Skip Menu

Return to Skip Menu

Main Content

Borrowing periods extended for faculty, staff, and grad students


July 1, 2011 – University Libraries have extended the loan periods of books for faculty, staff, and graduate students. Faculty and staff will now be able checked out books for a one year period with up to three renewals. Graduate students will now have a six month loan period on books with up to three renewals. Faculty, staff, and graduate student can check out up to 150 items. 

Unfortunately the new loan rules are not automatically applied to your existing check outs. We have worked hard to come up with a solution that will assist everyone with this transition.

If you are affected by these new rules you will receive an email notification of the items you currently have checked out.  If you wish to renew the materials under the new loan rules, you must:

  1. Send an email message to the Circulation Department
  2. Verify your holdings in the email
  3. Ask for the materials to be switched to the new loan period

If you do not wish to switch your materials to the new loan rules, your items will be due as listed on My Library Account.

If you are a faculty member and currently holding 10 or more items and do not wish to verify your holdings via email, please call the library circulation desk at 540-231-6340. We can schedule an appointment to come to your office and inventory your items to be placed under the new loan rule.

If an item has been recalled or placed on hold for another patron, transfers to the new loan rule cannot occur.  This change in policy is for books only.

VT faculty

FormatLoan PeriodMaximum No. of ItemsNumber of RenewalsFines per Item
Books1 year1503See note below
Popular Reading books21 days0
Storage journals21 days0
Scripts30 days504
Compact discs, audiocassettes, phonorecords30 days4
Newman bound journals7 days50$5.00/day
Videos, DVDs, optical discs5 days30$1.00/day
See note below

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 and Popular Reading books, and $5.00 per day for late return of bound journals.

Staff

FormatLoan PeriodMaximum No. of ItemsNumber of RenewalsFines per Item
Books1 year1503See note below
Popular Reading books21 days0
Storage journals21 days0
Scripts30 days54See note below
Newman bound journals7 days50$5.00/day
Videos, DVDs, optical discs5 days30$1.00/day
See note below
Compact discs, audiocassettes, phonorecords30 days104See note below

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 and Popular Reading books, and $5.00 per day for late return of bound journals.

Graduate students

FormatLoan PeriodMaximum No. of ItemsNumber of RenewalsFines per Item
Books6 months1503$0.25/day
Popular Reading books21 days0$1.00/day
Storage journals21 days0$0.25/day
Scripts30 days54$0.25/day
Newman bound journals7 days50$5.00/day
Reserve materialvariable, depending on instructor24, except during exams.  Must be renewed in person at the Circ/Reserve desk.$1.00/hour for hourly reserves or $1.00/day for daily reserves
Videos, DVDs, optical discs5 days30$1.00/day
Compact discs, audiocassettes30 days104$0.25/day
Phonorecords30 days54$0.25/day

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



Newman Library spring hours

Sun: Open 9:00am*
Mon-Thu: Open 24 hours*
Fri: Close 8:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 8:00pm

* During 24 hour operation, a valid Hokie Passport is required to access or remain in the library between 12 midnight and 7:30am.

Current semester hours

Art + Architecture Library spring 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

NVC Resource Center spring hours

Sun: Closed
Mon-Thu: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library spring hours

Sun: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Mon-Thu: 7:30am - 11:00pm
Fri: 7:30am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Current semester hours