Borrow & Renew
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All registered CITY College staff and students are automatically entitled to borrowing from the Information & Learning Commons collections. Studnets, upon registration given n an "Information Package" that explains in detail all borrowing regulations. Guides with all available services and resources are also included in that package. If, for any reason, you do not hold such a package you may request a copy from the Library Services Desk. Borrowing is also open to other categories of users.

If you are not a member of the ILC, please see the Information for visitors Web page for further information.


How to borrow

  • You should take the items you wish to borrow, to the Library Services Desk.
  • The items will be issued to you and the date they are due for return will be stamped on the back of the item.

If an item you request is not on loan and still you cannot find it on the shelves, ask to fill in a missing item card available at the Library Services Desk.


Loan categories

ILC collections have various categories for loan which determine the length of time they may be borrowed and the fines charged for late return. Special rules apply for books that are Unit reserves (textbooks or recommended readings) or on heavy demand. When searching, OpenABEKT library catalogue, the loan category of each book is indicated in the item’s bibliographic record.

Standard loan

Items in this category:

  • are from the Main, Dissertations and A/V collections
  • are issued for 2-3 weeks
  • may be reserved
  • may be renewed, unless requested by another user
  • have white spine labels

Short loan

Items in this category:

  • are heavy in demand materials
  • are issued for a week
  • may be reserved
  • may not be renewed

Restricted loan

There are two types of Restricted Loan:

Reserve Collection items:

  • are for studying purposes only within the ILC premises
  • include all textbooks and recommended readings from Unit Syllabi
  • are denote by color dots on the spine of the books (yellow for textbooks – red for references)

Reference Collection items:

  • are for reference use within the ILC premises
  • include dictionaries, handbooks, guides, etc.
  • include print journals and conference proceedings & papers


Loan periods

Membership Group

Loan period

Undergraduate students

5 books for two weeks, 2 of which may be Fiction

Postgraduate students

6 books for two weeks, 2 of which may be Fiction

PhD students

5 books for a month


Academic staff

5 items for an academic semester


Alumni & External members


2 items for two weeks


Document Delivery Service

We provide a postal loan service for those students studying off-campus. For more information see our Document Delivery Service web page.



You can renew standard loan items using on of the following ways:

  • Approaching the Library Services Desk. 
  • Using the e-mail ( renewal service.
  • Making a telephone (+30 2310 538 560) renewal.

Items on loan may be renewed twice.

If a book has been reserved by another user or if you have outstanding fines you can not renew the loan.



If you have and queries about borrowing:


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