Circulation Services (Second Floor)
Circulating Book Collection
Students, faculty and staff may borrow books at the Circulation Desk upon presentation of a valid Rose State College photo I.D. card. Members of the community may borrow books with a courtesy card which is available at the Circulation Desk.
Students may check out books for twenty-one days. Twelve books may be on loan to a student at any one time. If materials are not returned on time, a fine of $.05 a day for each book is charged. A fine of $1.00 or more prohibits the check out of further materials. Reference books, audiovisual materials and periodicals do not circulate.
Trying to remove an item from the building that has not been checked out will cause an alarm to ring and the turnstile gates to lock. If this happens, return to the Circulation Desk. Occasionally books from other libraries or bookstores will also activate the security gates. In this event, the staff member will verify that everything is in order and assist you through the gates.
Books and articles placed on Reserve by professors are kept behind the Circulation Desk in the Reserve area. Most of these materials must be used in the LRC. A valid Rose State College photo ID is required to use reserve materials. The fine for overdue reserve material is $.25 an hour.
BEGINNING OF PRIVILEGES
Borrower privileges begin when a student enrolls and is issued a picture identification card.
END OF PRIVILEGES
Borrower privileges end on the last day of the last semester in which a student is enrolled or on the date a student withdraws from college.
STUDENT BORROWER CATEGORIES
Regular students - Student borrower cards will be issued to all Rose State College students, part-time as well as full-time.
Special students - Student borrower cards will also be issued to special students participating in Senior Citizen, Community Service, Management Training Center and other nontraditional programs sponsored by the College.
Student employees - In instances where employees of the College are also students here, student cards will be issued unless the employee is in a full-time or part-time regular position.
Proof of eligibility for borrower privileges in each of the preceding categories will be as follows:
- Student borrower -- A valid Rose State College photo I. D. Card.
- Special student borrower -- Verification by the on-campus sponsor.
The student or other patron is responsible for all material charged to his/her Learning Resources Center/Library borrower's card. A student or other patron who keeps materials beyond the check-out period of twenty-one days is subject to fines and to suspension of his/her borrower privileges:
Overdue notices - Two overdue notices will be sent. When the second overdue notice is mailed, borrowing privileges are automatically blocked and if the borrower is a student, a "hold" is placed on his/her academic records.
Telephone notices - Patrons with overdue materials may be contacted by telephone if there is a large number of books involved or if there appears to be some misunderstanding about policy.
Responsibility for "holds" on records - The borrower will be responsible for clearing "holds" which have been placed on his/her records. Holds will be cleared when all overdue books have been returned.
Return of overdue materials - Overdue materials may be returned at any time and records cleared when the borrower pays his/her fines. However, materials kept out for more than one year that are damaged, already replaced, or obsolete may not be accepted. In these instances, the Director of the Learning Resources Center/Library, or the Librarian on duty may, at his/her discretion, charge the student or other patron the full value of the book plus a $10 fee. If full value is charged, the student or other patron may keep the book.
Payment for lost material - When a student or other patron pays for a lost book or one that has been kept out for more than one year, a "deprocessing" fee of $10 will be added to the cost of the book. If a lost book which has been paid for is found and returned, the library will retain the deprocessing fee even though the price of the book may be refunded. No fines, however, will be charged.