Library Policy

Library policies
  • Admission to the library

Joining the Indonesian Heritage Society gives access to loan documents. Registration can be done at the library.

  • Borrowing materials

How long can I borrow materials for ? How many items can I have out at one time?

Material type Items Loan period
Books 3 3 weeks
Pamphlets 3 3 weeks
CD/DVD 2 3 weeks
Slides 2 weeks
Audio-visual equipment Need reservation

For use of IHS activities only

Can I borrow books that are marked as “reference”?

Books that are marked as “reference” cannot be borrowed. They are for use in the library only. There are usually circulating some copies of the book that you can borrow.

Can I renew items that I have borrowed?

Items that have not been requested by another borrower and have not exceeded the maximum number of renewals become eligible for renewal. An item can be renewed for 1 week. You may renew up to 2 times.

Renewals or reservation may be requested in person, by telephone or by email.

  • Library fines and fees

What are the fines for overdue materials?

Material type Fines
Books Rp. 5,000,- per day
Pamphlets Rp. 5,000,- per day
Slides Rp. 2,000,- per box, per day

Charges only accrue on days the library is open. The maximum fine for each returned book is Rp150.000.

When do I get charged fines?

Overdue fines are charged for any material that is not returned on or before the due date. Fines were established as an incentive for prompt return of materials so that they will be available to others. Fines begin accruing the day after the item is due.

How can I avoid fines?

  • Renew your items

To avoid fines, renew items where possible if you require them longer than the due date of the item.

  • Return your materials on time

What happens if I lose something I borrowed?

A borrower who loses a book or pamphlet will be responsible for the cost of replacement.

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