CEAS Library Loan Periods

Type of Material Undergraduates Graduate Students Faculty & Staff
UC Books 3 weeks 1 semester* 1 semester*
OhioLINK Books 3 weeks 3 weeks 6 weeks for faculty; 3 weeks for staff
SearchOhio Books 3 weeks 3 weeks 6 weeks for faculty; 3 weeks for staff
UC Bound Journals 2 hours** 2 hours** 2 hours**
Reserves 1 or 2 hours 1 or 2 hours 1 or 2 hours
Overnight Reserves 2 hours+ 2 hours+ 2 hours+
1-Day Reserves 1 day++ 1 day++ 1 day++
3-Day Reserves 3 days+++ 3 days+++ 3 days+++
Reference Books Do Not Circulate Do Not Circulate Do Not Circulate

*Semester Loan books may be subject to RECALL (see below)

**Bound journals may be checked out for photocopying only.  Unbound journals (loose issues) do not circulate.

+ Overnight Reserves may be used for 2 hours. If the item checked out 2 hours before closing, it must be returned within 1 hour of opening on the following day.
++ 1-Day Reserves may be checked out at any time during one day, and must be returned sometime the following day.
+++ 3-Day Reserves must be returned 3 days after checkout.

General circulation policies and library patron privileges can be found on the main UC Libraries Circulation page.  

LOAN TERMS: A UC photo ID is required to check out materials. OhioLINK borrowers need an ID from their home institution and a photo ID. SWON community borrowers require a photo ID in addition to their card issued by UC Libraries.

*RECALLS: A book may be recalled immediately for reserves.  If a book is recalled for another patron, that patron is still allowed to keep the book for 3 weeks maximum, even if it was originally checked out for the semester. A fine of $1 per day is charged for late return of recalled books after the revised due date.

RENEWALS: Books may be renewed in person or by telephone as long as other patrons have not requested them, up to a total of three times. Patrons may also renew their own books by accessing their own record from the UC Library Catalog's main menu: Login to Your Library Record

RESERVE FINES: Overdue fines are $1 per hour or portion of an hour for 2-hour and overnight reserves, and $8 per day for 1- and 3-day reserves.

OVERDUES: One overdue notice for overdue books is sent. If the material is not returned, a final notice (bill) is sent requesting payment for replacing the material ($100.00 minimum) and for processing the replacement material ($25.00). For students, grades are also withheld. If the material is returned, the $100.00 replacement fee is waived. However the $25.00 processing is still charged.

Questions?  Contact the CEAS Library's Operations Coordinator (see staff list).

Last modified: 6/10/15