The INSEAD Libraries aim to provide relevant resources for research, as well as facilities conducive to study. The following policy applies to both on and off-campus users:

  1. Access & Registration
  2. Code of Conduct
  3. Use of Electronic Resources
  4. Use of Print Resources
  5. Loans
  6. Termination of INSEAD Membership
1. Access & Registration

All INSEAD members including Faculty, visiting professors, research staff, PhD and degree programme participants, Executive programme participants, and administrative staff can access the library 24/7.
Their partners and children have the same access & loan privileges and must use their own INSEAD badge.
Applications from external users are considered on a case-by-case basis and user fees apply. In all cases, access is granted individually to INSEAD members and is not extended to friends.
A valid INSEAD badge is required to use the library and to borrow library materials.

2. Code of Conduct

We are committed to:

  • Facilitate access to our services
  • Treat users with courtesy and be attentive to their needs
  • Provide clear answers in an agreed time frame
  • Reply to all comments and complaints
  • Take into account feedback in order to improve our services

What we expect from library users:

  • Keep noise at a minimum within the library
  • Food and drink (closed container) within the library is tolerated, within reason, wrappers and containers must be disposed of promptly.
  • Follow the library’s policies regarding loans and the use of resources
  • Respect other users
  • Respect the facilities and collections
  • Follow instructions from the library staff


3.Use of Electronic Resources

Electronic resources are for the use of current INSEAD members only.
Logins and data are for personal and academic use and are not to be used for commercial purposes nor passed on to third parties.
Downloads should be reasonable and must not be hosted on a server or posted publicly to a website.
Automated scripts or query tools are strictly prohibited by our database vendors. INSEAD Libraries Faculty & Research Department

4. Use of Print Resources

Users must not hide library materials, preventing others from using them.
They must not write on the items, rip pages or damage them in any way.
Copying and scanning regulations apply to print materials, with copies not exceeding 10% of a book or 30% of a periodical.

5. Loans

Books and DVDs must be checked out using the automated or manual systems and returned when due.
The number of simultaneous loans is limited.
Users are responsible for items borrowed: they must not pass them on to third parties and must pay for any lost items.

6.Termination of INSEAD Membership

INSEAD members lose their library privileges when their contract is terminated or when their INSEAD membership expires.
Before leaving INSEAD, users must clear their accounts by returning any library materials and uninstalling any library-related software installed on a personal laptop.


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