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Admission Rules

Please following the rules below to ensure a safe, clean and quiet enviornment in Life Science Library:

  • Please do not bring in any contraband goods, foods, drinks, and pets; Cellular phone must be on silent mode.
  • 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 unreasonable means whatsever.

Circulation Rules

  • Books
    • All print collections should be reserved onlinePlease reserved online for pick-up.
    • TIGP books are located on the 2nd floor for you to check out.
  • Journals
    • 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 -- 90 days; AV Materials -- 14 days; Magazines -- 7 days.
    • 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、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 Loan


  • 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 :


  • Reason
    • If you cannot find articles in LSL, please use LSL Document Delivery Service
  • How to Apply
    • Click Applications to login by your SSO account 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
  • Fees
    • No Fee

Request a Purchase

  • 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.

Copiers Services

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

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