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Checking out materials - Augustana Community

Augustana Students

Books: 6-week loan period (2 renewals allowed)

I-Share Materials: Students are allowed 3 renewals of I-Share materials, as long as the item is not recalled or lost. A student will be blocked from any further I-Share request, checkout, or renewal transactions when he/she reaches or exceeds any one of these blocking thresholds:

  • $200 total I-Share fines & fees
  • 25 I-Share items overdue
  • 1 I-Share item recalled and overdue
  • 3 I-Share items lost
  • 10 claims returned on I-Share items
  • 10 I-Share items self-shelved

Videos & Maps: 2-week loan period  (2 renewals allowed)

Lost Items:

After an item is overdue for 35 days, it reaches “Lost” status. At that time, patrons are billed for the replacement cost and a processing fee. The minimum replacement cost for books is $60 and the cost for audio-visual materials is $100. For library materials whose value exceeds the minimum replacement cost, the costs may be higher and are set at the discretion of library personnel.

There is also a processing fee of $10. This fee includes the purchase and cataloging of the new item, as well as all staff time including, but not limited to, locating new items, billing, and patron contact.

In some instances, with prior approval, patrons may have the option to purchase a new, identical, legally produced copy of the lost item and pay the processing fee. Upon receipt, the copy will be subject to approval by a librarian before being accepted and added to the collection. Contact the Circulation Department before attempting to replace an item.

If items are found to be billed in error, the replacement cost and processing fees will be waived.

Reserve Items: Hourly reserve items (2-hour and 4-hour) are for in-library use only. Hourly reserve videos are to be viewed on the audio-visual equipment on the second floor.

All reserve items are subject to overdue fines. These fines are as follows:

  • Hourly Items - $0.05 per minute
  • 4-Hour Instructional Items - $1 per hour
  • 1-day, 3-day and 1-week Items - $5 per day

 

Augustana Faculty & Staff

Books: 6-week loan period (5 renewals allowed)

I-Share Materials: Faculty and Staff are allowed 6 renewals of I-Share materials, as long as the item is not recalled or lost. Faculty and Staff will be blocked from any further I-Share request, checkout, or renewal transactions when he/she reaches or exceeds any one of these blocking thresholds:

  • $200 total I-Share fines & fees
  • 25 I-Share items overdue
  • 1 I-Share item recalled and overdue
  • 3 I-Share items lost
  • 10 claims returned on I-Share items
  • 10 I-Share items self-shelved

Videos & Maps: 2-week loan period (5 renewals allowed)

Checking out materials - I-Share Patrons

Books: 4-week loan period (2 renewals allowed)

Videos & Maps: 2-week loan period (2 renewals allowed)

Lost Items:

After an item is overdue for 35 days, it reaches “Lost” status. At that time, patrons are billed for the replacement cost and a processing fee. The minimum replacement cost for books is $60 and the cost for audio-visual materials is $100. For library materials whose value exceeds the minimum replacement cost, the costs may be higher and are set at the discretion of library personnel.

The processing fee is $10. This fee includes the purchase and cataloging of the new item, as well as all staff time including, but not limited to, locating new items, billing, and patron contact.

In some instances, with prior approval, patrons may have the option to purchase a new, identical, legally produced copy of the lost item and pay the processing fee. Upon receipt, the copy will be subject to approval by a librarian before being accepted and added to the collection. Contact the Circulation Department before attempting to replace an item.

If items are found to be billed in error, the replacement cost and processing fees will be waived.

Checking out materials - Public Patrons

Books: 4-week loan period (1 renewal allowed)

Videos & Maps: 2-week loan period (1 renewals allowed)

Overdue Fines: $0.20 per day

Lost Books (35 days overdue): $60 replacement fee and $10 processing fee (billed directly to patron)

Lost Videos (35 days overdue): $100 replacement fee and $10 processing fee (billed directly to patron)

 

Leisure Reading Books and Videos

(For Augustana faculty, staff, and students only)

Books: 4-week loan period (1 renewal allowed)

DVDs: 3-day loan period (1 renewal allowed); $5/day fine; $100 lost/replacement fine

How to Get a Public Patron Library Card

While the Tredway Library is not part of the local public library system, we do allow people from the local surrounding area to use our materials. The following items are required for public patrons to apply for a library card to check out Augustana materials:

  • Current picture ID, e.g., driver's license
  • Verification of address, e.g., recent letter or bill
  • Unexpired library card from one of the following counties: Rock Island, Whiteside, or Henry (Illinois), or a high school photo ID
  • Photo ID will be required each time a public patron wishes to check out.


NOTE: Applicants must be at least 13 years of age. These cards are for personal use only. Each member of a family who wishes to check out should apply for their own card. For more information, contact Christine Aden, Head of Circulation, at 309-794-7819.

Public Patron Computer Use and Printing

Library computers are to be used primarily for academic research by Augustana students, faculty, and staff.

Persons not associated with Augustana College may use library computers on the second floor of the library for academic research.  Visitors must sign in at the Circulation Desk to be logged onto a computer (valid photo identification may be required).  The guest log-in does not have access to Microsoft Office programs.

Public patron computer access will be limited to one hour each day. Patrons will see periodic warnings as the hour of access comes to a close, and will be logged off automatically.  Log-ins will be prohibited after 9:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday.

Persons not associated with Augustana College will be charged $0.25/page for printing.  Printed pages may be picked up at the Circulation Desk, at which time payment will be requested.

In order to prioritize access to library resources for our students, faculty, and staff, non-Augustana patrons may be limited in their access or refused access during times of heavy use. Such occasions may include, but are not limited to, class visits to the library for research instruction, the 10th week of each term, and final exam periods.

Viewing pornography on these computers violates Augustana's policy on sexual harassment by creating a hostile environment. Patrons using the computers for this purpose may be asked to leave the library immediately.

Billing

For questions regarding fines and fees, please contact the Circulation department by calling (309)794-7310 or emailing librarycirculation@augustana.edu.