CINIBA - Faculty Libraries

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§ 1 General provisions

1. Faculty Libraries of the University of Silesia and the Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (CINIBA) in Katowice co-create one integrated Library and Information System at the University of     Silesia.
2. These terms apply to use of Reader Services in Faculty Libraries.
3. Library collections are made available through:
    1. Reading Rooms (not available to take home)
    2. Lending Desks (for external loans)
    3. University of Silesia network (e-resources)
4. Where Readers wish to copy or photograph content of library collections are required to comply with the provisions of the Act on Copyright and Related Rights of February 4, 1994 (Journal of Laws No. 24/1994 as amended).
5. Faculty Libraries of the University of Silesia can charge fees for services, including:
   a. issuing a library card or its duplicate and issuing a guest card or its duplicate,
   b. delayed return of borrowed documents and sending reminders,
   c. providing digital copies and computer printouts.
6. The List of Paid Services and Price List is established by the Library Director of the University of Silesia in consultation with Quaestor.
7. Readers are warned about temporary suspension or limitation of the opening hours of the Faculty Libraries by appropriate announcements.
8. Settlement of matters not covered by provisions of these terms fall within the competence of the Library Director of the University of Silesia.
9. Non-compliance with provisions of these terms will result in loss or restriction of rights to use library collections.
10. In cases of flagrant violation of these terms, the Library Director of the University of Silesia may ask the authorities of the student's teaching unit or the employee's superior for intervention.

§ 2 Lending desk – external loans

1. Readers can register only one account in the Library and Information System.
2. Readers who can borrow collections:
   a. students of all degrees of the University of Silesia
   b. employees of the University of Silesia
   c. retired employees of the University of Silesia
3. Condition to allow to borrow books is registration of Reader in the Library and Information System by identification document. Readers shall fulfill electronic registration form (available on library website), sign the Reader’s declaration together with consent to the processing of personal data and confirmation of reading Terms of use Library collections.
For registration process reader has to show identity card and:
   a. valid student card and index with confirmation – for students and doctoral students (PhD) of the University of Silesia (if a paper index is not issued – only a valid student card)
   b. employment confirmation or valid employee card – for employees of the University of Silesia
   c. valid student card or confirmation of participation – for post-graduate students of the University of Silesia
   d. university confirmation of retirement – for retired employees of the University of Silesia
4. The document identifying Reader in the Library and Information System is:
   a. electronic employee card or electronic library card – for employees of the University of Silesia
   b. electronic student card - for students and doctoral students (PhD) of the University of Silesia
   c. electronic library card or other electronic document registered in Library and Information System - for other readers
5. In the Theological Library, books are also available to priests and religious from the Archdiocese of Katowice who, upon registration, present an identity document and a document confirming the fact of belonging to clergy or religious state.
6. Registration procedure should be performed in person.
7. Providing personal data to the administrator is voluntary, but it is a necessary condition for using the Library and Information System. Personal data is processed only for the purpose of library services and is protected in accordance with applicable law.
8. A duplicate electronic library card is issued within one week from the date of reporting the loss. The costs of issuing a duplicate card and damages resulting from the loss are charged to the account owner.
9. The Reader loses ability to use Lending Desk of the Faculty Library:
   a. if account validity has not been extended for another year (outdated student card) or at the time of graduation – for students, doctoral students (PhD) and post-graduate students
   b. upon termination of employment – for employees of the University of Silesia
10. Reader's account is closed after settling the obligations towards all libraries of the integrated Library and Information System of the University of Silesia and other libraries about which annotations appear in the index or are saved in the Reader's account.
11. Readers have to inform the Library about any change in their personal details supplied on registration including without limit any name change, change of address or change of contact details. Readers have to report the loss or any suspected or actual unauthorised use of their library card and library account.
12. All details related to books borrowing are recorded by computer in the Library and Information System. The Library and Information System provides user with access to account status information, including the number of books borrowed or ordered, return dates and fees due. Reader is responsible for checking the status of his account after each transaction. Doubts should be immediately reported to the Library.
13. Reader is responsible for borrowed books. Any defects noticed should be reported to librarian at the time of loan.
14. The limits of borrowed books and mandatory loan periods in Faculty Libraries are set out in the Annex to the Regulations. In a justified case, the Library may shorten the loan period.
15. Readers cannot borrow:
   a. special collections, rare and valuable publications
   b. books in the Reading Room collection
   c. materials in poor condition
   d. newspapers, journals and magazines
   e. other documents that are available for on-site use only.
16. Books in closed warehouses of Faculty Libraries are ordered through online catalog or if it is necessary through completing information based on a card catalog (correctly and legibly completed reverse). Reader is obligated to collect them within 7 days. In case of unclaimed to submit the ordered materials within this period, Reader's account will be blocked for a period of 14 days.
17. Reader may extend (prolong) borrowed books three times via online catalog.
18. Self-made extension (prolongation) is possible when:
   a. return period has not expired for any of borrowed books,
   b. Reader's account in the integrated Library and Information System is not charged with unpaid fines
   c. book has not been reserved by another Readers
19. Account owner is entirely responsible for the timely return of books. Messages are sent to the e-mail address of Reader about the approaching return date of books and about the start of charging a penalty for late return of books. The Library is not responsible for the lack of reminders generated by the system.
20. In case of exceeded return date, Reader’s account is blocked and Reader is charged a fine in the amount specified in the Price List of Fees in the Library and Information System.
21. Avoidance of books return and delay in payments deprive periodically or completely Reader’s right to use the Library and Information System of the University of Silesia, eventually return of books and payment may be enforced in court.
22. Owner of the library account is responsible for destruction or loss of books. Reader is obligated to immediately deliver identical title or agree with the Library on another form of settlement. As soon as the obligations towards the Library are settled, Reader does not acquire right of ownership of the damaged or lost books.

§ 3 Access to Reading Room

1. Readers interested in using the Reading Rooms are obligated to comply with the Terms of use of the Reading Rooms.
2. In the Reading Room, you can use books from the Reading Room collection, collections located in warehouses and electronic resources.
3. Readers with registered document in the Library and Information System are entitled to use the Reading Room. The document referred to in § 2 point 4 or a guest card issued by the Lending Desk or the relevant Reading Room. The basis for issuing the guest card is the correct completion of the electronic registration form, presentation of ID card, signing the Reader's declaration together with consent to the processing of personal data and confirmation of reading the Terms of use of the Reading Room. The guest card is issued for one year with the option of extending its validity. It does not authorize to borrow collections.
4. Access to collections in the Reading Room is allowed upon presentation of a document authorizing use on site to the librarian.
5. Users of the Reading Room are required to leave their outer clothing and larger bags in the cloakroom or in lockers. Librarian is not responsible for items brought to the Reading Room.
6. In the Reading Room silence is obligatory. Eating meals and making phone calls is prohibited.
7. Reader is financially responsible for any damage to the collections and equipment due to own fault.
8. Ordering publications from closed warehouses of Faculty Libraries to the Reading Room requires an electronic order or is done through completing information based on a card catalog (correctly and legibly completed reverse). During periods of increased number of Readers, librarian may limit the number of orders processed at once to the Reading Room.
9. Publications used by users in the Reading Room are registered on the Reader's account in the Library and Information System.
10. Publications ordered to the Reading Room can be used on site. Photocopies of library materials in poor condition may not be made, irrespective of the year of publication or particularly valuable publications. It is allowed to copy the collections with your own camera after obtaining the consent of librarian.
11. Used collections should be returned to the librarian or to described place. It should not be put back by Readers in the Reading Room shelves.

§ 4 Use of computer places

1. Computer places may be used by Readers mentioned in § 2 point 3 and point 5 and by Readers with a guest card referred to in § 3 point 3.
2. Computer places in the University of Silesia network are installed to provide sources of information necessary for studies and conducting scientific and research work, and in particular to use library catalogs and databases, scientific electronic journals and scientific websites disseminated in a network within the University of Silesia. Users are obligated to use it for their intended purpose.
3. Active Reader account in the Library and Information System allows access to electronic sources purchased by the University of Silesia. Account locks prevent access to it.
4. Users of computers cannot:
   a. perform actions or activities causing devastation or damage to library computers and library equipment, disorganizate of the computer network and make destruction of software;
   b. make any changes to configuration of library computers, attempt to break existing system security and interfere in content of data collected
   c. upload and share content that is unlawful or subject to protection of intellectual property, the subject of which is not user;
   d. upload and share content that may violate anyone's personal rights;
   e. mass distribution of advertising content (so-called spam);
   f. spread computer viruses and programs that can damage computers of other Internet users
   g. conduct commercial activities through a computer network
5. Computer places are monitored. In case of a violation of applicable rules, librarian or network administrator may immediately terminate the user's session, and in case of flagrant violations of the Terms, block account and request compensation for damage caused as a result of non-compliance with these rules.

Limits and return periods in the Faculty Libraries of University of Silesia

I. Law Library

- academic and teaching staff of the University of Silesia - 50 books for 16 weeks
- other employees of the University of Silesia - 15 books for 8 weeks
- students of University of Silesia – 15 book for 8 weeks
- PhD students of the University of Silesia - 20 books for 8 weeks
- post-graduate students - 5 books for 8 weeks
- retired employees of the University of Silesia - 5 books for 8 weeks

II. Library of Social Sciences

- academic and teaching staff of the University of Silesia - 50 books for 16 weeks
- other employees of the University of Silesia - 25 books for 8 weeks
- students of University of Silesia – 25 book for 8 weeks
- PhD students of the University of Silesia - 30 books for 8 weeks
- post-graduate students - 10 books for 8 weeks
- retired employees of the University of Silesia - 5 books for 8 weeks

III. Library of Earth Sciences

- academic and teaching staff of the University of Silesia - 50 books for 16 weeks
- other employees of the University of Silesia - 5 books for 8 weeks
- students of University of Silesia – 10 book for 8 weeks
- PhD students of the University of Silesia - 15 books for 8 weeks
- post-graduate students - 10 books for 8 weeks
- retired employees of the University of Silesia - 5 books for 8 weeks

IV. Library of Languages in Sosnowiec

- academic and teaching staff of the University of Silesia - 50 books for 16 weeks
- other employees of the University of Silesia - 20 books for 8 weeks
- students of University of Silesia – 25 book for 8 weeks
- PhD students of the University of Silesia - 30 books for 8 weeks
- post-graduate students - 20 books for 8 weeks
- retired employees of the University of Silesia - 10 books for 8 weeks

V. Theological Library

- academic and teaching staff of the University of Silesia - 50 books
- other employees of the University of Silesia - 15 books
- students of University of Silesia – 15 book
- PhD students of the University of Silesia - 20 books
- post-graduate students - 20 books
- retired employees of the University of Silesia - 5 books
- other Readers registered in the Theological Library – 5 books
The loan period for particular types of collections is:
- books - 8 weeks,
- textbooks - 26 weeks,
- sheet music - 52 weeks.

VI. Film Art Library

- academic and teaching staff of the University of Silesia - 50 books for 16 weeks
- other employees of the University of Silesia - 25 books for 8 weeks
- students of University of Silesia – 25 book for 8 weeks
- PhD students of the University of Silesia - 30 books for 8 weeks
- post-graduate students - 5 books for 8 weeks
- retired employees of the University of Silesia - 4 books for 4 weeks
Movies are borrowed for a period of 2 weeks.

VII. Faculty Library of the University of Silesia in Cieszyn

- academic and teaching staff of the University of Silesia - 50 books
- other employees of the University of Silesia - 10 books
- students of University of Silesia – 10 book
- PhD students of the University of Silesia - 15 books
- post-graduate students - 5 books
- retired employees of the University of Silesia - 10 books
The loan period for particular types of collections is:
- main collection - 4 weeks,
- textbooks and sheet music - 26 weeks

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