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Borrowing Information

 

A valid ID is required to check out library materials.

 

Valid forms of ID include: current Ohio University ID card*, Friends of the Library card**, library-issued community borrower's card***, or an ID card from another Ohio college or university.

 

Basic Ohio University Privileges

Patron Type

Loan Period

Maximum Items

Renew?

Remote Access?

(to electronic resources)

Undergraduates 1 semester No limit Yes Yes
Graduate Students 1 semester No limit Yes Yes
Faculty and Staff 6 months No limit Yes Yes
Community Patrons 3 weeks 5 1 time only No
Friends of the Library 6 months No limit Yes No
Emeriti Faculty and Staff 6 months No limit Yes Yes
Other Retired Employees 6 months No limit Yes No

 

OhioLINK Borrowing Privileges

 

Patron Type

Loan Period

Maximum Items

Renewals

Undergraduates 3 weeks 50 Up to 6
Graduate Students 3 weeks 200 Up to 6
Faculty and Staff 6 weeks 200 Up to 6
Community Patrons N/A 0 (zero) N/A
Friends of the Library 3 weeks 5 Up to 6
Emeriti Faculty and Staff 6 weeks 200 Up to 6
Other Retired Employees 6 weeks 200 Up to 6

 

Overdue Items

 

While the Hannah V. McCauley Library doesn't charge overdue fines for most items, there are processing and billing fees for items considered lost. Please be sure to renew items to avoid these fees. 

 

Most Ohio University items are assumed lost if overdue by 30 days or more. The fee for lost Ohio University items is $100: a non-refundable processing fee of $25 and a replacement cost of $75. The replacement cost may be refunded if the item is returned. Failure to pay fines will result in a hold being placed on a student's academic record and a hold being placed on a student's library account.

 

Most OhioLINK items are assumed lost if overdue by 30 days or more. The fee for lost OhioLINK items is $125: a non-refundable billing fee of $50 and a replacement cost of $75. The replacement cost may be refunded if the item is returned. Failure to pay fines will result in a hold being placed on a student's academic record and a hold being placed on a student's library account.

 

Additional Overdue Policies

Search Ohio is a service provided through the OhioLINK site, but their policies are set by the Search Ohio consortium. Search Ohio items can be renewed up to 3 times if not reserved by another patron. The Search Ohio overdue fine is $.50 per day with a maximum charge of $5.00. A charge of $25 per item will be billed for any item damaged or not returned.

 

*Students should visit the student services office for an ID card. 
**For information about the Friends of the Library, please visit the Friends of the Library page
***Community borrows must be 18 years of age or older and reside in Fairfield, Hocking, or Perry Counties, or be an Ohio University alumni. Community borrowers must show a photo ID to register and renew memberships.