Rules and Regulations

Notice to Reader 

  Library is an important window of spiritual civilization. In order to guarantee the normal order of service and security environment, and offer a harmonious, orderly, quiet and comfortable reading environment, please comply with the following rules. 

  1. Build the image of a civilized citizen. In the library readers should dress neatly, the shirtless, barefooted, disheveled and drunk are declined to the library. 

  2. Maintain public security order. Please do not carry dangerous goods to the library, do not ride a electric car to the library,do not smoke in the library. And please take care of your own belongs. You will be responsible for your own loss. 

  3. Keep the library clean. Please do not bring pet, food and beverage into library. Please don't spit or litter on the floor. 

  4. Keep a quiet and civilized reading environment. Before entering the library, please keep your mobile phone to mute state. Do not make or receive phone calls in reading area. Do not argue, fight, make noises, chase, hand out advertising leaflets, and promote products in the library. Please do not lie down or sleep in the library. And please do not use personal belongings to occupy seat. 

  5. Protect resources and facilities in the library. If you damage the books and periodicals, you will have to pay for them according to the compensation rules for the loss and damage of materials made by Xiamen Municipal Library. If you damage computer, desk, chair and other facilities, you will have to compensate according to the cost. 

  6. Without permission, please do not take photos or video in the reading area. 

  7. Children under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by parents to go into the adults reading area. Parents should take responsibility of guardianship. 

  8. Group visitors need to make an appointment before coming. Without permission, reading activities that are not held by the library are not allowed inside the library. 

  9. Obey the librarys other rules and regulations. Library staff have the right to stop any violation. In case of emergency, please evacuate under the guidance of librarians. 

    

Rules of General Literature Borrowing Area 

  1. In this area, you can search and read books without library cards and borrow books with your cards. If you need to copy the data, you can use the self-service copier and scanner in this area. 

  2. The area offers open stacks for readers to borrow materials. Each time, every reader can take three books to read and should read in this area. When you search for books and periodicals, please take and put down them gently. And when you finish reading, please put the books and periodicals to the specific location for librarians to organize. 

  3. In this area, according to how much you deposit, you can borrow the equivalent price of books and periodicals. Books and periodicals can be borrowed for 21 days. Before the expiry date, you can renew the materials for another 21 days. You can renew through phone number 2980252. Or you can log in to our website (www.xmlib.net) to renew books at the Unified Authentication Platform. If you dont return books and periodicals on time, each will be charged 0.1 yuan for one day. 

  4. You can use our self-check stations to check out materials. 

  5. Before you borrow materials, you should first check whether there is missing page or other damage on the books and periodicals. If you find the materials are damaged, please inform the librarian to clear responsibility. 

  6. When you borrow materials, you should check your borrowing record carefully. Before leaving, please confirm your record. 

    

Rules of Children's Reading Room 

  1. Keep a clean, tidy and quiet reading environment. Don’t make noises, chase, quarrel, fight, etc. Don't spit or litter on the floor. And please take care of your own belongs. You will be responsible for your own loss. 

  2. Children need to be accompanied by parents to go into this area. Parents should take responsibility of guardianship and obey our rules. Please dont smoke, chat, make or receive phone calls, beat and scold children in this area. And if parents do not fulfill the responsibility of guardianship, we are not responsible. 

  3. The area offers open stacks for readers to borrow materials. Each time, every reader can take three books to read and should read in this area. When you search for books and periodicals, please take and put down them gently. And when you finish reading, please put the books and periodicals to the specific location for librarians to organize. If you want to copy documents, you can do it on the first floor after checking in at the information desk. 

  4. In this area, according to how much you deposit, you can borrow the equivalent price of books and periodicals. Books and periodicals can be borrowed for 21 days. Before the expiry date, you can renew the materials for another 21 days. You can renew through phone number 2980252. Or you can log in to our website (www.xmlib.net) to renew books at the Unified Authentication Platform. If you dont return books and periodicals on time, each will be charged 0.1 yuan for one day. 

  5. Before you borrow materials, you should first check whether there is missing page or other damage on the books and periodicals. If you find the materials are damaged, please inform the librarian to clear responsibility. 

  6. Please protect resources and facilities in the library. If you damage the books and periodicals, you will have to pay for them according to the compensation rules for the loss and damage of materials made by Xiamen Municipal Library. 

    

Rules of IT Experience Area 

  1. Readers can use computers after using the library card to register. Each computer can only be used by one person. 

  2. Please obey the management of the librarian. With parent’s permission, children can use the computer less than 2 hours per day. Adult can use the computer for 2 hours, and when there is computer available adult can register for another 2 hours. 

  3. Operation should strictly abide by the operation procedures. If you do not obey the rules, librarians have the right to terminate the use. 

  4. Please take a good care of computer equipment, be careful about the  computer virus, do not dismantle any interface of the computer, and do not touch the power cable. In abnormal situation, please contact our librarian immediately. Do not dispose without authorization. Any damage caused by improper operation be compensated accordingly. 

  5. Please keep quiet, clean and tidy. When you use the computer, hands should be clean. 

  6. Browsing unhealthy or reactionary website, playing online games, and other reading behaviors which are immoral or violate national regulations are strictly prohibited.   Our librarians have the right to stop uncivilized behavior. For the loss or damage, the librarian has the right to deal with according to relevant rules of the Xiamen Municipal. Any unlawful acts will be reported to the public immediately . 

    

Rules of Study Room 

  1. Please keep the study room clean and neat. Do not smoke, eat snacks or litter in the room. 

  2. Please keep quiet and turn your mobile phone into silent mode. Do not answer the phone indoor. And do not quarrel, chase, fights, etc. 

  3. Please do not use personal belongings to occupy seat and keep study room in order. 

  4. And please take care of your own belongings. 

  5. When you finish studying, please put back your chair and clean up the items on the table. 

  6. You can not leave personal items overnight. The librarians have the right to clean up the overnight items. 

    

Rules of Experts and Scholars Room 

  1. This is a special place for experts and scholars to do academic research. The open time is the same as the librarys. 

  2. Except for subject research data, please do not bring other personal items into this area. 

  3. Please do not take equipment of Experts and Scholars Room or books which are not borrowed out of the library. If you want to borrow books, please use a library card to borrow. 

  4. Please do not engage in activities which have nothing to do with subject research in this area. 

  5. Before you leave, please put back your chair. 

  6. Please protect books and periodicals in the library. If you damage the books and periodicals, you will have to pay for them according to the compensation rules for the loss and damage of materials made by Xiamen Municipal Library.  

    

Rules of Hong Buren Library 

  1. Hong Buren Library mainly is open to experts and scholars. Books in the library are only for indoor reading and cannot be borrowed. 

  2. Before searching for the collection of the Hong Buren Library, you must provide the letter of introduction from your company or organization and get the signature of the director of Circulation Service Department. After above procedures, you can use your library card to register and read books in this room. 

  3. When you want to borrow books which are both located in Hong Buren Library and other reading area, then you should go to other reading area to borrow. 

  4. If you want to copy reading information from this area, you should register before do the copying. Materials published before liberation are not allowed to copy. If you do need a copy, you can take photos of the materials in the library after necessary formalities. But you can not copy more than one third of the book. 

  5. Please protect books and periodicals in the library. If you damage the books and periodicals, you will have to pay for them according to the compensation rules for the loss and damage of materials made by Xiamen Municipal Library. 

    

Rules of Ancient Books Reading Room 

  1. This area offers closed stacks for readers to search for. Books are not for circulation in this area. 

  2. When you need to search for the ancient books, you must fill in the form of Application for the Use of Special Collections. Then the librarian will give you the books. Each person can only take one set less than 20 books each time. You can borrow again after returning back the previous book. 

  3. Before taking the books, please carefully check the quantity. If you find missing page or other damage, please inform the librarian in time. Ancient books can only be read in this area, and please return it on the same day. 

  4. Please take good care of ancient books. Please do not fold pages or draw things in the books. If you need to take notes, please use a pencil. It is forbidden to bringing food and beverage and smoking are strictly prohibited in this area. 

  5. Ancient books are not allowed to copy. You can take photos of or scan the materials. But you can not copy more than one third of the book. You can copy, scan and take photo of the photocopy of ancient books. 

  6. If there one ancient book has paperback edition, reprint, microfilm, or electronic version, then we dont offer the original ancient book. 

  7. In principle, ancient rare books are not allowed to search for or read. But under special circumstances, with the approval of our curator, you can read the ancient rare books. 

    

Rules of Microform Reading Room 

  1. Microform Reading Room collects various types of microform and offers closed stacks for readers. You can only read microform in this room. And each person can only take one book each time. 

  2. If you need to use microforms, you must fill in the form of Application for the Use of Special Collections. 

  3. Please listen to the guidance of the librarian, and use the microforms as required, in case of scratching the film. 

  4. Please keep the room clean, and do not smoke or litter in this room. 

    

Compensation Rules for the Loss and Damage of Materials 

  1. If you lose books or periodicals, you can compensate by buying a same copy. But you should pay an extra processing fee, which is 5 yuan for each book and 5 yuan for each video. If you cannot buy the same copy, then you should compensate according to the following rules. 

  1.1 Materials published between 1950 and 1989, if our library still have copies of the materials, should be compensated 10 times of the original price, if not, should be compensated 20 times of the original price. 

  1.2 Materials published published after 1990, if our library still have copies of the materials, should be compensated 2 times of the original price, if not, should be compensated 5 times of the original price. 

  1.3 If the materials do not have a price, then the price will be estimated by the library and you should compensate it according to the above rules 1.1 and 1.2. 

  1.4 If the lost books belong to one set of books, you should compensate the whole set. And the books that are not missing are still the state-owned property, not belonged to the reader. 

  2. Stained materials which can be repaired and will not affect the reading, should be compensated 1 yuan per page for repair. Materials that was stained severely, can't be repaired and affect the reading should be compensated according to Compensation Rules for the Loss and Damage of Materials. And the stained materials are not belonged to reader. 

  3. Deliberately damage on the bar code, label, security magnetic materials should be compensated 1or 2 yuan for each damage.  

  4. Stealing or damaging (cut, tear, change the content, etc.) the materials should be compensated 10 times of the original price (newspapers should be compensated according to the whole years price). If the circumstances are serious, we will cancel the readers right to borrow materials, and send the case to the police.