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Borrowing Policies for Current and Retired Faculty

Research Cards are available for visiting scholars conducting research at SMU. View Research Card borrowing policies.

Books & Scores

Loan Period 1 year
Maximum Number Unlimited
Renewals Unlimited
Items that have a hold or recall are not renewable.
Reserves
    Hamon: 3 hours, in-library use; no renewals
Limited Access Materials
  • Hamon: 1 week
    Note: Proxies may not check out Limited Access Materials for faculty accounts.
Overdue Fines Faculty are only responsible for fines on Interlibrary Loan materials, recalls and equipment loans. 
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

All Hamon periodicals are in-library use only.

Bound Periodical Loan Periods
    Hamon: In-library use only

Audiovisual / Media

Loan Period 1 week
Maximum Number Unlimited
Renewals 3 renewals
Reserves
    3 hours, in-library use; no renewals
Limited Access Materials 1 week, 3 renewals
Note: Proxies at may not check out Limited Access Materials to faculty accounts
Overdue Fines
    Faculty are only responsible for fines for recalled interlibrary loans and recalls. Interlibrary loans and recalls: $1.00/day

 

Lost Items

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

Books and Scores

$90

  • $15.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $75.00 lost replacement
Hamon Audiovisual Materials

$105

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $50.00 lost replacement
Hamon Limited Access Materials

$225

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $195.00 lost replacement
Hamon Audiovisual Limited Access

$350

  • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
  • $295.00 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 the Park & Pony Office.