Circulation

Students, faculty, and staff may borrow certain non-reference materials to enhance their academic, professional, and personal pursuits. The borrowing of materials is subject to the policy defined below.

1. Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing privileges are granted to students, faculty, and staff who are in possession of valid AUK ID cards. Guests are welcome to use the resources by issuing library membership. You are accountable for items borrowed on your ID so never let another person use your ID card or borrow items for another person. You must ensure that all items are properly checked out to you before leaving the Library.

Borrowing Period and Maximum Items
Borrower Type Books Media
Borrowing Period Maximum Items Borrowing Period Maximum Items
AUK Students 21 5 5 3
AUK Staff 28 5 5 3
AUK Faculty One Semester 20 5 5
Visiting Staff 15 5 5 3
Alumni 15 5 NA NA
Library Members 15 5 NA NA

* Media = DVDs, videotapes, sound recordings

* Journals: only faculty can check out journals (1 title for 24 hrs.)

* Journals can be checked out from library staff only

2. Renewals

The borrower is responsible for renewing his or her materials before the due date. You may renew the items;

  • In person at the circulation desk located in the ground floor.
  • By telephone: 1-802040 Ext. 3065
  • By email: Library@auk.edu.kw

All books are subject to recall 14 days after their first checkout date, and / or any time for reserve use.

3. Overdue Materials

Overdue notices will be sent to borrowers by campus email. The Library will send a notice 3 days prior to the due date as a reminder. For any overdue items, the borrower will receive the first email notice one day after the due date. The Library will send a second notice after the grace period (7 days). Final notice will be sent 14 days after the due date.

If the item is not returned within the grace period, fines will start accumulating from the first day past the due date. If the item is not returned, the borrower will not be able to borrow until he or she returns the overdue items.

Failure to receive an overdue notice does not exempt a borrower from a fine.

The Library sends overdue notices after the due date. It is the responsibility of the borrower to return borrowed materials on time. Overdue materials will be charged a fine from the first day following the due date.

4. Lost or damaged items

Lost items should be reported promptly. If the Library considers the item lost or damaged, the borrower will be charged the cost of that item plus the processing fee (KD 5).

5. Fines

The fine for overdue materials is set at 250 fils per day to a maximum of KD 5 per item. For any unpaid fines, the borrower will receive one fine notice after the item is returned. If the fines are not paid, fines will be added to the borrower's AUK fees (in the case of students) or deducted from the borrower's salary (in the case of faculty and staff). If a student has unpaid fines, he or she will not be able to register until his or her record is cleared.

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