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Admission Rules ▲Top

Please following the rules below to ensure a safe, clean and quiet enviornment in Life Science Library :
  • Faculty & Staff must have an identification card to enter the library.
  • Walk-in users must be at least 18 year-olds (the only exception are for the family members of faculty) to apply the Library Card. Or use driver license/ID to exchange for temprory library card to enter the library and return the card on the same day.
  • Please do not bring in any contraband goods, foods, drinks, and pets; Cellular phone must be turned off all the time.
  • No person shall unreasonably interfere with the work or comfort of another person in the Library, by the creation of undue noise, physical violence or by any other unreadonable means whatsever.
  • No photographing or filming be done inside the library. Persons found bringing equipment into the librariy for such purposes, or already in the act of filming, should be asked to leave.

Circulation Rules ▲Top

  • Books
    • Welcome to collect the books you want from the open stacks.
    • Please put the books in distribution shelves near the copy area after using.
  • References
    • non-circulating.
  • Journals
    • non-circulating.
    • Paper :Please put back in distribution shelves near the copy area after using/printing.
    • Magazines :All can be checked out excpet current issues.
    • E - Journals :Use of many of these resources is governed by license agreements with the Academia Sinica that restrict use to faculty and staff and affiliated users. It is the responsibility of each user to ensure that he or she abide the copyright reserved of publishers and uses these products only for individual, noncommercial use without printing multiple copies or systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information.
  • Checking out Items
    • Borrowers can check out items with a valid library card.
  • Loan Periods
    • Books -- 30 days; AV Materials -- 14 days; Magazines -- 7 days; Journals / References are non-circulating.
    • All checked out items are subject to be recalled after next patron who has placed a hold on them. If an item is recalled, a Recall Notice will be sent to the borrower and he/she should return the items within 3 days.
  • Renewals
    • Patrons with items checked out for longer may renew items in person or online before the due dates.Books can be renewed triple; AV Materials and Magazines can be renewed once each. Please be aware that if another patron has placed a hold, then renewal is prevented.
  • Holds
    • A patron may place a hold on items online through the library catalog or in person at the circulation desk. A pickup notice will be sent to the patron when the book is checked in and it will be held at the circulation desk for no longer than 3 days.
  • Overdue & Fines
    • All overdue items are fined NT$5 per day per item.
  • Long-Term Loan Period
    • Any principal investigators in Division of Life Sciences of Academia Sinica can check out up to 20 books for one year. All loans are subject to recall when a hold has been placed by another patron after 7 days of the initial loan period has passed.
  • Lost or Damaged Items
    • A borrower will be charged the cost of replacement items and other handling charges when the items are lost or cannot be repaired.

Interlibrary Services ▲Top

  • Purpose
    • Cannot find your paper in LSL? Don't worry, LSL will help you getting the papers you wants from other libraries or anywhere as soon as possible.
  • Photocopies
  • Loan Books
  • Who May Apply
    • All members in Division of Life Sciences of Academia Sinica can enjoy our interlibrary loan services. Before making a request, You must have LSL Library Card and register Interlibrary Loan Form.
  • Fees
    • Service fee charged depends on the lending institution.
  • Notices
    • Before use this interlibrary loan service, make sure you have:
      • LSL Library Card
      • NDDS Account

Request a Purchase ▲Top

  • Who May Apply
    • Any principal investigators in Division of Life Sciences of Academia Sinica.
  • Budget
    • Because of the buget limitation, we will purchase after getting permission from the Library Committee Member that requester belongs to.
  • Procedures
    • Complete as much of the Purchase Request Form as possible. Often the completeness of the request determines the speed and accuracy of acquisition.
    • Recommend for Bioinformatics database/tool, please see acquisition principles.
    • We will check if it is available in LSL; if not, we will purchase after getting permission from the Library Committee Member that requester belongs to.
    • When the items arrive, those will be bibliographic first and put in New Books on display for 10 days(accept to place holds during the periods), and then will notify the requester to borrow after 10 days.
  • Note
    • if principal investigators purchase items themselves, please check if the items exist in LSL and have books, purchase request form, and receipts (the name of the payee is ACADEMIA SINICA) to us.

DDS ▲Top

Due to cancellation of some scholarly journals, Life Science Library is launching a new document delivery serviced. Please fill out the New Account if you never use before. You can send your article request out and Life Science Library will fulfill your request.
  • Reason
    • If you cannot find articles in LSL, please use LSL Document Delivery Service
  • How to Apply
    • Click LSL Document Delivery Service to login by your email and complete your request. We've simplified the procedure that you can just apply with PubMed ID or DOI number
  • Working Days
    • If your request can be found in libraries in Taiwan, we complete in around 1-3 days. In other hand, we shall apply with oversea libraries via RAPID ILL system; it'd take around 1-2 weeks
  • Fee
    • Life Science Library is promoting LSL Document Delivery Service now and will not charge at this moment. However, we'll evaluate again after the trial period of RAPID ILL System

Copiers Services ▲Top

We have black copiers, and a color copier in LSL.
  • Black Copier
    • NT $1 per page.
  • Transparency
    • NT $3 per page
  • Color Copier
    • We have a color copiers to use.
    • Fees :
      • A4 color print : NT $5 per page
      • A3 color print : NT $7 per page
      • Black print : NT $1 per page
  • Notices
    • PIs in Division of Life Sciences of Academia Sinica can apply a copy card for public use for his lab.
    • For personal use, purchase copy card at circulation desk
      • NT $100 -- can print 100 pages