Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp

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Books & E-Books

Printed books The ITG library holds over 25,000 printed books. All books (but also unpublished documents and selected journal theme issues) are included in the electronic ITG Library Book and Document Holdings catalogue.

Most of these books are arranged by subject in open access on the library stacks in the reading room. They can be taken freely for consultation, but should be left on one of the reshelving tables after use. ITG staff can borrow books for a period of up to three weeks. ITG students can borrow one book at a time for a period of one week.

Electronic books By now the ITG library has access to several thousands of electronic books from various publishers and collections. Many are freely print- and downloadable, others are restricted to a limited number of simultaneous users or pages per session. For new developments check the ITG Library Newsletter. Most of the available E-books are included individually in the ITG Library Book and Document Holdings catalogue, with the document type listed as "Book-E".

Hybrid books An increasing number of books are now available to ITG in both digital and printed format. In this case both formats are referred to in the ITG Library Book and Document Holdings catalogue, with document type listed as "Book-H".

'Missing' books Some of the books listed in the ITG Library Book and Document Holdings catalogue cannot be found on the library stacks. These may be held permanently in the research departments or in the library's archival store rooms. Other books may have been borrowed temporarily by ITG staff. This can be verified at the library counter. Journal theme issues included in the catalogue are classified together with the regular volumes in the serials collection.

Books not available in the ITG library collection can be requested from other libraries [see: interlibrary lending conditions].

Book orders Books for the library, departments, projects and courses can be ordered via the library.

New books Books most recently received by the ITG library are listed in the semestrial acquisition lists and a rolling file with covers and contents pages of the last 8 weeks.

TropMed lists Lists with selected books on tropical medicine and related specialties.

TropVet lists Lists with selected books on tropical veterinary science and related specialties.

ITGPress ITGPress was created in 1997 as the imprint of official ITG monographs (by now more than 30 items). For more information click here.

The library does not sell or order any books for private use,
neither for staff, nor for students.

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