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Borrowing Policies for Graduate Students

Books & Scores

Loan Period 120 days
Maximum Number 250 items
Renewals 2 renewals or 360 days total.
Items that have a hold or recall are not renewable.
Reserves 3 hours, in-library use; no renewals
Limited Access Materials 3 hours in-library use only, 1 renewal
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

All Hamon periodicals are in-library use only.

Bound Periodical Loan Periods In-library use only

Audiovisual / Media

Loan Period 1 week
Maximum Number 15 items
Renewals 3 renewals
Reserves 3 hours, in-library use; no renewals
Limited Access Materials 3 hours, in-library use; no renewals
Overdue Fines
  • Regular: $5.00/day
  • Limited Access and Reserves: $1.00/hour

 

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
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.