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Borrowing Policies for Visiting Scholars


Books & Scores

Loan Period 120 days
Maximum Number 250 items
Renewals

2 renewals or 360 days total.
Items that have a hold are not renewable.

Reserves 3 hour in-library use only; no renewals
Limited Access Materials

3 hour in-library use only; no renewals

Overdue Fines

Regular: $1.00/day
Limited Access: $1.00/hour

Holds

A hold may be requested if an item is needed by another borrower. The loan period will be reduced and a notice sent to the original borrower requiring that the item be returned by the new due date. Fees will accrue past the new due date at the rate listed above.
 

Audiovisual / Media

Loan Period 1 week
Maximum Number

3 items

Renewals

1 renewal

Reserves 3 hours, in-library use; no renewals
Limited Access Materials

4 hours, in-library use; no renewals

Overdue Fines

Regular: $5.00/day
Limited Access and Reserves: $1.00/hour

All Other Library Materials

Visiting Scholars are not eligible to check out other items, but are welcome to use them in-house.
 

Lost Items

If library materials are not returned, the following lost item charges will apply:

Books, Scores, and Periodicals

$90

  • $15.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $75.00 lost replacement
Media

$105

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $75.00 lost replacement
Media Limited Access

$225

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $195.00 lost replacement

Circulation Blocks

A suspension of library circulation privileges will occur, if any of these situations apply to your account:

  • 1 overdue recall
  • $1,000.00 or more in fines/fees
  • Expired, lost, or stolen SMU ID card

Report your lost or stolen library cards to the Main Desk.