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Loans, renewals and returns

Borrow

Our lending facilities are free of charge if you are an Avans student or staff member .

You can easily borrow books and other materials with our lending machine. First scan your digital student card or employee card from the Avans app on your smartphone.This is available in a download for Android (My Avans) and for Apple iOS (Mijn Avans).

Next, scan the bar codes of the materials you want to borrow.

Students can borrow a maximum of ten materials at the same time. The limit for lecturers and staff members is twenty items.

Renew

You can easily renew your loans with your card in the online catalogue. If this causes any problems phone 088 - 525 60 50.

Reservations have priority. This means that if a work has been reserved, the loan cannot be renewed.

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How to renew step by step

  • Go to the Avans Catalogue
  • Click on Borrower information
  • Enter the number below the barcode on your (digital) student card or staff card
  • Enter the first three letters of your surname. Click Login
  • Click on Loans
  • Select the publications for which you want to renew your loan
  • Click on Renew. The renewed loans will now appear on the screen

Important!
Always use the first three letters of your surname (without prefixes) as it appears on your card. In some cases you must enter an extra 0 (zero) before the number.

Return

Want to return your borrowed materials? Please deposit them in the opening of the return bin next to the lending machine. Rest assured: we will do the administrative processing for you.

The lending period is four weeks. You will receive an email reminder two days before the end of the lending period.

If you haven't returned your items, you will receive an invoice after four weeks, for the administrative fee (€ 15) and the standard amount of € 40 per book. You can no longer borrow from us until the materials have been returned or this invoice has been paid.

Reserve

Only if an item is out on loan, you can make a reservation. Reserve it in the online catalogue with your card.

You will be notified as soon as your reserved item is available. In that email, the first three digits before the title indicate where the reservation is located.

Reservations are put on the shelf by name, and you can take them with you immediately, without scanning. We keep them aside for you for ten days.

How to reserve step by step

  • Go to the Avans University Catalogue
  • Search for the publication out on loan (Identifiable by the text out on loan → Reserve)
  • Click on Reserve
  • Enter the number below the barcode on your (digital) student card or staff card
  • Enter the first three letters of your surname. Click Login
  • The publication has now been reserved for you
Important!
Always use the first three letters of your surname (without prefixes) as it appears on your card. In some cases you must enter an extra 0 (zero) before the number.

Requests

You can demand for books from other Xplora locations free of any charge. Also you can order almost anything from libraries in the Netherlands. Such a request costs € 2.50. Please ask our information officer or via xplora@avans.nl about the possibilities.

Responsability

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). Pay online or in Xplora with your debit card.

Your card is strictly for your own use. As a lender you are held responsible for the use of your card and for the materials registered on it. If you lose your card you must therefore immediately inform xplora@avans.nl and the Avans Service Line (088 - 525 88 88) to prevent misuse. Your card will then be blocked.

Privacy

We will not pass on any details of materials loaned to third parties except in the case of serious negligence.

Where can you pick up your reservation?

The email that you will receive contains the title details of your reservation.
The first three digits before the title indicate where it is waiting for you.

  • Breda Hogeschoollaan: 704, 785, 928
  • Breda Beukenlaan: 705
  • Tilburg Cobbenhagenlaan: 713
  • Den Bosch Onderwijsboulevard: 776
  • Den Bosch Hervenplein: 716
  • Den Bosch Parallelweg: 706
Last updated on 9 March 2020.