Policies

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Regular Circulating Material Borrowing Policies - OhioLINK/RioLINK

  • 3 week loan period
  • 1 week grace period
  • May renew 6 times, however ...
  • You are only guaranteed one three week loan with any OhioLINK or Rio book, if the book has been requested, no renewals can be granted.
  • May place a hold
  • OhioLINK overdue fines: 50 cents per item per day. Maximum fine of $50 per item for OhioLINK items.
  • RioLINK (local) overdue fines: 10 cents per item per day. Maximun $15 per item.
  • For both OhioLINK and RioLINK (local) items: Fines accrue during grace period, although no charge if returned within one week of due date.
  • Lost Material: Generally $125 total per item although charges may be higher for some items

Regular Circulating Material Borrowing Policies - SearchOhio

  • 3 week loan period
  • No grace period
  • May renew 3 times, however ...
  • You are only guaranteed one three week loan with any SerarchOhio book, if the book has been requested, no renewals can be granted.
  • No holds
  • SearchOhio overdue fines: 50 cents per day. Maximum $25 per item.
  • Lost Material: Generally $25 total per item.

Media Material Borrowing Policies - OhioLINK/RioLINK

  • 1week loan period
  • No grace period
  • No renewals
  • No holds
  • OhioLINK overdue fines: 50 cents per media item per day. Maximum $50 per item for OhioLINK items.
  • RioLINK (local) overdue fines: 10 cents per media item per day. Maximum $15 per item.
  • Fines begin to accrue immediately after due date -- no grace period
  • Lost Material: Generally $125 total per item although charges may be higher for some items

Other Circulation Policies

Eligible Users: Davis Library extends use privileges to a variety of users, including students (graduate and undergraduate), faculty, and staff and alumni of the University and Rio Grande Community College. As a participating member of OhioLINK, use privileges are also extended to any valid student or faculty member of any other participating OhioLINK institution. In addition, Davis Library allows the general public who reside in the four county Rio Grande Community College district (i.e., Gallia, Jackson, Meigs, and Vinton) to use the library's collection and many of its services, provided they have registered with the Library and have a valid Davis Library identification card. There is no charge for community users to register. Children are allowed to register as a library community patron with the advice and consent of their parent or guardian. Children are not allowed access to the Internet on Library workstations unless they are be accompanied by their parent or guardian.

Reserves: Reserve materials are shelved behind the Circulation Desk on the main floor.  Unless otherwise stipulated by the instructor, reserve materials are not to be taken from the Library. Availability of reserve materials is limited to a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be held for a student.  Students can view records for the items on reserve through RioCat, Davis Library's online catalog. The Library reserves the right to recall any piece of reserve material.  There is no grace period for overdue reserve materials. Reserve materials are not renewable.

Unbound Periodicals: Unbound periodicals are shelved behind the Circulation Desk on the main floor adjacent to the reserve materials. Periodicals, bound or unbound, do not circulate outside the library. Availability of periodicals is limited to a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be held for a student. The Library reserves the right to recall any unbound periodical. There is a maximum $5 fine per item on overdue periodical issues. A $10 replacement charge will be assessed for any lost or mutilated periodical per issue. Students receiving photocopied periodical articles through interlibrary loan (ILL) are required to pay any charges for those articles, regardless of when those materials are received in Davis Library.

Halts: Students may expect to have library privileges (including OhioLINK borrowing) temporarily suspended, and requests for diplomas, transcripts, and registration materials interrupted as a result of seriously delinquent library transactions. Such action may be taken for overdue materials, unpaid fines, unpaid interlibrary loan, and/or failure to pay for lost or mutilated materials. A complete listing of current "Halt" categories is available through the Records Office. The procedure for removing a library "Halt" is to contact the Library as soon as possible and resolve the problem transaction. For questions relating to Circulation, please contact Deb Thompson, Access Services and Collections Maintenance Associate.