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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

Some checkout time periods and the number of renewals allowed have been temporarily increased to support online instruction for 2020. Checkout time periods for student laptops have been extended for the entire semester.

Data below updated 08/18/2020
 

  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 1 day, not overnight. must quarantine for 3 days after return 28 days 7 or 14 days 21 days Full semester checkout for most. Small number of 1 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

$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 (Bierce Library & Science & Technology) Video Cameras
Checkout Time 21 days 7 days 1 day, not overnight. must quarantine for 3 days after return 150 days 14 days 21 days 7 days or 4 hours 7 days
Number of Renewals Allowed Up to 14 Up to 27 No Renewals Allowed Up to 3  Up to 3 Renewal time is machine dependent No renewals Allowed

Fines

Most fines waived for 2020

$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 1 day, not overnight. must quarantine for 3 days after return 150 days 14 days 21 days Full semester checkout for most. Small number of 1 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

$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 1 day, not overnight. must quarantine for 3 days after return 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

$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