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Loan Periods, Fines, and Fees

All library materials are given a due date upon check-out and library borrowers are expected to return materials on time. Some items may be renewed online or before the original due date.

General Print Collection

Loan Periods:

Patron Type

Time

Renewals

Student, Online Student, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Staff

28 days

3

Alumni and Courtesy Borrowers

28 days

None

Fines:

The University has moved to go fine free on our general print collection. However, items that are 30 days overdue are subject to lost item fees, which will only be forgiven upon the return of the item.  The item returned must be in good condition or else the lost-item fee will still apply.

Patron Type

Fine

All Patrons

$0

Audio-Visual Materials

Loan Periods:

Patron Type

Time

Renewals

Student, Online Student, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Staff

28 days

3

Alumni and Courtesy Borrowers

7 days

1

Fines

Patron Type

Fine

All Patrons

$1 per day

Equipment

Loan Periods:

Patron Type

Time

Renewals

Student, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Staff

4 days

None

Online Student

Unavailable[1]

None

Alumni and Courtesy Borrowers

On-site use only

None

Fines

Patron Type

Fine

All Patrons

$1 per day

Materials on Reserve

Book Reserve

Loan Periods:

Patron Type

Time

Renewals

Student, Online Student, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Staff

3 hours on-site use only

1

Alumni and Courtesy Borrowers

1 hour on-site use only

1

Fines:

Patron Type

Overdue Fine

All Patrons

$1 per hour

Audio-Visual Reserve

Loan Periods:

Patron Type

Time

Renewals

Student, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Staff

4 days

1

Online Student

N/A[2]

N/A

Alumni and Courtesy Borrowers

3 hours on-site use only

None

Fines

Patron Type

Fine

All Patrons

$1 per day

Interlibrary Loan Fines

Interlibrary Loan is one of the services is one of the most widely used offered by the University Library.  However because items, particularly print or physical items are subject to the policies of the lending organization, fees may vary slightly by organization.

ILL Late Fines

Patron Type

Fine

Student, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, and Staff

$1 per day

Online Student[5]

N/A

Alumni and Courtesy Borrowers[6]

N/A

ILL Lost Item Fees

Interlibrary Loan Lost-Item fees can be substantial depending on the item.  A borrower who has lost an interlibrary loan item is subject to a standard $125 lost-item fee up to the cost of the replacement (set by owning library) and an additional $25 processing fee.

Test Kits

Overdue Test Kits

  • The fine for an overdue test kit is $5 per day.  There is a 24-hour grace period to return overdue materials without a fine.
  • After two weeks, an overdue test kit is assessed as lost.  The replacement cost for the full kit will be charged to the patron plus an additional $25 processing fee.
  • If a lost test kit is returned, the replacement cost will be waived and only overdue fines, capped to a maximum of $100, will be assessed.

Missing Components

  • There is a 24-hour grace period to report missing components without penalty.
  • After 2 weeks, the replacement cost for the missing component will be charged to the borrower.  If the individual component cannot be replaced from the publisher, the cost of the entire kit will be charged in addition to a $25 processing fee.
  • If the component is not missing, but is too damaged to be of use to the test kit, the replacement cost for that component will be charged to the borrower.  If the component cannot be replaced individually from the publisher, the cost of the entire kit will be charged in addition to a $25 processing fee.

Loan Periods:

Patron group

Loan period

Kit Limits

Overdue fines

Grace period

Renewals

Student

7 days

Semester loans pending librarian approval

3

$5/day per item

1 day

3

Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Staff, and Proxy Patrons

7 days

Semester loans pending librarian approval

3

$5/day per item[3]

 

1 day

3

Alumni and Courtesy Borrowers

3 hours on-site use only

1

$5/hour

Until library close the same day

Renewals allowed, but not overnight

Test Kit Scoring Templates[4]

Patron group

Loan period

Item limit

Overdue fines

Grace period

Renewals

Student

3 hours on-site use only

1 set

$5/hour

Until library close the same day

No limit, so long as not reserved

Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Staff, and Proxy Patrons

3 hours on-site use only

1 set

$5/hour

Until library close the same day

No limit, so long as not reserved

Alumni and Courtesy Borrowers

3 hours on-site use only

1 set

$5/hour

Until library close the same day

No limit, so long as not reserved

Notes

[1] Online students are able to use equipment if they are located near one of the physical library locations in which case they are subject to the same rules as on-ground students.  However, the library does not ship equipment to personal addresses.

[2] Online Students near one of the physical campuses can check out an item on reserve under the same conditions as on-ground students.

[3] Exception in the case of lost items, damaged materials, missing components. Standard fees and fines apply

[4] There may be some local differences at each library depending on the held templates. Please ask your Librarian or Staff for branch specific policies.

[5] Online students located near a physical branch are subject to the same fines and fees as on-ground students for if they choose to use Interlibrary Loan

[6] Alumni and Courtesy Borrowers are not eligible for Interlibrary Loan Privileges