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Loan Services

Books available for loans are shelved at Level 1 (Social sciences and humanities, Library Congress call no. range A-P) and Level 2 (Sciences abd Technologiy, call no. range Q-Z). They are arranged on the shelves according to the library of Congress (LC) Clasiffication System

Loan Eligibility

• One must be a registered member.
• Borrow according to privileges.
• Should not borrow material for another user.
• Not allowed to borrow if user has overdue fine or book.
• Users are responsible to ensure that all borrowed materials have been properly recorded, this can be checked via Anjung Unimas/CAIS Notification or through My Account in CAIS Website
• Fine will be imposed if material is;
o Overdue
o Vandalised
• Misplaced materials (users will be given 2 weeks to search or replace with same title and edition or latest edition).

The loan eligibility for CAIS users are based on different categories of members as shown below:

 

Membership Category

Open shelf Collection

Bound Serials

Media Collection

Red Spot Collection

Theses Collection

Electronic Resources

Academic staff

30 vols / 90 days

2 vols / 14 days

3 days

1 day

2 hours

IP Authentification & Remote Access

Postgraduates

20 vols / 60 days

overnight

nil

2 hrs / overnight

2 hours

Managers/  Research Assistants

15 vols / 60 days

overnight

nil

2 hrs / overnight

2 hours

General Staff

10 vols / 14 days

nil

nil

nil

2 hours

Undergraduates

10 vols / 14 days

nil

nil

2 hrs / overnight

2 hours

EXTERNAL MEMBERS

2 vols / 14 days

nil

nil

nil

2 hours

IP Authentification

Renewal

Renewals can be done online through http://www.cais.unimas.my. Users can renew their loans three (3) times.

renewal is not allowed in following situation:

  • Patron with overdue fine
  • Patron with overdue books
  • Books is recalled by CAIS
  • Damaged item(s)

 

Fines for Overdue / Lost Books

  • Ten (10) days before a book is due, a courtesy reminder will be emailed to the borrower.
  • Overdue reminders will be sent through email after the books is one (1), two (2) and three (3) days overdue.
  • One (1) week after the overdue date of a book, a fourth reminder will be sent.
  • If no response is received from the borrower, another reminder will be sent one (1) week thereafter.
  • If there is no response from the borrower two (2) weeks after the fifth reminder, the book is considered lost. The borrower is required to replace the book with a similar title or pay twice the original price of the book
  • No refund will be made once payment has been effected.