Technion Libraries Circulation Services

Loaning Books & Equipment

  • The Technion community is entitled to borrow books and equipment from Technion libraries.

  • 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.

  • Loans renewal is performed automatically for up to 2 years, as long as there are no requests.

    • A service for Faculty members only: request to renew loans after 2 years using the Technion Library Book Scanner android app (currently active for those who have already downloaded it in the past and will soon be updated for everyone).

  • "Miluim": please present your callup notice when borrowing items before going to serve. If this is impossible, present a certification upon returning.

Returning Items

  • 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.

  • Once 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.

Lost or Damaged Loaned 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 to pay for the damage.

  • The reader will be required to pay the cost of an item's purchase, including handling costs. If the reader provides a replacement item (which is identical to the original & is in excellent condition), the library staff will consider accepting it.

Requesting Items

  • 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.