Borrowing, yes, but what?

  • Number of items available for loan: 20 items, all media combined.
  • Documents - except in the special cases indicated below - may be extended for the same period as the initial loan. Loan extensions are only possible once, except for USMB staff, lecturers, teachers or researchers, who can benefit from two extensions. It starts from the date on which it is carried out (and not from the initial due date).
  • Certain high-demand documents are excluded from loan or "restricted loan". Records on "restricted loan" are available for 14 days on a non-renewable loan.
  • The loan of reserved or overdue documents is not extendable.
  • Each user can reserve 10 documents at any one site. When a reserved document becomes available, the user receives an e-mail notification. They then have 5 working days to collect it.


  • be a USMB student;
  • read and sign a laptop loan charter ;
  • provide proof of civil liability insurance;
  • loan period: 1 month, renewable 1 time

Please note: the three BUs are not equipped identically.

  • Laptop computers
  • Anti-theft
  • Headsets
  • USB keys
  • Portable speakers
  • Felt pens and brushes for workrooms
  • External CD/DVD players
  • Magnifiers
  • Power strips
  • Pico spotlights
  • Throws
  • Styli for interactive touch screens

For whom and for how long?

To borrow documents and access digital resources, you need to register. More information on the Register page.

Location Duration of the loan
Students registered at the USMB in years 1 to 3 (bachelor, BUT, ACCENTS registered at the USMB) and students registered in other universities with which the university has an agreement (Auvergne Rhône Alpes region) 21 days
Students enrolled at the USMB in years 4 and 5 (master's degree and engineering degree) 28 days
Students on work-linked training (whose work-linked training involves absences from campus of more than three weeks) 35 days



Location Duration of the loan
Staff, teacher-researchers, teacher-researchers working at the USMB (tenured, contractual or temporary), hosted researchers, ATER, doctoral students, emeritus teacher-researchers, language readers 35 days
Administrative, technical, labour and service staff, and USMB retirees 35 days

*For the first category of users (staff, lecturers, teachers and researchers, doctoral students, etc.), it is possible to extend the loan period twice.

*Special case: staff, teacher-researchers, teachers and researchers supervising TDs with the map library can borrow 100 cards for 28 days (renewable once). These fees are in addition to regular fees.

Location Duration of the loan
Outside France (excluding USMB) 21 days