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Circulation Policies: Undergraduate


Undergraduate Student Circulation Policy

A patron must present his/her Marietta 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 Marietta 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 ext. 4757 if you have questions about circulation privileges.

Material Type Borrowing Period Renewals Maximum No. of Checkouts Overdue Fines Lost Item Charges
Books 28 days* One 28-day renewal No limit None $58.00
Audiovisual  14 days No renewal 25 None $58.00
OhioLINK Books 21 days 6 renewals

(including audiovisual)

$.50 / day $125.00
OhioLINK Audiovisual  7 days 3 renewals  25 (including books) $.50 / day $125.00
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 renewal  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.

* Extended loan periods may be granted to students who are engaged in honors projects and/or investigative studies.

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.

Marietta College Library and OhioLINK fines and fees are billed to a student's College account. If a book or AV material is returned AFTER a student receives a bill, the replacement and processing fees will be waived. The student must still pay the $3 billing fee for materials owned by Marietta College Library or the $25 billing fee for materials borrowed through OhioLINK. To receive a credit for paid replacement and processing fees, a student must return the library materials within the same academic year in which the bill for lost or unreturned materials was issued. Charges for damaged library materials are handled on a case-by-case basis.