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Borrowing Policies

Who Can Borrow?

Students

  • Methodist University students with a current University photo ID.

Faculty & Staff

  • Methodist University faculty and staff with a current University photo ID

Alumni & Ministers

General Public

  • Borrowing and computer privileges are currently limited to MU students, faculty/staff, and for MU alumni (up to 1 year after graduation). The general public can still come to the library to read & study, however, all materials must remain at the library and cannot be checked out by the public.

How Do I Register to Borrow?

New students

  • Obtain University ID from the Police and Public Safety Office.
  • Go to the library and update your personal information.

Returning students

  • Update your personal information at the library at the start of each new Semester.

Faculty & Staff

  • New faculty should bring their Methodist University ID to the library and complete a registration form.

Ministers

  • Apply at the Library.

General Public

  • Participate in the Friends of the Library program. Apply at the Library. (This program is currently inactive.)

Circulation Policies

Borrowing Guidelines

Checkout Limit

Students 25 Items
Faculty & Staff 50 Items
Alumni & Friends 10 Items

** Patrons are limited to a maximum of 10 items per subject

Renewals

  • Books can be renewed (only if the material is not overdue) online through the catalog (Use the "Your Account" button and log in with your last name and student ID number), by phone at 630-7645, or in person.
  • Videos/DVDs can be renewed by phone or in person only. Note: When renewing by phone, please have your ID Card (with barcode) and the item barcode(s) available.

Loan Periods

Students Educational
Students
Faculty Edcucational
Faculty
Staff Music
Faculty
Alumni
& Ministers
Friends
General Circulating Collection

Davis Books

28 D 1 Sem 28 D 1 Sem 28 D
Music Scores
TMC Collection
Educational 7 D 7 D 7 D 7 D 7 D 7 D
Professional 14 D 14 D 14 D 14 D 14 D 14 D
Textbooks
Bigbooks 7 D 7 D
Kits
Activity Kits 2 H 2 H
Audio & Visuals
Art Prints 7 D 7 D 7 D 7 D
Maps
Audiotapes
Music CDs & LPs 3 D 3 D
DVDs and VHS 3 D
CD-ROMS 28 D
Reference & Periodicals
Reference Music Scores 1 Sem
Reference Books & Journal Issues Class Period Class Period

* If a loan period is not listed then the item is restricted to use in the library.

Fine & Fee Policies

Overdue Items


  • Items that are less than 30 days overdue accrue fines at the rate of $.10 or $1.00 per day.
  • Items more than 30 days overdue are declared lost; the replacement cost, billing and processing fees are posted to the student's account at the University Business Office. The replacement cost and processing fee are refundable if the item is returned. The billing fee is not refundable. These fees must be paid to the University Business Office.
Item Type Students Alumni, Friends Faculty
Books, Music Score, etc. $.10 cents per DAY $.10 cents per DAY Faculty with items more than 3 months overdue are billed the full replacment cost of each item.
CDs and Cassettes  
CD-ROMs

TMC - Big Books
(Education students only)

$1.00 per DAY

TMC - Kits
(Education students only)

DVDs & VHS
Reserves - 3 day and Overnight

Lost/Damaged Items


  • All patrons are responsible for items that are lost or damaged while in their posession.
  • Patrons are billed the replacement/repair cost for each item.
  • Patrons may furnish the Library with a replacment copy. Please contact the Library before purchasing a replacement. The replacement copy must be in new condition and approved by the Library.