Library borrowing policy

Who? # of items Loan period # of renewals* Renewal period
ETF Leuven Residential student 15 6 weeks 5 3 weeks
Residential thesis student* 30 6 weeks
Open University student 15 15 weeks
Open University thesis student* 30 15 weeks
PhD student 100 6 weeks
Staff 100 6 weeks
Alumni 10 6 weeks
Visitor Year card 10 6 weeks
Day card

*Items are automatically renewed unless they are requested ("placed on hold") by another user, regardless of the number of renewals left.

Most materials can be borrowed, including the New Books. The exceptions are:

Item type Identified by Reason
Reference books Red dot on label and REF at the end of the call number Important, valuable or fragile books
Required Reading Orange dot on label Books used for ETF courses, should always be available in the library
Periodicals/Journals PER at start of call number Difficult to replace

⇨ The required reading can be consulted in the reading room. For reference books and journals, place a hold or make a scan during office opening hours.


Updated 24/10/22

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