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Circulating Books (Including Young Adult, Children's, Founders’, Ikeda, and MA Theses)

Loan period: 28 days

Renewals: Items may be renewed three times when there are 14 or fewer days remaining in the current loan period. Each renewal is for 28 days. Renewals cannot be made for overdue, recalled, or items put on hold by another patron. A renewal request may be submitted either online or at the Circulation Desk.

Late fine: 25 cents per day per item up to replacement cost or $10 if the item is returned

An academic hold will be placed when overdue library fines are applied. Borrowers with academic restrictions will not be able to register for classes or obtain transcripts or diplomas. To remove the hold, the payment must be made by check or cash at the Circulation Desk in the library.

Additional Fees: A library item that is overdue longer than 10 days is assumed damaged/lost. Borrowers are responsible for $10 of overdue fines and the following fees unless the item is returned in good condition.

  • Replacement cost: the amount listed in the order record or the list price suggested by library vendors
  • Processing fee: $10 for acquiring and cataloging a replacement copy

Courtesy overdue notices are sent 7 times: 3 days before the due date, 1 day after the due date, and subsequently every 2 days for five times.

Recall:

  • Materials are subject to recall after 28 days. When recalled, the items must be returned within 7 days. In other words, the due date is reduced to 7 days from the date the recall notice is issued.
  • When recalled items are returned by another patron, they will be held at the Circulation Desk for 3 days. If they are not picked up within 3 days, they will be returned to the circulation stacks.
 

Periodicals & Reference Books

Print periodicals and reference books do not circulate; they are for in-library use only. With the permission of a librarian, exceptions may be made for extraordinary circumstances.

 

Media (DVD, VHS, and CD)

Loan period: 4 days

Renewals: Items may be renewed three times when there are 3 days remaining in the current loan period. Each renewal is for 4 days. Renewals cannot be made for overdue, recalled, or items put on hold by another patron. A request may be submitted either online or at the Circulation Desk.

Late fine: 25 cents per day per item up to replacement cost or $10 if the item is returned

An academic hold will be placed when overdue library fines are applied. Borrowers with academic restrictions will not be able to register for classes or obtain transcripts or diplomas. To remove the hold, the payment must be made by check or cash at the Circulation Desk in the library.

Additional Fees: A library item that is overdue longer than 10 days is assumed damaged/lost. Borrowers are responsible for $10 of overdue fines and the following fees unless the item is returned in good condition.

  • Replacement cost: the amount listed in the order record or the list price suggested by library vendors
  • Processing fee: $10 for acquiring and cataloging a replacement copy

If a media item is returned with damage, the above additional fees will apply. The damage includes but is not limited to water, heat, and magnetic damage as well as scratches. The library assumes no responsibility if a patron's equipment becomes damaged when playing a library media item.

Courtesy overdue notices are sent 7 times: 1 day before the due date, 1 day after the due date, and then subsequently every 2 days for five times.

Recall:

  • Materials are subject to recall after 4 days. When recalled, the items must be returned within 3 days. In other words, the due date is reduced to 3 days from the date the recall notice is issued.
  • When recalled items are returned by another patron, they will be held at the Circulation Desk for 3 days. If they are not picked up within 3 days, they will be returned to the circulation stacks.
 

Special Collection

The special Collection room houses rare art books and some Ikeda Collection items. The art books do not circulate. Professors may request some materials from this collection to be put on in-house reserve. This request must be approved by the Library Director. The collection may also be browsed with a prior arrangement with the Director.

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