  3. the item is not reserved by another user

To renew non-books or documents having exceeded the maximum number of renewals, please contact the loan desk librarian.
All items must be returned to a member of staff at the loan desk.
Late items will be fined according to current regulations.
Renew loans