RESEARCH LIBRARY of Tomsk State University

Borrowing and Renewing

Item checkout

- Find the item you need in the E-catalog;

- Make sure that its status is Available;

- Write down its call number, author’s surname, title, year of publication or request this item (make an electronic or handwritten request).


To get the item, pay attention to its location:

Circulation Desk

Address a librarian at the Circulation Desk and check out the item

Reading Rooms

Address a librarian at the indicated location or find the item on the shelf on your own

Check out the item using RFID self-service station or address a librarian at the Circulation Desk

Book Depository

You can get the requested materials:

With the item type 1 month and magazines – at the Circulation Desk

With the item type Reading room only and newspapers – in the Professors’ Reading Room

Faculty libraries – you can get the items at the corresponding department, faculty or in other TSU subdivisions


Information about the loan period is shown in the E-catalog in the Item type tab.

These items are checked out for in-library use only:

  • Periodicals (magazines, newspapers)
  • Theses and abstracts
  • Reference literature
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Single copy


Item renewal

The items can be renewed personally at the Circulation Desk, by phone  (+73822) 78-51-49 or through Your Account in the E-catalog.

Unassisted renewal is not available in the following cases:

  • overdue date for an item or items
  • the number of renewals reached its limit
  • a reader has unpaid charges
  • a Reader Card has expired

Information about the borrowed books (the due date, number of renewals, etc.) is shown in Your Account in the Checked out tab.