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Student Borrowing Policies

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Please use your OCID when checking out materials. 

Loan Periods & Fines

Loan periods and fines vary by the format of the material and the current demand for the item. In general, the following rules apply:

Type of material Loan period Fine rate
Books, Scores & Government Publications
  Regular length of semester not fined unless recalled
  Recreational Reading (McNaughton books) 3 weeks $0.50/day
  Faculty Publications 3 weeks $0.50/day
  Seminar (Conservatory) 3 days not fined unless recalled
  Reserves varies, ask at check-out $2.00/hour or portion thereof (more on hourly fines)
Bound periodicals
  Art Library library use only n/a
  Conservatory Library 3 days $1.00/day
  Main Library 7 days
$1.00/day
  Science Library 1 day $1.00/day
Unbound periodicals
  Art Library library use only n/a
  Conservatory Library 1 day n/a
  Main Library 1 day $5.00
  Science Library 1 day $1.00/day
Microforms library use only n/a
Sound Recordings library use only $2.00/hour or portion thereof (more on hourly fines)
Videos/DVDs    
  Art Library circulating: 1 week
non-circulating: library use only
$3.00/day
n/a
  Conservatory Library library use only $2.00/hour or portion thereof (more on hourly fines)
  Main and Science Libraries 1 week $3.00/day
  Reserves varies, ask at check-out $2.00/hour or portion thereof (more on hourly fines)
Laptop computers and accessories varies, ask at check-out $5.00/item/hour or portion thereof (more on hourly fines)
iPads 3 days $10.00/item/day
OhioLINK/SearchOhio books 3 weeks $0.50/day; billed after 30 days overdue
OhioLINK/SearchOhio media materials 1 week $0.50/day; billed after 30 days overdue

Students must return or renew all overdue materials before they may enroll each semester.

Students who leave Oberlin without returning library materials will be billed for the cost of replacement and processingStudents may also face honor code and/or judicial charges for consistent disregard for library policies, lack of response to library notices, or other actions that interfere with others' use of the collection.

 

Last updated:
August 20, 2014