Checkout Protocols

Updated Aug 16, 2016
This protocol is governed by UVU Policy 541 (Section 5.3) and 371.

Checkout Periods

UVU Affiliates
UVU Students, Faculty & Staff
Utah County Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and Concurrent Enrollment Students

  Books, CDs, Maps Videos Reserves Equipment
  Undergraduates, UCAS, Concurrent Enrollment

Faculty, Staff & Graduate Students

All UVU Affiliates All UVU Affiliates All UVU Affiliates
Checkout Period 4 Weeks 16 Weeks 7 Days Most are 2 Hours Most are 24 Hours
Number of Items at a Time Unlimited Unlimited 5 3 One per item type
Number of Renewals 2 2 2 0 0

 

UVU Guests
UVU Alumni, Community Patrons,
Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC)

  Books, CDs, Maps Videos Reserves Equipment
Checkout Period 4 Weeks 7 Days Do Not Circulate Do Not Circulate
Number of Items at a Time 10 5 0 0
Number of Renewals 2 2 0 0

Checking Out Materials

A UVID or other state or federal issued ID is required for checkout.

Renewable items may be renewed twice in-person, online, or over the phone (801.863.8886).

A checkout receipt will be emailed within 24 hours.  Patrons are responsible for providing a current email address.

UVU Guests

  • Students and faculty from BYU, Dixie, SLCC, Snow, SUU, U of U, USU, Weber, and Westminster are part of the Utah Academic Library Consortium (UALC) and may request library privileges by presenting valid institutional ID AND proof of current enrollment/employment at the UALC institution.
    • Proof of current enrollment can be determined by a student logging into their university’s website and voluntarily showing current registration or bringing in a printout of current courses for which they are registered.
    • Proof of current employment with a UALC institution can be determined by a reciprocal borrower logging into their university website and voluntarily showing proof of current employment.
  • UVU Alumni & Community Patrons may receive borrower privileges for free.
  • Community members must produce a current Utah State ID card (driver license, etc.), address, phone number, and email address. Privileges will be reviewed every six months.

Fines & Fees, and Lost & Damaged Items

Fine Accrual Rates
Books, Maps, CDs $0.25/day Up to $5.00
Videos $1.00/day Up to $25.00
Reserve Items $2.00/hr Up to $50.00
Equipment $2.00/hr Up to $50.00

 

Patrons will receive a $5.00 fine if fragile and high-demand items marked with a book drop warning sticker are returned in the book drop.

Checkout privileges will be blocked for patrons with more than $10.00 in fines or an expired account.

Items more than 30 days overdue are designated lost, and the patron will be billed for replacement costs plus a $10.00 processing fee per item. Accounts with lost items will be sent to an outside collections agency after six months. Outstanding fees and fines will affect patron’s registration and graduation eligibility.

New/replacement copies of lost or damaged items cannot be accepted without prior consent from the library.

Holds and Recalls

A hold may be requested for any circulating item except equipment or reserve items.  Faculty may contact us to book equipment in advance.  Once a hold is available, the person will be notified by phone or e-mail. The item will be held for seven days, after which it will be removed and the item will either be placed on hold for the next person or placed back into general circulation.

Patrons may request that an item be recalled. The patron in possession of the item has up to four weeks to return the item to the Library. Once returned, the item is treated as a hold.

Proxy Checkout

Proxy Checkout is available to some registered borrowers when they wish to send someone to check out materials in their place. A Proxy Checkout group consists of a Primary Borrower and one or more Secondary Borrowers. Both the Primary and Secondary Borrower(s) must complete and sign the Proxy Checkout Form, which must then be approved by a circulation supervisor or librarian.

Once approved, the Secondary Borrower(s) will have rights to check out library material using the Primary Borrower's record. The Primary Borrower is responsible for all late fines and/or other fees and is responsible for notifying the library when the Secondary Borrower’s rights should be rescinded.

Contact Us

Circulation Desk: 801.863.8886