Circulation Services


NTOU faculty, staff and students can use university ID card or library borrower’s card to borrow books from the library.
Borrowing Privileges:


Total No. of Items

Loan period(days)




Ph.D  program Students /Master’s program Students



Undergraduate students/ Assistants



Retired teachers and staff



Alumni with borrowing privileges



If you have questions about your privileges, please contact the Library Circulation Office at 886-2-24622192 ext.1181 or


If a book is reserved by another user upon checking out, the loan period will be shortened to 14 days. However loan period will not be changed if the book is reserved by another user after it has been checked out. Reference materials, periodicals and newspapers are limited for use in the library.


Borrowers may check in and return the materials at the circulation desk, or drop your books(except A-V materials, Periodicals) in the return box located at the main entrance of the library. If books dropped in the return box, the return date will be the next working day.


Borrowers can renew their books 5 days prior to the due date via online renewal. Please note that renewal will not be completed in the following conditions:
A.Item(s) in your record is/are overdue;
B.Item is on hold (reserved by another user);
C.Renewal the same item for twice;
D.User's borrowing privilege is locked temporarily for unpaid fines;
E.Too soon to renew (renewal are only accepted during 5 days prior to due date).

Online Reserves

  1. Online requests are only accepted as the item is checked out.
  2. Use title, author or call number search to locate the record through NTOU Online Library Catalog.
  3. Once the item record is located, click on the blue "Request SELECTED ITEM" button at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Enter your Patron ID ( barcode number on your NTOU ID Card) and PIN, and then click on "submit ".
  5. Choose one item from the list shown and then click "Request selected item".
  6. The message "Your request for ~ was successful" will appear. Click "Start over" to continue.

Late Return of Books

Please return all checked out items on or before the due date. If a book is not returned by the due date, it is considered overdue and is subject to overdue fines. Late return of books will be charged NT$5 overdue fines for each item per day.
The fines will by cumulated until the late item returned to library. Users with late returned books or unpaid fines cannot check out, renew or request any book.

Replacement for Lost / Damaged Book

Users will be responsible for loss or damage to any book in their records. If any item is lost, you must inform the library before the due date.
If items are damaged or lost, you will be required to pay the double value of replacement or buy a new copy of the item for the library.
If the item is also overdue, there will be charged overdue fees, too.


The above details are based on National Taiwan Ocean University Book Loan Regulation.