The library supports the Msc curriculum by providing access to at least the "essential readings" of works on the course syllabi. If only print resources are available, staff will shorten the loan periods of such materials based on the number of available copies, number of students in the class and duration of class. In some circumstances, materials will be made library use only to ensure every student in the class has a chance to peruse the work and copy or scan the needed portions (but not a whole book). If a book needed for shortloans is checked out, the library staff will recall it ahead of the due date and the student in possession is expected to return it as soon as possible. Failure to do so could result in a fine.
In order to ensure that library curriculum support is working optimally, professors or their faculty assistants should notify the library staff of changes in the course readings. Purchase of print materials could require up to three weeks (just to be safe), ebooks could become available within one week.