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Rita Benton Music Library

Faculty and Professional/Scientific Staff Circulation Policy

Books:  June
Scores:  June
Audio:  4 weeks, renewals allowed
Video:  4 weeks, renewals allowed
Bound periodicals: 1 week, no renewals (50 cents/day fines)
Non-circulating Music:  2 weeks

Renewals:

A. All materials due June 1 may be renewed for as long as needed, but must be brought into the library for this purpose.  They may be renewed as early as mid-April, but must be renewed by the beginning of fall semester.

B. Renewals for audio and video materials may be made by phone, to a limit of 5 titles, and require the barcode number of the item.  Any overdue item, however, must be brought into the RBML for renewal.

Recalls and reserves:

A. Any item needed for course reserve will be recalled immediately.  Items requested by another patron may be recalled two weeks after the initial loan period.

B. Faculty may not borrow each other’s reserves for longer than the designated reserve time (e.g. 2 hours, 3 days, etc.).  In cases of real need, the library staff will attempt to make arrangements with the reserving instructor for a longer loan.

Fine Rates

Loan Periods Fine Rate Maximum Fine
Hourly loans $2.40 per hour
(4¢/minute)
$40.00
Daily non-reserve loans (1 day, 3 day, 7 day etc.) 50¢ per day overdue $15.00
Daily Reserve loans $4.00 per day overdue $40.00
Recalled materials $4.00 per day overdue $40.00
Material that circulates for 2 weeks or longer No daily fine accrues $10.00 replacement fine if/when billed for replacement cost

Faculty members are not charged for the overdue return of items on their own reserve lists.

Lost items:  Charges consist of the replacement cost of the item.  An item may be declared lost if, after reasonable notice has been sent, the item is not returned.  An item that is lost and paid for remains the property of the University Libraries and must be returned if found; a credit will then be given for the amount of the bill, minus any applicable overdue fines.

No fines are assessed for the late return of books and microforms that are due on June 1.  However, there is a non-refundable fine of $10.00 for any item so overdue as to require billing for replacement costs.  Patrons are billed through the Business Office.

 

Exceptions
Exceptions to the stated circulation policies may be made when justified by individual circumstances.  Please discuss special needs with the Music Librarian.

Proxy cards
Faculty members may authorize graduate assistants or staff members to check out materials for them.  The faculty member or assistant may obtain an application for a proxy card from the Main Library Circulation Department or any branch library.  The faculty member must fill out the application and assume financial responsibility for any materials checked out  in this manner.