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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

 

Item Type

Patron Type

Loan Period

Books

 

Lancaster and Annex

OhioLINK

Interlibrary Loan

Undergraduate and Graduate Students End of semester 3 weeks with up to 6 renewals

Length of loan can vary;

check the label on the item.

Number of loans can vary;

ask interlibrary loan librarian.

Faculty, Staff, Emeriti, and Retired Employees End of semester 6 weeks with up to 6 renewals
Friends of the Library 6 months 3 weeks with up to 6 renewals
Community Patrons 3 weeks with one renewal (Limit: 5 items) N/A N/A

DVDs and VHS

All 3 weeks

Course Reserves

Undergraduate and Graduate Students 2 hours (In library use only)
Faculty, Staff, and Emeriti Overnight
Retired Employees and Friends of the Library One week
Community Borrowers N/A

 

Overdue Items

The library no longer charges daily fines. Please renew or return library items or you will be charged a replacement fee for items overdue 29 days or more. Note that course reserves and other short term loan items will be charged if the items are 3 or more days overdue.  Failure to pay fines will result in a hold being placed on a student's academic record and library account.

 

Point of Origin

Replacement Fee

Lancaster and Annex

$100

Ohio Link/Search Ohio

$100

Interlibrary Loan

Depends upon the loaning library,

ask the interlibrary loan librarian

 

*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.