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Library Borrowing Policies

Loan Periods for Faculty, Staff, and Students

All faculty, staff, and students must present a valid UR ID in order to borrow materials.

Item

Students

Faculty

Staff

Books

28 days / 3 Renewals

Unlimited Renewal

28 days / 3 Renewals

Recreational Reading Books

28 days / 1 Renewal

28 Days / 1 Renewal

28 days / 1 Renewal

Course Reserves*

2 hours, 4 hours,
1 day, or 3 days.

Variable

2 hours, 4 hours,

1 day, or 3 days.

MRC Videos and DVDs

4 days / 1 Renewal

4 days / 1 Renewal

4 days / 1 Renewal

MRC DVD Series

14 days / No Renewals

14 days / No Renewals

14 days / No Renewals

Government Documents

28 days / 1 Renewal

120 days / 2 Renewals

28 days / 1 Renewal

Recorded books

28 days / 1 Renewal

28 days / 1 Renewal

28 days / 1 Renewal

Music Library Scores and CDs

28 days / 3 Renewals

120 days / 2 Renewals

28 days / 1 Renewal

Music Library Videos and DVDs

7 days / 1 Renewal

7 days / 3 Renewals

7 days / 1 Renewal

Renewing items: To renew items, access MY ACCOUNT on the library's website, call the location where you checked out the item, or stop by in person.

Non-Circulating Items: Special collections books, rare books, reference materials, microforms, periodicals, magazines, and newspapers do not circulate and may not leave the library.

Library Holds: Placing a hold on a book puts you next in line to check the book out. Holds can only be placed on books that are currently checked out by someone else. When the item is returned it will be held at the Information and Assistance Desk, and you will receive an email alerting you to the items' availability. Holds can be placed using the UR Library Catalog by clicking "Make a Request" from the item's catalog page.

Library Recalls: Placing a recall on a book puts you next in line to check the book out and shortens the borrowing period for the person who currently has the book. Recalls can only be placed on books that are currently checked out by someone else. Once a recall has been placed, the original borrower has 3 days to return the item before fines begin to accrue. Please note that a user is guaranteed a minimum of 10 days with a book (an initial 7 days + the 3 day recall period). Recalls can be placed through the UR Library Catalog by clicking "Make a Request" from the item's catalog page.

Reserves: 2 hour and 4 hour reserves may not leave the library in which they are located. Multi-media reserves (DVD, video tape, etc.) in the MRC must be viewed in the MRC and may be checked out for 4 hours at a time. Overdue fines accrue at $1.00 per hour for books.

Library Fees for Faculty, Staff, and Students

Item

Students

Faculty

Staff

Books

Lost Item: $100.00

Lost Item: $100.00

Lost Item: $100.00

Gov Docs

Lost Item: $25.00

Lost Item: $25.00

Lost Item: $25.00

Recreational Reading Items

Lost Item: $35.00

Lost Item: $35.00

Lost Item: $35.00

Recorded Books

Overdue: $.20 Per Day, Maximum of $25.00

Lost Item: $60.00**

Lost Item: $60.00**

Lost Item: $60.00**

Music Library Items
(excluding books)

Overdue: $.20 Per Day, Maximum of $25.00,
Lost Item: replacement cost + $10.00**

Lost Item: replacement cost + $10.00**

Lost Item: replacement cost + $10.00**

MRC Videos & DVDs

Overdue: $1.00 Per Day, Maximum of $25.00

Lost Item: Replacement Cost: + $10.00

Minimum Replacement Cost: $25.00

Lost Item: Replacement cost + $10.00,
Minimum Replacement cost: $25.00

Lost Item: Replacement cost + $10.00,
Minimum Replacement cost: $25.00

MRC DVD Series

Overdue: $2.00 Per Day, Maximum of $60.00

Lost Item: Replacement cost + $10.00

Lost Item: Replacement cost + $10.00

Lost Item: Replacement cost + $10.00

Library Laptops

Overdue: $5.00 Per Hour Per Item
Lost Item: $1,200.00**
Lost Power Supply: $70.00

Lost Item: $1,200.00**

Lost Power Supply: $70.00

Lost Item: $1,200.00**

Lost Power Supply: $70.00

Library iPads

Overdue: $25 Per Day

Lost Item: $550.00**

Lost Item: $550.00**

Lost Item: $550.00**

Please note that if a student's fees exceed $15.00, they will be unable to borrow library materials. Cash, check, and Spider Card payments can be made at the Information and Assistance desk on the first floor. MRC fines may be paid with Spider Card at the MRC information desk or with cash or check at the first floor service desk. At the beginning of each month all unpaid fines will be transferred to Student Accounts and the Bursar's Office will issue a bill to collect the fines owed.

**Lost items include a $10.00 processing fee.