Al-Mahdi Institute : Education & Research

Account FAQ

- How soon can I borrow books after I have applied?
As soon as you have registered and paid the membership fee, you are set to borrow books right away.

- How many books can I borrow at one time?
If you are an AMI member of staff or student, you can borrow a maximum of 15 books at a time.

If you are an external member, you can borrow a maximum of 5 books at any one time.

- How long can I borrow a book for?

If you are an AMI member of staff or student, you can borrow books for a period of 28 days.

If you are an external member, you can borrow books for a period of 14 days.

- Can I use the library facilities to come and read?
Yes, you are welcome during the opening hours to enjoy a book on the premises.

- Can I have access to the library computers?
Yes, more information on the library's I.T. facilities can be found here

- How do I renew my books?
Once you have your account login information emailed to you by the Librarian, you can do this in several ways:

1- come into the library and renew your books

2- call us to have your books renewed

3- log in to your account online and renew your books

- If another user has borrowed a book i'd like, how can I reserve an item?
You can only do this for books that are already out on loan to another user(s). You can reserve the item that you require online through your account by using the “place a Hold”option or come in to the library and talk to the library staff.

- What happens if I return my books late?
Books ought to be returned before or on the date they are due. If they are late for any reason, a fine of 0.20p per book per day will be incurred.


- How do I pay my fines?
You can do this by either coming into the AMI library or using one of the options available here


- What if a book I have borrowed gets damaged?
Speak to library staff regarding this matter, please note that there will be a charge incurred for any defacement or damage to library property.

- Who do I speak to if I have any more queries?
For any further queries please click here to get in touch and one of our friendly library staff will happy to help!