E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center

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Circulation Policy

All library patrons must present a valid ID to check out any materials.

Faculty, Staff and Students: Your Buzz card is your library card. Please go to the Buzz Card office in the Student Union to obtain your Buzz card. Then bring the card to the Library Circulation desk to be entered into our system. The number on the back of your Buzz card is your library ID number.

Community patrons must present a picture ID to receive a library patron card.

Reference material and periodicals do not circulate which means they cannot be checked out of the library. They can be used anywhere on the main and second floor of the library. Copiers are available for patron use.

Loan Period on Materials

2 Hours — Material does not leave the library.

24 Hours — Material must be returned to the library within 24 hours of checkout.

3 Days — Material circulates for 3 days.

5 Days — Material circulates for 5 days.

21 Days — Material circulates for 21 days.

Fines

Laptops (BHSU patrons only) — Laptops have a strict loan period.

Books — Fines are $.10 for each day. Non-refundable.

Cost of Item — Patron is billed for replacement cost after item is overdue for 30 days. This matter must be cleared through the Library within 60 days of the first notice you received. After 60 days, the fines will transfer to the Business Office where they will become non-negotiable.

Processing Fee — This fee ($15) is added after the 30th day that an item is overdue. Non-refundable. This matter must be cleared through the Library within 60 days of the first notice you received. After 60 days, the fines will transfer to the Business Office where they will become non-negotiable.

Reserve Material (BHSU patrons only)

Strict reserve — Materials may be checked out for two (2) hours, but are not to be taken from the library at any time.

24-hour reserve — Materials circulate for twenty-four (24) hours. A book checked out at 11:00 am on Monday is due at 11:00 am Tuesday, etc.

Three or five day reserve — Materials circulate for three or five days at a time. For three day, a Wednesday checkout means due Saturday. For five day, a Wednesday checkout means due Monday, etc.

Permanent reserve — Certain materials are always kept on reserve and are treated as strict reserve unless otherwise noted.

Media Equipment (BHSU patrons only)

All media equipment is on a 24-hour loan period. Materials circulate for twenty-four (24) hours.