Borrow, Renew, Request Books

Borrowing

Patrons with a valid AUC ID card who are eligible to borrow books can do so at the circulation desk on the plaza level, or at a self-checkout unit on each floor. 

Self-checkout units will issue a receipt that should be kept as a reminder of the due date.

If assistance is needed, do not hesitate to contact the circulation staff members.

You are accountable for items borrowed on your ID. Do not let others use your ID card, or borrow items on behalf of others.

For reserves policies, refer to the appropriate page.

 

Loan Periods

Patrons who have a valid borrowing ID card that is in good standing (i.e., no fines, no overdue books) may borrow materials as specified below:

Adjunct Faculty 

Academic Semester  

 25

Alumni     

14 days

5

Emeritus Professors    

Academic Semester 

15

Faculty and Administrators 

Academic Semester

25

Faculty Spouses

14 days

Graduate Students      

42 days 

25

Research Assistants

14 days

3

SCE Instructors 

28 days      

15

Staff

28 days     

5

Teaching Assistants

28 days

5

Undergraduate Students    

28 days    

20


Returns

Borrowed materials should be returned on or before the due date in the "Return Books" slot at the one-stop service desk or at the Pepsi Gate. Non-print materials (including but not limited to: DVDs, CDs, etc.) should be returned directly to the one-stop service desk.


Overdue Fines

  • Fines for general circulating materials are calculated at EGP 5 per day, per material, for each day the library is open, with a maximum of EGP 300 per material.
  • Fines for overdue recalled materials are calculated at EGP 10 per day, per material, for each day the library is open, with a maximum of EGP 600 per material.
  • Overdue fines for media materials are calculated at EGP 15 per day, per material, for each day the library is open, with a maximum fine of EGP 400


Lost Items

The library will consider an item lost after 60 working days. The cost of a lost book (plus fines and a processing fee of EGP 50 will be billed to the patron. The amount billed will be canceled or refunded if the book is returned within three months.


Renewals

Books checked out can be renewed on or before the due date, provided there is no hold on the book. You can renew your book(s) in several ways: 

Requests

If a book is checked out, circulation staff members can place a hold on the item. When the item is checked back in, a notice will automatically be sent to the patron and the book will be held for pick-up for seven days at the circulation desk.

If a book is not checked out, but cannot be found on the shelf, a search request form may be filled  online or at the circulation desk. Staff members will search for the item and notify patrons via email. Found items will be held for pick-up for seven days at the circulation desk.

All books are subject to recall 14 days after their first checkout date, and/or at any time for reserve use.