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Faculty Borrowing

Library Card

  • Your campus ID card serves as your library card
  • New borrowers should either a) fill out a patron information sheet at the circulation desk or complete this form and email it to Sandy Heller,

Your Responsibility As a Library Patron

When you become a library patron, it is your responsibility to know the policies and procedures of the library as stated on the library’s website.

  • As a borrower, you accept responsibility for library materials borrowed on the card issued to you.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that the library has your current contact information.
  • It is expected that you will treat library materials and equipment in a manner so that they are preserved, in working order, and available for other users.
  • You are responsible for returning library materials by the date and time due.
  • As a library user, you agree to pay fines for materials returned to the library after their due date and to reimburse the library for materials that are lost, damaged, or stolen while checked out on your card. Library fees are not negotiable.
  • The library will not release the names or identification numbers of users or borrowers who are using library materials.

Due Dates for Checked out Items

  • Due dates for items are found on the date due card in the checked out item.
  • It is your responsibility to return or renew an item by its due date.

Renewing Items

  • To renew items, access your library account online and try renewing from there.
  • If you have trouble renewing items, please contact the Circulation Desk at (254) 295-4637.
  • You will not be able to renew:
    • overdue items
    • items that have already been renewed
    • items borrowed through Interlibrary Loan services
      • you must call (254) 295-5004 to renew ILL items
    • if a hold has been placed on an item

Overdue Items and Fines

  • While Faculty are not charged overdue fines, family members do accrue overdue fines same as guest borrowers.
  • If you have overdue items you will not be able to checkout additional items until they are returned.
  • If you have fines you will not be able to checkout additional items until your fines are paid.

Lost or Damaged Items

  • Minimum lost book charge is $50.00.
  • Replacement and processing fees are charged for overdue materials that are not returned.
  • If books are not returned or lost charges are not paid within one year of the due date, the charges are then sent to the business office and billed to your university account.
  • Lost or damaged items may be replaced, but arrangements must be made with the library before a replacement is purchased.

Borrowing Periods (Faculty members only)


Loan Period

Books Semester
CDs, AudioBooks Semester
DVDs, VHS Semester
CD Players 2 hours (in library)
DVD Players 3 Days
Reference Non-Circulating
Journals/Magazines Non-Circulating

Family Borrowers

  • Set up a faculty family account and list family member names
  • Family members will be able to check out items with the same loan rules as guest borrowers.
  • Family members will not need a separate card, but they will have a separate faculty family record
  • Fines will accrue on the faculty family account

Family Member Borrowing Periods, Item Limits, and Overdue Fines

Item Loan Period Item Limit Overdue Fine
Books 3 weeks No limit $0.10/day
CDs, AudioBooks 1 week 10 $0.10/day
DVDs, VHS 1 week 10 $0.10/day
Reserve Items Professor's Decision No limit $1.00/day
Calculators Overnight 1 $1.00/day
CD Players 2 hours (in library) 1 $1.00/day
DVD Players 3 Days 1 $1.00/day
USB Overnight 1 $1.00/day
Digital Voice Recorders Overnight 1 $1.00/day
Reference Non-Circulating
Journals/Magazines Non-Circulating

Page last updated June 29, 2022