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Circulation/Reserve policies

General collection and special collection materials

A valid Hokie Passport or Virginia state driver's license or identification card is required to check out library materials. Patrons may pay fines, update their borrower's record, renew books, and pick-up hold/recall items at the Circulation/Reserve desk. While students, faculty and staff of Virginia Tech are the primary users of the library, the general public is also invited to borrow and make use of library resources. In general, the Art + Architecture Library closely follows Newman Library policies for borrowing privileges.

Some exceptions apply to special materials located at the Art + Architecture Library, such as slides and architecture plans. Consult the following tables for information regarding the load periods of different materials for your patron type. Also see our separate page on iPad loan policies.

Library accounts will be blocked when fines reach $20.00. 

Damaged books beyond repair will be assessed the Books in Print price, or if out of print, the charge will be the default price of $75.00, with a $20.00 non-refundable processing fee. If the damaged book can be rebound, a rebinding fee of $25.00 will be charged.

Refunds for lost books returned after the payment is received will only be issued for one year (365 days) from the date of payment, minus the non-refundable processing fee.

  

Undergraduate borrowing privileges

FormatLoan PeriodMaximum No. of ItemsNumber of RenewalsFines per Item
Books30 days504$0.25/day
Storage journals21 days0$0.25/day
Videos, DVDs, optical discs3 days30$1.00/day
Compact discs, audiocassettes2 days30$1.00/day
iPad4 days11 (in person only)$15/day
50 total number of items allowed on an account at any given time.

Graduate students

FormatLoan PeriodMaximum No. of ItemsNumber of RenewalsFines per Item
Books6 months1003$0.25/day
Storage journals21 days0$0.25/day
Videos, DVDs, optical discs3 business days30$1.00/day
Compact discs, audiocassettes2 days30$1.00/day
iPad4 days11 (in person only)$15/day
150 total number of items allowed on an account at any given time.

Faculty

FormatLoan PeriodMaximum No. of ItemsNumber of RenewalsFines per Item
Books1 year1503See note below
Storage journals21 days0
Videos, DVDs, optical discs3 business days30$1.00/day
See note below
Compact discs, audiocassettes, phonorecords2 days30$1.00/day
See note below
iPad5 days11 (in person only)$15/day

150 total number of items allowed on an account at any given time.

As a general rule, faculty and staff are not fined for the late return/renewal of library books. However, faculty and staff are fined $1.00 per day late for not honoring recalls and the late return of videos for personal use.

Staff

FormatLoan PeriodMaximum No. of ItemsNumber of RenewalsFines per Item
Books6 months1503See note below
Storage journals21 days0
Videos, DVDs, optical discs3 days30$1.00/day
See note below
Compact discs, audiocassettes2 days30$1.00/day
See note below
iPad4 days11 (in person only)$15/day

150 total number of items allowed on an account at any given time.

As a general rule, faculty and staff are not fined for the late return/renewal of library books. However, faculty and staff are fined $1.00 per day late for not honoring recalls and for late return of videos for personal use.

Other patrons

FormatLoan PeriodMaximum No. of ItemsNumber of RenewalsFines per Item
Books30 days504$0.25/day
Storage journals21 days0$0.25/day
Videos, DVDs, optical discs3 business days30$1.00/day
Compact discs, audiocassettes2 days30$1.00/day
50 total number of items allowed on an account at any given time.

 

Course Reserves at the Art + Architecture Library

Locating reserve material

Reserve materials are listed online in Addison. Instructors may also have course materials online.


Enter all or part of the name, last name first.

Browse instructors with reserves

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Type as much or as little of the name or number as you wish.

Browse courses with reserves

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Reserve policies

  • Reserve items may be designated to circulate for periods of 2 hours, 2 days, 7 days, or 14 days.
  • Reserve items may be renewed three times unless requested by another patron.
  • Patrons may have three reserve items checked out at one time.
  • Reserve items may also be checked out overnight two hours before closing and will be due one hour after the library opens the next day.
  • A valid I.D. (e.g. Hokie Passport, drivers license, etc) is needed to check out reserve items.

Reserve fines

  • 2 hour checkouts: $1.00 per hour or fraction of an hour, per item.
  • 2 day checkouts: $1.00 per day, per item.

Faculty reserve requests

To request items to be placed on reserve at the Art + Architecture Library, please contact Donna Abel (231-3967). A copy of the Art + Arch Reserve Request form is also available online.


Contact us

Patrick Tomlin, Art + Architecture Librarian
Phone: 540-231-9271
Cowgill Hall RM 100, Virginia Tech
1325 Perry St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Art + Architecture Library fall hours

Sun: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Mon-Thu: 8:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Current semester hours

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