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Borrowing & Renewing

BORROWING & RENEWING

Overview

Registered users may borrow and renew items from the library's circulating collections as outlined below.

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Students

Students are required to produce a valid Louisiana College ID to borrow materials.

Material Type Loan Period Limit Renewals* Fines**
Books 30 days 25 1 $0.25 per day per item
Media 7 days 5 1 $0.50 per day per item
Reserves 1, 3, or 7 days 1 none $1.00 per day per item
Interlibrary Loans varies 5 varies $1.00 per day per item

 

* Items that have been requested by another user may not be renewed. Items must be renewed before the due date.

** Fines accrue up to a maximum of $15.00 per item. Upon reaching the maximum fee, the user's account will be blocked and borrowing privileges suspended.

Graduate Students

Graduate Students

Students are required to produce a valid Louisiana College ID to borrow materials.

Material Type Loan Period Limit Renewals* Fines**
Books 60 days 35 1 $0.25 per day per item
Media 7 days 5 1 $0.50 per day per item
Reserves 1, 3, or 7 days 1 none $1.00 per day per item
Interlibrary Loans varies 10 varies $1.00 per day per item

 

* Items that have been requested by another user may not be renewed. Items must be renewed before the due date.

** Fines accrue up to a maximum of $15.00 per item. Upon reaching the maximum fee, the user's account will be blocked and borrowing privileges suspended.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Faculty and staff must present a valid photo ID to borrow materials.

Material Type Loan Period Limit Renewals* Fines**
Books 180 days 50 1 NA
Media 7 days 10 1 NA
Reserves 1, 3, or 7 days 2 none NA
Interlibrary Loans varies 20 varies $1.00 per day per item

 

* Items that have been requested by another user may not be renewed. Items must be renewed before the due date.

** Fines accrue up to a maximum of $15.00 per item. Upon reaching the maximum fee, the user's account will be blocked and borrowing privileges suspended.

Guests

Guests

Alumni, local clergy, local teachers, and community members at large are considered guest users. Guest users must obtain and present a library-issued card to borrow materials. The cost of a guest user card is $10.00 (waived for alumni) and the card is valid for one year from the date of issue. Lost cards may be replaced at a cost of $15.00. Guests may be required to present a photo ID at the time of checkout.

Material Type Loan Period Limit Renewals* Fines**
Books 30 days 10 1 $0.25 per day per item
Media 7 days 2 1 $0.50 per day per item
Reserves NA NA NA NA
Interlibrary Loans NA NA NA NA

 

* Items that have been requested by another user may not be renewed. Items must be renewed before the due date.

** Fines accrue up to a maximum of $15.00 per item. Upon reaching the maximum fee, the user's account will be blocked and borrowing privileges suspended.

Reciprocal Borrowers

Reciprocal Borrowers

Borrowing privileges are available to members of institutions participating in the LOUIS and ACL reciprocal borrowing programs. Users must be in good standing at their home library in order to borrow materials from the Louisiana College library.

LOUIS users must present the card issued to them by the home library along with a photo ID. For more detailed information about the program, including participating institutions and their levels of reciprocity, see the LOUIS site.

ACL users must complete the authorization form provided on the ACL website and provide a valid photo ID. A guest user card will be issued to the borrower at no cost and will be valid for one year. For more detailed information about the program, including a list of participating institutions, see the ACL site.

Material Type Loan Period Limit Renewals* Fines**
Books 30 days 10 1 $0.25 per day per item
Media 7 days 2 1 $0.50 per day per item
Reserves NA NA NA NA
Interlibrary Loans NA NA NA NA

 

* Items that have been requested by another user may not be renewed. Items must be renewed before the due date.

** Fines accrue up to a maximum of $15.00 per item. Upon reaching the maximum fee, the user's account will be blocked and borrowing privileges suspended.

Renewing Items

Renewing Items

Items eligible for renewal may be renewed online or by contacting the library by email, phone, chat, text, or in person. To renew items online, use the "My Account" link at the top of this page.

Lost/Damaged Items

Lost/Damaged Items

There is a minimum charge of $50.00 per lost or damaged item. Overdue fines accumulated on lost items will be charged to the borrower. Please report any lost item promptly to avoid overdue fines. In addition to the cost of the item and overdue fees, a $15.00 replacement fee is collected for each item.