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Lending Policies

Students, Faculty, and Staff Borrowers

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Courtesy Borrowers

Items Checked Out By Courtesy Borrowers

  • Courtesy Borrowers can check out up to:
    • 5 books
    • 2 DVDs
    • 1 pair of headphones
  • Courtesy Borrowers cannot check out
    • Textbooks
    • Chromebook laptops
    • Interlibrary Loan items
    • Media equipment
  • Books circulate for 3 weeks. They can be renewed 1 time for 3 weeks each, for a maximum of 6 weeks. Books have a late fee of 25 cents/day.
  • DVDs circulate for 3 weeks. They can be renewed 1 times for 3 weeks each, for a maximum of 6 weeks. DVDs have a late fee of 25 cents/day.
  • Headphones circulate for 2 hours, but should not leave the library. They do not accrue late fees.
  • Courtesy Borrowers will be emailed a receipt with due dates automatically upon checkout.

Items Placed on Hold by Courtesy Borrowers

  • Courtesy Borrowers cannot place holds

Items Due from Courtesy Borrowers

  • Courtesy Borrowers will be automatically emailed about books and DVDs due back:
    • 3 days before they are due
    • The day they are due
    • 1 week after they are due
    • 2 weeks after they are due
    • 3 weeks after they are due
    • At 1 month past due, the items will be marked as LOST and the Courtesy Borrower will be billed.

Items Lost or Irreparably Damaged By Courtesy Borrowers:

  • All items have a $15 processing fee.
  • Lost books and DVDs are $30 (for a total of $45).
  • Lost headphones should not happen – they should not leave the library. Lost/broken headphones incur only the $15 processing fee.