Circulation Policy


The loan period for books is 21 days. A book may be renewed during the last week of the loan period unless another patron has placed a hold on the book. Books may continue to be renewed until the end of the semester when all items must be returned. Fines are $.20 per day for overdue books. However, the Library does not collect fines under $1.00 per item.

Audio-Visual Materials

A-V materials, which include videotapes, LP records, audiotapes, and compact discs circulate for 7 days. Items may be renewed after 5 days unless a hold has been placed on the item. The fine for overdue A-V material is $.50 per day per item. Fines less than $1.00 per item are not collected.

Reserve Materials

Reserve items are checked out on an hourly basis. Since the time period varies for each reserve item, please check the slip printed with each check-out to find the exact time a reserve item is due. The blue slip on each item gives the length of the borrowing period and indicates if the item is allowed to leave the Library. Failure to return a reserve item to the circulation desk by the designated hour will result in a fine of $1.00 per HOUR per ITEM.

Recalled Materials

Any item that has been recalled by the library staff will be given a new due date than is earlier than the original due date. Failure to return the item by the new due date will result in a fine of $1.00 per day in addition to the regular overdue fine.

Interlibrary Loan and MeL Materials

Interlibrary Loan items are fined at the same rate as Mossey Library books. Fines for overdue MeL items are $.50 per day. More information about MeLCat and ILL is available here.


All library materials must be returned and all fines paid before you will be allowed to register for the next semester. Transcripts also will not be sent until your library record is clear.


Books 20c per day
Audio-Visual materials 50c per day
Reserve materials $1.00 per hour per item
Recalled materials $1.00 per day
ILL 20c per day
MeL 50c per day