Borrowers are responsible for the return of all items on time and in good condition

Policy statement

The KFUPM Library circulation policy aims to providing students, faculty and staff the fullest

Access to all library material

LOAN PERIODS

Borrowers are responsible for the return of all items on time and in good condition. Items must be

returned or renewed before the due date which is stamped on all borrowed items. Loan periods are:

BOOKS

30 DAYS LOAN

  • Maximum 3 Books for Non-KFUPM borrowers
  • Maximum 5 Books for Diploma students
  • Maximum 7 Books for Undergraduate students and Non-Technical staff

SEMESTER LOAN

  • Maximum 10 Items for Graduate students
  • Maximum 20 Items for Technical staff
  • Maximum 25 Items for Faculty

REFERENCE

  • Overnight for Graduate students, Faculty, Technical and Non-Technical staff SPECIAL
  • 30 DAYS for Graduate students, Faculty, Technical and Non-technical staff PERIODICALS
  • Bound volumes: 3 DAYS for Graduate students, Faculty, and Technical staff
  • Loose issues: 3 HOURS for Graduate students, Faculty, and Technical staff TEXTBOOKS
  • 3 DAYS for Graduate students, Faculty, and Technical staff

AUDIO/VIDEO/MICROFORM/MEDIA

7 DAYS for Graduate students, Faculty, Technical and Non-Technical Staff  

RECALLS AND HOLDS

  • Material can be recalled by making a recall request through the Library Catalog Portal(lib-portal.kfupm.edu.sa) or through the Circulation Desk in the main library (3077).
  • The item can only be recalled 15 days after the borrower has checked it out.
  • The due date for the recalled item will be reset to a shorter loan period. A recall notice will be sent informing the borrower of the new due date.
  • When a recalled item is available, it will be placed on a hold shelf in the library. The requester will be notified to pick up the material within five days.
  • If there are multiple requests for a single item, they will be honored in the order received.

RENEWALS

Items on loan can be renewed in person, by telephone (3015) or via e-mail (lib-circ@kfupm.edu.sa) up to three times unless the item has been requested by another borrower. 


FINES AND CHARGES

Overdue items.

  • There will be a fine of SR 1 per day for each overdue item for the first month.
  • The fine will increase to SR 10 per day after one month.

Recalls.

  • A fine of SR 1 per day will be charged on each overdue recall item for the first 15 days.
  • The fine will increase to SR 10 per day after two weeks.

Maximum fine.

  • The maximum fine for all items overdue will be SR 500.
  • All borrowing privileges will be suspended and clearance withheld unless fines are paid.

Replacement charges.

If the material is declared lost a processing charge of SR 100, in addition to the cost, will be charged.