Borrowing, renewing and reserving

All about borrowing, renewing and reserving materials

  • Borrowing

    As an employee or student, you can borrow books from the collections of the Fontys libraries free of charge with your Fontys card. External borrowers can apply for an external borrowing card at one of the libraries.

    Borrowing goes as follows

    Through Fontys Finder, you can search for books available in the collections by author, title, or subject, for example.

    On location

    Are you at a location and want to borrow a book right away? Click on the desired title and look up the location code of the book. A number-letter code indicates the book's place in the bookcase. You can check out the book at the self-service unit or the desk. The general rule is that you may not have more than 15 books in your possession.

    At home

    Are you looking for a book at home, or is the book you want to borrow not available at your location, or has it been lent? In that case, you can reserve a book. You can do this online or at the library desk.

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  • Extending

    You can extend your loaned materials online via Fontys Finder.

    Please note: extending online is not possible:

    • if it has already been done five times.
    • in the event of claims from €10.00.
    • when there is a reservation on the material in question.
    • if your library card has been blocked.

    In these cases, please contact the library where you borrowed the material.

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  • Reserving

    You can find your reservations via Fontys Finder.

    Reserving a title of which all copies have been loaned

    Online reservation works as follows:

    1. Look up the title in the search system.
    2. When all copies have been loaned out, the system indicates this, and you can make a reservation by clicking the blue 'Reserve' button.
    3. Indicate a pick-up location; the library where you want to pick up the book.
    4. You can also add a comment.
    5. Click on ‘send’ to place the reservation.

    Please note: you are making a so-called 'title reservation'; if several copies of the same title are available at one or more of the Fontys libraries, the first copy that comes in is destined for the (first) borrower who has reserved it.

    When making a reservation, you state a pick-up location. A loaned title can arrive at your pick-up location or another location. If the material arrives at the location you indicated, you will be notified by e-mail that you can collect it. If it arrives at another location, it will be sent to you by post. You will also receive an e-mail about this.

    Reserving a copy available at one of the media libraries

    Reserving an available copy is done in the same way. When you see the message 'Available' in the system, there is a copy available at one of the Fontys locations. When reserving available materials, you also indicate the collection location. If a copy is available at that location, you will be notified that you can collect it. If a copy is not available at your location but at another location, it will be sent to you by post. You will receive an e-mail notification about this.

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