Library Regulations

Library Regulations

To best serve the students and faculty with convenience, our library has the following regulations:

1. Users shall comply with all regulations issued by all departments of the library.

2. Campus card or QR code or facial recognition must be used to enter the library

3. No smoking in the library.

4. No spitting and littering in the reading rooms.

5. Keep silent in study areas.

6. Take care of all library properties and facilities. Vandalism will be fined.

7. Users can refer to FAQ or ask a librarian for help.


Regulations of Reading Department

1. Admission is reserved for users who has a valid campus card.

2. The campus card should not be loaned to other users.

3. Users are responsible for minor damages such as highlighting, pencil underlining, ink marks, margin notes on any reading materials and will be fined for serious damages to the books as an example.

4. Resources belonging to the library should not be taken out of the library without permission.

5. Users shall behave properly in the reading room; shut off the table lights before leaving. Smoking, spitting, littering and eating are prohibited.


Regulations of Circulation

Borrow & ReturnPolicy:

1. Users must finish the procedure of checking out before taking books or other resources of library outside.

2. For faculty and staff, graduate students, second-degree students and students of the Excellence department may borrow up to 24 books for the loan period of 30 days; 1-month extension will be granted upon renewal.

3. Undergraduates and retired faculties may borrow up to 12 books.

4. Anyone who keeps overdue books may be denied for future borrowing.

5. New Books Borrow & Return Policy: For better circulation of new books, selected new books are displayed on the New-book Shelf located in the 208 room (Xuhui Campus) and 1st floor (Fengxian Campus).


Overdue Policy:

The library implements an overdue-ban system. The details are as follows:

1. If the maximum number of days overdue does not exceed 30 days (included), borrowing privileges are regained immediately after the readers return all the overdue library books.

2. If the maximum number of days overdue is between 30 days (excluded) and 60 days (included), borrowing privileges will be suspended for 3 days after the reader returns all the overdue library books.

3. If the maximum number of days overdue is between 60 days (excluded) and 90 days (included), borrowing privileges will be suspended for 6 days after the reader returns all the overdue library books.

4. If the maximum number of days overdue exceeds 90 days (excluded), borrowing privileges will be suspended for 9 days after the reader returns all the overdue library books.

Overdue return of books from other libraries will follow the rules of the book provider.



1. Readers can autonomously reserve online “out on loan” books or books not available in the library if necessary.

2. Each reader may reserve 2 books. The validity of reservation is 30 days, that is, if the book can’t be recalled or returned within 30 days, the record will be automatically cancelled.

3. After the reserved book is arrived, the library will notify the reader by Email or SMS, or the reader can also check the status of his book reservation in “My Library”.

4. Reserved books will be kept on the reservation shelf for 7 days (except for winter and summer vacations). Reservation is cancelled automatically beyond the time limit.

5.Reservation service will be initiated upon request: The readers must provide valid email address and mobile phone number. One can consult staff at the information desk, or automatically opened by the system after completing personal information in My Library.

6. Reservation cancellation: If one need cancel a reservation, please operate it in My Library. However, the reservation book that has already arrived cannot be cancelled.

7. Cancellation of reservation right: If one fail to borrow the reserved books in the library on time for three times cumulatively, the reservation right will be suspended, and automatically recovered after 3 months.

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