Loan policy of the USN Library

The library is a service for students and employees at University College of Southeast Norway (USN). Others can borrow from most of the library's collections and use our collections on-site. External patrons and businesses may enter into agreements for the purchase of library services.


Library card

Students can use their student ID card as a library card.

Employees can use their employee card or their national library card.

Responsibility

You have to make sure that the library always has your correct contact information. This includes your home address as well as your phone number and e-mail address.

Distance learning students who do not live close to an USN campus may choose to have loaned items shipped. The return of books is at the patron's own expense.

You are responsible for any items you borrow, and you need to return the items when they are due. Loss and damages must be reported to the library.

Violation of the loan policy results in loss of loan rights.

Loan periods

Lending time is normally 2 or 4 weeks. The library offers overnight loans of textbooks. Loans can be renewed if the material has not been reserved for others.

Reminders and fees

Reminders and claims are sent by e-mail only. Up to four warnings will be sent before a possible claim for compensation of at least 750 NOK is issued. Contact your library if a book has been lost or destroyed. If this occurs, you can buy a replacement copy and deliver it to the library rather than pay the fine.

A borrower has no loan rights at the USN library before an item has been returned or replaced.

External patrons

Non-USN affiliates can get a library card upon providing a valid ID. Students from other educational institutions can use their student card to borrow items. Arrangements for businesses to purchase library services can be made.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our loan policy.