|Title:||Circulation Policies, University Borrowers|
|Policy Owner:||University Libraries, Access Services|
|Applies to:||Faculty, Staff, Students, Others|
|Campus Applicability:||Storrs and the 5 Regional Campuses|
|Effective Date:||December 2, 2003|
|For More Information, Contact||Library Circulation Desk|
|Contact Information:||(860) 486-2518|
Describes the terms of library borrowing privileges for University borrowers.
UConn faculty, staff, retirees, graduate and undergraduate students, and visiting scholars
YOUR ID CARD
A University ID or a library-issued Borrower ID is required to borrow books and to place recalls or holds. Use of the ID indicates your agreement to observe library policies, which are designed to serve all users generously and equitably. The ID is not transferable. Please notify Circulation immediately if you lose your ID so we can block use by others. University IDs and library-issued Borrower IDs may be replaced for a fee.
Faculty/Graduate Students/Staff/Retirees/Visiting Scholars: 90-day Loan
Undergraduate Students/Affiliates/Community Borrowers: 30-day Loan
90-day Loans: renewable three times unless requested by another borrower.
30-day Loans: renewable twice unless requested by another borrower.
Renew online (via HOMER) or at the library.
RECALLING A BOOK
Recalling a book that is charged out is a service available only to UConn faculty, students, retirees, staff and affiliates of the University. It is very important that recalled books be returned promptly. Borrowers who are temporarily unable to respond to recall notices should make prior arrangements with Circulation.
PLACING A HOLD ON A BOOK
Any borrower may request that a circulating book be held for him or her when it is returned.
Reminder email notices are sent to all University borrowers alerting them that items are coming due and need to be returned or renewed.
SUSPENSION OF BORROWING PRIVILEGES
Privileges are automatically suspended when a borrower:
Has one overdue recalled book
Has reached the charged book limit:
300 books (UConn faculty/graduate students/honors undergraduate students)
150 books (All other UConn undergraduate students/staff/retirees/affiliates)
25 books (All other borrower categories)
Has an expired record
A suspension is lifted automatically when the condition causing it is rectified.
Long overdue book (28 days or more overdue): $15 late return/billing fee (non refundable)
Overdue recalled book $5.00 a day/item; maximum of $50.
Long overdue books are billed at $95 per item plus a $15 nonrefundable late return/billing fee. The $95 replacement cost is refundable, if the item is returned within one year of the billing date.
PAYMENT OF CHARGES
Bills for library charges are issued by and paid at the University Bursar’s Office (Wilbur Cross Building, Unit 4100, 486-4830). Payments may be made in person during regular business hours or by mail. Checks are payable to the University of Connecticut. No payments are accepted at the library. Library charges for students appear on the next semester’s fee bill. Charges must be paid in full before registration is permitted and official transcripts can be issued.
All library circulation notices are distributed via email. If you use an email address other than your University email address, you need to forward your UConn email to your non-University email address. You may do this at: http://netid.uconn.edu If you need assistance, please call Circulation at 486-2518.
Please return books to the Main Circulation Desk and, in the case of recalled books, directly to the staff person at that Desk. When the library is closed, books may be left in the depository slots at the North and South entrances. Return receipts are available upon request.
For more information about Babbidge circulation policy please contact Circulation Services:
Homer Babbidge Library
Access Services/Circulation U-1005C
369 Fairfield Road
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1005
Phone: (860) 486-2518
Fax: (860) 486-5636