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Thomas Library

Thomas Library Circulation Policies

General Policies | Circulation Periods / Max Checkouts | Overdue Fines

General Policies

  • A current ID is required for all transactions.
  • Most books may be checked out for 21 days (or 6 months for faculty members.)
  • Reserve materials may be checked out with various time limitations. (Ask at the circulation desk for reserve material.)
  • Holds may be placed on books in circulation (i.e., you can have the book held for you when it is returned.)
  • Most library materials may be renewed. See chart below for details on loan periods and renewals.
  • Please note: Use of audio visual equipment and video programs is limited to faculty, staff, and students of Wittenberg University who are carrying out official University assignments.

Circulation Periods and Other Loan Rules

How long can you check out a book; how often can you renew it?

Select Patron Type:
Scope Loan Period
(days)
Max Renewals Renewal Period
(days)
Max Items Checked Out Max
OhioLINK
Holds
Main Circulating Collection 21 4 21 75
Curriculum Resource Center 14 1 7 25
Leisure Collection 21 1 21
Audio Materials 21 2 7 12
Video Materials 7 0 0
OhioLINK Books, etc 21 6 21 50 25
OhioLINK Audio/Video 7 3 7
SearchOhio Books, Audio Books, Music 21 3 21
SearchOhio DVDs 7 3 7
Total Max Items Checked Out75

Overdue Fines

Stack books
(regular collection)
5 ¢/day per book
Replacement cost: $50/book
Reserve books Regular reserve - $1/day
Overnight reserve - $1/hour
In-library only - $1/hour
Curriculum materials10¢/day
Audio-Visual materials 5¢/day per item
$1/day for AV equipment
$1/hour for video equipment
OhioLINK books $0.50/day overdue fine
$2.00/day for recalled material
$50.00 Processing fee for item returned after 30 days overdue
$125.00 Replacement fee for lost item
SearchOhio $0.50/day overdue fine
$25.00 Processing fee per lost item or item returned after 30 days overdue