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Faculty & Staff Borrowing Policies

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Please use your OCID when checking out materials. 

  • Partners of college employees have the same privileges as the employee. The college provides spouses with a Family Member picture ID
  • Children aged 14-17 of college employees may get a special library card giving them courtesy borrowing privileges at the library. Children aged 18 or older must use their Oberlin Public Library card for this privilege.

Loan Periods & Fines

Loan periods and fines vary by the format of the material and the current demand for the item. In general, the following rules apply:

Type of material Loan period Fine rate
Books, Scores & Government Publications
  Regular length of semester not fined unless recalled
  Recreational Reading (McNaughton books) 3 weeks $0.50/day
  Faculty Publications 3 weeks $0.50/day
  Seminar (Conservatory) 3 days not fined unless recalled
  Reserve varies, ask at check-out $2.00/hour or portion thereof
Bound periodicals
  Art Library library use only n/a
  Conservatory Library 3 days $1.00/day
  Main Library 7 days
$1.00/day
  Science Library 1 day $1.00/day
Unbound periodicals
  Art Library library use only n/a
  Conservatory Library 1 day n/a
  Main Library 1 day $5.00
  Science Library 1 day $1.00/day
Microforms library use only n/a
Sound Recordings conservatory faculty: length of semester not fined unless recalled
  other employees and partners: 7 days not fined unless recalled
Videos/DVDs    
  Art Library circulating: 7 days
non-circulating: library use only
not fined unless recalled
n/a
  

Conservatory Library

conservatory faculty: length of semester

other employees and partners: 7 days

not fined unless recalled
  Main and Science Libraries

 
7 days

not fined unless recalled

Reserve varies, ask at check-out n/a
Laptop computers and accessories varies, ask at check-out $5.00/item/hour or portion thereof
iPads 3 days $10.00/item/day
OhioLINK

Search Ohio books
6 weeks

3 weeks
$0.50/day; billed after 30 days overdue
OhioLINK/SearchOhio media materials 1 week $0.50/day; billed after 30 days overdue

Automatic Renewals

The library balances the need of some staff for long-term use of library materials against our need to review periodically the condition of library materials and encourage their return for use by others. Each semester college employees will receive a list of all the library materials they have checked out. Materials not once must be brought into the library and returned or re-charged. Employees will be billed for the replacement

Last updated:
August 20, 2014