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Learn the Library

Skills: How to use your Library

Please log in using your UC3M user ID when this message pops up in the searcher.

Use this ID during the search in order to get full access to all the resources (including e-journals and e-books), save your search, make reservations, etc.

1. The book is on the shelf.

Once you looked for a book or document using the searcher, found the call number of the item, and found the item browsing the shelves, just pick up the book to the Library desk and ask for a book loan. 

2. The book is NOT on the shelf.

If the book you are looking for is not available in your Library, you can make a request when the book belongs to your Library but someone else got it on loan, or when the book belongs to other UC3M Library not in your campus. Make a request and you will receive a message from the Library when it is available. Remember to validate using your UC3M user ID to request items.

Drop-down to choose the Library to pick up the book. Please note you can not choose a Library with this book available in its shelves. If the book is available (see above) just pick up the book from the shelf.

REMEMBER: you will receive an e-mail from the Library when the book is available in your campus; the book wil be reserved to you at your Library desk for 3 labour days; there is a maximum of 6 simultaneous reservations per user.

See your reservations status in "Check my account".

calendarioYou can renew your loans through "My Library Card" option in the searcher.

  • Up to 10 weeks for any document you borrow except some few items and materials (laptops, basic texts)
  • This is possible only if anybody has already placed a hold on the item you are interested in. In this case the system will warn you.
  • Renew always before the due date (remember the due date expires before 21 h) If you have been fined you will not be allowed to.
 
LOAN RULES FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
LOCATION NUMBER OF ITEMS TIME
Handbooks / Sala (S) 5 1 week
Specialized / Fondo Especializado (D) 2 1 week
Leisure / Obras de Creación 3 15 days
Audiovisuals / Audiovisuales (DVD) 3 1 week
Other materials / Otros (CD-ROM) 5 1 week
Laptop / Ordenador portátil 1 3 hours

Loan regulations in Library webpage.

LOAN RULES FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS (Ph D. and Master)
LOCATION NUMBER OF ITEMS TIME
Handbooks / Sala (S) 5 1 week
Specialized / Fondo Especializado (D) 15 30 days
Leisure / Obras de Creación 3 15 days
Audiovisuals / Audiovisuales (DVD) 3 1 week
Other materials / Otros (CD-ROM) 5 1 week
Rare Books / Fondos Especiales (FR, AR...) 5 1 week
Laptop / Ordenador portátil 1 3 hours

Loan regulations in Library webpage.

SPECIAL LOAN RULES FOR ONLINE AND BLENDED PH D AND MASTER STUDIES, AND DISABLED STUDENTS 

LOCATION NUMBER OF ITEMS TIME
Handbooks / Sala (S) 5 15 days
Specialized / Fondo Especializado (D) 15 30 days
Leisure / Obras de Creación 3 30 days
Audiovisuals / Materiales Audiovisuales (DVD) 3 1 week
Other materials / Otros (CD-ROM) 5 15 days
Rare Books / Fondos Especiales (FR, AR...) 5 15 days
Laptop / Ordenador portátil 1 3 hours

Loan regulations in Library webpage.

recuerda

1. Use your UC3M Student ID

2. Get books from any of our libraries, and return them in any of our libraries too

3. Request not available books, we will send you a message when available

4. Ask for Interlibrary Loans, we will look for the books you need

5. Observe loan regulations and times

6. When in doubt, ask a librarian