Lending services.

Lending services include loan of  books, renewal and reservation facilities.

The services are available only to users who are registered as library members.

The Conditions to have access to the services are as per the Loan and membership policy. (provide link here  to Loan and membership policy)

The Conditions to have access to the services are :

Membership policy

The conditions  for registration as a member are the following:

All adults  must register themselves as members by completing the registration form.

All children must be registered by their parents or guardians who have to complete a registration form. 

Seychellois residents must produce a form of identification such as ID card, passport or driving licence  in order to register as library members.

Non-Seychellois residents, as well as Seychellois residing abroad must produce their passports or work permits in order to register as library members.


Registration of members.

The conditions  are as follows:

All users must register themselves as members by completing the registration form.

All children must be registered by their parents or guardians by completing a registration form. 

Seychellois residents must produce their identity cards in order to register as library members.

Non-Seychellois residents, as well as Seychellois residing abroad must produce their passports or work permits in order to register as library members.

Loans

The terms for borrowing books from the library are as follows:

 

The terms for borrowing books from the library are:

Seychellois:

Seychellois residents may borrow books free of charge.

Seychellois living abroad are required to deposit SR 150  per book if they wish to borrow books from the library while in Seychelles.


Foreign Residents:

Foreigners who have been living in Seychelles for less than 2 years are required to deposit SR 150 per book.

Foreign Visitors:

Foreign visitors are required to deposit SR 150 per book.

Deposits:

The deposit is refunded when all materials borrowed have been returned in satisfactory condition.

Deposit Claims:

The person claiming the deposit has to produce the original receipt and to produce any of these forms of identification - such as identity card, passport and  driving license etc. If the claim is not made within 2 years, the deposit will be forfeited and credited to government revenue.

The person has to acknowledge receipt of deposit in the Library deposit register. In the case that the receipt is lost, that person has to provide a  note .

 

Types of loan services

The Library provides book loan service to individuals and bulk loan service to institutions.

Book loan service

– A member is allowed to borrow a maximum of 3 books at a time.

-  Books can be renewed twice.

- Books on loan with other members can be reserved at the Library and by  telephone  or  email.

 

Bulk loan service

The service is available for institutions and associations which require a certain amount of books at any one time.

Loan periods

Books can be borrowed for a period of 2 weeks as short term loan or a maximum of 3 month as long term loan.

Membership card

Registered member is issued with a membership card which must be presented each time materials need to be borrowed. The initial membership card is free. In case of loss, the member has to pay SR25 for a new card.

Returning of books

- All borrowers are encouraged to return their books by their due date in order to ensure availability of the books to others.

- Borrowers will have to replace a new copy or a new copy of equal value for books damaged or lost while in their care.

- Membership of borrowers with overdue books will be suspended until the books have been returned in satisfactory conditions.

Seychellois:

Seychellois who live in Seychelles may borrow books free of charge.

Seychellois living abroad needs to deposit SR 50 per book if they wish to borrow books from the library while in Seychelles.


Foreign Residents:

Foreigners who have been living in Seychelles for less than 2 years are required to deposit SR 50 per book.

Foreign Visitors:

Foreign visitors are required to deposit SR 50 per book.

Deposits:

The deposit is refunded when all materials borrowed have been returned in satisfactory condition.

Deposit Claims:

The person claiming the deposit has to provide the original receipt, and to produce any form of identification such as identity card, passport, driving license etc. If the claim is not made within 2 years, the deposit will be forfeited and credited to government revenue.

The person has to acknowledge receipt of deposit in the Llibrary deposit register. If the  receipt is lost, that person has to write a note to state that the receipt is lost.