Circulation

General Information

The department librarians are responsible for the circulation of library materials under the lending regulations. The librarians are also in charge of the textbook collection (books reserved for courses). They update the collection under the subjects taught in the faculties of Life Sciences and Medicine and with the cooperation of the lecturers of the various courses.

Another service offered by the department is help in locating and forming a list of scientific publications for staff members as part of their CV preparation for academic promotion. 

Circulation

Location

The circulation desk at the entrance floor

Hours 

Sunday- Thursday: 8:00 – 21:00

 

Telephones

03-6409195, 03-6409501


E-mail 

medcirc@tauex.tau.ac.il

 

Circulation Staff 

Rona Terenblit - Head of Circulation, Stella Gurevich, Sagit Kadar, Maggie Moran.


Borrowing Privileges 

Tel Aviv University students, staff, and retirees may borrow library materials at all campus libraries.
Students: with a student card or tuition fee receipt.
Faculty and staff: with an employee certificate or a letter of introduction from the department/faculty.
Retirees: with a retiree certificate of Tel Aviv University.

Library materials can be borrowed at the circulation desk. For more details please refer to the circulation desk.

 

Loan Period 

The loan period of every item is displayed in DATA.
The library reserves the right to change the loan period of items if necessary.

 

Material Type Loan Period
Books reserved for clinical courses
(textbook collection)
1 week
Books (book collection) 1 week
Dissertations 1 week
Compact disks attached to books Circulate only with the books, for the same periods as the books themselves

 

Non-Circulating Library Materials

Journal issues
Reserved books marked with red tape
Reference material

 

Renewals

 

The library runs an automatic renewal system for books on loan. Books on loan will be renewed daily.
As of 1.12.2008 renewals will be limited as follows: :
- reserve books (textbooks) and dissertations- maximum renewal time to 3 months, or until requested by another user.
- Regular collection- maximum renewal time to 1 year, or until requested by another user.
Messages regarding books that have to be returned will be sent only by e-mail, 2 days before the due dates. Readers who don’t use the University Webmail are requested to update their e-mail address via the Electronic Mail site of the University or via the Student Information System (Hebrew).
The readers are responsible for checking the due dates of their loans.

Due dates can be checked also:

Via DATA.
By phone from 16:00 to 19:30, Tel. 03-6409195, 03-6409501 Reader ID number should be provided

 

Book Returns 

Sunday - Thursday till 20:00.
Books may be returned at the circulation desk or they can be placed in the "Book return slot" outside the Library

 

Book Reservations 

Requests for items already out on loan may be placed via the DATA. It is impossible to reserve a book if copies are available in the library. A book cannot be reserved as long as a copy of that book is in the user’s possession.
The library will send an e-mail message to the person who has requested the book when it is available.
Readers who don’t use the University Webmail are requested to update their e-mail address via the Electronic Mail site or the student information system (Hebrew).

Reservations can be checked also:

Via "MY ACCOUNT:" in DATA to view your loan list.
By phone from 16:00 to 19:30, Tel. 03-6409195, 03-6409501.

The reader ID number should be provided
A request to cancel a reserved book can only be made at the circulation desk and only by the person who had previously reserved it.

 

Books will be kept on “hold” as follows:

Loan Period “Hold” period
1 week 2 days

 

Readers Responsibilities 

The reader is responsible for an item as long as it is in his/her possession.
It is forbidden to pass a borrowed book to another reader.
In case of theft or loss of a student card, the student is obliged to immediately notify the circulation desk, for avoiding misuse of the card.

 

Fines 

If library materials are returned late a fine will be charged for every day that the item is overdue. The library is also entitled to block the reader’s borrowing privileges for up to 3 weeks. Higher fees are charged for books of the textbook collection.

The schedule of fines is listed at the circulation desk
Fines are updated annually.

 

Help in locating and forming a list of scientific publications

Another service offered by the department is help in locating and forming a list of scientific publications for staff members as part of their CV preparation for academic promotion. 

The service is fee-based:

Service Cost
Help Locating and Forming a List of Scientific Publications

100 NIS up to  50 items

150 NIS over 50 items 

Payments can be made either through a credit or debit card.

Arrangements for credit card payments can be made by phone: 03-6409195/9501.

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