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University of Guyana Library

"Information Portal"

Library Services

Borrowing

To borrow items you must present a valid University ID card, in order to borrow Library materials to the circulation desk which is located on the first (middle) floor.

Number of items that can be borrowed:

•    UG Undergraduate students may borrow up to eight (8) items at a time, six (6) of those being materials which can be taken out of the Library and two (2) for use only in the Library (2 hours). Undergraduates can borrow two (2) Reserve items at a time.
•    UG Postgraduate students may borrow up to twelve (12) items at a time, ten (10) of those being materials which can be taken out of the Library and two (2) for use only in the Library (2 hours). Postgraduates can borrow two (2) Reserve items at a time.
•    UG Academic and senior administrative staff may borrow up to twenty (20) items at a time. • UG Academic part-time staff may borrow six (6) items at a time.  UG non-academic senior staff may borrow up to six (6) items at a time.


Renewals

By Telephone

Patrons can call the library via telephone (592) 222-4931 extension 2221. Provide your name, Unique Student Identifier (USI) number, barcode and the title of the book for it to be renewed.

In Person

Present the book and your registration card to a librarian at the Circulation desk.

Exceptions

•    Items cannot be renewed from the Reserved Collection
•    Items cannot be renewed from the Caribbean Research Library
•    Items can be renewed once
•    Overdue items cannot be renewed
•    Reserved items cannot be renewed


Returns

All items borrowed must be returned at the Circulation Desk on or before the due date.


Reservations

Reservation for items currently on loan can be made at the Circulation Desk or using the Koha ILS. When those items are returned, the items requested are held for a maximum of seven days for 1 week and 3 weeks loan, and 2 days for 48-hour loan. An item request does not change the original due date, but it does prevent the current borrower from renewing it.

 

Interlibrary Loan


The University of Guyana borrows materials or obtains photocopies of materials not owned by the Library from local or overseas libraries for faculty members, researchers, and students.  To request an inter-library loan or copies of articles not available in the Library patrons should contact the Main Information Desk.

 

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