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All current INSEAD members with a badge can borrow Library materials. 

Only books and DVDs can be checked out. Other library items must be used in the Library or accessed online, where available.

Library materials can be checked out either at the General Information Desk or using the self-check machine. A valid INSEAD badge must be presented. Special assistance with loans (overdues, reservations, etc.) is only available when Library staff is present. A security alarm sounds if a user takes unchecked Library materials out of the Library, as a reminder that documents have not been properly checked out. Users are responsible for all materials checked out under their name and are liable to be billed if the books are lost. 

Users on the Abu Dhabi campus must use the self-serve checkout system. Ask a librarian for help.

Faculty
20 items for 2 months, renewable 5 times (including 5 "short" loan items for 3 days, renewable once)

Research staff
20 items for 2 months, renewable 5 times (including 5 "short" loan items for 3 days, renewable once)

PhD students
20 items for 2 months, renewable 5 times (including 5 "short" loan items for 3 days, renewable once)

MBA students
10 items for 3 weeks (including 5 "short" loan items for 3 days), renewable once

EMBA/EMCCC/EMFIN participants
10 books, due the next time on-campus, renewable once

Alumni (IAA members)
5 books at a time for a period of 1 month (no renewals)

Library materials may be renewed as long as they have not been requested by another. To renew, log in to your account in the catalogue using the number at the back of your INSEAD badge (as both the login and password) or see the staff at the information desk.
N.B. service not available in Abu Dhabi

Library materials may be reserved if they are currently on loan to another user. Requesting users will be notified by email when the item is available for pick up. To reserve, log in to your account in the catalogue using the number at the back of your INSEAD badge (as both the login and password) or see the staff at the information desk.
N.B. service not available in Abu Dhabi

Although there are no fines for overdue books, the user's borrowing privileges will be blocked until all overdue materials are returned. Overdue notices are sent at the due date. Any book overdue for 2 months is considered lost (four days for short loans).

Users will be charged for replacement of lost materials, and an invoice is sent to the individual who fails to return the book.  The amount invoiced is based on the book's price, except when the book is out of print. In this case, the amount is three times the book's price. Invoices can be paid by cheque or cash.

Requesting books

 

The Library’s collection of books can be searched using the Library Catalogue.

For books not in our collection, the Libraries welcome your suggestions. Use this form to request a book.

Please note that eBooks are preferred, when available, and can be accessed within 24h of ordering.

Print books arrive on average within two weeks of ordering, as long as they are not out of print, in which case we may be able to get a copy through the Inter Library Loan service.

If you urgently need a book and are not residing in Fontainebleau or Singapore, we can deliver it to you.

The book will be delivered by courier service and must be returned the next time you are on the Asia or Europe campus or earlier at your own cost.

Please note that books from the Abu Dhabi campus Library cannot be shipped.

Contact Doriot Library or Tanoto Library to request a book.

INSEAD Faculty: Do you need a specific book quickly? Why queue when you can have it delivered to you! Just fill in the form and we will bring the book to your desk right away. If the book is not available, we will contact you and propose alternative solutions.

Asia and Europe campus only
Europe Campus: Service is available Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Asia Campus: Service is available Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm 

If the book you need is not in the catalogue, use this form to request a book.

Requesting articles

 

If the article you need is not in the Journal Finder, fill in the the form to request an article.

For faculty, research staff and PhD students: If not in our collection, we will try to source it from another library. 

FOR Faculty

 

The Library’s collection of books can be searched using the Library Catalogue.

For books not in our collection, the Library welcomes your suggestions. Use this form to request a book.

Please note that eBooks are preferred, when available, and can be accessed within 24h of ordering.
Print books arrive on average within two weeks of ordering, as long as they are not out of print, in which case we may be able to get a copy through the Inter Library Loan service.

Do you need a specific book quickly? Why queue when you can have it delivered to you! Just fill in the form and we will bring the book to your desk right away. If the book is not available, we will contact you and propose alternative solutions.

Asia and Europe campus only
Europe Campus: Service is available Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm
Asia Campus: Service is available Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm 

The Library supports your teaching by putting books on reserve for your courses.
(for Asia and Europe campus only)

We can send you the link to the article you need, if we have it in our collection. If not in our collection, we will try to source it from another library.

Use this form to request an article. 

Executive participants can access electronic resources on campus, as well as in the Library, for the duration of the programme on campus. 

For modular programmes, if participants do not have an INSEAD network account and if the Programme Director believes it necessary to have access off-campus between modules, a group password can be set up. It will allow access to most of the electronic resources and will expire at the end of the programme.

Please contact Christel Froidevaux in advance to discuss possibilities.

The research librarians can help you choose the best resources for your research and teaching needs, as well as sharing tips for efficient searching.

If you need help extracting data and information, feel free to discuss your search needs with the research librarians at the Doriot Library or the Tanoto Library.

for alumni

 

Alumni have free access to the database Business Source Alumni (BSA) as part of their IAA membership.

BSA offers access to:

  • Well-known business magazines such as Business Week, Fortune, Newsweek
  • The best academic journals: Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Marketing…
  • Country reports
  • SWOT analyses

and much more…

Over 3,000 journals are indexed, with full text available for most of them (full content lists).

With one product, you can keep up-to-date with business news, learn more about academic theories and have access to country information to help you in your business decisions.

Access to BSA is via MyINSEAD. Watch this 1 minute screencast (no sound) to see how to access it, search for articles, or find a company SWOT analysis.

Here is a PDF guide to using Business Source Alumni.

If you do not have your login details, please contact 5555-ITservicedesk@insead.edu

For membership information and events, please visit the Alumni website.

In addition, alumni have access to selected databases for personal and non-commercial use when in INSEAD Libraries. 

Alumni are welcome to use our Libraries and the facilities free of charge.

Library access is granted to alumni themselves and does not extend to any representatives.

A wealth of information is available in a variety of formats. Print resources include faculty publications, business bestsellers and career books. Selected electronic resources such as journals, company financials and economic data can be accessed from one of several computers available in our Libraries. Photocopiers and printers are available, on request.

Asia Campus - Tanoto Library
Alumni must sign in or register at the Security Post or the Main Reception. Upon verification, you will be issued a temporary day badge in exchange for your current photo ID. The temporary day badge must be returned on the same day.

Europe Campus - Doriot Library 
Present yourself at the General Information Desk between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday to obtain a 1-day visitor badge. A visitor badge giving access to the Library for one year is issued to regular users only. (Users are charged €10 to replace lost badges.)

Middle East Campus Library
Please request an access badge from the security department by emailing Yazan Deeb at least 24 hours prior to your visit.

 

As part of IAA membership, alumni are entitled to borrow 5 books at a time for a period of 1 month (no renewals). 

This service is free other than shipping charges when returning books, which are borne by each requestor. Please note that alumni are responsible for their loans and must reimburse any lost, damaged or overdue books.

Requests can be made by contacting Doriot Library or Tanoto Library and specifying delivery and book details. The Library Catalogue gives the necessary information on the more than 45 000 books in the Europe and Asia Campus collections, covering all aspects of business and management, as well as related disciplines. Please note that this service is not available for the Abu Dhabi Campus Library.

For External libraries

 

Libraries are welcome to use our Interlibrary Loan Service.

  • Books are available for a loan period of 1 month and are charged 10€ per book (+5€ for postage + tax).
  • Please send your book request.
  • Photocopies of articles are charged 10€ per article.
  • Please send your article request.

Payment by IFLA voucher is preferred: 1 voucher per article, 2 vouchers per book

Toute bibliothèque ou centre de documentation peut faire appel à notre service de Prêt Entre Bibliothèques.

  • Les livres sont prêtés pour une période d'un mois, le coût est de 10€ par livre (+5€ de frais de port + taxe).
  • Merci d'envoyer votre demande de livre.
  • Les photocopies d’articles sont facturées 10€ par article.
  • Merci d'envoyer votre demande d'article.

Nous vous demandons de régler de préférence avec les coupons IFLA: 
1 coupon par article, 2 coupons par livre

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