Circulation Policy for Student Patrons

All current Georgian Court University students have library privileges. Your campus ID serves as your library card. It must be activated at the Circulation Desk before use. The goal of the library is to provide the best service possible to every one of our patrons. It is hoped that compliance with this policy will ensure access to materials for all patrons.


· With your ID card you can borrow and renew materials, request an Interlibrary Loan and use the Library’s audiovisual and reserve materials.

· Library privileges for all registered students are extended and renewed on a semester-by-semester basis.

· You may have up to 30 items checked out (including a maximum of 5 leisure videos) at any given time. Please see the Library’s website for individual borrowing times, fines, and replacement fees.

· If an Item is checked out you may place a hold to be the next borrower when it is returned. A hold can be requested at the Circulation Desk or online at through our library catalog. Click on My Account to place a hold. No holds or recalls may be placed on course reserve. You will be notified via email as soon as any requested material is returned to the library. These items will be held for you for 7 days after notification.

· If an item considered critical to a student’s work is checked out it may be recalled. A recall is a request to “recall” an item from its current borrower. Recalled materials are due within 14 days of notification to the current borrower. Overdue recalled items are fined $1.00 per day.


· You are responsible for making yourself aware of and observing all library policies.

· Fines are charged on overdue items for every day the library is open including weekends and university vacation periods, beginning with the date due and excluding the date returned. Please see the Library’s website for fine charges.

· Fines will accrue until an item is returned.

· Borrowing privileges will be suspended if you owe more than $5.00. At the end of each academic session, grades and transcripts will be withheld for any student with overdue materials or cumulative fines of $10.00 or more.

The library does not routinely send notices for overdue materials or outstanding fines. Non-receipt of an overdue notice or bill does not excuse responsibility for the overdue item. Please remember that you are responsible for all materials borrowed on your card including lost and damaged items. DO NOT lend your card or materials you have borrowed to anyone else!

Student Fines


Material Loan Period Renewal Limit Overdue Fines Lost Item Charges
Recently Purchased Books 28 days 2 .10 per day $10.00 maximum Full Purchase Price plus $5.00 processing fee
Hardcover Book † 28 days .10 per day $10.00 maximum $60.00
Paperback Book † 28 days 2 .10 per day $10.00 maximum $35.00
Interlibrary Loan Book ** ** $1.00 per day $10.00 maximum **
Leisure Hardcover 28 days 2 .10 per day $10.00 maximum $20.00
Leisure Paperback 28 days 2 .10 per day $10.00 maximum $12.50

VHS/DVD & Accompanying Booklets

7 days 2 $1.00 per day $20.00 maximum


Leisure VHS/DVD 7 days 2 $.10 per day $20.00 maximum $20.00
Audio Books 7 days 2 .10 per day $10.00 maximum $20.00
Music CDs 7 days 2 .10 per day $10.00 maximum $20.00
CDROMS 7 days 2 .10 per day $10.00 maximum $80.00
IMC Juvenile 28 days 2 .10 per day $10.00 maximum $20.00
IMC Juvenile Paperback Book 28 days 2 .10 per day $10.00 maximum $12.50

** Interlibrary loan books are not the property of GCU’s Library. Due dates and renewals are assigned at the discretion of the lending library, not GCU. You will be responsible for any fines or damages associated to an ILL item you checked out as assigned by the lending library.

† Graduate students may check out regularly circulating books for the full semester.

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