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Computers are reserved for GVSU students, faculty, and staff December 4th through December 15th for exams.

Borrowing Policies



Books

Loan Periods

 

Books

Popular Reading

MeLCat Books

Undergraduate Student

6 Weeks

4 Weeks

3 Weeks

Graduate Student

12 Weeks

4 Weeks

3 Weeks

Faculty/Emeritus

15 Weeks

4 Weeks

3 Weeks

Staff

6 Weeks

4 Weeks

3 Weeks

Community/Alumni

4 Weeks

4 Weeks

N/A

Renewals

  • GVSU-owned books can be renewed as often as needed, as long as they are not requested by someone else. MeLCat books can be renewed once.
  • Undergraduate renewal periods are 3 weeks. Graduate renewal periods are 4 weeks.

Holds & Recalls

  • Books will be held for 7 days. MeLCat books will be held for 10 days.
  • All checked-out books are subject to recall by another library user. If an item you have checked out is recalled, you will be given a new due date.

Fines & Fees

  • Overdue fines for recalled books are $1.00 a day.
  • You will be charged $75.00 for books that are not returned. If the book was borrowed through MeLCat, the fee is $102.00.
  • If you damage a book, you will be charged for repair or replacement, whichever is cheaper.
  • Outstanding fines will prevent you from checking out additional items and may affect your ability to register for classes or graduate.

Non-circulating Materials

Reference materials can only be used in the library.


Audio & Video

Loan Periods

 

Audio

Video

Undergraduate Student

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Graduate Student

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Faculty/Emeritus

15 Weeks

2 Weeks

Staff

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Community/Alumni

3 hours in the library

3 hours in the library

Renewals

  • Audio materials may be renewed for 2 weeks, up to 2 times. Videos may be renewed once for 1 week.
  • Videos borrowed from MeLCat cannot be renewed.

Holds & Recalls

  • Items will be held for 7 days. MeLCat items will be held for 10 days.
  • All checked-out items are subject to recall by another library user. If an item you have checked out is recalled, you will be given a new due date.

Fines & Fees

  • Overdue fines for recalled items are $1.00 a day.
  • You will be charged $75.00 for items that are not returned. If the item was borrowed through MeLCat, the fee is $102.00.
  • If you damage an item, you will be charged for repair or replacement, whichever is cheaper.
  • Outstanding fines will prevent you from checking out additional items and may affect your ability to register for classes or graduate.

Non-circulating Items

Audio & Video from Frey Learning Center do not circulate.


Laptops

Current GVSU students, faculty, and staff can check out a laptop with a photo ID.

Loan Periods

  • Laptops can be checked out for 4 hours and may be taken out of the building.
  • Laptops can be renewed twice for 2 hours each time.

Fines & Fees

  • Laptops: $2.00 per hour late.
  • Borrowers will pay all costs associated with damage, loss, or theft of laptops and iPads.
  • Outstanding fines will prevent you from checking out additional items and may affect your ability to register for classes or graduate.

Journals & Magazines

Loan Periods

  • Bound magazines and journals may be checked out for 4 days.
  • Curriculum Materials Library magazines have the same loan periods as books.

Renewals

  • Bound magazines and journals can be renewed twice.

Fines & Fees

  • You will be charged $75.00 for bound periodicals that are not returned.
  • If you damage a bound periodical, you will be charged for repair or replacement, whichever is cheaper.
  • Outstanding fines will prevent you from checking out additional items and may affect your ability to register for classes or graduate.

Non-circulating Materials

Unbound magazines and journals are for in-library use only.


Curriculum Materials

Loan Periods

 

Books & Magazines

Educational Media

Undergraduate Student

6 Weeks

4 Weeks

Graduate Student

12 Weeks

4 Weeks

Faculty/Emeritus

15 Weeks

15 Weeks

Staff

6 Weeks

4 Weeks

Community/Alumni

4 Weeks

3 Hours in library

Renewals

  • All CML materials can be renewed twice.
  • For Books and magazines, Undergraduate renewal periods are 3 weeks. Graduate renewal periods are 4 weeks.
  • Educational Media renewals are for 2 weeks.

Fines & Fees

  • If you damage or lose an item, you will be charged for repair or replacement, whichever is cheaper. The minimum charge is $75.00.
  • Outstanding fines will prevent you from checking out additional items and may affect your ability to register for classes or graduate.