Borrowing Privileges

User Profile General borrowing limit/volumes General holding limit/volumes Overdue threshold of suspending/fines Overdue threshold of suspending/volumes Renewing books/times Limit to reference books/volumes Restrictions based on the book’s language type
Undergraduate 30 3 10.00 5 3 3 Unlimited
Junior-college student 5 3 6.00 5 3 3 One book in foreign language
Short-term foreign student 5 3 6.00 5 3 3 Unlimited
Graduate student 30 3 10.00 5 3 3 Unlimited
Doctoral student 30 3 10.00 5 3 3 Unlimited
Tsinghua/BSFU reader 30 3 10.00 5 3 3 Unlimited
Domestic visiting scholar 10 3 10.00 5 3 3 Unlimited
International visiting scholar 10 3 10.00 5 3 0 Unlimited
Faculty 30 3 10.00 5 3 3 Unlimited
Staff under contract system 5 3 10.00 5 3 0 Unlimited
Researchers cooperating with PKU 5 0 6.00 5 0 0 One book in foreign language
Interlibrary loaner 30 0 50.00 10 0 0 Unlimited

Readers who have a University ID card or a Library Card can borrow 5-30 books for one month(24 hours for the Course Reserves), and renew up to three times in general cases (no renews for the Course Reserves. Policies vary by branch and type of material, so check individual library rooms for specifics. 

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