Check out Guidelines: Students

Last Update: August 23, 2012

This applies to UVU students, UALC students and faculty, UCAS students, fire science students, distance education students, and concurrent enrollment students.

Obtaining a Library Card

All current UVU students receive full library privileges. A student's UVU ID card serves as a library card.

In order to either create a new account or renew an existing account, students must provide proof of their current association with UVU, i.e. a receipt of tuition payment from the cashier's office or a copy of their class schedule from UVLink, in addition to their UVU ID card.

Individuals presenting a valid card from another academic library in Utah or Nevada may borrow materials from the Library. The card must have the name of the individual presenting it. These patrons (UALC patrons) must registers with the UVU Library by providing a valid address, phone number, and email address.

Checking Out Materials

Students must present their UVU ID card in order to check out materials. Check out privileges will be blocked in the student has more than $10.00 in outstanding fines or if their account has expired.

A patron may request and receive a 24 hour hold on the item(s) he or she wishes to check out to allow the patron to correct the situation which has resulted in loss of eligibility to borrow (e.g. fines, overdue items, or expired library account).

Item Limits

There is no item limit on books, career books, browsing books, CDs, multimedia kits, or reference books. There is a five (5) item limit on videos, DVDs, maps, and CD-ROMs and a ten (10) item limit on children's literature. Only three (3) reserve items may be checked out at a time.

Loan Periods

Most items check out for three (3) weeks, with one (1) renewal. DVDs, videos, maps, and reference books check out for three (3) days. Children's literature checks out for seven (7) days. Most reserve materials check out for two (2) hours, but check out times vary depending on the material. See circulation guidelines for more information about loan periods and overdue fines.

Renewing Items

Items may be renewed one (1) time as long as a hold has not been placed on the item. Patrons may renew items at the library, over the phone, or online.

Overdue Items

Patrons are responsible for all overdue fines accrued on their account. Fine rates are outlined here.

If a student accrues any overdue fines, they have the option to fill out an appeal form. An appeal is not available to those with lost or damaged material.

Students that have accumulated more than $10.00 in fines and fees will have a hold placed on their Banner account. This hold will only be lifted after the fines and feed have been paid.

Lost or Damaged Items

Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their account. If items are lost or damaged, they are responsible for replacement or repair costs, along with a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee.

An item that has been checked out for more than 60 days past its due date will be assumed lost and the patron will be chard the full replacement cost as well as a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee.

Holds and Recalls

Patrons may place a hold on items. Items that are checked out will become available when they are returned. Items on order will become available once they cataloged and shelf ready. Items that are on shelf will be pulled by the circulation staff the morning after the hold is placed.

When the requested materials are available, the Library will notify the patron placing the hold via email or phone. If the patron is not available via phone, a message will be left. The date of the message will be noted and the material will be held for the patron for a period of five (5) days. At the end of five days, the patron's hold will be removed and the item will either be placed on hold for the next patron on the list or placed back into general circulation.

A recall is the process of asking a patron to return an item. When an item has been recalled, the patron who has the item checked out has up to three (3) weeks to return the item to the library. Once it is returned it is treated the same as an item with a hold.

Proxy Borrowers

Proxy borrowing is available in special circumstances when a register borrower is not able to check out material personally and needs to send someone to check out materials in his or her place. Examples of valid proxy borrowing are when a faculty member assigns an assistant to retrieve Library materials for him/her, or when an ill or disabled student sends a spouse or guardian to retrieve Library materials for him/her.

The primary borrower and person they would like to designate as their proxy must complete and sign a one page form. The form must be reviewed by a Librarian or Circulation Supervisor.

Once approved, the proxy borrower will have rights to check out Library material on the primary borrower's record. The primary borrower will be responsible for all late fines and other charges and is responsible to notify the Library when the proxy rights should be rescinded.

Terms and Conditions

Library items are covered by the injunction against theft, misappropriation, damage, or loss of university property as outlined in the Student Rights and Responsibilities Code (UVU Policy 541). Appropriate measures will be taken against any student that violates this expectation with regards to Library property.

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