Circulation Services provide access to general book collections in the National Medical Library. See Table below for details regarding circulation rules and regulations. Circulation staff are available to answer questions in person, by telephone (03 7137 201/208) and email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com pertaining to library rights and responsibilities, borrowing privileges, checkouts and renewals, reviewing patron records, paying fines for overdue or lost books, placing online hold requests, and creating or changing a PIN.
Loan Periods and Number of Allowed Check-Outs for Regular Collection Items
|CMHS & UAEU Faculty||20 items||120 days||2||120 days|
|UAEU Ph.D. Students||10 items||120 days||2||120 days|
|UAEU Master Degree Students||10 items||21 days||2||21 days|
|CMHS Fast-Track Students||10 items||21 days||2||21 days|
|CMHS Students||8 items||21 days||2||21 days|
|UAEU Students||6 items||21 days||2||21 days|
|CMHS & UAEU Staff||5 items||21 days||2||21 days|
|All Other Borrowers||3 items||21 days||2||21 days|
You must present your University ID card or membership card to borrow materials and/or
renew items. The borrower is responsible for all fines/fees accrued on their account
and should notify the circulation desk if their ID card is lost or stolen to prevent
Note to community users: Journals, reference collections, course reserves, exam books and learning center material are for in-library use only.
Borrowers can renew an item in any of the following ways:
Only three consecutive renewals for items in the general collections section is allowed. Renewals are not allowed if the item is on hold by another user, the user’s record is blocked, or if the accumulated fine is AED 90.00.
Items can be returned at any of the following locations:
Borrowers may place a hold on circulating items within the library system. These include items available on the shelf at another location or checked out by another user. As a hold item becomes available, it will be kept at the circulation desk for a period of three days and the requestor notified by email. Items not picked up after three days will be re-shelved. If a borrower receives notification that an item they have checked out has been requested by another user, and they fail to return that item, they may lose their borrowing privileges. Renewals follow the regular procedure, unless another user has placed a hold on it.
Faculty and students may also request books from member libraries of the UAE Higher Education Library Consortium (Zayed University and Higher Colleges of Technology) by selecting the LIWA link in the online catalog.
The following policies apply to overdue items:
The following policies apply if you lose an NML item or if it becomes irreparably damaged while it is checked out to you:
Your borrowing privileges will be subject to suspension if any one of the following circumstances occurs:
Faculty and Staff: If at the time of termination of your employment contract you have neglected to
pay any NML fines or replacement costs, the library will request that the University
Finance Department deduct the total amount owed from your final paycheck.
Clearance Forms: In order for your clearance form to be signed by the applicable NML authority, you must pay all fines and replacement costs that you owe to the National Medical Library and the UAEU Libraries.