NCCU Library Rules of Circulation
I. National Chenchi University (referred to hereinafter as ”NCCU”) Libraries formulated Rules of Circulation (referred to hereinafter as the ”Rules”) in order to achieve easy access and effective management so as to better serve users.
II. All eligible users are requested to present their valid library cards when checking out library materials. Patrons may apply for NCCU library cards complying with the following rules:
A. Full-time faculty and staff may apply for library cards with their NCCU ID cards. Retirees may apply for library cards with their NCCU retiree cards, while retirees' library cards need to be renewed every once a year.
B. Students may apply for library cards with their NCCU ID cards.
C. Individuals with the following identities may apply for library cards with guarantees approved by their affiliations and guarantors:
1. Adjunct faculty with duplicate letters of employment issued by NCCU; Visiting professors, scholars or lecturers with letters of employment or invitations issued by NCCU; Exchange students with ID cards issued by NCCU;
2. Patrons of institutions which signed Educational Internship Contract with NCCU;
3. Spouses of full-time faculty and staff;
4. Other persons approved by NCCU Libraries.
D. Individuals with the following identities may apply for library cards with NT$3,000 deposit, which is refundable after the library cards are nullified:
1. Alumni with ordinary NCCU alumni cards;
◎10% will be deducted from the refund if the library card is nullified within one year.
◎Alumni with lifelong NCCU alumni cards do not need to pay any deposit.
2. Non-NCCU students of extension education programs with guarantees approved by their affiliations and guarantors;
3. Students on temporary withdrawal, pre-enrolled graduate students and other persons approved by NCCU Libraries;
4. Non-NCCU patrons complying with Guidelines for Serving Non-NCCU Readers.
◎Non-NCCU patrons may apply for library cards with NT$6,000 deposit and NT$2,000 annual fees. Annual fees are not refundable after the library card is nullified.
E.A processing fee of NT$150 will be charged for applying for the library IC card.
F. Individuals are not allowed to lend their library cards to other persons. Card holders will be held responsible for any problem thus caused. For more information please go to http://xoops.lib.nccu.edu.tw/modules/smartsection/item.php?itemid=94.
G. Patrons should report their lost or stolen cards to the Circulation Desk to prevent any unauthorized use. Card holders will be held responsible for any library materials damaged or lost before their library cards are reported lost.
III. Rare books, materials from special collections, periodicals and newspapers are classified as non-circulating items. Reference works, course reserves and audio-visual materials may be checked out complying with other rules. Patrons are subject to comply with any request made by the Collection Department.
IV. Borrowing Privileges by Category of Library Users
A. Full-time faculty and researchers currently employed may borrow a maximum of 80 items for twelve weeks.
B. Full-time staff currently employed and graduate students currently enrolled may borrow a maximum of 50 items for eight weeks.
C. Undergraduate students currently enrolled may borrow a maximum of 30 items for four weeks.
D. Adjunct faculty, students on temporary withdrawal, project assistants, retirees, short-term visiting scholars and teachers and students of extension education programs may borrow a maximum of 20 items for four weeks.
E. Alumni may borrow a maximum of 10 items for three weeks.
F. Patrons of institutions which signed Education Internship Contract with NCCU may borrow a maximum of 10 items for three weeks.
G. Patrons of institutions which have reciprocal interlibrary loan agreements with NCCU libraries may borrow items complying with interlibrary loan protocols.
H. Other patrons who are none of the above but approved by NCCU libraries may borrow items complying with special rules by case.
I. Each volume in a package of thread-bound books may be checked out separately.
A. Patrons may place holds on items currently in the process of purchasing, cataloging, or checked out by other patrons.
B. Full-time faculty and researchers may place holds on up to 20 items. Other patrons who can check out more than 10 items may place holds on up to 10 items, while those who can check out less than 10 items may only place holds on up to 5 items.
C. When items placed on hold are returned to the library, patrons who requested the holds will be notified by email and must pick up the items within 7 days. A patron who fails to pick up requested items for three times within a semester cannot place holds on any items for the next 3 months.
D. When a patron checks out an item placed on hold by another patron, the loan period of the book shall be shortened: Full-time faculty and research fellow are shortened to 4 weeks, the others are shortened to 2 weeks. .
VI. Patrons must check out library materials with their own library cards, while proxies may be assigned to check out materials on their behalf. A proxy borrower is requested to present the Proxy Borrower Authorization Form for Eligible Patrons, the borrower's library card and the proxy's ID card when checking out library materials.
VII. Books may be renewed at the Circulation Desk or online. A book may be renewed up to 2 times as long as it has not been requested by other patrons or for course reserves.
VIII. When a book is requested for course reserve or other reasons, the patron who checked it out will be notified and has to return the requested book to the library within 7 days. Otherwise, fines may be imposed for the book that is recalled but not returned.
IX. Fines are charged for circulating materials returned after the due date. For materials from the circulating collection, the overdue fine is NT$ 5 per day per item to a maximum of NT$1,000 per item. Patrons with overdue items and unpaid fines cannot check out additional items until the overdue items are returned and the fines are paid.
X. All library checkouts must be returned to the library in the same condition in which they were borrowed. Fines will be assessed for items lost or returned damaged.
XI. All library checkouts must be returned upon a student's graduation or withdrawal and upon university employee's resignation. Should fines for items overdue, lost or returned damaged be assessed, all fees must be paid.
XII. The above Rules and amendments thereof take effect after the approval of NCCU Library Committee.