Borrowing materials from Xplora is free of charge if you are an Avans student or staff member.
The self-checkout machine allows you to borrow books and other materials yourself at any Xplora location:
Magazines can be borrowed at the machine as well. First put the magazine in one of our magazine folders. On it you can find the barcode to scan.
Students can borrow a maximum of ten items at the same time. The limit for lecturers and staff members is twenty items.
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There are multiple ways to extend the loan period on your materials.
Renew by using our self-checkout machine;
Or renew by using Kaluga.
Renewing is almost always possible, except when the material has already been reserved.
Items can be returned as well by using our self-checkout machine.
The loan period is four weeks. You'll receive a reminder in your email two days prior to the return date.
If you haven't returned or renewed your items, you will receive an invoice after four weeks for the administrative fee (€ 15) and the standard fee of € 40 per book. Until the materials have been returned or this invoice has been paid, borrowing items will not be possible.
Reservations can only be made if an item is on loan. Reservations can be made via Kaluga.
You'll receive an email as soon as your reservation has arrived.
Your reserved item will be registered to you already, so you don't have to scan it at the check-out machine.
It will be kept aside for you for ten days.
When you search for items via Kaluga, it might be that this item is unavailable at your current location, but ís available at another Avans location.
In that case you can use this request form on Servicepunt. Log into Servicepunt using your Avans account.
Information Support will send the materials to your Avans location of choice. You'll receive a pick-up message via email when the material is available at that location.
Items can be returned at the return cabinet of any Avans location.
You can also order almost anything from other libraries in the Netherlands.
A request for a publication outside of our own collection costs € 2.50.
Please contact our Information Support for the possibilities.
By using the Xplora lending facilities you declare that you are aware of and agree to our terms. For using our facilities the general Avans House rules apply.
You are not permitted to make notes in books. If you damage or lose any materials you will be charged a standard fee per item (€ 40) and an administration fee (€ 15).
Your card is strictly for your own use. You are held responsible for the use of your card and for the materials registered on it.
If you lose your card you should immediately inform us via our contact page and inform Avans Servicepunt to prevent misuse. Your card will then be blocked.
Any details of materials loaned will not be passed on to third parties except in the case of serious negligence.