Circulation: Loan Periods, Fines & Policies

For Knox Students

Loan Periods for Knox Students

Material Loan Period
Books/scores 5 weeks (Honors students, 1 term)
Videos/DVDs* 3 days
Music CDs* 7 days
Reserves 2 hours (or determined by instructor)
Non-music audio 5 weeks (Honors students, 1 term)
Software/CD-ROMs 5 weeks (Honors students, 1 term)
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

*Patrons are limited to three videos or DVDs or CDs at a time.

Periodicals, newspapers, microform, reference materials and Special Collections materials do not circulate. Honors students may begin renewing materials 14 days before term end for the next term.

Questions? Email libcirc@knox.edu.


Renewals for Knox Students

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.

Fines

Books $.50 per day
Videos/DVDs/CDs $1.00 per day
Reserves $.05 per minute
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 Students

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 $25.00 All borrowing privileges
Number of overdue Knox Library items 10 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.

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.

For I-Share Patrons

Items owned by the Knox College Library but deemed lost by patrons from other institutions will be charged replacement costs. Payment by check or money order should be mailed to:

Knox College Library
Attn: Circulation Dept.
371 S. West St.
Galesburg, IL 61401

Questions? Email 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.

Borrowing Course Reserves

  • A valid Knox ID must be presented at the Circulation Desk in order to check out reserve materials.
  • A maximum of 2 reserves may be checked out at one time.
  • Reserves may be renewed once. Renewals may be done in person, on the phone or on your Knox Library account via the library catalog.
  • Circulation periods vary (2, 3, 4 and 24 hours); please return materials on time.
  • Reserves may leave the building, except for OPEN reserves and LAPTOPS.
  • Reserves checked out within 2 hours of closing time may be kept overnight until one hour after the library opens the next day.
  • Fines for reserves are $.05 for every minute late. Please return reserves on time.