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Courtesy Card Circulation Policy


  • Loan Information:
    - ID Required - valid Courtesy Card and other ID
    - Checkout Period - 21 days
    - Only items from the local collection can be checked out.
    - Maximum Number - 10 items
    - Maximum Renewals - 3 times (unless it is overdue or a hold is placed on it)
  • Recall Information:
    - If a hold is placed on an book checked out by a faculty member, a recall can be issued for it.
    - When a recall is issued, the due date is changed to 21 days and a recall notice is mailed
    - If the item is not returned by the due date, future checkout privileges may be blocked.
  • Overdue Fines:
    - Regular Circulating Items - 25 per day per item
    - Recall Items - 50 per day per item
    - Reserve Items - $3.00 per hour per item
    - Maximum Amount - $90.00 (after 30 days, it is considered a lost item)
    - One overdue item will block privileges.
    - Lost Items - If item is overdue 30 days, a $90.00 replacement fee is charged to the patron.
    - Found Items - When a lost item is returned, the fine is changed back to $20.00 overdue fee.
  • Replacement Costs for Lost Items:
    - Book - $90.00
    - Reference Book - Evaluated individually due to high replacement cost
    - Compact Disc (part of book or separate cataloged item) - $90.00
    - Microform (fiche, film, card) - $225.00
    - Periodicals: Loose Issue - $50.00, Bound Volume - $200.00
    - Video - $90.00
    - Government Documents included in above categories (ex. Docs Ref. Book = $125.00)
    - Special Collection, Manuscripts and Archives - Evaluated individually due to rare nature