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Borrowing Policies

  Loan Period: Books Loan Period: Media Max No. Items E-Resources ILL
WTS Students

Books: 60 Days + 1 Renewal (120 days max)

Textbooks: 14 days

7 Days + 1 renewal (14 days max) 50 Downloadable to personal computer Free
WTS Faculty 90 Days + 2 Renewals (270 days max) 7 Days + 1 renewal (14 days max) 100 Downloadable to personal computer Free
WTS Staff 28 Days + 2 renewals (84 days max) 7 Days + 1 renewal (14 days max) 50 Downloadable to personal computer Free
WTS Guests (Incl. RCA & Clergy) 28 Days + 2 renewals (84 days max) 7 Days + 1 renewal (14 days max) 15 Viewable on library computers only Not available
Hope Users 28 Days + 2 renewals (84 days max) 7 Days + 1 renewal (14 days max) 25 Viewable on library computers only Not available

In-Depth Borrowing Policies

Borrowing & Access Policies
Books

WTS Students: 60 days (120 days max)

Maximum Number of Books

50

E-resources

Downloadable to computer

Some e-readers compatible

Printed Journals

Library use only

ILL Services

No charge

1 renewal if allowed by lending library

Holds

Available on all circulating materials

Materials held for 5 days

Reserves

Located at the Circulation Desk

Usual checkout: 4 hours in-library

A/V Media

7 days (14 days max)

Special Collections

Library use only

No copying or scanning

Request appointment

Overdue Fines & Replacement Charges
Books

25¢ per day

$85 replacement billed after 30 days

Borrowing suspended until paid

If returned within 60 days of billing, replacement fee is waived

Reserves

$.10 each open hour

A/V Media

$1 per day

$150 replacement billed after 30 days

Borrowing suspended until paid

If returned within 60 days of billing, replacement fee is waived

Replacement Library Card/Student ID

$5.00

Borrowing & Access Policies
Books

Faculty: 90 days (270 days max)

Maximum Number of Books

Faculty: 100

Staff: 50

E-resources

WTS: Downloadable to computer

Some e-readers compatible

Printed Journals

Library use only

ILL Services

WTS: No charge

1 renewal if allowed by lending library

Holds

Available on all circulating materials

Materials held for 5 days

Reserves

Located at the Circulation Desk

Usual checkout: 4 hours in-library

A/V Media

7 days (14 days max)

Special Collections

Library use only

No copying or scanning

Request appointment

Overdue Fines & Replacement Charges
Books

No fines

$85 replacement billed after 30 days

Borrowing suspended until paid

If returned within 60 days of billing, replacement fee is waived

Reserves

$.10 each open hour

A/V Media

No fines

$150 replacement billed after 30 days

If returned within 60 days of billing, replacement fee is waived

Borrowing & Access Policies
Books

28 days (84 days max)

Maximum Number of Books

15

E-resources

Available in library

Printed Journals

Library use only

ILL Services

$25.00 per request + additional costs as charged by lending library

1 renewal if allowed by lending library

Holds

Available on all circulating materials

Materials held for 5 days

Reserves

Located at the Circulation Desk

Usual checkout: 4 hours in-library

A/V Media

7 days (14 days max)

Special Collections

Library use only

No copying or scanning

Request appointment

Overdue Fines & Replacement Charges
Books

25¢ per day

$85 replacement billed after 30 days

Borrowing suspended until paid

If returned within 60 days of billing, replacement fee is waived

Reserves

$.10 each open hour

A/V Media

$1 per day

$150 replacement billed after 30 days

Borrowing suspended until paid

If returned within 60 days of billing, replacement fee is waived

Replacement Library Card

$5.00

Borrowing & Access Policies
Books

28 days (84 days max)

Maximum Number of Books

25

E-resources

Available in library

Printed Journals

Library use only

ILL Services

Not available – request can be placed  at VanWylen Library

Holds

Available on all circulating materials

Materials held for 5 days

Reserves

Located at the Circulation Desk

Usual checkout: 4 hours in-library

A/V Media

7 days (14 days max)

Special Collections

Library use only

No copying or scanning

Request appointment

Overdue Fines & Replacement Charges
Books

25¢ per day

$85 replacement billed 30 days after due date

Borrowing suspended until paid

If returned within 60 days of billing, replacement fee is waived

Reserves

$.10 each open hour

A/V Media

$1 per day

$150 replacement billed 30 days after due date

Borrowing suspended until paid

If returned within 60 days of billing, replacement fee is waived