Closed Stacks Area: The Closed Stacks Area is located in B1 of the Main Library and readers are not allowed to enter. If you wish to borrow books at the Closed Stock Area, please make a retrieval request via your account. Once you have made the request librarian will retrieve your requested books from the Closed Stacks Area for you. Retrieved books will then be placed on the holdself, and the system will send both email and SMS notice to you. After receiving notification, you should pick up the requested books within 7 days.
For further information, please refer to the “Book Reservation & Retrieval Request Guideline” below.
Closed Stacks Area Retrieval Service Key Points:
- The National Library of Public Information has set up a Closed Stacks Area to preserve our numerous collections. All materials at the Closed Stacks Area are available for retrieval requests, the reader can make a request via our Online Public Access Catalogue.
- Materials at the Closed Stacks Area are divided into rentals and non-rentals. The rental material can be borrowed for up to 30 days, and non-rental material is for library use only. It cannot be checked out.
- Retrieval service is not on-demand, the librarians will only retrieve materials four times per day, at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM. When your requested material is ready, a pick-up notification will be sent via email or SMS by the system automatically.