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Course Reserves,Short Loan,Restrict Resources

Welcome to the XJTLU Library. We want to make your use of Library services as smooth as possible. Here are some basic facts about the library services that you will find useful.

What is "Short Loan“

Books in high demand are held in Short Loan collections which are situated on the 3rd floor of the library. The loan period is only for 3 days. The content of the collection changes each year as new material is added, and items less heavily used are returned to their regular place on the shelves.

How to Submit Short Loan Books (Only for Instructors)

Method 1: Email the Library Collection Circulation Type Changing Request Form to

Method 2: Directly submit the Library Collection Circulation Type Changing Request Form to 3rd floor circulation desk.

Processing Time

Short loan books are processed upon academic staffs' submission. Library staff processes short loan books on a first-come, first-served basis. For best results, we suggest that you submit short loan lists one month before the beginning of each semester. 

Please note:

Processing times are approximate and will vary depending on the time of the semester, the amount and availability of materials, and other factors. Library-owned materials needed for short loan are often out on loan and must be recalled before they can be processed.  This can cause significant delays. Although we are committed to making short loan books available when needed, we cannot guarantee processing time.

How to Search the Short Loan Books

  1. Search the item on the library OPAC system ( The location of the short loan books is “Library Floor 3 - Short Loan".
  2. Note the call number of the item you want.

Borrowing and Returning Short Loan

With your university ID card, books can be checked out and in either at self-service machines on the 1st, 4th, and 8th floors, or at the Library Circulation Desk on the 3rd floor.

Please note:

  • Loan Period: 3 days
  • Renew: Short Loan items can be renewed online via Library Catalogue System, or you can go to the library circulation desk on the 3rd floor with the book that has to be renewed.
  • The renewal quota is: 5 for UG & Master students; Unlimited for staff and PhD students.
  • Overdue Fine:  0.2 RMB per item per day if no reservations from others; 0.5 RMB per item per day  if the book is requested or reserved by some other patron.