Policies on Fines, Holds & Renewals
Those with current library accounts may place a hold on any circulating item, whether it is checked in or out. Holds may be placed via the "Request Item" button on the item's record page in the library catalog. There is a limit of 15 holds per person at any given time.
Individuals who request holds will be notified via email when the item is available for pickup at the Main Service Desk or at KANEKO-UNO Library. Print items will be held for seven days, media items will be held for three days.
To renew books online, login to your MyLibrary Account and choose "renew items." Two renewals are allowed for most items, if no holds or recalls have been placed on the item. One renewal is allowed for media equipment.
Overdue items may not be renewed online. No renewals are allowed on Reserve items.
To renew an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) item, log into your ILL account and select your books for renewal.
Library materials may occasionally be recalled.
The current borrower will receive a recall notice with the new due date. Current borrowers will have a minimum use of 14 days for each item. Recalled items are due back in the library within five days of the new due date.
Borrowers who fail to comply with recall requests are fined $5.00 if the recalled item is not returned to the library within the specified time period.
When a borrower believes he/she has returned an item that circulation records still show as being checked out, the borrower may file a claims returned. Library staff will search for the item in question. If the item is found, the borrower's account will be cleared of all fees and charges. If the item is not found, the borrower will be charged replacement and processing fees. A claims returned request may be initiated by phone or in person at the Main Service Desk.
Generally, the library orders and replaces lost items within 30 days after they have been declared lost on a library user’s account. If you have found the lost item after paying for its replacement, you are eligible for a refund if returned within 30 days of the replacement billing date as long as the item has not been damaged. After this time period, or if the item is determined to be damaged, you are not eligible for a refund.
As a courtesy the library sends out an electronic notification when an item is close to the due date, due, and overdue. Depending on the type of item checked out, fines may accrue. If applicable, a MavLink registration hold will be applied to the patron’s MavLink account. Once an item is overdue for four (4) months, the item will be replaced and the patron is responsible for the replacement cost of the item. Failure to receive electronic notification does not excuse a patron from fines.
Three types of circulating items:
Long-term items do not acquire overdue fines, however, if a long-term item is overdue for four (4) months, the patron will be billed for the replacement cost of the item. The patron is responsible for paying for the replacement cost, and once the item has been reordered, it cannot be returned.
- Third floor books
- Media Collection
- Music CD Collection
- Government documents
- Popular Fiction Collection
- Service Learning and Community Engagement Collection
- Media equipment: cameras, camcorders, audio records, tripods, iPads, Kindles
- Max fine: $15
- Max fine: $5
- Max fine: $5
- Due dates for your material can be found on the sticker on the front of your book, or by logging into your ILLiad account and clicking "Checked Out Items". Failure to return your Interlibrary Loans will result in the blocking of your ILLiad account, loss of library privileges, overdue charges, and/or replacement costs. Once materials are overdue, a lending library may send us an invoice for replacement at any time.
- Overdue fines for ILL items vary. Contact the ILL Department to discuss charges for your item.