1. The library allows circulation privileges to the following groups of people.
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.
Approved 8/21/2003, Updated 3/4/2008, Updated 2/1/2016