*NEW* THE VALE RECIPROCAL BORROWING PROGRAM
1. HOW DO I CHECK OUT BOOKS?
Books are checked out at the Circulation Desk. Your
valid Monmouth University ID card is required to check out materials. Patrons
are responsible for all material borrowed on their cards.
2. HOW LONG IS THE LOAN PERIOD FOR BOOKS I CHECK OUT?
The usual loan period is 3 weeks. One 3-week renewal is allowed. The due date for Faculty and Administrators is June 1 of each year. The due date appears on a slip placed in the front of each book. It is the responsibility of each patron to know the book's due date.
Graduate students can borrow material for the entire semester. However, if at any time during the extended loan period the material is requested by another patron, it will be recalled, a notice will be sent and the material must be returned as soon as possible.
Undergraduate seniors registered for Senior Seminar Thesis are also eligible for extended borrowing privileges but must supply a letter on University letterhead from his/her instructor verifying the need for the extension. The letter must include the course number and title, student's name, instructor's signature and an estimated date of completion.
If other students need to borrow the material for the entire semester, they must supply a letter on University letterhead from their instructor verifying the need for extended borrowing privileges. The letter must include the course number and title, student's name, instructor's signature, and estimated date of completion.
For convenient return of books, there are 4 book-drop containers located around campus:
3. HOW DO I RENEW MY BOOKS?
Books can be brought to the Circulation Desk and renewed
in person or renewed online by opening "Library Services" on the home page (http://library.monmouth.edu), then "View My Record." To avoid overdue fines, please return or renew books by the
due date stamped inside the front of the book. Recalled books and/or books
placed on hold will not be renewed. Books will not be renewed without a
valid Monmouth University ID card.
4. WHAT ARE THE FINES FOR OVERDUE BOOKS?
Fines for overdue books are 10 cents per day, per book,
with a maximum of $10 for each book. Fines must be paid at the Circulation
5. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I LOSE A BOOK OR DAMAGE IT?
Inform the Circulation Desk staff if a checked out
book is lost or damaged. If a book in print is lost or damaged, the replacement
charge is the cost of the book plus a $10 processing fee. If an out-of-print
book is lost or damaged, the cost is $30 plus a $10 processing fee.
6. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I NEED A BOOK THAT IS CHECKED OUT?
A "hold" can be placed for a book checked out to another
patron. This is done at the Circulation desk by filling out a "hold request
card." The patron will be notified by telephone when the material is available.
Items on hold are to be picked up at the Circulation Desk no later than
one week after notification unless other arrangements are made. Non-affiliated
patrons can not place holds for items.
7. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I CANNOT FIND A BOOK ON THE SHELF?
Requests to have a missing book searched may be placed
at the Circulation Desk by filling out a "search card." The staff will
attempt to locate the item for 3 weeks. Patrons will be notified when the
item is located and will have one week to pick up the item after notification.
8. UNDER WHAT CIRCUMSTANCES WOULD MY BORROWING PRIVILEGES
Your borrowing privileges will be suspended if:
9. DOES THE LIBRARY OFFER BORROWING PRIVILEGES TO NON-AFFILIATED INDIVIDUALS?
Non-affiliated memberships are available as follows:
Special yellow cards are issued at the Circulation Desk when an application is completed and the fee is paid.
Anglo-Continental staff and students do not have borrowing
10. WHAT OTHER INFORMATION DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Overdue Notices - Up to 2 overdue notices are sent at 2 week intervals after the due date of the book. If the book is still not returned after the second overdue notice (4 weeks after the due date), a bill is sent for the replacement cost of the book.
Lost ID Card - If you lose your ID card, promptly report it to the Circulation Desk. Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed on their cards.
Change of Address - If you have a change of
address, promptly report this to the Circulation Desk.
As of January 2002, the college and university libraries in the VALE consortium agreed to extend reciprocal borrowing privileges to their respecive full-time faculty and staff.
As of June 16, 2004, graduate students may also participate in the program.
Borrowing from participating VALE libraries.
Full-time Monmouth University faculty and staff may apply for borrowing privileges at participating libraries by completing an application form at the circulation desk in the Guggenheim Library.
Borrowing from Monmouth University
To be eligible, one must be a full-time faculty or staff member of a participating VALE institution.
The borrower must present a valid photo I.D. and the original completed VALE Faculty Reciprocal Borrowing Application Form which has been signed by his/her home library. Registration for VALE reciprocal borrowers is valid through June 30th of each year.
VALE Reciprocal Borrowers may have a total of five (5) items checked out to their account at any given time. Only circulating materials may be borrowed.
Reciprocal Borrowers have a three week loan period. One renewal is permitted on each item provided there are no holds or recalls. Fines for overdue books are 10 cents per day, per book, with a maximum of $10 for each book.
The Reciprocal Borrower is responsible for the replacement cost of lost or damaged items. The replacement charge is the cost of the book plus a $10 processing fee. If an out-of-print book is lost or damaged, the cost is $30 plus a $10 processing fee.
VALE Reciprocal Borrowers cannot place holds, recalls or interlibrary loan requests.
Borrowing privileges will be suspended if one or more checked out items is overdue; if there are unpaid fines or bills totaling more than $10; or if there are any unresolved problem transactions.
All items must be returned directly to the Guggenheim Library at Monmouth Unversity.
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This page was last revised on 6/5/2003 (mdb).