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Loan Periods

The loan periods in force for the various categories of library materials are as follows: 

Item typeLoan periodNumber of Renewals


30 days


WP 30 days 24
EDC 30 days 24
ILL varies 0
Reserve - Overnight loan 1 day 0
Reserve - 2-hour loan (Buontalenti) 2 hours 0
DVDs 7 days 12
CD-ROM 30 days 24
Locker keys varies 0


  • The library system calculates the due date taking into account the relevant loan periods
  • Only the days the Library is open count
  • User's borrowing rights in any case cannot go beyond the expiry date of the library card
  • Once the item falls overdue, the system starts calculating possible fines according to the different loan rules
  • After 14 days (calendar days) an item has been overdue, all Library rights of the User will be suspended


The list of reference materials gives all item types which may not be borrowed (i.e. Library use only)

  • 015/016 (Bibliographies) 
  • 900.212 (Historical Statistics)
  • CAS (Case Law)
  • CUR (Current Serials)
  • DIC (Some language dictionaries, marked "no loan ")
  • DIPDOC (Diplomatic Documents)
  • EDC (European Documentation Centre, those items without barcodes or marked "Library use only" )
  • LLM theses ( marked "Library use only" )
  • LSL (Looseleaf)
  • MIC (Microforms)
  • OFF (Official Gazettes)
  • PAR (Parliamentary Documents)
  • QRC (Quick Reference Collection)
  • SER (Serials)
  • STA (Statistics)
  • THESES (EUI theses, archival copy)
  • VLF material (Villa La Fonte use only)

Page last updated on 09 September 2022

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