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Borrow & Renew

Borrowing time period, limits, fines and fees, policies, and special users.

How to Borrow

To check out books and other items from the Walker Library, bring the items and your MTSU ID to the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor. See Borrowing Policies for limits and loan periods by item type and user type.

For borrowing laptops and other equipment, see Borrow Equipment.

Borrowing Policies

Patron Type

Item Limit

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

50

Due by end of current semester

None

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement. See more about fines and fees

Graduate

50

Due by end of current semester

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement. See more about fines and fees

Faculty, Staff, Admin, Retirees

50

16 weeks

4 renewals

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement. See more about fines and fees

K-12 Educators
(Borrower's Form)

20

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement. See more about fines and fees

Community

2

2 weeks

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement. See more about fines and fees

Alumni

10

2 weeks

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement. See more about fines and fees

High School Student*

2

2 weeks

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement. See more about fines and fees

*High School Students are issued borrowing privileges when enrolled in an AP high school class that has requested formal Walker Library high school information literacy instruction. Please contact Christy Groves (christy.groves@mtsu.edu) for further information.

Special Materials

Collection

Circulation Policies for Special Materials

Fines

Bound Periodicals

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

NA (faculty); $.25/hour (grad)

Current Periodicals

Circulate to faculty for one day only.

NA

Reference & Government Documents

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

 

Textbooks

Patron Type

Item Limit

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

All Library users

50

2 weeks

No renewals

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

 

All other Curriculum Collection materials

Patron Type

Item Limit

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

50

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Graduate

50

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Faculty, Staff, Admin, Retirees

50

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

K-12 Educators
(Borrower's Form)

20

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Community

2

2 weeks

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Alumni

10

2 weeks

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

 

Audiobooks


Patron Type

 Audio Book

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

5

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Graduate

10

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Faculty, Staff, Admin, Retirees

10

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Alumni

2

28 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Community

Not eligible

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

DVDs

 

Patron Type

 DVDs  

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

1

14 days

N/A

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Graduate

1

14 days

N/A

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

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

10

14 days**

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 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.

Community

1

Library Use Only*

N/A

Materials not returned will be billed for replacement.

*For in-Library viewing of DVD materials, viewing equipment is available in Room 114D. 

**Faculty and Teaching Assistants may book Media materials for classroom use through the Library catalog.

  Print Scores

Exception to the following: M1-M3 (reference scores) may NOT be checked out. M3.1 and above may be checked out.

Patron Type

 Print Scores

Check out period

Renewals Allowed

Overdue Materials

Undergraduate

50

Due by end of current semester

None

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Graduate

50

Due by end of current semester

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Faculty, Staff, Admin, Retirees

50

16 weeks

4 renewals

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Alumni

10

2 weeks

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Community

Library use only

N/A

N/A

N/A

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 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Graduate

50

14 days

1 renewal

Materials not returned within 60 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 60 days after the due date will be billed for replacement.

Alumni

10

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.

Reserve Collection

Loan Type

 Restrictions

Fine Rate

Vanderbilt Access Card

Fourteen day loan period. Must be returned to the Reserves 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 Reserves Desk.

$1.00 per day

Three-Day

Must be returned to the Reserves Desk.

$1.00 per day

Seven-Day

Must be returned to the Reserves Desk.

$1.00 per day

Fourteen-Day

Must be returned to the Reserves Desk.

$1.00 per day

 

See Borrow Equipment for a list of technology items available.

Location: Technology Services Desk, 1st floor
Eligibility: All current MTSU students have access to library equipment

Equipment Type Loan Period Inventory
Laptops 30-Day 45
Laptops 2 Week 40
Calculators 3-Day 44
Ethernet Cables, Mouse Devices, SD Card Readers, and External Optical Drives 3-Day (4 hour in Makerspace) Varies
Hotspots Semester 225
Pen Tablets 7-Day 21

Renewals: One renewal may be available if there is not a waiting list for items. A renewal may be requested online. You will need to have your MTSU ID and the barcode number on the back to renew online.
Overdue Fines: Overdue fines for equipment are $20. The maximum overdue charge for a single item is $20. Failure to return equipment on the due date will result in a $20 overdue fine. If the equipment is not returned within 24 hours, a bill for replacement and a processing charge will be added to the overdue fine. All equipment should be returned to the library 30 minutes before closing. Borrowers are responsible for the replacement cost of lost or damaged equipment.