Theodorich nods in understanding, "My apologies, magus, I wasn't aware of your arrangments."
"To answer your question, I have to say that most of the summae are not to leave the covenant's grounds. As I mentioned to the magus Ludovicus here, only senior magi are even allowed to bring them to their sanctum. Copies can be made for that purpose, although that requires the approval of the Scribam Principem, namely Master Horst. If it is for a book on mundane knowledge, then the copying can be done by one of our scribes. But as you know, the copying of magical books can only be performed by one of you, so you would of course have to perform that yourself -- or have you apprentice do it for you." (OOC: See the House Rules -- books on Arts, Finesse, Penetration and Parma Magica can only be copied by a magus or an opened apprentice.)
"Most tractatus can borrowed for a season or two, although there is a limit on how many you are allowed to borrow at one time. Their copying is restricted in the same was as summae. And of course, both kind of books can be subjected to the Cow and Calf agreement with the author, in which case no copying can be done at all."
"Lab texts are more more freely available. They can be borrowed for up to a year and most can be copied as well, although most do not bother to do so and simply borrow them for a season or two."