Register, Borrow, extend

Register, borrow, extend

Libraries are open to all. You can freely consult documents on site and use printing, photocopying, internet services, etc. On the other hand, home borrowing and ILL (Interlibrary Loan) require a prior registration.

Registration is free for students and staff of the University of La Réunion. It is paying for the outside public.

Registration rates

Borrow unlimited quantity for a period of 4 weeks.

Extension :

  • L student and external reader: 1 week
  • M, D student and university teacher: 4 weeks

Specific documents and materials to borrow:

Special documentsFeaturesDuration
“Short Loan”Borrowable for 1 week, non-extendable1 week
GamesBorrowing and returning only to the BU Education.
Non-reservable – Non-extendable
4 weeks
Storage lockers (luggage compartments):
BU Sciences and BU Law-Letters
On site only1 day
USB keys / Headphones / Felt pen kit /
Portable chargers / CD-DVD player
On site only1 day
Laptop : see special device  
Scientific calculators (2 copies in BU Sciences)For the day only1 day

You can return your documents to any University library. Remember to respect the return deadline! (to be found on your online reader account)

I'm not finished ? 

extend your loan (as long as you are not late).

Is the BU closed?

 Place the documents in the book box, located in front of the entrance to the BU. Returns will be recorded upon reopening.    

I am late ?

Your account is blocked: you can no longer borrow, reserve or extend your other loans. Return your documents as quickly as possible.

Did I lose a document? 

Two options are available to you :    

  • buy the document yourself   
  • reimburse the price of the document + €9 (administrative costs)

Extend your loans

If you wish to keep your documents longer,  log in to your “reader account,

Situations where extension is not available:

  • blocked account (delay)
  • document already extended
  • document reserved by someone else
  • “short loan” (1 week)
  • “interlibrary loan”

Obtain a discharge

The discharge certifies that you are in good standing with the library, that you have no documents to return or reimburse. You are asked for this when transferring your file to a new university.

To obtain a discharge

  • make your request online via your reader counter 
  • a librarian will validate your request
  • Reconnect to your reader account to download it.

If you encounter difficulties obtaining your discharge, send your request for discharge to info-bu(at)

After delivery of the discharge, your reader account will be closed (borrowings and reservations impossible). However, you will still be able to visit the BUs and consult the documents on site.

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