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last updated: 8/7/2013

Circulation Policies Public Health Library

HPER Library Circulation Policies

***ID CARD REQUIRED FOR BORROWING***

Each person who wishes to check out books or reserve items must present a student/staff/faculty ID card, Indiana University Libraries borrower's card(Indiana Resident) or other picture ID.This policy will protect both the library user and the library.

Much of the material in the Public Health Library is restricted to use in the Library. However, most books, reviewserials, and dissertations circulate for a minimum of two weeks (or longer depending your status). Reservematerials circulate for two hours.

With a few exceptions the following materials are restricted to library use only:

  • bound journals
  • video recordings
  • microfiche
  • current journals
  • reference materials

    Circulating Materials and Loan Periods:

    All circulating materials are found in the regular stacks or the Reserve Shelves. They are arranged in call number order. The minimum loan period is twoweeks except for reserve materials which have a maximum 2-hour loan period.. Books may be renewed,subject to requests from other users.

    All IU faculty, librarians, graduate students, those holding research ranks, research associates,non-instructional academic appointees, and others defined by the Academic Handbook as academicappointees may check out books from the Circulating Collection on a 120-day loan. However, after theinitial two-week loan period (sooner if needed for reserve), the material is subject to immediate recall.

    Summary of Lending Periods:

      Faculty Graduate Staff Undergrads Indiana Residents
    books: 120 days 120 days 120 days 45 days 30 days
    reserves: 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours

    2 hours

    Borrowers are responsible for renewing or returning material on or before its due date. Materials that have reached their renewal limit must be returned on or before their due date. There are no "grace periods" for overdue materials. Over due fines are $0.25 per item per day from the due date for normal loans. See below for more detail. Special charge loans may be granted for non-circulating material and are fined at a rate of $1.20 per hour when overdue. All material is subject to recall if needed by another borrower. Recalled material that is not returned by the recall due date is subject to a $25 fine. When an item is recalled, a recall notice is sent to the borrower indicating the new "recall" due date. Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy, failing to receive an overdue notice does not absolve a borrower from responsibility should they receive a bill or fine. Library users are responsible for maintaining accurate address information with the University and its agents (i.e.; the Libraries). For normal loans an overdue notice is sent seven days past the due date and again 30 days past the due date. Overdue intervals vary for recalls, and other special loans.  

    Renewals:

    All circulating library materials may be renewed in person, by phone, or electronically. A request to renew the materialresults in a renewal only if no one else has placed a recall on it or it is not needed for reserve. Please note that items that are "On Reserve" are only available for 2-hour checkout periods and are renewable ONLY IN PERSON.
    Renewals for library materials may also be done online by clicking here.

    Recalls:

    Recalled material that is not returned by the recall due date is subject to a $25 fine. When an item is recalled, a recall notice is sent to the borrower indicating the new "recall" due date. Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy, failing to receive an overdue notice does not absolve a borrower from responsibility should they receive a bill or fine. Library users are responsible for maintaining accurate address information with the University and its agents (i.e.; the Libraries). For normal loans an overdue notice is sent seven days past the due date and again 30 days past the due date. Overdue intervals vary for recalls, and other special loans. Recalls for library materials may be made online by clicking here.

    Reserves:

    In general, course reserve material circulates for 2-hour loan periods, unless otherwise specified. Library-owned materials that are "On Reserve" may leave the library during the loan period.  Faculty-owned personal copies must, with few exceptions, remain in the library during the loan period. Checkout of reserve materials is limited to 3 items at a time. 

    HPER Library Fines:

    Fines for Regular Loans:
      $0.25 Per Day
              Maximum Fine......................................... $12.50
     
    Overdue recalled item fine:
      $25.00
     
    Overdue Fines for Reserve Materials:
      $0.02 per minute
              Maximum Fine......................................... $25.00
      
    Bills for Unreturned items:
      Replacement cost*......................................... $100.00  
      Billing fee....................................................... $ 5.00  
      Database Adjustment Fee.............................. $20.00  
      Overdue fine.................................................. $12.50  
     

    *The replacement cost may be greater or less depending on the value of the item and its availability.

    Public Health Library Food Policy:

    Food and drinks are allowed in the Public Health Library. As a courtesy to other patrons and to the staff,please dispose of garbage properly. No food or drink will be allowed at the computers.

    Public Health Library Phone Policy:

    The phone at the Circulation Desk is for the use of the library personnel only. A campus phone and pay phone are located near the main gym. Cell phones must be turned off prior to entering the Public Health Library and cell phone use is not permitted within the library. Patrons wishing to use their cell phones must do so outside of the library.



  • last updated: 8/7/2013