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Circulation Policies: Faculty


Faculty Circulation Policy

A patron must present his/her College ID to the circulation assistant to check out books or audiovisual materials.  The barcode on the ID identifies the patron as an eligible library borrower and defines his/her circulation privileges. The patron who checks out a book or audiovisual material is responsible for it. Patrons are advised not to lend either library materials checked out to them or their College ID card. The Marietta College ID card may also be used to check out materials from another OhioLINK institution.  Call the circulation desk at 740.376.4757 if you have questions about circulation privileges.

Material Type Borrowing Period Renewals Maximum No. of Checkouts Overdue Fines Lost Item Charges
Books 120 days One 120-day renewal No Limit None $58.00
Audiovisual  28 days No renewal No Limit None $58.00
OhioLINK Books 42 days 6 renewals 200 (including audiovisual) $.50 / day $125.00
OhioLINK Audiovisual 7 days 3 renewals 200 (including books)  $.50 / day $125.00
Periodicals Bound volumes - 7days Individual Issues - 1day No renewal 5 None $113.00
Reserves  The professor selects one of the following borrowing periods:
  • 3 hours in-library use and no overnight
  • 3 hours in-library use and overnight
  • 1 day, 3 days, or 7 days
 No renewals 5  
  • $1.00 per hour on in-library use and overnight materials
  • $1.00 per day on 1, 3, and 7 day items
  • Maximum amount of a fine is $10.00

 1-, 3-, and 7-day reserves: $58.00

Overnight and no overnight reserves: $38.00

Any Marietta College Library materials that are checked out to library patrons are subject to immediate recall if necessary.  With the exception of reserve materials, fines are not charged on Marietta College Library materials if they are returned past their due date.

Overnight reserves may be checked out three hours before the library closes and must be returned the next business day within one hour after the library opens. No more than five reserves may be checked out to one patron at a time. Reserve materials cannot be renewed. FINES ARE CHARGED ON OVERDUE RESERVE MATERIALS.

A patron will receive a maximum of two overdue notices. After two notices, a patron is sent a bill for replacement costs of each unreturned item. In addition to the replacement charge, the bill includes a processing fee of $10.00 and a NON-REFUNDABLE billing fee of $3.00 for each unreturned item. The schedule of replacement costs is outlined above.

Replacement costs of personal items on reserve are determined by the owner. Charges for damaged library materials are handled on a case-by-case basis.

Mutilations and Theft

Under Sec. 2935.041 of the Ohio Revised Code, a person suspected of theft or mutilation of Library materials may be detained by a library staff member either to recover the property or to wait until the proper authorities arrive on site. Mutilation of library materials is handled on a case-by-case basis.

Materials Borrowed Through OhioLINK

If an item borrowed through OhioLINK is returned after its due date, a fine of $.50 per day is charged. NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS POLICY WILL BE MADE. Patrons will receive overdue notices and a bill if materials are not returned. Patrons who incur $10 in OhioLINK fines and fees will lose the privilege of borrowing materials through OhioLINK. If the book is returned, the $75 replacement fee is credited. The $50 billing fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and must be paid. These fees are established by OhioLINK.