Loan Policies

  • Student Loan Periods:
    • Books from the main stacks and new book area: mid-term, end-of-term due dates
    • Leisure books: 2 weeks
    • DVDs/VHS videotapes: 3 days
    • Curriculum Library books: 2 weeks
    • Curriculum Teacher Resources books: 2 weeks
    • Curriculum Music Education books: 3 days
    • CDs: 2 hours in-library-use-only
    • Laptops, Chromebooks, iPads stored in circulation cabinet: 4 hours in-library-use-only
    • Reserve materials: 2 hours in-library-use-only
    • Headphones: 4 hours in-library-use-only
    • Digital cameras, video cameras, USB flash drives, memory card reader (with memory chip): 24 hours
    • External hard drives: 7 days
    • Kindle from circulation area: 14 days
    • Help Desk equipment available to students: iPods for recording (7 days); desk microphones (14 days)
    • Tech Help Desk software manuals: 7 days
    • Items that DO NOT CIRCULATE to students: most Help Desk equipment, including laptops, MacBooks, iPads, and Chromebooks stored in Eddy’s office; books from the reference (green-striped), maps and atlases (orange striped), index, ready reference (purple striped), Rare Book Room and Closed Stacks (blue-striped) areas; red-striped bound periodicals; current periodicals/magazines; curriculum textbooks.
  • Faculty/Staff Loan Periods:
    • Books from the main stacks and new book area: end-of-term due dates
    • Leisure books: 2 weeks
    • DVDs/VHS videotapes: 2 weeks
    • Curriculum Library books: 2 weeks
    • Curriculum Teacher Resources books: 2 weeks
    • Curriculum Music Education books: 3 days
    • CDs: 2 weeks
    • Reserve materials: 2 days
    • Headphones: 4 hours in-library-use-only
    • Digital cameras, video cameras, USB flash drives, memory card reader (with memory chip): 24 hours
    • External hard drives: 7 days
    • Kindles: 14 days
    • Most Help Desk equipment in Eddy’s office: either 7 days or 14 days, see sheet on cabinet; clickers 4 hours; LCD projectors, screens, and VGA adapters 3 days
    • Tech Help Desk software manuals: 7 days
    • Items that DO NOT CIRCULATE to faculty/staff: books from the reference (green striped), maps and atlases (orange-striped), index, ready reference (purple-striped), Rare Book Room and Closed Stacks (blue-striped) areas; red-striped bound periodicals; current periodicals/magazines; curriculum textbooks.
  • Community/Town, Retiree, and Contracted Staff Patron Loan Periods:
    • Books from the main stacks and new book area: 2 weeks
    • Leisure books: 2 weeks
    • DVDs: 2 weeks for Retiree and Contracted Staff patrons; DVDs do not circulate to Community patrons
    • CDs: 2 hours in-library-use-only
    • Headphones: 4 hours in-library-use-only
    • Maximum of 10 items checked out at a time
    • Items that DO NOT CIRCULATE to these patrons: videotapes; curriculum books and textbooks; cameras and all other equipment; Kindles; books from the reference (green-striped), maps and atlases (orange striped), index, ready reference (purple striped), Teacher Resource (yellow striped), Music Education (gray striped); Rare Book Room and Closed Stacks (blue-striped) areas; red-striped bound periodicals; current periodicals/magazines; Tech Help Desk software manuals.
  • Dependents (faculty/staff children) Loan Periods:
    • Books from the main stacks and new book area: 2 weeks
    • Leisure books: 2 weeks
    • CDs: 2 hours in-library-use-only
    • Headphones: 4 hours in-library-use-only
      Items that DO NOT CIRCULATE to dependents: DVDs/videotapes; curriculum books and textbooks; cameras and all other equipment; Kindles; books from the reference (green-striped), maps and atlases (orange striped), index, ready reference (purple striped), Teacher Resource (yellow striped), Music Education (gray striped), Rare Book Room and Closed Stacks (blue-striped) areas; red-striped bound periodicals; current periodicals/magazines; Tech Help Desk software manuals.