Borrowing Library Materials
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CIRCULATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Patrons are encouraged to return circulating and reserve materials in a timely manner to ensure equitable access for all library users. Patrons with overdue or lost materials are subject to fines:
- A daily fine of $.50/day will be assessed for regular circulating items. After 30 days of delinquency, the item(s) will be declared lost and the borrower charged a replacement fee.
- Course reserve materials are checked out for two hours. After two hours, the borrower is assessed a fine of $.50 per hour. If the course reserve material is a book, it is considered lost and the borrower is charged a replacement fee.
Library materials must be renewed on or before the due date. Materials cannot be renewed if they have been recalled or placed on hold by another patron, if the borrower has a delinquent Interlibrary Loan item(s), or any other outstanding fees due to the Library. As a courtesy, overdue notices are sent to borrowers after the loan period has expired.
Patrons may renew books online if they are not overdue. A Library barcode is required to complete the transaction. Log on to My Library Account and select the "Renew Items" option from the menu.
Materials that are overdue or have been renewed twice online must be taken to the Library's circulation desk for processing
Circulating materials may be recalled if a faculty member has requested the item for course reserves, or if requested by another borrower and the item has already been renewed once by the current borrower. Students must pay a $50 deposit (Money order only). The deposit is refundable if no fines are incurred. Allow two weeks for mailing.
Place Materials On Hold
Borrowers can place a hold on items charged to other borrowers via the online catalog. Once the item is returned to the Library, requesters will be contacted by Library staff.
Search For Missing Books
If an item cannot be located on the shelf, Library users are encouraged to ask the Circulation staff for assistance. Users may request Circulation staff to conduct an on-demand and periodic search for the missing item.
If not located immediately, Circulation staff will check the stacks at regular intervals and notify the requester of the results via email or telephone. Users are encouraged to place an Interlibrary Loan request for time sensitive items