POLICY SOURCE: Evans Library - Policies POLICY NO.: 8156
SUPERCEDES: 5530
TITLE: Borrowing Print Materials SUBMITTED BY: Tom Misilo
DATE: April 09, 2008 APPROVED BY: Holly Miller

The following patrons may borrow print 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 operating hours, all library materials should be returned to the iDesk on the first floor of the Library. After hours, books may be returned to one of the Library book-drops. One is located in the Babcock Street parking lot at the entrance to the bridge and the other is just outside the south entrance of the Library. 

RENEWALS
Items can be renewed if they are not on hold for another patron or needed for the reserve shelf. Items may be renewed via the online catalog, at the iDesk or by telephone or chat. A patron is allowed a maximum of 4 renewals. Any renewals beyond the maximum of 4 is at the discretion of the iDesk staff.

OVERDUE, LOST OR DAMAGED FINES

Fines may be assessed for overdue books at $.25 per item per day or $1.00 per item per hour for books on the reserve shelf. Replacement cost will be charged to the patron's account for long overdue, lost or damaged materials. Any unfulfilled library obligations will place a hold on the student's account.  

RESERVES
Items on the reserve shelf are for in-library use only and check out for two hours at a time. Shortened loan periods may be imposed during periods of high demand. 

In most cases, only one Reserve item may be checked out at one time. 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Library iDesk: (321) 674-8086