1) This policy will apply only to faculty and non-matriculating researchers.
II Loan Periods:
1) The loan period for general circulating books is 120 days.
2) The loan period for new circulating books is 120 days.
3) A book can be renewed ten times through the library online catalog (iLink) on the library web site, unless there is a recall or hold placed on the book. For additional renewals, the book must be presented at the circulation services desk.
4) Faculty members may borrow up to 15 items at any given time (this restriction may also be waived upon individual request. Contact John Cruz if you need to check out more items at one time.)
III Recall Policy:
1) Anyone whose borrowing privileges are in good standing can request that a book be recalled to general circulation or to the reserve shelf.
Users can place a hold on a book when it is checked out to someone else to ensure it is returned by the due date.
A hold prevents the book from being renewed by the original borrower, and requires that it must be returned by the due date. Once a book "on hold" has been returned to the library, the requester will be notified through email that the book is ready for pick-up.
Users can place a recall on a book when it is checked out by someone else only if the book has been renewed at least once prior by the original borrower, to ensure that the borrower has had adequate time to use the book. The original borrower will be notified of the recall and the new due date.
1) The fine for overdue books is $0.25 per day, beginning the first day past the due date. The fine is withdrawn if the book is returned within 2 days of the due date. After 28 days past due, the book is considered lost. 2) The fine for recalled books is $1.00 per day beginning the first day past the revised due date. At 28 days past due the book is considered lost.
2) All fines will continue to accrue over weekends and holidays, including days the institute is closed.
V. Loss of Library Privileges:
1) Any borrower who "loses" a book entrusted to them will have their library borrowing privileges revoked until all fines and fees are paid.
2) "Loss of Library Privileges" includes the right to borrow and renew books and place materials on the "Reserve Shelf."
VI Notices and Replacement Charges:
1) Faculty will receive two reminder notices that their books will be due within one week.
2) An overdue notice is to be sent once a week for three weeks after a book is due.
3) Once an item is considered lost, a final e-mail notice is sent and then a hard copy letter is mailed out stating the replacement costs. The replacement cost for books with a publication date prior to the previous five calendar years will be $100 plus a $20 processing charge plus any overdue fines that have accrued. The library will not accept replacement copies of lost books purchased by the user responsible for the lost item. 4) If a lost item has not been recovered or the fees have not been paid after 28 days from the final notice, the department will be charged for the lost book.
1) For questions regarding the particulars of this policy, contact the Circulation Services Manager, John Cruz, at [email protected] or 201-216-5334. For further information about Circulation Services, please see the Circulation Services/Policies page.