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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

Format Loan Period Maximum No. of Items Number of Renewals Fines per Item
Books 1 year 150 3 See note below
Popular Reading books 21 days 1
Storage journals 21 days 0
Scripts 30 days 50 4
Compact discs, audiocassettes, phonorecords 30 days 4
Newman bound journals 7 days 5 0 $5.00/day
Videos, DVDs, optical discs 5 days 3 0 $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 break hours

Sun, Nov 23: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Mon-Tue, Nov 23-25: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Wed, Nov 26: 7:30am - 12:00noon
Thu-Fri, Nov 27-28: Closed
Sat, Nov 29: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Sun, Nov 30: open 9:00am*

* 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 break hours

Sun, Nov 23: Closed
Mon-Tue, Nov 24-25: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wed-Sun, Nov 26-30: Closed

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center break hours

Sun, Nov 23: Closed
Mon-Tue, Nov 24-25: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wed-Sun, Nov 26-30: Closed

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library break hours

Sun, Nov 23: Closed
Mon-Tue, Nov 24-25: 7:30am- 11:00pm
Wed, Nov 26: 7:30am - 12:00noon
Thu-Sat, Nov 27-29: Closed
Sun, Nov 30: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Current semester hours