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Circulation Guidelines: Loan Periods & Overdue Materials

Loan Periods

Books Students
Alumni
Community Borrowers
3-week loan period.
Students: unlimited renewals, unless book is On Hold.
Alumni & Community Borrowers: 2 renewals, unless book is On Hold.
Faculty
Staff
Emeritus Faculty
Term loan (summer counts as a term).
Up to 6 automatic courtesy renewals (2 for Emeritus). Full calendar year = 3 terms.
Media Materials Students
Faculty
Staff
Alumni
Emeritus Faculty
5-day loan.
1 renewal, if requested
Course Reserves Students 4-hour loan, 24-hour loan, or 3-day loan period per faculty recommendation.
Periodicals Students
Alumni
Community Borrowers
Emeritus Faculty
In-Library use only
Faculty
Staff
24-hour loan period
Reference Books Students
Alumni
Community Borrowers
Emeritus Faculty
In-Library use only
Faculty
Staff
24-hour loan period
Laptop PCs Students In-Library use only
Faculty
Staff
May borrow as many PCs as needed (per availability) for 30-day period.
Alumni
Community Borrowers
Emeritus Faculty
Cannot borrow laptops

 

Renewals: Renewals may be requested online, by phone, or in person.

Holds: Patrons may request that checked-out items be placed On Hold. This prevents the item from being renewed.

Recalls: The library may recall any item checked out to any borrower. Books may be subject to recall 3 weeks after check-out. Media materials may subject to recall 5 days after check-out. Material needed for course reserve is subject to immediate recall.

Overdue Items & University Accounts: The library may place a hold on a student record if library materials are more than four weeks overdue. Once a hold is placed on a student’s record, they cannot borrow library materials, register for classes, obtain a Stockton transcript, or receive their degree until the overdue material is returned.

Overdue Materials

Books Alumni
Community Borrowers
$0.25 per book per day; maximum of $7.00 per book
Overdue materials held for 4 weeks or more will result in a 1-year suspension of alumni/community borrowing privileges.
Community borrowers incur an additional $5.00 fee to restore lost privileges.
Media Materials Alumni $1.00 per media item per day
Reserves Students $0.50 per hour (2-hour or 4-hour items)
$1.00 per day (24-hour or 3-day items)
Maximum of $7.00 per item
Recalls Students $5.00, if a recalled item is not returned within 5 days.

 

Late Notifications: The library notifies patrons via email regarding overdue items and account holds.

Grace Period: A 3-day grace period applies for library fines.

Billed Fines: Students who are billed for overdue fines may not borrow more items until the overdue items are returned or renewed.

Claims Returned

If the library system shows an item as checked-out or overdue that a borrower believes they returned, the borrower should notify the library immediately. The borrower is expected to search their possessions for the item, while the library conducts an internal search for the item. The library searches each month for a six month period or until an applicable graduation date. If the item isn't found by the end of the search period, the library will bill the borrower the Lost/Damaged Item Charge.