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Special Borrowers and Community Borrowers

Boatwright Memorial Library is open to members of the Richmond area community. We provide access to our specialized material for community members who are unable to access similar materials elsewhere. For borrowing information, refer to the categories below. Access to U.S. government information in any format is available for the general public.

Internet guest accounts for library research needs can be requested at the Information and Assistance Desk on the first floor of the library. Guests must bring a photo ID to obtain a guest account. Guest account access is limited due to university network security concerns and to students' heavy use of library computers. Because of this, guest accounts may be restricted at the discretion of library staff, especially during exam periods.

Loan Periods for Special Borrowers by Category

User Category

Card Fee

Items Allowed

Loan Period/
Renewals

Notes

General Public

$40.00 Per Year $5.00 Replacement Fee

5 Items

28 days

1 Renewal

DVDs do not circulate.

High School Students

No Fee,

Pass Required

2 Items

28 days

No Renewals

Audiobooks and DVDs do not circulate.

RALC Faculty

No Fee/No Pass

5 Items

28 days

1 Renewal

Faculty and Staff must have valid ID from home institution.  Audiobooks and DVDs do not circulate.

RALC Graduate

No Fee,

Pass Required

5 Items

28 days

1 Renewal

Must have Valid School I.D. Audiobooks and DVDs do not circulate.

RALC Undergrad

No Fee,

Pass Required

5 Items

28 days

1 Renewal

Must have Valid School I.D. Audiobooks and DVDs do not circulate.

Alumni/Alumnae

No Fee,

$5.00 Replacement Fee

5 Items

28 days

1 Renewal

Alumni Resources   DVDs do not circulate.

Friends of the Library

Included In Membership

$5.00 Replacement Fee

5 Items

28 days

1 Renewal

DVDs may circulate with valid FOL ID card.

Retired UR Faculty Staff

No Fee

No Limit

28 days

Renewals

Must present UR ID (Retirees retain faculty and staff privileges).

Faculty/Staff Spouses and Children

No Fee

5 Items

28 days

1 Renewal

Family members over 12 must apply for a card in the OneCard Office. DVDs do not circulate.

VIVA Cooperative Borrowers

No Fee / No Pass

5 Items

28 days

1 Renewal

Must have valid ID from home institution and be able to authenticate active status. Audiobooks and DVDs do not circulate.

Special Borrower Regulations

  • The privilege of borrowing materials belongs only to the individual registered. Please do not check out materials for friends or members of your family or "loan" them your card.
  • General public registration is limited to residents (18 and older) residing in the Richmond metropolitan area and surrounding counties. A valid ID required.
  • Community borrowers may check out: books, most government publications, music scores, recorded books, musical recordings.
  • Community borrowers may not check out: DVDs and other videos (except FOL members), special collections and rare books, reserves, reference materials, microforms, periodicals, media equipment and interlibrary loan services.
  • Fines: Please return materials on time. Lost fees will be assessed and those who do not return materials within 20 days will have borrowing privileges suspended.
  • Borrowing privileges are extended for one year with the exception of high school students, RALC and VIVA borrowers; however, special circumstances may alter this time period.

Library Fees for Special Borrowers

Item

Fee

Books

Lost Item: $100.00

Government Documents

Lost Item: $25.00

Recreational Reading Items

Lost Item: $35.00

Music Library Items

Recorded books

Overdue: $.20 Per Day, Maximum of $25.00, Lost Item: $60.00**

**Lost items include a $10.00 processing fee.