Walker Library

Policies and Procedures

Materials in the Reserves collection may be borrowed and returned at the Circulation Desk located to the left when entering the atrium of the James E. Walker Library. The Circulation Desk is staffed during all hours the library is open. The Reserves department supports the instructional needs of University faculty by providing greater access to limited resources. Access to items on reserves is limited to MTSU students (currently enrolled in specific courses), staff, faculty, and administrators. A valid MTSU ID is required to borrow materials.

To ensure that reserves materials are readily available, the number of items that may be borrowed at any one time is limited to four items.

Reserves Rules

  • All reserves materials must be returned to the Circulation Desk.
  • Items not returned to the Circulation Desk by the end of the specified loan period, or by closing time, are subject to overdue charges.
  • The overdue charge for reserves items varies according to the loan type or the material: one, two or three hour loans (not to be taken past the security gates); one, three, seven and fourteen day loans accrue fines of $1.00 per day; and, Vanderbilt Library access cards accrue fines of $1.00 per day.
  • Lost charges will not exceed the cost of the material plus a $20.00 processing fee.
  • Patrons who do not return items promptly may have their records flagged (registration and transcripts) and their Library borrowing privileges restricted.

Loan Periods for Reserves Materials

Loan Type
Restrictions
Fine Rate
Vanderbilt Access Cards
Fourteen day loan period. Must be returned to the Circulation Desk.
$1.00 per day
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