172.2 Circulation of Library Materials

Created by: Stephanie Ferguson on 02/05/1999
Category: 1 - Academic Affairs; 70 - Library
Originator: Director of Libraries
Current File: 172.2
Adoption Date: 04/28/2014
Reviewed for Currency: 04/28/2014
Replaces File: 172.2
Date of Origin: 11/24/1992
Classification: Faculty
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172.2 Circulation of Library Materials


A. Background

Circulation policies exist in order to provide the Furman University community optimal access to library resources, to maintain fiscal accountability, and to minimize loss of materials.


B. Policy

Patrons must have a valid university ID or library card with a Furman-compatible barcode and must have a library record in good standing in order to borrow materials.


C. Guidelines

1. Furman students, faculty, staff, alumni, and Furman employee dependents, emeritus faculty, residents of the Woodlands, OLLI members, Friends of the Library, and PASCAL Member Library students and faculty may borrow from Furman University Libraries.

2. Regulations governing types of patrons, item types, circulation periods and fines and replacement fees are listed on the library’s website.


3. The circulation of materials borrowed through interlibrary loan or PASCAL Delivers is governed by loan policies established by the loaning institution.


4. Patrons are expected to renew or return items when they become due.


5. Patrons are charged replacement fees if they lose or significantly damage an item.