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Circulation Policy

Students, faculty, and staff must use a current SRU photo ID. Community and other non-university patrons must use a special borrowers card to check out library materials. Local public school teachers and local residents are eligible for free borrowing privileges.

Loan Periods-Students, Staff, and Special Borrowers

  • Four weeks for general collection titles
  • One week for non-print materials, textbooks, and award-winning, children’s literature
  • Four weeks for popular titles housed in the reading room

Loan Periods - Faculty

  • Full semester for general collection titles
  • Three weeks for non-print materials, textbooks, and award-winning children’s literature
  • Four weeks for popular titles housed in the reading room

Loan Periods - Student Teachers and Graduate Assistants

  • Extended loan periods upon request: (three weeks for one-week items, six weeks for four-week items)
  • Students teachers should ask about these privileges at the IMC desk
  • Graduate assistants may apply for extended loan periods at the circulation desk

Item Limits

  • Students and Staff: 50 items
  • Faculty: 100 items
  • Special Borrowers: 10 items

Overdue Fines

  • Four-week items: $ .15/day
  • One-week items: $ .15/day
  • Audiovisual items:  $.25/day
  • Audiovisual equipment:  $3.00/day
  • Hourly reserves: $ 1.00/hour
  • Weekly reserves: $3.00/day
  • The maximum fine on most items is $15.00.  Maximum fine for overdue audiovisual equipment is $25.00.

Replacement Costs

  • Prices billed for lost or damaged books will be established using either the current Books in Print or a standardized fee by subject (to be established by the library).
  • Prices billed for lost or damaged audiovisual items will be based on actual replacement costs.
  • Patrons will also be billed a $25.00 processing fee per item.
  • Patrons who fail to pay outstanding fines and/or fees will have circulation privileges blocked.
  • Holds will be placed on student records and transcripts until outstanding bills are satisfied.

Three renewals on most items are available (if item is not requested by another patron) by asking in person at the circulation desk, by telephone (x2637) or through the library catalog.  


Kathy Manning, Daytime Circulation Supervisor, x4458

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Hours of Operation*

7:45 a.m.-11 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m.-11 p.m.

*Service points close 15
minutes before closing time


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