POLICY SOURCE: Evans Library - Policies POLICY NO.: 5530
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TITLE: Borrowing SUBMITTED BY: Thomas Misilo
DATE: APPROVED BY: Thomas Misilo

The following patrons may borrow materials:

LIBRARY CARDS

The Florida Tech ID card serves as the library card for Florida Tech faculty, staff, and students.

LOAN PERIODS/ITEM LIMITS

Borrower Categories Loan Periods Item Limit
Florida Tech undergraduates 14 days 20
Florida Tech graduate students 30 days 30
Florida Tech faculty, staff One  semester   40
Florida Tech alumni,students from UCF, EFSC, ELS     14 days 10
Florida Tech Dependents (14 yr+) of faculty, staff 14 days 10

RETURNING MATERIALS
During library hours, all books should be returned to the book-drop at the Service Desk (on the first floor of the Library). After hours, books may be returned to the library book-drop, located in the Babcock Street parking area and also by the south-west Library entrance. DVDs, CDs, diskettes, microfiche, videotapes, other forms of media, and Interlibrary loan items must be returned to the Service Desk.

RENEWALS
Items can be renewed if they are not on hold for another patron or needed for the Reserve Collection. Items may be renewed at the Service Desk, via telephone, or online provided the item is NOT overdue. A patron is allowed a maximum of 4 renewals and items must be returned after this time. Any renewals beyond the maximum of 4 is at the discretion of the Service Desk staff.

OVERDUE POLICY
Library patrons are responsible for returning materials on time. Receipts provided at the time of check-out indicate the due date. The Library is not obligated to send overdue notices, but does so as a courtesy. Patrons must inform the Library of changes in address and other contact information.

OVERDUE FINES

Non-Reserve Materials

1-30 days overdue:  $.25 per item per day

Over 30 days overdue: $25 processing fee plus replacement cost.

Reserves Materials

$1.00 per item per hour for reserve materials

LOST OR DAMAGED FEES
The borrower will be charged a processing fee of $25 and the replacement cost for lost or damaged materials. A hold will be placed on the student account (preventing registration, graduation, and sending of transcripts) for any unfulfilled library obligation.

RESERVES
The Reserve section of the Service Desk contains a collection of government documents, school catalogs, disks, textbooks, class supplements, Brevard and Indian River County topographical maps, instructors' personal files, books, supplies, and other materials that are in high demand.

Items in Reserves are for use in the Library and may be checked out for two-hour periods. Shortened loan period may be imposed during periods of high demand. Instructors’ Reserves and Library Reserve materials may not leave the Library. Videotapes may be checked out for one week.

In most cases, only one Reserve item may be checked out at one time. If the patron intends to make copies, then any two folders and/or notebooks containing an instructor's photocopies may be checked out. If two individual items must be used in conjunction, then the items may be checked out together, i.e. a solution manual and textbook.

RECALLS
All items are subject to recall for placement in the Reserve Collection. Recalls for Reserve materials are effective immediately.

HOLDS
Patrons may place routine holds on materials that are currently in use by other patrons. This can be done in writing or electronically through the Catalog.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Service Desk: (321) 674-8086