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Public Services Guide: Borrowing Policies

Guides for services, systems, machines, procedures, policies, and financial functions for all who may work at Bierce Library Service Desk

Borrowing Policies

Undergraduate Students

OhioLINK renewal limits have been temporarily increased to support online instruction for 2020 and 2021. These increases are subject to change.

Data below updated 09/01/2021
 

  OhioLINK Books OhioLINK Media Print & Media Reserves University of Akron Books University of Akron Media Curriculum Center Materials Laptops, calculators Video Cameras
Checkout Time  21 days 7 days 2-hour, 4-hour, 1-day, or 3-day depending on instructor request 28 days 7 or 14 days 21 days Full semester checkout for most. Several 1-day and 7-day laptops available 7 days
 Number of Renewals Allowed Up to 14 Up to 27 No renewals Up to 3 1 Up to 3 No renewals No renewals

Fines

Most fines waived for 2020 and 2021

$0.50 per day $0.50 per day $0.50 per day $0.10 per day $0.25 per day $0.10 per day $10.00 per hour $10.00 per hour

Graduate Students
 

  OhioLINK Books OhioLINK Media Print & Media Reserves University of Akron Books University of Akron Media Curriculum Center Materials Laptops, Calculators Video Cameras
Checkout Time 21 days 7 days 2-hour, 4-hour, 1-day, or 3-day depending on instructor request 150 days 14 days 21 days Full semester checkout for most. Several 1-day and 7-day laptops available 7 days
Number of Renewals Allowed Up to 14 Up to 27 No renewals  Up to 3  Up to 3 No renewals No renewals 

Fines

Most fines waived for 2020 and 2021

$0.50 per day $0.50 per day $0.50 per day $0.10 per day $0.25 per day $0.10 per day $10.00 per day $10.00 per hour

Honors Students
 

  OhioLINK Books OhioLINK Media Print & Media Reserves University of Akron Books University of Akron Media Curriculum Center Materials Laptops, calculators Video Cameras
Checkout Time 21 days 7 days 2-hour, 4-hour, 1-day, or 3-day depending on instructor request 150 days 14 days 21 days Full semester checkout for most. Several 1-day and 7-day laptops available 7 days
Number of Renewals Allowed Up to 14 Up to 27 No renewals Up to 3  Up to 3 No renewals No renewals

Fines

Most fines waived for 2020 and 2021

$0.50 per day $0.50 per day $0.50 per day $0.10  per day $0.25 per day $0.10 per day $10.00 per hour $10.00 per hour

Faculty / Staff

  OhioLINK Books OhioLINK Media Print & Media Reserves University of Akron Books University of Akron Media Curriculum Center Materials Laptops, calculators Video Cameras
Checkout Time 42 days 7 days 2-hour, 4-hour, 1-day, or 3-day depending on instructor request 150 days 14 days 21 days We have a small number of faculty laptops that checkout for the semester 7 days
Number of Renewals Allowed Up to 10 Up to 27 No renewals Up to 3  1 Up to 3 No renewals No renewals

Fines

Most fines waived for 2020 and 2021

$0.50 per day $0.50 per day $0.50 per day $0.10  per day $0.25 per day $0.10 per day $10.00 per hour $10.00 per hour

Alumni / Community Patrons / High School Students / Visiting OhioLINK
 

  OhioLINK Books OhioLINK Media University of Akron Books University of Akron Media Curriculum Center Materials
Checkout Time

21 days

Limit of 5 OhioLINK books checked out at one time

7 days 28 days 7 or 14 days 21 days
Number of Renewals Allowed Up to 14 Up to 27 Up to 3 1 Up to 3
Fines $0.50 per day $0.50 per day $0.25 per day $0.25 per day $0.25 per day