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Booking texts on loan and requests for the loan of available texts

Users can book items currently on loan to other users as described below:

  • going to the loan desk and asking the staff to book the item, or calling on +39 0372 5677.23 or sending an e-mail to biblio@cremona.polimi.it . After the booking is made, the library will automatically inform the user as soon as the requested item is available. If the item is not collected within three days of becoming available, the booking will be automatically deleted from the system;  
  • using the online booking system from the OPAC catalogue and clicking on the "Prenotazione" [book] button that appears under the label "Documento in prestito. Rientro previsto il gg/mm/aaaa" [document on loan. Return scheduled for dd/mm/yyyy]. If the user has not been identified yet, the system will now ask for authentication. At the end of the operation a booking confirmation message will appear. Users can have no more than two bookings at the same time in any of the SBA libraries. When the item is returned, the user will be informed via a notification e-mail. The booking is valid for three days from the receipt of the e-mail. Bookings that have not become loans in those three days will be automatically deleted from the system. Bookings can be cancelled manually from the "Gestione movimenti" [movement management] menu in the user's "Area Personale" [personal area] from the OPAC catalogue or by contacting the staff in the library in which the booking was made.

While browsing the OPAC catalogue online, users can request the loan of "available" items

  • using the "Richiesta di prestito" [request loan] button under the "Documento disponibile" [available item] label. If the user has not been identified yet the system will now ask for authentication. After the request, a confirmation message will appear. This message differs among libraries and contains the availability conditions of the item. Users can have no more than two loan requests at the same time in any of the SBA libraries. The request is valid for two days - the day it is made in and the day after. If the request does not turn into a loan during those two days, the action will be automatically deleted from the system and the book will be available to other users.

Loan requests can be cancelled manually from the "Gestione movimenti" [movement management] menu in the user's "Area Personale" [personal area] from the OPAC Catalogue or by contacting the staff in the library in which the booking was made.