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V. Fees and Payments


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Fees for Exceeding the Loan Period

  1. The Library is not obliged to send the user an overdue reminder.
  2. If the user returns a document after the set loan period, the user shall be required to pay the fee for late return.  The Library shall issue the user proof of payment of the late return fee.
  3. The obligation to pay the late return fee begins on the day following the expiry of the document loan period.  If the last day of the set period falls on a day when the Library is closed, this period shall move to the next day when the Library is open.
  4. The amount of the late return fee shall be determined for each document and for each day following expiry of the loan period.
  5. If the user fails to return the document marked with specimen class “restricted / lendable” within 60 days following the expiry of the last day of the loan period, the user shall receive a directorate demand by registered mail.
  6. If the user fails to return a document marked with specimen class “restricted / lendable” within 30 days following a directorate demand, the Library shall send the user a demand by registered mail for a reconciliation attempt.
  7. If the user fails to return a document marked with the specimen class “restricted / lendable” within 30 days following a demand for reconciliation attempt, the Library shall proceed to recovery via the courts.
  8. Both the user and the visitor shall be liable for damage caused by violation of a legal obligation.  Liability for damage shall be governed by the Civil Code.
  9. If the user fails to return a document marked with specimen class “short” within 30 days following the expiry of the last day of the loan period, the user shall receive a directorate demand by registered mail.  If the user fails to return the document within 15 days following the directorate call, the Library shall send the user a call by registered mail for a reconciliation attempt. If the user fails to return the document within 30 days of the reconciliation attempt the user does not return the document within 30 days of the reconciliation attempt, the Library shall proceed to recovery via the courts.
  10. If the user fails to collect within 14 days of receipt of the notification e-mail a document ordered via the international interlibrary lending service, other services provided by the interlibrary lending services department for the user shall be suspended, and in the case of the international interlibrary lending service, the user shall be charged 50% of the fee for the service.

A r t i c l e 19

Library Service Fees

  1. The Library requires payment for the following selected services and acts:
    1. issuing a user identification card;
    2. activation of a user identification card;
    3. ascertaining identification data on a user;
    4. arranging a loan from abroad via the international interlibrary lending service, arranging a copy of a document from another Slovak or foreign library;
    5. reprographic services;
    6. costs relating to damage to or loss of a borrowed document;
    7. digitisation services.
  2. The amount of the fee for each act and service is listed in the Service Fee List.
  3. The Library reserves the right to adjust the Service Fee List according to its needs during the validity of these Library Regulations.
  4. If the user has unsettled financial or other claims, the provision of other services to that user may be restricted.
  5. Library information services and other fees may be paid also from credit, which the user prepays at the Library cashdesk. It is necessary to prepay credit for self-service copying of documents.  If the user consents, the Library shall settle debts from the credit.
  6. Following termination of registration validity the user shall promptly request payment of any undrawn credit, though no later than two years from the end of the registration validity.  After this period, it will not be possible to return the remaining balance of the credit to the user.
  7. Credit may be returned to the user in person, following presentation of a citizen identification card, or other identity document.

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