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Loan Services

//Loan Services
Loan Services 2018-05-15T09:07:39+00:00

Domiciliary Loan

  • The request of books is done at each reading room’s desk.
  • A maximum of five books may be borrowed by each user.
  • Borrowing periods:

General Reading Room: scientific and technical works (7 days); literature and non-technical / scientific books (30 days);

Children’s/Juvenile Room: 5 works (30 days);

Tiflológico Fund (braille documents and audio books/technology for users with hearing and/or vision loss): a maximum of 2 works (15 days).

  • The loan is always per person.

Interlibrary Loan

  • Fill in the request form at the General Reading Room desk or contact us via email.
  • The costs of this service are fully supported by the requesting user.
  • Each lending library determines the length of the loan period as well as whether an item may be renewed, or not, and will also stipulate any further restrictions on the use of material.
  • By registering ABM’s interlibrary loan service and submitting requests for materials, users accept responsibility for the items requested as well as for complying with Copyright Law.

Institutional Loan

All ABM public or private institutions may access a wide-range of books as long as holders of ABM’s reading card.

Access to Institutional Loan:

  • Requests should be addressed to ABM board via letter or email.
  • Official book borrowing requires filling in official term for temporary loan.
  • Loan period: one year; possibility of being renewed for another year.
  • Significant damages or loss will result in penalties.

School Loan

ABM enables its readers with schoolbooks for all levels of education.

  • Lists must be submitted until July (regarding the next school-year) after ABM advertises in its usual communication channels.
  • The assignment of these book is done according to the order of the list’s delivery. The reader has five working days to pick up the books after ABM contact. If not, the books will go to the following reader.
  • The loan lasts for one school-year; the request may be renewed for an equal period, in case of retention or need to keep manuals of previous years, within the same education level.
  • When the return occurs, the state of conservation of the borrowed manual is stated on the reader card. In case of severe damage or loss: the user is obliged to proceed with its replacement – same document or equivalent.
  • Repeated non-compliance with these procedure determines the inhibition of access to this ABM service.