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Bissell Library: Borrowing

Borrowing Policy

Borrowing rules

Library materials may be borrowed under the conditions determined by Bissell Library loan policies. Borrowers must have a valid 8-digit ACT ID number to borrow books.

Library users with borrowing privileges are responsible for the return, in undamaged condition, of all materials borrowed in their name by the due date or upon request of the Library staff.

No Library materials may be removed from the Library without being checked out.

Certain types of materials, such as items in Special Collections & Archives, current issues of periodicals, reserve and reference materials may be used only within the Library. Multiple copies of reserve textbooks may be circulated for 7 days.  Back issues of periodicals may also be checked out.

A library fine will be levied on the borrower of any item not returned by the due date.  Please see the chart below for current rates.

Borrowers who lose a book or other item will be charged the current replacement cost of the item plus a processing fee of EUR 5.00. If the item is irreplaceable, the borrower will be charged the established default replacement cost.

Loan Periods

Currently Enrolled ACT / Study Abroad / Anatolia Students

BOOKS 5 14 days 0.15
PERIODICALS* 5 7 days 0.15
VIDEOS/DVDs/CDs 1 2 days 0.15

Alumni / Public Members

BOOKS 2 + 1 item from other Anatolia library 14 days 0.15
PERIODICALS* + 1 item from other Anatolia library 7 days 0.15
VIDEOS/DVDs/CDs 1 2 days 0.15


BOOKS Unlimited 3 months
PERIODICALS* Unlimited 3 months
VIDEOS/DVDs/CDs Unlimited 14 days


BOOKS 5 14 days
VIDEOS/DVDs/CDs 1 3 days

* PERIODICALS: Current / Latest issue may not be borrowed

Reserved Materials

Reserved Books or other Materials may be borrowed overnight or used IN LIBRARY ONLY depending on instructions from faculty. If items are available for overnight check out, borrowing is possible the last hour before the library closes and should be brought back in the first working hour next morning.

Click here for the full list of Reserved Books per semester.

The fine for overdue Reserved Books is 0.50€ per day.

Renewing Materials

Borrowed materials can be renewed at the Library Hub or via Ask a Librarian (instant messaging service), e-mail, or telephone.

You may make the first renewal via the Library Catalog.

Overdue Materials

Borrowers are expected to note the due date of items checked out and return them accordingly. Email reminders may be sent to borrowers regarding overdue items.

Circulation Notices

Email reminders may be sent to borrowers regarding overdue items and fine.

Lost Library Card

Replacements for lost Library cards can be obtained from the Reception Desk at the ACT New Building.

Requesting and Delivery

With a valid Bissell Library account you may borrow items from other Anatolia Libraries (Eleftheriades Library / Elementary School Library).

You can visit the Libraries to check out the item(s). Please ensure that you have a Bissell Library account beforehand and take your ID (8-digit ID number) with you. You are recommended to check in advance the opening times of the Eleftheriades Library [LINK] / Elementary School Library [LINK]. Alternatively you may request that the item(s) be brought to the Bissell Library for checkout (a minimum of 24 hours notice is required for this service).

Shelving Locations

Print books are classified and shelved according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System. Click here for the collection locations on the floor plans.