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T. J. Jones Library: Policies

   

Library Policies

The following are some of the most commonly referenced library policies. See the Library Operations and Policies Manual below for all library policies.

Checkout Policies

Patrons Book Audio/Visual Reference Book Rare Book Periodical

NCU

Students

25 items,

28 days

3 items,

3 days

In-library

use only

In-library

use only

In-library

use only

NCU

Staff

25 items,

28 days

3 items,

3 days

In-library

use only

In-library

use only

In-library

use only

NCU

Faculty

No item

limit,

120 days

No item

limit,

14 days

In-library

use only

In-library

use only

In-library

use only

Guest

Patrons

10 items,

28 days

3 items,

3 days

In-library

use only

In-library

use only

In-library

use only

Fines and Fees

The library no longer processes monetary transactions of any kind. All financial transactions are now processed through Student Financial Services. Any library overdue billing will be charged to your student account and is payable in person at the Student Accounts Center or online through:   

Skyline > Colleague > Student Finance.

 You will still receive emails reminding you that your library items are “due soon” or “overdue.” Daily fines will accrue on Communication Arts equipment.

Patrons will be billed via their student accounts for the replacement cost of long-overdue items PLUS a $5 per-item billing fee for each item. If long overdue items are returned, the replacement costs will be waived. Processing fees will not be waived and must be paid through Skyline > Colleague > Student Finance.

Any replacement costs or processing fees billed to a library account will prevent any additional items from being checked out to that account. The bill must be paid through Student Accounts and the payment must be reported to the library by Student Accounts before the library account can be cleared. This process may take hours or days.

What is the definition of “long overdue?”

Checkout period                                 This includes...

Become long overdue and will be billed after...

28-day checkout
  • Most main Collection items
28 days overdue
3-day checkout
  • 3-day Course reserves, DVDs, 3-day Checkout Main Collection items
9 days overdue
4-hour checkout
  • 4-hour Course Reserve items
24 hours overdue

Item Type Fines/Fees
All Lost items

Cost of replacement,

plus $5.00 processing fee

Communication Arts Equipment $15.00 per day

To avoid delays in the ability to borrow items from the library,

  • make a commitment to return items on time
  • confirm that you have an active library account (you may need to create one—ask library staff)
  • become familiar with the process for renewing borrowed items online (ask for a demonstration from library staff)
  • Grace periods are very generous and most items can be renewed at least once.
  • Please be mindful that our library collection is a shared collection. Your classmates also need access to the library materials you are using.

 

Patron Behavior

Food and Drink

Food and drink are permitted in the library, provided they do not create a distraction to other patrons. In the event of an accidental spill, housekeeping should be notified immediately.

Public Displays of Affection

Library Staff and Library Assistants reserve the right to confront any patron(s) whose public displays of affection cause other library patrons discomfort.

Controversial Materials

Use of controversial materials in public spaces, such as pornography or gratuitously violent or grotesque images is prohibited. If such a violation occurs, the patron will be asked to refrain and the Dean of Students may be informed. Some material may be ambiguous. Patrons should consult with library staff or Student Development before viewing such material.

Guest Patrons

The following may request access to the library as a guest patron:

  • Alumni/ae of North Central University
  • Members of NCU Board of Regents
  • Local clergy
  • Postsecondary students and faculty conducting research in biblical and/or theological studies
  • Independent researchers working in the field(s) of biblical and/or theological studies

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