Loans

Home loans

You can take out materials at the loans desk or at the automatic loan stations.
Automatic loan stations are available in almost all libraries.
The loan is personal and must be carried out in first person.

Quantity

up to 5 books - students
up to 10 books - professors and researchers, research assistants, PhD students
1 book - alumni
The quantity is the number of books on loan at the same time from the ASAB libraries.

Loan period

4 weeks

Expiry warning

3 days prior to the due date a warning email and/or sms will be sent to remind you to return or renew your book.

Returns

You can only return books to the library from which they were borrowed.
In the libraries at the Piacenza, Como and Mantua campuses, you can also return the books using the automatic stations.

Reminders

If you haven't returned your book by the due date, you will receive a reminder email.
If you still haven't returned it after 4 days, you will no longer be able to access any ASAB library services, until you have rectified the situation by returning the overdue documents.

Reader Status

You can always check the status of your loans in the Personal Area accessible from the University catalogue

Renewals

Loans can be renewed  from the Personal Area of the catalogue.
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Short loan

This service is reserved for professors and researchers, research assistants, PhD.
The loan has to be registered at the circulation desk, you can not use the selfcheck machines.

Qunatity

up to 40 books

The quantity is the number of books on loan at the same time from the ASAB libraries.
The short loans number may be added to the external lonas number. 

Loan period

1 week

The short loans can not be renewed.

Penalties for delayed returns are the same as externals loans. I

Borrowing requests for available documents

You can ask to borrow documents available from the library through the  catalogue: click the "borrowing request" button, log in and confirm.

The documents requested will be available and reserved on your behalf as stated in the confirmation message. In some libraries you can collect the required books immediately. In others, their availability may only be guaranteed the following day.

Quantity
2 borrowing requests at the same time throughout the ASAB libraries.
Alumni can make only 1 loan request.

Duration
2 working days - unless otherwise stated in the catalogue.
The day you make the request is counted, if it is a business day.
The requested documents must be collected at the circulation desk.

Cancellation
Always cancel from the Personal Area of the catalogue requests that are still valid, but no longer interest you.
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The borrowing request service is not available to external users with only a 1 day pass.

Reserving documents on loan

From the catalogue you can reserve a document that is currently on loan: click on button "Document reservation", log in and confirm.
When the book is returned you will receive an e-mail and/or sms notifying you that the book is now available and reserved in your name.

Quantity
2 reservations at the same time from the ASAB libraries.
Alumni can make just 1 reservation

Duration
2 working days
The day you receive the notification is counted, if it is a working day.
Documents must be collected at the loans desk.

Cancellation
Always cancel from the Personal Area of the catalogue requests that are still valid, but no longer interest you. 

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The loan request service is not available to external users with only a 1 day pass.

Penalties for late returns

Penalties are applied when books are returned more than 3 working days after the due date.

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Loss or theft

In the case of loss or theft, the book must be repurchased.
If the work is out of print you must pay a penalty corresponding to the value of the book: contact the library to find out the amount to be paid.

You can pay:

  • in cash in the following libraries:

Leonardo Campus Library
Durando Campus Library
Bovisa Engineering Library

  • by bank transfer according to the instructions provided by the library.


If you happen to lose a book or have it stolen, report it as soon as possible to the library. Fill in the form for lost book and take it to the desk in the library.

The loan will be deleted only after the book is re-purchased or a refund is provided.
The suspension shall be revoked or reduced only if the loss or theft of the book is reported immediately, and it is re-purchased or a refund is provided straight away.

Each case will be evaluated individually.