University of Bergen : University Library : General Information



Lending Regulations

  • The purpose of the University Library is to lend literature and other material for study and research.

  • In order to borrow material from the library, you must be registered as a borrower. Valid identification is required in order to register. Borrowers under 18 years of age must have their registration form countersigned by parent or guardian. Borrowers are personally responsible for their library card, and loss of the library card must be reported immediately to prevent any abuse.

  • Borrowers not resident in Bergen should preferably use the local public or county library.

  • Interlibrary lending has its own set of regulations.

  • Books may be borrowed for a period of 4 weeks. The loan period must be observed. Overdue books with reservations must be returned immediately. Other loans may usually be renewed. Loans must be returned during periods of extended absence. It is not permitted to take library books abroad.  Lending library material to a third party is not allowed. All library material must be returned before moving away from the local area.

  • If overdue literature is not returned after two overdue notices, borrowers will, after receiving a third overdue notice, be refused further loans from the Bergen University Library until the borrowed material has been returned. In order to get back their library privileges borrowers must return the overdue literature and pay a fee of NOK 100,-.

  • Periodicals are usually for loan on the library premises only. Loan restrictions are imposed on certain kinds of material, and some services require a fee. See separate regulations.

  • On request, a receipt is issued on returning a library loan.

  • Borrowers are responsible for lost or damaged material. It is not allowed to mark text or write in library material . Lost material that later reappears is still the library's property. The cost of replacement, minus a service charge, will be refunded if the receipt for the replacement is presented.

  • Borrowers are required to report change of address, incl. change of e-mail address.

  • Violation of library rules may lead to the loss of library privileges.

          April 2002