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How do i borrow material from the library?

  • All patrons need to present their student or staff card to borrow library material.

How long can I borrow RU Library material?

 

User category

Loan Period

Undergraduates

6 items for 2 weeks

Senior Postgraduates (Masters & PhD)

20 items for 8 weeks

Honours & Graduates

12 items for 4 weeks

Short Course Participants

6 items for 2 weeks

Prospective Students

n/a

Visiting Research Students

20 items for 8 weeks

Visitor (Short-term)

6 items for 2 weeks

Visitor

20 items for 8 weeks

Postdocs

30 items for 12 weeks

Staff (Permanent)

30 items for 12 weeks

Staff (Contract & Temporary)

30 items for 12 weeks

Staff (Library)

30 items for 12 weeks

Staff (Retired)

12 items for 4 weeks

Staff of affiliated institutes i.e. NELM (National English Literary Museum) and Albany Museum

30 items for 12 weeks

Staff of SAIAB (SA Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity)

30 items for 12 weeks

Staff (Institutes)

30 items for 12 weeks

Honorary Titles

People Council has deemed Honorary Associates of the University

Professor Emeritus   /  Associate Professor Emeritus

30 items for 12 weeks

Distinguished Fellow 

30 items for 12 weeks

Honorary Professor 

30 items for 12 weeks

Visiting Professor   / Visiting Fellow

30 items for 12 weeks

Senior Research Associate /  Research Associate /   Clinical Associate / Professional            Associate  

30 items for 12 weeks

Alumni (Convocation)

12 items for 4 weeks

Guests

4 items for 2 weeks

Grahamstown Community

4 items for 2 weeks

People attending RU Conference & Special Events

n/a

ILL (Borrowing Libraries)

4 weeks

Am i able to borrow books, as an off-campus student who does not reside in Grahamstown?

  • Off-campus students can request that library material be mailed to them by the relevant subject librarian.

  • You need to confirm your mailing address with the librarian in order to make sure that the material is mailed to the correct address.

  • The librarians’ contact details are available here.

As an off-campus student residing in another city, can I make use of the library at another institution?

  • Postgraduate students and staff members may request “a letter of introduction” from the RU library to submit to the other institution in order to make use of their resources.

  • In order for us to prepare the letter, you will need to fill in an application form available here.

  • The completed application form can be e-mailed to libloansupport@ru.ac.za

Last Modified :Mon, 11 Jan 2016 12:55:23 SAST