Services

Borrowing Policies for Undergraduates

Books & Scores

Loan Period 3 weeks
Maximum Number 50 items
Renewals 4 renewals or 105 days total.
Items that have a hold are not renewable.
Reserves

3 hours in-library use, 24 hours, or 3 days; no renewals

Overdue Fines

Books and Scores: $.50/day
Reserves and Limited Access: $1.00/hour
Interlibrary Loan materials, and recalls: $1.00/day

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.
 

Periodicals

In-library use only.
 

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

 

Equipment

Chromebooks, iPads, Chromebook Chargers

3 Day Check Outs
$5/day overdue fine

Mac Chargers, Phone Chargers Mac Adapters, Calculators, HDMI Cable, Projectors

4 Hour Check Outs
$1/hour overdue fine

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

Equipment
Chromebooks and iPads: $215
  • $15.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $200.00 lost replacement

Chromebook, Mac, Phone Chargers and Mac Adapters: $90

  • $15.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $75.00 lost replacement

Calculators: $135

  • $15.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $120 lost replacement

Projectors: $415

  • $15.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $400 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 SMU ID Cards to the library and Parking and ID Card Services.