Types of Loans

 

self loan

You can take the books you need from the shelf and make the loan yourself at the machine provided for this purpose.

You just need to bring your University card and remember your personal identification number (PIN).

The procedure is very simple:

  • Have a valid university card and have no sanctions.
  • Know the PIN.
  • Once this information is known, the user can go to the self-checkout machine with the book they want to take home, place the card with the barcode on the back facing up, enter the PIN and then the book of interest with the barcode also up
  • After a few moments, the loan operation is registered; the book, degaussed; and a receipt is printed notifying the reader of the book's return date.

This service is subject to Library lending policy.

home loan

Requirements: presentation of the URJC card.

Where: At the counters on the different floors of each Campus Library, or at the self-checkout machines.

Documents: Those documents that are not expressly excluded from loan are subject to home loan (reference works, collection of magazines, collection of old funds, works of singular value, doctoral theses and final year projects), and documents that , without being framed in any of the previous categories, it is considered appropriate to exclude.

Expiration: The expiration of the loan period is reflected inside the document by means of a reminder attached to a cover sheet. The conditions and duration of the loan vary depending on the category of user in question and the type of document that you want to borrow.

  • Bookings: The PDI, the PAS and the 3rd Cycle Students may request the reservation of a document that is loaned to another user. To make the reservation, the user must have in order the loans that appear in her name. Only two documents may be reserved at a time. The reservation will be made from the website of the Library catalog:
    • The search is made in the catalog.
    • Check that there are no copies available.
    • Click on the link on the left "Make a reservation".
    • The form is filled in with the "User ID" and the "PIN" number.
    • Library staff will contact the user (either by email or by phone) when the item is available. The user must pick it up within a period. not exceeding 7 days, after which they will be returned to the bibliographic collection.

Manuals and those considered appropriate at the Library's discretion are excluded from the document reservation service.

  • Renovations: Users may request the renewal of the documents they have on loan for one more period, provided that they are not late in said document or in any of their current loans.

Renewals will be done from "My Library Card". The user must identify himself with his unique domain user in the BRAIN library catalog and once identified, access "My library card"-"My loans". In the items that can be renewed, the option to do so will appear.

Intercampus Loan: The Intercampus Loan is a service offered by the Library to its users and is used to obtain original documents or photocopies of journal articles (the latter only for PDI and PAS) that are not in your Campus Library, but which, on the contrary, are found in some of the other URJC Libraries.

There are certain materials excluded from the intercampus loan, these are: Reference Material. Books "with red dot" and audiovisual material.

Intercampus loan form

Basic issues:

  • One form per document.
  • The approximate reception time is 2/3 days.
  • You will receive an email or you will be notified by phone to pick up the document. If it is in electronic format, it will be sent in PDF to your user email account.
  • You have 3 days to pick it up. Once the term has elapsed without the user withdrawing the document, it will be returned to its library of origin.
  • Once the term of the loan has ended, the user must return the document at the same point where they requested it.

 

Self-checkout: You can take the books you need from the shelf and make the loan yourself at the machine designed for that purpose.

You just need to bring your University card and remember your personal identification number (PIN).
The procedure is very simple:

  • Have a valid university card and have no sanctions.
  • Know the PIN.
  • Once this information is known, the user can go to the self-checkout machine with the book they want to take home, place the card with the barcode on the back facing up, enter the PIN and then the book of interest with the barcode also up
  • After a few moments, the loan operation is registered; the book, degaussed; and a receipt is printed notifying the reader of the book's return date.

This service is subject to Library lending policy.

Return mailboxes: The return mailboxes allow books to be returned at any time during the University Library's opening hours, without the need to go through the loan counter.
We have one in each Campus library, always near the loan counters; They have a touch screen to perform the operation.
They allow to return the books on loan, in 3 easy steps:

  1. Press the RETURN option of the machine to start the process.
  2. Scan the barcode of the item you need to return with the scanner.
  3. Deposit the item in the mailbox through the slot.

You can repeat this process for each item you want to return.
The books are automatically returned. You can check that the item is returned from your user account at BRAIN.
Returns after the deadline will be sanctioned in accordance with the Current loan regulations.


return mailboxes

 

The return mailboxes allow books to be returned at any time during the University Library's opening hours, without the need to go through the loan counter.
We have one in each Campus library, always near the loan counters; They have a touch screen to perform the operation.
They allow to return the books on loan, in 3 easy steps:

  1. Press the RETURN option of the machine to start the process.
  2. Scan the barcode of the item you need to return with the scanner.
  3. Deposit the item in the mailbox through the slot.

You can repeat this process for each item you want to return.
The books are automatically returned. You can check that the item is returned from your user account at BRAIN.
Returns after the deadline will be sanctioned in accordance with the Current loan regulations.

Strawberry Passport

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The Rey Juan Carlos University forms part, as an ex officio member, of the Madrono Consortium which brings together public universities of the Community of Madrid and the UNED.

Service regulations: Strawberry Passport

Rules for granting the Madroño Passport

  1. Teaching staff, researchers, postgraduate students (official master's, own and research), research fellows with teaching load and PAS of the Rey Juan Carlos University may request the Madroño Passport in their respective Campus Libraries, in accordance with the Agreement 2021 of the Technical Commission of the Madroño Consortium.
  2. To request the card, the interested party must go to their Campus Library providing:
    • A passport size photo.
    • Copy of the relationship contract with the URJC (only for contracted personnel)
  1. Applicant users must sign a form Spanish / english (which will be provided in the library at the time of making the card) in which the conditions of use of the Madroño Passport appear.
  2. The Madroño Passport is a card that entitles you to obtain home loan books from the Universities that are part of the Madroño Consortium (Alcalá de Henares; Autónoma de Madrid; Carlos III; Politécnica de Madrid; URJC and UNED).
  3. The loan period for withdrawn copies will be thirty days, renewable for one more period, with a maximum limit of four per user.
  4. The user will receive several notices in his email account, as the stipulated return period approaches.
  5. Users who have this identification will also be able to automatically obtain the National Library of Spain research card, which will allow them to use any of its reading rooms and will give them access to consult any of its collections and services. 

Intercampus Loan

The Intercampus Loan is a service offered by the Library to its users and that is used to obtain original documents or photocopies of journal articles (the latter only for PDI and PAS) that are not in your Campus Library, but that due to the On the contrary, they can be found in one of the other URJC Libraries.

There are certain materials excluded from the intercampus loan, these are: Reference Material. Books "with red dot" and audiovisual material.

Intercampus loan form

Basic issues: 

  • One form per document.
  • The approximate reception time is 2/3 days.
  • You will receive an email or you will be notified by phone to pick up the document. If it is in electronic format, it will be sent in PDF to your user email account.
  • You have 3 days to pick it up. Once the term has elapsed without the user withdrawing the document, it will be returned to its library of origin.
  • Once the term of the loan has ended, the user must return the document at the same point where they requested it.

laptop loan

15-day loan for students. Request your laptop at the counter of your library or in the spaces enabled for it.

Interlibrary Loan

 The Interlibrary Loan Service provides users with the documents they need and that are not available in the Libraries of our University, but are available in other libraries of institutions with which it has an agreement. In the same way, the Interlibrary Loan Service provides documents available in the University Library collection to those external institutions that request it.

Regulation

Service regulations: Interlibrary Loan

  • Who can use the service: All members of the University Community can make an interlibrary loan request.
  • Before using the service: Before making an interlibrary loan request, check in our catalog beforehand that the University Library does not have the document you are going to request. Periodicals, yearbooks, statistics and other reference works are generally excluded from the loan.
  • How the request is made: Requests are made electronically by the PAS, PDI and third-cycle students, once they have been registered in the service, through the request form. Undergraduate and first and second cycle students, submitting the interlibrary loan form for students at the counters of the Campus libraries, as explained in the procedure section. Interlibrary Loan Requests will be processed by the Library's Central Services.
  • Cost: The cost of the interlibrary loan is assumed by the University in accordance with an agreement approved by the Library Commission, provided that the allocated expense item is not exceeded by demand. This service is, therefore, free for members of our University Community. All libraries that provide this service charge for it. For this reason, and in order to promote responsible use and avoid collapsing the service, a maximum number of requests is established.
  • Limit of requests: A total of 10 requests per month and user is established in the case of PAS, PDI, third-cycle students and own degrees; and 5, in the case of first and second cycle students, not being able to request the same document more than twice in a month.
  • Procedure PDI, PAS and third cycle students: To make a request through the electronic form it is essential to be previously registered in the service.

Interlibrary loan PDI, PAS, third cycle

High in service. The first time you use the service, you must fill in the service registration form. The application will give you a confirmation message that your request has been sent, if the data is correct. The registration process is not automatic, you will receive confirmation by email to your institutional account.

Through the Interlibrary Loan service you can:

  • Request a document that is not in the URJC libraries.
  • Check the status of your request.
  • Make claims of requested documents.

Periodicals, yearbooks, statistics and other reference works are generally excluded from the loan.

Access to the Interlibrary Loan Service

Interlibrary loan undergraduate students

Periodicals, yearbooks, statistics and other reference works are generally excluded from the loan.

  • Reception and delivery of documents: The time of reception of the requested document depends on the mail and the supplying center, for which a term cannot be established.

The Interlibrary Loan Service will notify the user by email of the arrival of the document at the Library.

In some cases, the documents will have to be consulted in the library itself at the express wish of the supplying Libraries.