AGBU Papazian Library Circulation Services For AUA Community
AGBU Papazian Library Circulation Services For AUA Community
Effective as of: 10.01.2020
American University of Armenia

Policy for Publication

Policy Number: LIBR2020003

All AUA students, faculty, and staff with a valid Library Identification Card are eligible to borrow library materials. 

Borrowing privileges by patron type

Patron type

Lending time

Number of books

AUA Faculty

One semester


AUA Students

Four weeks


AUA Staff

Two weeks


Loan categories

- Standard Loan: borrowing privileges specified according to patron type.
- Short Loan: overnight loan of certain reserved material.
- Library Use Only: refers to non-circulated materials for use only in the library.

Right to privacy

Every library patron has a right to privacy while using properly charged library materials. Names of borrowers will not be disclosed.


Library patrons are responsible for renewing materials before the due date expires. Library Patrons may now renew the checked out library materials online or by phone (+374 060 61-27-64). The detailed instructions for renewing books remotely are sent to all registered patrons via the Library mailing list service.

Library materials, placed on hold by other patrons, cannot be renewed.

Reference materials and Periodicals

Reference materials and periodicals in print format are for in-library use only. However, these materials can be checked out for one or two days upon library staff permission.

Textbook Loan

Students may check out assigned by faculty textbooks from the library. It is the student's responsibility to handle the textbook with care, and return it after the final exam. The student who fails to return a library textbook because it is lost, stolen, or damaged is required to compensate for the replacement cost.

For the distribution of a textbook, the faculty member submits the Textbook Request Form online.

Electronic Devices Loan:

The library provides laptops, tablets, kindle devices, and calculators for on-campus use only.

Overdue and Replacement Fines

The Library emails due date reminders to the borrowers. Overdue fine is 100 AMD per day per loaned material, and the replacement fine for lost material is 1,5 times of its price. The library also accepts an identical copy of the lost book.

Fair Use of All Circulating Materials

The Library follows the "Fair Use Guidelines" incorporated into the legislature accompanying the 1976 U.S. Copyright Act and subsequent Amendments for all circulating materials.