Circulation

1. The library allows circulation privileges to the following groups of people.

Group ID for application ID for borrowing
Students Not required Union College ID card with a barcode F####
Faculty Not required Union College ID card with a barcode A####
Staff Not required Union College ID card with a barcode A####
Community Two forms of ID showing current address; one must have a picture. Community patrons must be 18 or older. Community patron card issued by the Union College Library
Reciprocal Borrowers ID from a reciprocal cooperating Nebraska higher education institution Community patron card issued by the Union College Library
SDA Schools of Lincoln College View Academy ID card (9th-12th grade only) Community patron card issued by the Union College Library
Lincoln Lancaster County Genealogical Society ID and society membership Community patron card issued by the Union College Library

2. At the beginning of a semester, a student's temporary ID card may be used with the understanding that a permanent ID card will be used for future transactions. At the student's first visit after a permanent ID card has been issued, his or her record should be updated to show the permanent patron barcode. Only one active ID card is permitted.

3. A patron's borrowing privilege expires the last day of classes for the fall and spring semesters.

4. A cumulative total of 25 items may be checked out on a patron's record at any time.

5. All items are loaned for a period of four weeks except reserve and non-circulating items (see the Course Reserve Policy).

6. Items may be recalled after one week if needed by another patron.

7. Items may be renewed one time unless a hold has been placed on it. Renewals may be made online through WorldCat Discovery with a patron's ID card barcode and library provided password or in person. A printed receipt will be given to the patron. The item being renewed does not have to be brought in. No phone or mail renewals are accepted.

8. All items should be returned to the circulation desk when the Library is open. When the Library is closed, books may be placed in the book return at the northwest entrance of the Atrium. Fragile items such as videos, audio cassettes and laserdiscs must be returned to the circulation desk. Broken or damaged items are the responsibility of the user.

9. Holds may be placed online through WorldCat Discovery (required library provided user ID and password) or requested at the Circulation Desk for checked out items. Once a held item is returned it is placed on the hold shelf and the waiting patron is notified of its availability via phone or email. The item(s) will be held for one week.

10. Patrons are notified of the due date when an item is checked out. As a courtesy, coming due soon notices are emailed four days and one day before items are due. Overdue & fine notices are emailed after the due date to remind patrons when an item is past due or has been returned late. Fines are due whether or not the notices were received.

Fines
Regular items 50¢ per day ($10 maximum per item)
Hourly reserve items 25¢ per hour ($10 maximum per item)
Daily reserve items 50¢ per day ($10 maximum per item)
Recalled items $1 per day ($10 maximum per item)
Lost items Cost of item plus $40 processing fee (minimum $40.00)

Approved 8/21/2003, Updated 3/4/2008, Updated 2/1/2016