Library Services for Faculty: Borrowing Materials

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For Faculty and Staff

Loan Periods for Knox Faculty and Staff

Material Loan Period
Books/scores 13 weeks
Videos/DVDs 3 days
Music CDs 7 days
Reserves 24 hours
Non-music audio 13 weeks
Software/CD-ROMs 13 weeks
Reference material 24 hours
Laptops 3 hours: may be used in Seymour library only
I-Share loans

28 days; non-print 14 days; see also the I-Share FAQ

ILLiad loans

set by the lending library; see also the ILLiad FAQ

Periodicals, microforms, and Special Collections materials do not circulate.

Renewals Library materials may be renewed once remotely, either online via the My Account page in the library catalog or by phone (309) 341-7246. Please bring materials to the library circulation desk for subsequent renewals.

Renewals for materials borrowed via I-Share may be requested through the My Account page in the library catalog. Renewal of I-Share material is at the discretion of the lending library. To renew I-Share items, log into your library account (see instructions above and here). Select the items to renew, click Renew Selected Items button, and the due date will either immediately update or you will immediately be notified that the item cannot be renewed. Faculty and staff are allowed six renewals. Students are allowed three renewals.

Renewals of items borrowed via the ILLiad interlibrary loan system should be made online via your ILLiad account. Renewal of interlibrary loan material is at the discretion of the lending library. More information on how to renew items in ILLiad is available on the ILLiad help page.

Questions? Email libcirc@knox.edu.


Fines for Knox Faculty and Staff

Books N/A
Videos/DVDs/CDs N/A
Reserves N/A
Recalls $1.00 per day
ILLiad loans $1.00 per day
Laptops $.05 per minute
I-Share loans replacement cost after 29 days overdue

Replacement charges for lost materials are determined on a case by case basis.

Questions? Email libcirc@knox.edu.


Policies and Privileges for Knox Faculty and Staff

Borrowing privileges for Knox Library patrons will be suspended when certain policy limits are reached. A suspension of I-Share borrowing (and request) privileges will also result when a patron reaches limits on I-Share policies.

Policy Limit Suspension
Fines owed to the Knox Library $999.00 All borrowing privileges
Number of overdue Knox Library items 100 All borrowing privileges
Number of lost Knox Library items 2 All borrowing privileges
Number of "claimed returned" Knox Library items 2 All borrowing privileges
Fines owed to I-Share libraries $200.00 I-Share borrowing privileges
Number of overdue I-Share items 25 I-Share borrowing privileges
Number of lost I-Share items 1 I-Share borrowing privileges
Number of "claimed returned" I-Share items 10 I-Share borrowing privileges

Questions? Email libcirc@knox.edu.

Questions?

All questions about fines, fees and borrowing privileges can be addressed to libcirc@knox.edu.

Use Our Book Drop When the Library is Closed

Seymour Library book drop

Book drop near the back entrance to Seymour Library.

All materials should be returned to the Circulation desk where the item was originally checked out.

If the library is closed, materials may be deposited in the book drop behind Seymour Library, or through the front door of the Science & Math Center Library. Materials should not be placed in the book drop during hours the library is open.

Reserves, because of their time-sensitive nature, should be returned in person to the Circulation desk of the respective library, unless the library is closed.