Walker Library

Circulation Policies

General Collection

General Collection Books (2nd, 3rd, 4th floors)

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Patron Type

Item Limit

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

50

Due by end of current semester

None

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Graduate

50

Due by end of current semester

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Faculty/Staff/Admin/Retirees

50

16 weeks

4 renewals

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Community

2

2 weeks

1 renewal

10 cents per day per item to a maximum of $27.00 per item.

Alumni

10

2 weeks

1 renewal

10 cents per day per item to a maximum of $27.00 per item.

TALC

5

2 weeks

1 renewal

10 cents per day per item to a maximum of $27.00 per item.

Special Materials

Collection

Circulation Policies for Special Materials

Fines

Bound Periodicals

Circulate to faculty for not more than one week

NA

Circulate to graduate students for not more than one week with permission of reference librarian.

$.25/hour

Current Periodicals

Circulate to faculty for one day only.

NA

Popular Reading Books Circulate for two weeks with one renewal. $.10/day

Reference

Circulate only to faculty for not more than one week with permission of a reference librarian.

NA

Special Collections

Do not circulate. Photocopies at discretion of staff.

NA

Policy Title: Policy for Borrowing Walker Library General Collection Materials
Purpose and Scope: This policy identifies persons eligible to borrow Walker Library general collection materials, the length of time the materials may be borrowed, and assessment of applicable Library charges.
Policy Statement: The Library circulates materials to users presenting a valid library ID.
Conditions and Procedures: The Library prioritizes access to circulating collections for the benefit of all users.  A valid ID must be presented each time materials are checked out.

  • Applicable overdue charges begin accruing as soon as an item becomes overdue, but are not assessed against a patron’s account until the item is returned.   Overdue charges are not assessed for days that the library is not open.
  • Some materials that are returned soon after their due date will not incur an overdue charge because of a lag time in computer processing.  However, there is no “grace period” for overdue materials.
  • Reserve materials and media materials have different overdue and replacement charge assessments.   Please see the policies for the circulation of these materials for additional information.
  • All books not returned within 21 days after their due date are considered lost, and the patron will be assessed the cost of a replacement copy plus a $20.00 processing charge.  Library borrowing privileges are blocked until the item is returned and/or required payments are made.  Replacement charges are determined by the prevailing market cost of a lost item.  Cost determinations are made by Walker Library Collection Development and Management personnel.
  • If you damage a book beyond use, you will be required to pay for the replacement plus a $20.00 processing charge, which covers our cost of researching, purchasing, and processing a new copy.
  • If you damage a book, but it can be repaired or rebound, you will be charged a flat rate of $20.00 per book.
  • All library charges must be paid online.  Payments cannot be made in person.  No exceptions.
  • The Library is required by the University to place a block on student records if $200.00 or more is owed in library charges.  Students who owe $200.00 or more in charges to the Library will have their MTSU student record marked to block grades, transcript requests, and similar transactions.  Student records are cleared within 1-2 business days after payment is received.
  • MTSU students, faculty, staff, and retirees owing library charges of $200.00 or more will be blocked from borrowing additional materials until their library account has been resolved.  Community, Alumni, and TALC borrowers owing library charges of $10.00 or more will be blocked from borrowing additional materials until their library account has been resolved. 
  • If you have extenuating circumstances surrounding the late return, loss, and/or damage of library materials, you may initiate an appeal at the Circulation Desk during library operating hours.

Additional Borrowing Procedures:

  1. Recalling materials currently checked out:  At this time, the Library does not permit recalls (requests for an early return of checked out materials) on materials that are checked out to other users.  However, if a checked out Library item is requested by an MTSU faculty member to be placed on Reserves for their course, the Library will initiate a recall.
  2. Holds:  At this time, the Library does not offer holds (requests to flag checked out items for the next user) for items currently checked out to other users.  MTSU students, faculty, or staff in need of any checked out material is advised to request a copy of the checked out material through the Library’s Interlibrary Loan Service.  Please visit the Interlibrary Loan information webpage http://library.mtsu.edu/ill/policies.php for more information and to submit a request.
  3. Popular Reading Materials:  Walker Library provides access to numerous New York Times Bestseller List materials – both fiction and non-fiction.  Popular Reading Materials circulate to all Library users with a valid ID.  Popular Reading Materials circulate for 2 weeks with one renewal.  All users are subject to any charges associated with overdue, lost, or damaged Popular Reading Materials.  Overdue charges accrue at $0.10 per day per item to a maximum of $27.00. 
  4. Community and Alumni Borrower Accounts:  Community and alumni borrower accounts will be activated for one year and expire after that date.  Renewals of expired accounts are granted upon a zero balance for library charges owed.  To obtain a Community Borrower’s card, a valid Tennessee state ID is required.  Alumni Borrowers must present a valid MTSU Alumni card or a valid Tennessee state ID.
  5. MTSU Visiting Scholars:  Visiting Scholars or Visiting Faculty from other institutions are eligible to borrow materials from Walker Library with the permission of their sponsoring academic department in one semester increments.  These privileges give access to hard copy materials only.  All library charges incurred but not resolved by the visiting scholar/faculty shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring department once the visitor has left the University.  Requests for Visiting Scholar Privileges are handled via the form : http://library.mtsu.edu/circulation/visitingschol.pdf
  6. Proxy Borrowers: 
    • MTSU faculty and administrators may designate a graduate student, student worker, or staff member to act as a Proxy Borrower.  The designated individual is able to borrow materials for the faculty member on the faculty member’s account. 
    • To designate a proxy borrower, the faculty member and designated student should complete and sign the Proxy Student Borrowing Form.
    • The completed form should be brought to the Circulation Desk during library operating hours, along with the student’s ID and the faculty member’s ID to establish the account.  After that, only the student’s ID will be needed to borrow materials.
    • Proxies are not accountable for library charges assessed to the MTSU faculty or administrator.
  7. TALC (Tennessee Academic Library Collaborative) Borrowing
    • As an MTSU student you are entitled to borrow materials from any other public community college or university in Tennessee. This includes all community college and university campuses of the Board of Regents (Motlow State, Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee State University, etc.) and campuses of the University of Tennessee. See a list of eligible institutions here.
    • You may pick up your TALC card at the Walker Library Circulation Desk by presenting your student ID.
    • You will present your card, along with your valid MTSU student ID, at the campus where you would like to borrow books.
    • The circulation policies of the loaning library will apply to any materials you borrow. For example, the loan period may be shorter than at MTSU. You are responsible for returning the materials to the library from which you borrowed them and for paying any fines or fees that may occur.
    • TALC cards for students expire at the end of each semester. You will need to renew your card if it is needed in subsequent semesters.
    • Contact Amanda Damaschun (Amanda.Damaschun@mtsu.edu) with questions about the TALC program for MTSU students.

Related Policies:
Library Policies:
                Policy for borrowing Walker Library Curriculum materials
Policy for borrowing Walker Library Media materials
Policy for borrowing Walker Library Reserve materials
                Policy for borrowing Library Technology Services equipment
                Policy for borrowing Interlibrary Loan materials
Responsible Unit:
Circulation, User Services
Date:  August 8, 2013
Revisions:  November 14, 2013
               

 

Curriculum

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Textbooks

Patron Type

Item Limit

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

All Library users

50

2 weeks

No renewals

$1.00 per day

All other Curriculum Collection materials

Patron Type

Item Limit

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

50

28 days

1 renewal

10 cents per day per item to a maximum of $27.00 per item.

Graduate

50

28 days

1 renewal

10 cents per day per item to a maximum of $27.00 per item.

Faculty/Staff/Admin/Retirees

50

16 weeks

4 renewals

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Community

2

2 weeks

1 renewal

10 cents per day per item to a maximum of $27.00 per item.

Alumni

10

2 weeks

1 renewal

10 cents per day per item to a maximum of $27.00 per item.

TALC

5

2 weeks

1 renewal

10 cents per day per item to a maximum of $27.00 per item.

Policy Title: Policy for Borrowing Walker Library Curriculum Collection Materials
Purpose and Scope: This policy identifies persons eligible to borrow Walker Library Curriculum collection materials, the length of time the materials may be borrowed, and assessment of applicable Library charges.
Policy Statement: The Library circulates Curriculum materials to users presenting a valid library ID.
Conditions and Procedures: The Library prioritizes access to circulating Curriculum collections for the benefit of all users.  A valid ID must be presented each time materials are checked out.

  1. Walker Library Curriculum Collection K-12 textbooks circulate to all Library users with a valid ID for 2 weeks with no renewals.  All users are subject to any charges associated with overdue, lost, or damaged Curriculum Collection textbooks.  Overdue charges accrue at $1.00 per day.
  2. Applicable overdue charges begin accruing as soon as an item becomes overdue, but are not assessed against a patron’s account until the item is returned.   Overdue charges are not assessed for days that the library is not open.
  3. Some materials that are returned soon after their due date will not incur an overdue charge because of a lag time in computer processing.  However, there is no “grace period” for overdue materials.
  4. Reserve materials and media materials have different overdue and replacement charge assessments.   Please see the policies for the circulation of these materials for additional information.
  5. All books not returned within 21 days after their due date are considered lost, and the patron will be assessed the cost of a replacement copy plus a $20.00 processing charge.  Library borrowing privileges are blocked until the item is returned and/or required payments are made.  Replacement charges are determined by the prevailing market cost of a lost item.  Cost determinations are made by Walker Library Collection Development and Management personnel.  Replacement textbook prices are determined by the Tennessee Book Company in accordance with the Library’s contract with the state of Tennessee.
  6. If you damage a book beyond use, you will be required to pay for the replacement plus a $20.00 processing charge, which covers our cost of researching, purchasing, and processing a new copy.
  7. If you damage a book, but it can be repaired or rebound, you will be charged a flat rate of $20.00 per book.
  8. All library charges must be paid online.  Payments cannot be made in person.  No exceptions.
  9. The Library is required by the University to place a block on student records if $200.00 or more is owed in library charges.  Students who owe $200.00 or more in charges to the Library will have their MTSU student record marked to block grades, transcript requests, and similar transactions.  Student records are cleared within 1-2 business days after payment is received.
  10. MTSU students, faculty, staff, and retirees owing library charges of $200.00 or more will be blocked from borrowing additional materials until their library account has been resolved.  Community, Alumni, and TALC borrowers owing library charges of $10.00 or more will be blocked from borrowing additional materials until their library account has been resolved. 
  11. If you have extenuating circumstances surrounding the late return, loss, and/or damage of library materials, you may initiate an appeal at the Circulation Desk during library operating hours.

Additional Borrowing Procedures:

  1. Recalling materials currently checked out:  At this time, the Library does not permit recalls (requests for an early return of checked out materials) on materials that are checked out to other users.  However, if a checked out Library item is requested by an MTSU faculty member to be placed on Reserves for their course, the Library will initiate a recall.
  2. Holds:  At this time, the Library does not offer holds (requests to flag checked out items for the next user) for items currently checked out to other users.  MTSU students, faculty, or staff in need of any checked out material is advised to request a copy of the checked out material through the Library’s Interlibrary Loan Service.  Please visit the Interlibrary Loan information webpage http://library.mtsu.edu/ill/policies.php for more information and to submit a request.
  3. Community and Alumni Borrower Accounts:  Community and alumni borrower accounts will be activated for one year and expire after that date.  Renewals of expired accounts are granted upon a zero balance for library charges owed.  To obtain a Community Borrower’s card, a valid Tennessee state ID is required.  Alumni Borrowers must present a valid MTSU Alumni card or a valid Tennessee state ID.
  4. MTSU Visiting Scholars:  Visiting Scholars or Visiting Faculty from other institutions are eligible to borrow materials from Walker Library with the permission of their sponsoring academic department in one semester increments.  These privileges give access to hard copy materials only.  All library charges incurred but not resolved by the visiting scholar/faculty shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring department once the visitor has left the University.  Requests for Visiting Scholar Privileges are handled via the form : http://library.mtsu.edu/circulation/visitingschol.pdf
  5. Proxy Borrowers: 
  • MTSU faculty and administrators may designate a graduate student, student worker, or staff member to act as a Proxy Borrower.  The designated individual is able to borrow materials for the faculty member on the faculty member’s account. 
  • To designate a proxy borrower, the faculty member and designated student should complete and sign the Proxy Student Borrowing Form.
  • The completed form should be brought to the Circulation Desk during library operating hours, along with the student’s ID and the faculty member’s ID to establish the account.  After that, only the student’s ID will be needed to borrow materials.
  • Proxies are not accountable for library charges assessed to the MTSU faculty or administrator.

Related Policies:
Library Policies:
                Policy for borrowing Walker Library General Collection Materials
Policy for borrowing Walker Library Media materials
Policy for borrowing Walker Library Reserve materials
                Policy for borrowing Library Technology Services equipment
                Policy for borrowing Interlibrary Loan materials
Responsible Unit:
Circulation, User Services
Date:  August 8, 2013
Revisions:  November 14, 2013

Media Collection

Audiobooks

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Patron Type

 Audio Book

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

5

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Graduate

10

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Faculty/Staff/Admin/Retirees

10

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Alumni

2

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

TALC

Not eligible

N/A

N/A

N/A

Community

Not eligible

N/A

N/A

N/A

DVDs and VHS

Patron Type

 DVDs and VHS*

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

1

Library Use Only*

N/A

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Graduate

1

Library Use Only*

N/A

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Faculty/Staff/Admin/Retirees/
Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

10

7 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Alumni

1

Library Use Only*

N/A

Materials not returned will be billed for replacement.

TALC

1

Library Use Only*

N/A

Materials not returned will be billed for replacement.

Community

1

Library Use Only*

N/A

Materials not returned will be billed for replacement.

*For in-Library viewing of DVD/VHS materials, viewing equipment is available in Room 114D. Additionally, a VHS player is located on the 2nd Floor in the Digital Media Studio.

Policy Title: Policy for Borrowing Walker Library Media Materials
Purpose and Scope: This policy identifies persons eligible to borrow Walker Library media materials, the length of time the media materials may be borrowed, and assessment of applicable Library charges.
Policy Statement: The Library circulates media materials to users presenting a valid library ID.
Conditions and Procedures:  The Library prioritizes access to circulating media collections for the benefit of all users.  A valid ID must be presented each time materials are checked out.

  1. All media materials not returned within 21 days after their due date are considered lost, and the patron will be assessed the cost of a replacement copy plus a $20.00 processing charge.  Library borrowing privileges are blocked until the item is returned and/or required payments are made.  Replacement charges are determined by the prevailing market cost of a lost item.  Cost determinations are made by Walker Library Collection Development and Management personnel.
  2. If you lose or damage a media material beyond use, you will be required to pay for the replacement plus a $20.00 processing charge, which covers our cost of researching, purchasing, and processing a new copy.
  3. All library charges must be paid online.  Payments cannot be made in person.  No exceptions.
  4. The Library is required by the University to place a block on student records if $200.00 or more is owed in library charges.  Students who owe $200.00 or more in charges to the Library will have their MTSU student record marked to block grades, transcript requests, and similar transactions.  Student records are cleared within 1-2 business days after payment is received.
  5. MTSU students, faculty, staff, and retirees owing library charges of $200.00 or more will be blocked from borrowing additional materials until their library account has been resolved.  Community, Alumni, and TALC borrowers owing library charges of $10.00 or more will be blocked from borrowing additional materials until their library account has been resolved. 
  6. If you have extenuating circumstances surrounding the late return, loss, and/or damage of library materials, you may initiate an appeal at the Circulation Desk during library operating hours.

Additional Borrowing Procedures:

  1. Recalling materials currently checked out:  At this time, the Library does not permit recalls (requests for an early return of checked out materials) on materials that are checked out to other users.  MTSU Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants in need of video materials for their courses are encouraged to contact the Walker Library Circulation Desk (898-2650) for assistance with booking the video material for their desired date and time.
  2. Holds:  At this time, the Library does not offer holds (requests to flag checked out items for the next user) for media items currently checked out to other users. 
  3. Community and Alumni Borrower Accounts:  Community and alumni borrower accounts will be activated for one year and expire after that date.  Renewals of expired accounts are granted upon a zero balance for library charges owed.  To obtain a Community Borrower’s card, a valid Tennessee state ID is required.  Alumni Borrowers must present a valid MTSU Alumni card or a valid Tennessee state ID.
  4. MTSU Visiting Scholars:  Visiting Scholars or Visiting Faculty from other institutions are eligible to borrow materials from Walker Library with the permission of their sponsoring academic department in one semester increments.  These privileges give access to hard copy materials only.  All library charges incurred but not resolved by the visiting scholar/faculty shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring department once the visitor has left the University.  Requests for Visiting Scholar Privileges are handled via the form : http://library.mtsu.edu/circulation/visitingschol.pdf
  5. Proxy Borrowers: 
  • MTSU faculty and administrators may designate a graduate student, student worker, or staff member to act as a Proxy Borrower.  The designated individual is able to borrow materials for the faculty member on the faculty member’s account. 
  • To designate a proxy borrower, the faculty member and designated student should complete and sign the Proxy Student Borrowing Form.
  • The completed form should be brought to the Circulation Desk during library operating hours, along with the student’s ID and the faculty member’s ID to establish the account.  After that, only the student’s ID will be needed to borrow materials.
  • Proxies are not accountable for library charges assessed to the MTSU faculty or administrator.

Related Policies:
Library Policies:
                Policy for borrowing Walker Library General Collection Materials
                Policy for borrowing Walker Library Curriculum Materials
Policy for borrowing Walker Library Reserve Materials
                Policy for borrowing Library Technology Services equipment
                Policy for requesting Interlibrary Loan materials
Responsible Unit:
Circulation, User Services
Date:  August 8, 2013
Revisions:  November 14, 2013

Music Collection

Walker Library Music Collection:  Print Scores

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Patron Type

 Print Scores

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

50

Due by end of current semester

None

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Graduate

50

Due by end of current semester

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Faculty/Staff/Admin/Retirees

50

16 weeks

4 renewals

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Alumni

10

2 weeks

1 renewal

10 cents per day per item to a maximum of $27.00 per item.

TALC

5

2 weeks

1 renewal

10 cents per day per item to a maximum of $27.00 per item.

Community

Library use only

N/A

N/A

Materials not returned will be billed for replacement.

Walker Library Music Collection:  Audio Visual Materials and Sound Recordings


Patron Type

 A/V and Sound Recordings

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

10

14 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Graduate

50

14 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Faculty/Staff/Admin/Retirees/Graduate
Teaching Assistants (GTAs)

50

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 21 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Alumni

1

Library Use Only

N/A

Materials not returned will be billed for replacement.

TALC

1

Library Use Only

N/A

Materials not returned will be billed for replacement.

Community

1

Library Use Only

N/A

Materials not returned will be billed for replacement.

Policy Title:                        Policy for Borrowing Walker Library Music Collection Materials
Purpose and Scope:        This policy identifies persons eligible to borrow Walker Library music collection materials, the length of time the music collection materials may be borrowed, and assessment of applicable Library charges.
Policy Statement:            The Library circulates music collection materials to users presenting a valid library ID.
Conditions and Procedures:       The Library prioritizes access to circulating music collection materials for the benefit of all users.  A valid ID must be presented each time materials are checked out.

  • All music collection materials not returned within 21 days after their due date are considered lost, and the patron will be assessed the cost of a replacement copy plus a $20.00 processing charge.  Library borrowing privileges are blocked until the item is returned and/or required payments are made.  Replacement charges are determined by the prevailing market cost of a lost item.  Cost determinations are made by Walker Library Collection Development and Management personnel.
  • If you lose or damage a music collection material beyond use, you will be required to pay for the replacement plus a $20.00 processing charge, which covers our cost of researching, purchasing, and processing a new copy.
  • All library charges must be paid online.  Payments cannot be made in person.  No exceptions.
  • The Library is required by the University to place a block on student records if $200.00 or more is owed in library charges.  Students who owe $200.00 or more in charges to the Library will have their MTSU student record marked to block grades, transcript requests, and similar transactions.  Student records are cleared within 1-2 business days after payment is received.
  • MTSU students, faculty, staff, and retirees owing library charges of $200.00 or more will be blocked from borrowing additional materials until their library account has been resolved.  Community, Alumni, and TALC borrowers owing library charges of $10.00 or more will be blocked from borrowing additional materials until their library account has been resolved. 
  • If you have extenuating circumstances surrounding the late return, loss, and/or damage of library materials, you may initiate an appeal at the Circulation Desk during library operating hours.

Additional Borrowing Procedures:

  1. Recalling materials currently checked out:  At this time, the Library does not permit recalls (requests for an early return of checked out materials) on materials that are checked out to other users.  MTSU Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants in need of video materials for their courses are encouraged to contact the Walker Library Circulation Desk (898-2650) for assistance with booking the video material for their desired date and time.
  2. Holds:  At this time, the Library does not offer holds (requests to flag checked out items for the next user) for media items currently checked out to other users. 
  3. Community and Alumni Borrower Accounts:  Community and alumni borrower accounts will be activated for one year and expire after that date.  Renewals of expired accounts are granted upon a zero balance for library charges owed.  To obtain a Community Borrower’s card, a valid Tennessee state ID is required.  Alumni Borrowers must present a valid MTSU Alumni card or a valid Tennessee state ID.
  4. MTSU Visiting Scholars:  Visiting Scholars or Visiting Faculty from other institutions are eligible to borrow materials from Walker Library with the permission of their sponsoring academic department in one semester increments.  These privileges give access to hard copy materials only.  All library charges incurred but not resolved by the visiting scholar/faculty shall be the responsibility of the sponsoring department once the visitor has left the University.  Requests for Visiting Scholar Privileges are handled via the form : http://library.mtsu.edu/circulation/visitingschol.pdf
  5. Proxy Borrowers: 
  • MTSU faculty and administrators may designate a graduate student, student worker, or staff member to act as a Proxy Borrower.  The designated individual is able to borrow materials for the faculty member on the faculty member’s account. 
  • To designate a proxy borrower, the faculty member and designated student should complete and sign the Proxy Student Borrowing Form.
  • The completed form should be brought to the Circulation Desk during library operating hours, along with the student’s ID and the faculty member’s ID to establish the account.  After that, only the student’s ID will be needed to borrow materials.
  • Proxies are not accountable for library charges assessed to the MTSU faculty or administrator.

Related Policies:
Library Policies:
                Policy for borrowing Walker Library General Collection Materials
                Policy for borrowing Walker Library Curriculum Materials
Policy for borrowing Walker Library Reserve Materials
Policy for borrowing Walker Library Media Materials
                Policy for borrowing Library Technology Services equipment
                Policy for requesting Interlibrary Loan materials
Responsible Unit:
Circulation, User Services
Date:  February 10, 2014

 

Reserve Collection

Reserve Collection

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Loan Type

 Restrictions

Fine Rate

One-hour

Cannot be taken past the security gates.

$0.05 per minute

Two-hour

Cannot be taken past the security gates.

$0.05 per minute

Three-hour

Cannot be taken past the security gates.

$0.05 per minute

One-Day

Must be returned to the Circulation Desk.

$1.00 per day

Three-Day

Must be returned to the Circulation Desk.

$1.00 per day

Seven-Day

Must be returned to the Circulation Desk.

$1.00 per day

Fourteen-Day

Must be returned to the Circulation Desk.

$1.00 per day

Policy Title:  Policy for Borrowing Walker Library Reserve Materials
Purpose and Scope: This policy identifies persons eligible to borrow Walker Library reserve materials, the length of time the reserve materials may be borrowed, and assessment of applicable Library charges.
Policy Statement: The Library circulates course reserve materials to MTSU students, staff, and faculty, and retirees with a valid MTSU ID.
Conditions and Procedures: The Library prioritizes access to circulating course reserve materials for the benefit of all MTSU students, staff, and faculty.  Loan periods for course reserve materials are determined by the requesting faculty member.  A valid ID must be presented each time materials are checked out.

  1. All reserve materials must be returned to the Circulation Desk by the specified due time/date. 
  2. Items not returned to the Circulation Desk by the end of the specified loan period are subject to overdue charges.   Charges are assessed to any user with late reserve materials, which includes students, faculty, and staff.
  3. The overdue charges for reserve materials varies according to loan type and/or the material.  One, two, or three hour loans (not to be taken past the security gates accrue overdue charges of $0.05 per minute starting 10 minutes after the specified due time.  One, two, or three day loans accrue overdue charges of $1.00 per day starting on the first day overdue.
  4. Patrons who do not return hour-loan reserve materials within 48 hours after the specified due date and time are subject to blocks on their Library and Banner accounts.  These blocks will be removed once the material is returned and library charges are paid in full.
  5. If you lose or damage a reserve material beyond use, you will be required to pay for the replacement plus a $20.00 processing charge, which covers our cost of researching, purchasing, and processing a new copy.
  6. If you damage a reserve book, but it can be repaired or rebound, you will be charged a flat charge of $20.00.
  7. All library charges must be paid online.  Payments cannot be made in person.  No exceptions.
  8. The Library is required by the University to place a block on student records if $200.00 or more is owed in library charges.  Students who owe $200.00 or more in charges to the Library will have their MTSU student record marked to block grades, transcript requests, and similar transactions.  Student records are cleared within 1-2 business days after payment is received.
  9. Any patron who owes library charges of $200.00 or more will be blocked from borrowing additional library materials until their library account has been resolved.
  10. If you have extenuating circumstances surrounding the late return, loss, and/or damage of library materials, you may initiate an appeal at the Circulation Desk during library operating hours.

Additional Borrowing Procedures:

  1. Recalls and Holds:  Due to the shortened loan period for course reserve materials, recalls (requests for an early return of checked out materials) and holds (requests to flag checked out items for the next user) cannot be placed on checked out reserve materials.
  2. Proxy Borrowers: 
MTSU faculty and administrators may designate a graduate