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Frequently asked questions


How many items of library materials can be borrowed at the same time?
8 publication items can be borrowed at the same time.

What does “In preparation – in process” ("v pripravi - v obdelavi") mean? Can I reserve these items?
Items with the item status “In preparation – in process” ("v pripravi - v obdelavi") are still in the preparation or redaction process. If you reserve such materials, they will be processed preferentially. These materials can be reserved at the information desk.

What do the Roman numerals II., III., IV in front of the signature mean?
The Roman numerals in front of the signature label the size of library materials. The materials are put on the shelves according to the following order:  IV, III, II, and are followed by smaller size materials that are not marked with Roman numerals.

What happens if I lose my membership card?
A new membership card with a new number is issued according to valid pricelist. You should report the loss of your membership card to the Lending Unit (telephone numbers (02) 25 07 429, (02) 25 07 430).

What should I do if I lose the materials I’ve borrowed?
The borrowed materials have to be replaced with identical materials or the fees for the purchase of new materials and the processing fees have to be paid. If the materials are damaged the library can demand restitution.

Where do I find information on Maribor?
If you need information on celebrities, societies, sights and events that are connected with Maribor or the northeast Slovenia you can contact the Local History Department. 

What do I need for the issue of a CIP?
For the issue of a CIP you have to provide the last corrected copy, inner title page, other front pages, indexes and colophon.

How can I access the library’s electronic databases?
The University of Maribor Library’s homepage offers electronic sources which can be accessed from the computers in the Newspaper Reading room. The remote access is enabled for the University of Maribor students and the staff, who are active members of the University of Maribor libraries. For the remote access you need your membership card number and a password.

Who can become a member of the University of Maribor Library?
Citizens of Republic of Slovenia who are above fifteen years of age (parents or guardians guarantee for the authenticity of the data for users under eighteen years of age) and foreign citizens (in some cases they need an adult guarantor). Legal persons, who use the Interlibrary Loan service, can also be members of the library.

Do I have to come to the library in person if I have a short question or need information?
You can call the information desk (telephone (02) 25 07 431), or you can use the Ask a librarian (Vprašaj knjižničarja) service, where your question will be answered or you will be guided to appropriate sources.

Can I photocopy a book with the status “For the reading room” (»Za čitalnico«)?
The materials can be photocopied in the Sončna pot copy shop, which is on the library premises, if the materials will be used for personal use and if copies are then not publically accessible. You cannot reproduce more than 70% of the paganized book pages. You can reproduce the whole book if it is not available for more than two years and if you copy it for your personal use.

The reproduction of music, databases and software is not allowed.

 Sometimes copying of valuable or damaged materials can also be rejected.

Can I borrow videos, DVDs and soundtracks?
The University of Maribor Library keeps these materials mostly for study and research purpose and therefore the majority of them are labelled with “For the reading room” (»Za čitalnico«). You can use these materials in the reading cells on the 3rd floor. The materials labelled with K7, which are kept in the Music and Film Collection, need to be ordered until 15.00 per phone (02) 25 07 472, if you want to use them in the afternoon. Materials that available in more copies can of course also be borrowed.

Have you got any library materials for children and youth?
For those kinds of materials we suggest that you visit public libraries. According to the mission of our library we only have these materials for study purpose.

What is ISBN, ISSN?
ISBN (International Standard Book Number) is a onetime identification number for one title and one unchanged edition of the same publisher.

ISSN (International Standard Serial Number) is a standardized international number which enables the identification of any serial publication regardless to where it is published.

These two numbers are very useful when searching for materials.

How can I find an article in a specific periodical?
For a successful searching you have to choose the union catalogue database (COBIB.SI) and choose the option select records for: articles and other component parts, if you are searching by the topic. If you know the author or the title of the article, then the search in the union catalogue database (COBIB.SI) is the same as for books.

Can I use wireless internet in the library?
Yes, the library offers wireless networks EDUROAM, LIBROAM, and WiGuestUKM.

Eduroam:

The user account and the password are issued by the central organization (i.e. organization where the user goes to school or work). You also need appropriate hardware (laptops, palmtops, mobile phones) and software (installation of the client).
 

Instructions:
http://www.arnes.si/helpdesk/eduroam/

Certificate downloads for phones:
http://www.arnes.si/pomoc-uporabnikom/eduroam/navodila-za-povezavo/prenos-certifikata-na-telefon.html

Libroam:

LIBROAM is a system of roaming in wireless networks that are available in Slovene libraries.

To use LIBROAM you also need appropriate hardware (laptops, palmtops, mobile phones) and software (installation of the client).

Username is: UKM.nnnnnnn@libroam.si, where the nnnnnnn is the library card number and has to have 7 numbers (if your library card number is shorter you have to put 0 in front of your number).

Password is the same as for the My Library (Moja knjižnica) service. If you don’t have a password, you can get one in the Lending Unit. The LIBROAM system is then available in an instant.

What does a red spot on materials mean?
A red spot on the back of materials means that you can borrow them for 14 days. These spots are mostly found on literary works. 

What does an “A (completely inaccessible (archival copy))” ( »A (popolna nedostopnost (arhivski izvod))« in the Cobiss/Opac catalogue mean?
It means that this is the archival copy, which the University of Maribor Library as an archival library has to preserve and that this copy cannot be borrowed.