The following chart summarizes the circulation policies and amounts of the overdue fines.
Material TypeLoan PeriodRenewalFinesBooks3 wks1 week$ .50/d per itemLeisure Books3 wks1 week$ .50/d per itemBound journals3 days3 days$ .50/d per itemReserve2 hrsif no hold$1.00/hr per itemReserveovernightNone$1.00/hr per itemILLas notifiedby lender$1.00/d per itemAudiovisuals2 days1 for 2 days$1.00/d per item
Problems concerning overdue policies for fines/fees and lost material procedures are handled by the professional in charge of lending/circulation services between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Student workers are not authorized to mediate difficulties involving policies or procedures
Overdue Notices are sent to individuals as courtesy reminders. Individuals with items, which have been declared lost or declared returned, must contact the library within four days from the date of the first notice, or the fine will be assessed. When items have been declared lost or declared returned within this period, the patron has an additional seven day grace period to either locate the material or pay for it. If neither is done within this time period, the fine automatically continues to accrue.
Fee Notices are mailed to individuals who have unpaid fines and/or fees. Fees are assessed for computer searches, photocopy cards, interlibrary loan materials, faxing services, lost or damaged items, and other services. Individuals paying cash for services will be assessed sales tax at the current state rate. A $20 processing fee is added to the cost of lost or damaged items in addition to the overdue fine that has accrued.
Circulation privileges will be suspended for any individual with a total accumulation of $75 in fines and/or fees, or when items are overdue for four months. items are overdue for four months.
Students with past due fines and fees will not be allowed to register for classes until payment is made. Employees with unpaid fines/fees for a three-month period will receive automatic payroll deduction.
UMMC students, residents and fellows may check out a key for a student study carrel for one day on a first come, first served basis. Study carrels are for private use. Two students may use the carrel if they can study quietly without disturbing others.
Present UMC ID and sign for assigned key at library circulation desk. The key must be returned to the Circulation Desk each time the students leaves the library. Students will be assessed a $25.00 charge for lost keys.
Carrels are available during regular library hours.
Personal items may be kept in carrels for the key check-out period only.
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