Users with overdue items outstanding are blocked from borrowing other library materials until the overdue items are renewed, returned or until the fine is paid. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not absolve the user from the responsibility to return or renew the item by the due date or the recall due date, nor does it constitute grounds for reducing the fine
Fines will be accrued from the actual day the item is overdue. No grace period is provided. Exceptional is given to post-graduate students, distance education , where there are seven days grace period, A grace period is an amnesty period , not an additional loan period. Fines imposed are as follows : No materials may be loaned out until the overdue library loan item is returned
Fines will be accrued from the actual day the item is overdue. No grace period is provided. Exceptional is given to post-graduate students, distance education, where there is a seven-day grace period. A grace period is an amnesty period, not an additional loan period. Fines imposed are as follows:
Late return fine charges will be calculated as per below tabulation on the first 30 days after the item is overdue. However on the 31st day, the fine charges will automatically described as RM 50.00 and the subsequent days of late return after day 31, another RM 0.50/day will be charged respectively for all items except reference which will be charged RM1.00/day.
First 30 days tabulation:
|Academic staff||RM0.20||RM1.00||RM0.50||RM 0.50|
|Administrative staff||RM0.20||RM 0.50||RM 0.50|
|External members||RM0.20||RM 0.50|
|Distance education students||RM0.20||RM 0.50|
Damaged and lost items
Library users are responsible for library materials. The users shall be billed for the cost of repairing materials damaged beyond usual wear and tear while on loan to the users.
If the item is lost while on loan, the lost item must be reported immediately. Fines are not charged after the loss is reported and the user is given a period of one month time to search for the item. Payment must be made by the end of the one month if the item is not located
The users have the alternative to purchase the item and replace it or request the library to replace it. If the first option is chosen, a processing fee of RM20.00 of each item plus any overdue fines accrued before the report is made is charged
If the library is requested to replace the lost item, the user has to pay a replacement fee which include twice the market price of the book, the processing fee of RM20.00 of each item and any overdue fines which may have accrued before the item is reported as lost
No cancellation of the replacement charge is allowed if the user find a lost item after being paid for a replacement bill. All items replaced must be of the same edition as or the latest edition of the lost item or latest edition
Lost Book Policy SHDL Amendments (for out-of-print items)
1.Library users are responsible for library materials. The users shall be bear all cost of repairing materials damaged beyond usual wear and tear while on loan to the users.
2. If the item is lost while on loan, the lost item must be reported immediately. A maximum of 30 days are given to replace the book.
If the library is requested to replace the lost item, the user should pay twice the market price of the book plus the processing fee of RM20.00 for each item lost and any overdue fines which may have accrued before the item is reported as lost
4. If the library identified the item as a rare item*, a penalty of RM1000 for overseas publication or RM500 for local publication, plus a processing fee of RM20.00 for each item lost and any overdue fines will be imposed
Rare items refer to unique collections which are limited copies available or produced, have significant impact to the courses in MMU, personal copies given to library by prominent figures or library materials which are not available in the market.
5. If the item lost is out-of-print, the user has an option to replace the item, with similar subject/title, with equal or higher price from the said item and with the latest edition. Selection of the book is upon approval from the subject expert. The processing fee of RM20.00 of each item lost and any overdue fines will be imposed
6. The user has to pay twice the cost of the item plus the processing fee of RM20.00 of each item lost and any overdue fine.
If the price cannot be determine for out-of-print items, rare item policies number 4. will apply. No cancellation of the replacement charge is allowed if the user found the lost item after the replacement bill has been paid. All items replaced must be of the same edition as or the latest edition of the lost item.
Items can be checked-in at the circulation counter of the library and any fines due may be paid at that time
Any item borrowed may be renewed for the new extended period but this is subject to a request by another user or by the library for reserve purpose. Renewal must be made by the original borrower in person by phone or by e-mail. An item may be renewed up to three times after the original charge date to the user. Any renewal is not allowed if the items have been reserved or recalled
Library users may reserve an item that is on loan to another user. Once the item is returned, they will be notified and the item on hold will be kept for 7 days, after which it will be given to the next person on the list or returned to the shelf. For red-spot materials, it will be kept for 30 minutes after which they will be given to the next person requesting for it.
The University Library, may under some conditions, recall an item for anyone who needs the item currently charged out to another user, whether it is overdue or not. Failure to return recalled items when requested to do so will result in paying fines. Recall fines are RM 1.00 per day
Note: The Library reserves the right to add, delete or amend these terms and conditions at any time and from time to time and prior written notice of the same in such form and manner as determined by the Library shall be given to the library user.