Technion Libraries Borrowing Services

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Technion Libraries Borrowing Services

General

  • The Technion community is entitled to borrow books and equipment from Technion libraries.
  • A student who has just enrolled is still not active in the systems. Only towards the beginning of the semester, reader cards are automatically opened and it is possible to borrow items.
  • Using the Technion Portal, you can locate all items found in the Technion, check their availably and their loan period.
  • When borrowing an item, you should present an identification card.
  • Information about borrowed & requested items appears in your Library Card on the Technion Portal (Technion Identification).
  • Loans renewal is performed automatically for up to 2 years, as long as there are no requests.
  • “Miluim”: please present your callup notice when borrowing items before going to serve. If this is impossible, present a certification upon returning.
  • It is the borrower responsibility to return items on time!

  • A notification to return a requested item is sent to the reader’s e-mail.

  • It is recommended to return items to the library from which they were borrowed.

  • When the library is closed, you can return books to the return box. These items will be credited on the next day.

  • Items that are not returned on time will not be renewed.

  • Late return of items will result in your account being blocked for further loans & renewals, according to the late period.

  • Both Undergraduate & Graduate students who are late returning items will be blocked from receiving additional services from the Undergraduate / Graduate School until the overdue items are returned.

  • Illness: If you are unable to return items on time due to illness, please present a certificate of illness upon returning the items.

  • A loaned item is under the full responsibility of the reader: You must maintain its integrity and prevent any damage. It is absolutely prohibited to write any notes or markings on libraries’ items
  • A reader who loses or damages an item will notify the lending library and will be responsible for arranging compensation
  • If the reader provides a replacement item (which is identical to the original & is in excellent condition), the library staff will consider accepting it. If not, the reader will be required to pay the cost of an item’s purchase, including handling costs
  • Method of payment – bank transfer only:
    • Beneficiary’s name – The Technion
    • Bank – Leumi
    • Branch – 887
    • Account – 25270000
    • Indicate in the comments: for a lost / damaged book from library X (the relevant library)
  • After payment, please send an email attaching a screenshot of the payment confirmation that includes a reference number to the Circulation Department at the Central Librarycir@technion.ac.il
  • Items can be ordered via the Technion Portal or via the Technion App.

  • An item cannot be requested for a specific date.

  • A reader is not able to request an additional copy of the same book that he currently has on loan.

  • The reader receives an e-mail message that the requested item is waiting in the library from where he requested the item.

  • The item will be reserved for the reader for 3 days. 

  • If you have requested an item, but no longer needs it, please cancel the request, so it may be released to another reader.

  • Options for cancelling a request:

    • If the item has yet to arrive, you can cancel the request in your library card on the Library Portal.

    • Contact the library where the item was ordered by telephone, e-mail, or at the circulation desk.

The stock of dictionaries is limited, so it is therefore advisable to check in advance the collection containing all details of its availability.

Online dictionaries are available here.

Circulation Services of the Central Library

contact us via e-mail: cir@technion.ac.il or via Tel.: 04-8292504/2521.

Technion community

  • Access to public computers in the Central Library requires Technion identification.
  • To access the public computers in the faculty libraries – please contact the relevant library to check the terms of use.

Guests

  • Access to public computers in the Central Library requires Technion identification.
  • Guests without Technion identification will be able to receive identification information for a daily user.
  • The quota of daily users varies and limited.
  • A daily user is valid for one day only.
  • A guest wishing to receive identification information for a daily user will contact the borrowing desk.
  • To access the public computers in the faculty libraries – please contact the relevant library to check the terms of use.

Mobile chargers, calculators, erasable board kits & headphones may be borrowed for the same day and must be returned at least ½ an hour before the library’s closing time.

while closing the degree, please open an incident at the Technion HelpDesk, or email the circulation desk: cir@technion.ac.il, or call 04-8292504/2521. The confirmation will be sent automatically to the Graduation Procedures Office.

Academic staff, graduate students and administrative staff are eligible to receive a guarantee letter to other academic libraries in Israel, which share mutual cooperation agreements with the Technion. This guarantee will allow you to receive library services according to the policies of that library. To receive a guarantee letter please contact the circulation desk via e-mail: cir@technion.ac.il or via Tel.: 04-8292504/2521

The use of the digital library requires only Technion identification (email and password) and is not conditioned on opening a library card that is intended for borrowing only physical books.

Students for accumulation studies at the Continuing Education & External Studies Unit are entitled of borrowing up to 5 items at the same time, after depositing 400 NIS at the Continuing Education accounts office.

The receipt form is a necessary document for a library card registration. It should be sent via email to the Circulation department at the Central Library: cir@technion.ac.il and indicate the following contact details (in Hebrew):

First name

Last Name

ID. No.

Home Address

Mobile No.

Email Address

The reader card is valid for a period of 1 year from the date of issue.

Technion libraries reserve the right to decide which type of material is loanable.

Anyone wishing to register as a private reader may borrow 5 books at a time from all Technion libraries.

A private reader is entitled to borrow only physical books and is not entitled to use the digital library due to copyright restrictions.

Terms of Use:

  • The reader card is valid for a period of 1 year from the date of issue
  • Technion libraries reserve the right to decide which type of material is loanable
  • A private reader does not have independent access to the reader card in the library’s portal.

    For books requests and information regarding loans, please contact the Circulation Department at the Central Library via email:  cir@technion.ac.il or by phone: 04-8292504/2521

  • Annual cost: 200 NIS
  • Method of payment – bank transfer only:
    • Beneficiary’s name – The Technion
    • Bank – Leumi
    • Branch – 887
    • Account – 25270000
  • After payment, an email should be sent to the Circulation department at the Central Library: cir@technion.ac.il:
    • Email Subject: Request to open a private reader card + applicant’s name
    • Email content: Attach a payment confirmation that includes a reference number (screenshot) and in addition, specify the following contact details in Hebrew: First name, Last Name, ID. No., Home Address, Mobile No., Email Address