In-house use of the library
- The library is open to everybody for in-house use.
- All material can be used in-house with the exception of very valuable materials, which can only be used after an individual assessment. Certain materials may be reserved to students and staff of the LIFE Faculty.
- The Internet must only be used in relation to the subjects related to the Faculty of Life Sciences.
- The users must obey the intellectual property rights when using the library.
- The library cannot be held liable for any damage arising in connection with the breakdown of electronic equipment or false information in any material.
- All users must observe the library regulations.
- You can only borrow material if you are registered as a borrower and by becoming a borrower you undertake to observe the library regulations.
- Individuals over the age of 18 can be registered as a library user by presenting their Danish social security card. This card is used as a borrower card for students and external users.
- Individuals affiliated to the Faculty of Life Sciences, who are not in possession of a Danish social security card, can register as a borrower by presenting other relevant documentation.
- Library cards are produced if needed.
- Individuals without a Danish social security card, who have affiliation to a public institution or a private company, can register as a bollower by presenting a guarantee signed by a person legally representing the company/institution.
- Individuals who do not fulfil the above mentioned conditions may use the library in-house.
- Change of name or address must be notified at once. Students only have to report to the National registration office. The borrowing card is a personal card and the borrower is responsible for all loans registered on his/her card, unless the card has been lost.
- If your library card gets lost you must report it to the library immediately.
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Borrowing and returning
- Material that is more than 100 years old, latest issues of periodicals and special materials e.g. handbooks and bibliographies are not available for loan.
- The library materials must not be taken out of the library without being registered i.e. recorded at the desk.
- The materials must be returned undamaged. If the material has been damaged by underlining, added in writing or damaged in any other way, compensation will be claimed.
- If the materials are returned by mail the packing must be solid enough to avoid damage.
- The borrower is liable for all costs incurred in connection with the return of materials.
- The library can replace a loan with a paid photocopy, if it is estimated to be cheaper for the borrower than returning a loan by mail.
- A receipt for returning materials will be issued on request.
Exclusion from borrowing
- A borrower may be excluded from borrowing if the person in question has to a considerable extent violated his/her obligation to return the materials in undamaged condition, cf. The Act Regarding Library Service.
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Loan periods, renewals and recalls
- The borrower is responsible for returning the borrowed material in due time.
- Books can be borrowed for one month (only 14 days if the book is reserved).
- Periodicals and software can be borrowed for 2 weeks (only 7 days, if the periodical/software is reserved).
- The library will reserve the right to change the loan period on certain materials when this is considered appropriate.
- Materials requested by others cannot be renewed, but other materials can - max. 3 months for books and 6 weeks for journals.
- Materials borrowed from other libraries follow the rules set by the lending library.
- If materials are returned in a damaged condition, or claimed to be lost, the borrower must pay the costs for replacement or repair of the materials, including the cost of preparing the materials for loan.
- Compensation must be paid irrespective of the borrower not being responsible for the impossibility of returning the material, or of only returning the materials in damaged condition.
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Recall notices and compensation
- 2 days before return date a mail is sent concerning due date.
- 1st recall notice: 25 kr. per unit.
- 2nd recall notice: 50 kr. per unit.
- 3rd recall notice: Invoice for compensation + administration fee.
- Compensation is the price of the materials including the cost of preparing the materials for loan.
- The library reserves the right to set an estimated price of the material, if there are difficulties finding the exact price.
- The invoice fee must be paid whether the materials are returned or not.
- Overdue invoices will be referred to the Financial Administration Agency according to the rules of the Danish Government for debt handling adding a fee, which is to be paid by the debtor. The Financial Administration Agency can recover the outstanding amount by withholding salary, distress or overpaid tax.
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