Circulation Instructions

  • You must show the university ID card every time you borrow something from the library.
  • Users are not allowed to borrow other books unless overdue books are returned.
  • The Director of the Library has right to deny borrowers the privileges of borrowing books for of a period not exceeding one semester if they abused the library or its holdings, or misbehaved with one of its employees.
  • If the delay in returning a book exceeds a year, the book is considered missing.
  • The user is required to sign a release form in the following cases: resignation or graduation, transfer, postponement or end of service with the university for any reason.
  • The duration, the number of loan materials allowed and fines for each day of delay, are determined according to the categories of users as demonstrated in the following (table 2)
NoUserNumber of MaterialPeriod of BorrowingFine for every Late Day
1Faculty Members10Semester300 Pisa
2Master Students8Month200 Pisa
3Students521 days200 Pisa
4Non-Academic employees521 days300 Pisa
5Individuals from outside the University (within specific restrictions)314 days300 Pisa

Material that Cannot be Borrowed

  • General References, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias, etc.
  • Special Collections, such as rare books, Master Theses and CDs.
  • Reserved Books
  • Periodicals


Notices are sent to all borrowers by e-mail as follows:

  • Before the expiry of the period of the loaned materials in two days and then in one day.
  • When loaned materials are overdue.
  • And in the case of a request for the material by a user in a special or an urgent manner.