Library policies


Library policies

All Technion students, faculty members, adjunct teachers, and employees are entitled to borrow books from the Architecture and Town Planning library free of charge.

External readers (non-Technion) should apply to the Central library for details of the registration (fee may be charged).

Borrowing policies

Undergraduate students can borrow up to 25 books. Graduate students and faculty members can borrow up to 50 books.

Loan periods

​Loan periods

Month/two weeks
One week
Overnight – not renewable
Not for loan, library use only

Marking on spine of book

No marking on spine of book
Yellow strip on spine
Yellow/red strip on spine
Red strip on spine

Automatic renewal system

The library operates an automatic renewal system. Loans can be renewed under the following conditions: no overdue books (past and present), no restrictions on library account, no request for a book by other readers. Books borrowed for overnight use cannot be renewed. Readers will be notified by email three days before the due date if a book cannot be renewed.

Returning library loans

Books should be returned to the circulation desk. Books may be returned to the book drop near the entrance to the library. Readers are responsible for returning books on time.

Report lost items to the circulation desk. Librarians will explain your options for replacing the lost material.

Book reservation (hold requests)

Readers can use online library catalog to reserve books. Readers can reserve books borrowed by other readers. Readers can reserve books that are not on loan. It is not possible to reserve books for a specific date. It is not possible to reserve books with the loan status “overnight”.

Reading materials for courses

It is essential for the library to receive lists of reading materials for courses before the beginning of a semester. It is possible to prepare electronic reprints in accordance with the “fair use ” principles. Electronic reprints will be uploaded to the Technion Moodle. Lecturer has to open a course site in the Technion Moodle.