RCSI Bahrain Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Borrowing Resources

Multiple copies of recommended textbooks and other supportive resources in various forms are available for loan in the book stack. All users must produce their ID cards to borrow, return and renew items. Items will not be issued to users without ID cards.

All items are catalogued and can be found in the library catalogue. All items have spine labels which indicate the different loan period. All overdue items will be fined and user will be informed of fines at the information service desk. Students with overdue item will not be issued new item unless fines are cleared.

Loan Type Label colour Loan information

Reference textbook item

Yellow label with black letters

Only for use within the LRC Can be checked out within library

Reference only

White Label with red letters

Only for use within the Service Area

Standard Loan

White label with black letters

Can be borrowed for longer period

Short Loan

White label with black letters and orange colour code

Can be borrowed only for 2 days

One week Loan

White label with black letters

Can be borrowed for 7 days

User Group

Category of Book

Maximum no. of items

Maximum no. of days

Renewal

RCSI Bahrain Medical & BSc. Nursing Students

Standard loan

13

2 weeks

2

Short loan

3 (included in the 13 above)

2 full days

No renewal

MSc Healthcare Management & Quality Students.

Standard Loan

6

50 days

No renewal

MSc Ethics & Law Students

Standard loan

6

50 days

No renewal

RCSI Bahrain Faculty & Staff

Standard loan

12

6 weeks

Conditional renewal

MSc Nursing & Bridging Programme

Standard Loan

6

2 weeks

2

Locating Resources:

All standard loan, short loan, one week loan items, reference books, journals, newspapers, DVDs’ are located in the different areas of the library. Use library online catalogue to find shelving locations.

Can’t find it on the shelf:

If you can’t find any item on the shelf please check that you have the correct Call Number or ask the information services desk staff for assistance.

Timed Loan:

Items like headphones and extension cords are also available on a timed loan basis. You will be asked to leave your ID card to borrow these items for a specific period of time.

Overdue Items:

Late and overdue items will be charged fines. Users must check the due date printed on the date due form placed inside the book or other items. Library circulation services are not permitted if items are outstanding on a user account

Loan Type Fine Per Day
Standard Loan 100 fils per day
Short Loan & Overnight Loan 500 fils per day
One Week Loan 500 fils per day

Replacement of Lost Books

You are responsible for a book borrowed in your name until it has been returned to the library. If you lose a book, or if it is damaged, you will be charged for its replacement.