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Media Policies: Circulation, Reference, Reserve , Lost/Damaged Items

Circulation video policy and procedure

Students: for 3 days
Staff: for 3 days
Faculty/Administration: for 7 days

®      Videos that are late will be subject to fines of $3.00 a day.

®      Fines begin to accumulate on the 4th day, and will continue to accumulate until the item is returned. This includes the day that the item is returned.

®      Borrowers with fines of $10.00 or more on their cards will not be permitted to borrow items from the library, will not have access to remote databases and may find that their registration and grade reporting is blocked.

®      If a video is lost or is returned damaged, the borrower will be charged for the lost/damaged item. Any fines associated with the item will be added to the cost of the item. For further details, see Lost †and Damaged sections

®      Faculty who wish to use a circulating video in a class are encouraged to notify the Media Center staff so that the tape may be placed on Reserve, thus ensuring that the material is always available to students.

®      Items that are placed on Reserve will revert to Circulation at the end of each semester. Items that are to be kept on Ďpermanent reserveí will become Reference materials.

Reference/Reserve Collection Borrowing Procedure

®      In order to borrow an item that is part of the Reserve /Reference collection all borrowers must present LIU ID.

®      Neither student nor staff are not permitted to take items from the Reserve/Reference collection out of the library. Their ID cards will be kept behind the desk while theyare using the items in the Media Center.

®     Faculty wishing to take Reserve/Reference tapes out of the library must:

A)    fill out a request slip.†
B)    present a faculty ID
C)    complete the faculty reserve form

®      Items taken out of the library must be returned within 7 days.†

®      Items that are lost must be replaced.

Proxy Borrowers

In exceptional circumstances, faculty may send over a proxy borrower, with:

®     a signed memo from the faculty member:†

A)    identifying the individual bearing the memo
B)    permitting that individual to borrow items in their name

®      the faculty memberís LIU faculty ID card. No alternate form of ID will be accepted in this situation.

The person acting as a proxy borrower must also:

®      present their own LIU ID,

®      fill out the request slip

®      †complete the faculty reserve form if necessary

Borrowing Policy & Proceedure for Laser and Digital Video Discs (DVD), CDs, CD-ROMs, Audio Cassettes, Kits, and Slides

®      These items are part of the Reference /Reserve Collection

®      Students may use Laser Disks and Digital Video Discs (DVDs) CDs, CD-ROMs, Audio Cassettes, Kits, and Slides only in the library.

®      Faculty may borrow Laser and† Digital Video Discs (DVDs), CDs, CD-ROMs, Audio Cassettes, Kits, and Slides in the same way, and subject to the same conditions as Reference /Reserve Videos.

Lost and Damaged Item

Lost Item

®      Items that are borrowed on a 3-day loan will be considered lost after 30 days.

®      Items that are borrowed on a 7-day loan will be considered lost after 60 days.

®      The value of the lost items will be noted on the borrower's Library record.

®      If the value of the lost item is greater than $10.00, the patronís borrowing, ILL and Remote Privileges will be suspended until the issue is resolved.

 ®      Patrons who have lost an item may replace it at their own cost, or pay the library the cost of the item.

Damaged Items

®      An item which is returned to the Library in a condition that prohibits using it for its intended purpose is considered to be damaged.

®      Replacement/Repair costs for items that are returned damaged will be noted on the borrower's Library record.

®      If the valueof the damaged item is greater than $10.00, the patronís borrowing, ILL and Remote Privileges will be suspended until the issue is resolved.

®      Patrons who have damaged an item may chose to replace it at their own cost, or pay the library the cost of the item.

All discussions/disputes/ negotiations regarding these issues should be referred to the Media Librarian.

 
Created by A. Slonosky 3/04. Last Updated 11/12..
 
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