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Students

How many books and other items may I check out?

         - 50 books, and 5 items such as CDs, videos, and DVDs.

For how long?

         - Books, Teacher's Center materials, and goverment documents- 21 days
         - Audio/CDs- 7 days
         - Videos/DVDs- 1 day

Can I renew my items?

         - Yes! You may renew items up to 2 times. Login to the your library account
                   or visit the circulation desk for assistance.

I forgot to bring back my library book/other material. How much do I owe?

         - Books, Teacher's Center materials, government documents, and audio/CDs:
                    10 cents per day, per item.

         - Videos/DVDs:
                     $1 per day, per item.

Can I place a hold on an item? How many items can you hold for me?

         - Yes, you may place holds on up to 10 items. 

 

Faculty

Are there any faculty borrowing policies?

For the F.M. Smith Library collection, no. Faculty may check out an
   unlimited number of books and other items, and they make keep
   them for a semester or longer with no penalities.

***However, for interlibrary loan materials, faculty will receive an
      overdue notice after a 21 day grace period.

How do I place materials for my courses on reserve?

To place a book on reserve or to create an e-reserve, please complete
      the following form and return it to Marsha Jackel. Forms are also
      available at the circulation desk.

 

Community


F.M. Smith Library is happy to have members of the community using our collections.
Please stop by the circulation desk to receive a community card and establish
your account.

How many books and other items may I check out?

         - 50 books, and 3 items such as CDs, videos, and DVDs.

For how long?

         - Books, Teacher's Center materials, and goverment documents- 21 days
         - Audio/CDs- 7 days
         - Videos/DVDs- 7 days

Can I renew my items?

         - Yes! You may renew items up to 2 times. Login to the your library account
                   or visit the circulation desk for assistance.

I forgot to bring back my library book/other material. How much do I owe?

         - Books, Teacher's Center materials, government documents, and audio/CDs:
                    10 cents per day, per item.

         - Videos/DVDs:
                     $1 per day, per item.

Can I place a hold on an item? How many items can you hold for me?

         - Yes, you may place holds on up to 10 items and 20 government documents.

***Please note, community users who live in Missouri must pay $5 for a
                     community card.

 

Interlibrary Loan

What can be borrowed?

You can borrow books, journal articles, CDs, DVDs, and microfilmed items
   from other libraries. If you are not sure if something can be received
   through interlibrary loan, just ask Betsy Folkins.

*Please note that you cannot request your course's textbook through Interlibrary Loan.*

How do I make a request?

When using FirstSearch or an EBSCO database, simply click the request
   item/interlibrary loan link and fill out the form. For requesting other items,
   or if you need assistance, simply contact Betsy Folkins.

How long will it take for my item to arrive?

Please allow 1-2 weeks for books and other physical items to arrive. However,
      electronic articles may arrive within 24-48 hours.

Is there a cost?

Usually not. We will contact you before borrowing the item if there is a fee.

How long can I keep the item?

This depends on the lending policy of the originating library. It can range from
      3-10 weeks, and some items such as microfilm may have to remain in the
      library.

Can interlibrary loan materials be renewed?

Sometimes- again, this depends on the lending policy of the originating library
      and the demand for the material. Please let Betsy Folkins know several days
      in advance if you wish to renew.

For more information, please visit our Interlibrary Loan page.

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