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The library provides its users with a wide range of library services:

Reference Services:

The reference desk is located on the library's entrance floor.
Information specialists at the desk provide assistance and instruction to the Gordon college community with using the library's resources; information search, retrieval and organization of sources.
The library provides walk-in reference services. In addition, assistance can be obtained via email:
refer@gordon.ac.il or phone: 04-8590134.

Circulation Services:

The circulation desk is located at the entrance to the library.
Librarians at the circulation desk register new readers, lend library items and check in returned items.
Only registered library users (faculty, staff and students) are entitled to lend items.
The loan period of an item is determined by the item's type. The loan period is noted in the library catalog.
*Further information regarding collections and loan periods can be found under the 'library resources' section.
Extending the loan period can be done in the following manner:
"Regular books" are renewed automatically, as long as another reader has not ordered the item.
Independently, renewing items on loan can be done through the Library Catalog> User Account Login> My Account> Renew All .
Assistance regarding circulation can be obtained via email:
circ@gordon.ac.il or phone: 04-8590138.

Interlibrary Loan:

The interlibrary loan service allows ordering books, articles and other publications, which are not available in Gordon's library collection, from other Israeli academic libraries. The service is available for registered users only
As part of the service, the library carries out an order of the requested item from other academic libraries throughout the country. Sometimes the order is subject to a certain fee, in accordance with existing agreements between the library and other libraries.
To order an interlibrary loan, the reader should contact the interlibrary loan department. Application for the service can be issued in one of the following ways:
Email: ill@gordon.ac.il
Manual filling out of a rquest form in the library and submitting it to the librarians at the circulation desk.

Guidance:

The library provides training for new students under the title "Bibliographic Guidance and Knowledge of the Library and its Resources".
The following topics are discussed:
• An explanation of the library's activities and the services it offers
• Clarifying the procedures for using the various resources
• Guidance on locating titles in the library catalog
• Guidance on finding suitable information in the Haifa Index to Hebrew Periodicals and in English academic journal databases
• Free online tools relevant to the students.
Undergraduate students are required to fulfill a certain requirement pertaining to library skills as part of the conditions for obtaining a degree, as is customary in other academic institutions
Advanced skills-guidance, according to the specific field of studies, are specially tailored for graduate students
Group and/or personal tutoring is offered to the faculty

Additional information about library guidance and any other related issues can be obtained via email: nawal@gordon.ac.il