Borrowing conditions

You need to be registered at the library and to show your student/staff card to borrow items.

Borrow / Return

You can borrow 10 documents for 4 weeks
Readers can return items to any of our library.

Loan Machines

The machines, installed in most university libraries, allow you to be independent in lending and returning documents. You can also make extensions there.

  • Step 1 : scan the barcode of your student/staff card.
  • Step 2 : pass the document one by one on the platen.


Your delays in documents result in a suspension of your loan rights for a period equivalent to the days of delay. 

Avoiding fines :

  • You can return all of your borrowed materials to any CY university library. So do not hesitate to go to the nearest CY library to you.

  • Renewing your items online 24/7 before they become overdue. Checking your Library record via My Library Account  and extend your loan for a month. Please note that this renewal needs to be done before they become overdue.

Borrow a book from another CY Library

You can reserve it via the  Library's catalog (by clicking on the Reserve link, to the right of the copy you wish to borrow) and we will take care of depositing it int the library of your choice.
Once the request has been processed, you will be contacted and invited to pick it up at your library reception.

Please note, you can only 3 reservations at a time.
Please be aware that journals are excluded from Inter-site loan service, as well as textbooks, educational kits, exams records and exam preparation books from the INSPE library.

Reserve an item already borrowed

If all copies of a title are on loan, you can request a hold so that the next returned copy is held for you. Most items can be requested using the Library Catalogue. You can reserve it by clicking on the Reserve link.
Its availability will be confirmed on your Library account in the reservation section.



Except at the Chênes Library, it is possible to borrow magazines.
For any information on the loan of journals, inquire at the reception of your library.


It is possible to extend a loan for a period of 4 weeks.
Click on the My Library Account  button or please visit the nearest CY Library desk. If you are unable to access the internet you can call the Library  to renew your books.

Please note that only works on normal loan can be renewed. Furthermore, that items cannot be renewed if they become overdue or if another borrower has requested a hold on an item. Short-term loan (3 or 14 days) cannot be renewed.
It is not possible to reserve a book with the status "Available". You must collect it from the reported library or request a Inter-site loan (ISL) from your library.

Borrow from another French university library
with Inter-library loans (ILL)


How to log in to my library account ?

To log in, click on the My Library Account ("Compte lecteur") button and take your user card (student or staff card).
Fill in the 14 numbers of the barcode ("code barre") stuck on your card.
For students, the password ( "mot de passe") is the student number.
For the other users, the password is made of the numbers after the zeros of your barcode.
To keep your account secure, do not forget to log out.