Loans, Limits, & Fines
Loan Periods & Limits
(These policies are applicable to circulating materials in most libraries on campus. They are not necessarily true for all libraries on campus.)
WVU Loan Periods
Undergrads: 1 semester (up to 50 items)
Graduates: 1 semester (up to 200 items)
Faculty & Staff: 1 semester - (up to 200 items)
WV Residents and Regional Borrowers: 4 weeks (up to 5 items)
Faculty, staff, & students: 3 days
WV Residents and Regional Borrowers: In-Library Use Only
Faculty, staff, & students: 1 day
WV Residents and Regional Borrowers: In-Libary Use Only
Materials may be renewed online, in person, or by phone.
Loan Periods for Special Materials
- Calculators - 1 day
- Children's Collection - 4 weeks
- Classroom Teaching Equipment (data projectors, screens, etc.) - 1 day
- Course Reserves - 2 hours and overnight
- Eliza's Coffee Shop Books - 4 weeks
- Evansdale Library Leisure Reading Collection - 4 weeks
Laptop Computers (In-Library Use Only) -
Downtown Campus Library: one day, due at close of library
Evansdale Library: 8 hours
- Multimedia Equipment (video cameras, digital voice recorders, etc.) - 1 week
- Playscripts - 4 weeks
- Sound Recordings (Compact Discs, Cassettes, LPs)- 1 semester
- Media (dvds, etc.) - 7 days
The following materials are In-Library Use Only:
West Virginia Center Materials
- Undergraduates: 3 Weeks (up to 30 items)
- Graduates: 1 semester (up to 200 items)
- Faculty & Staff - 1 Semester (up to 200 items)
(Fines may vary among campus libraries)
Notices are sent via campus email. Fines will not be forgiven if you do not receive your email.
- Books and any items with accompanying media that have not been returned or renewed within 30 days past their due dates will be treated as “Lost”. You will be billed for the lost item replacement. Replacement costs are determined by the specific item.
- Once the bill is paid, the library user has six months to return the item and still receive a credit for the replacement charge.
The following items are not covered by these guidelines and do accrue daily fines: periodicals, media items, laptops and other digital devices, reserve items, and ILL and E-ZBorrow loans.
- Laptops and laptop chargers are In-Library Use Only. Laptops should not leave the library, and fines are $25/day.
- In general, faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students have a semester loan for books. Loan periods may vary among campus libraries.
Student fines are referred to the Office of Student Accounts and can be paid there or online via the link to Student Accounts in STAR or Mix. Faculty and staff borrowing privileges are blocked for fines over $100 or when materials have been billed for replacement.
3.00 per day
.05 per minute per item
3 Day Circulating Journals
1.00 per day
Laptops and chargers
Should not leave the library; fines are $25/day
1.00 per day
Multimedia & Classroom Teaching equipment
5.00 per day
ILL and E-ZBorrow materials
1.00 per day
Returned E-ZBorrow items without blue band
5.00 per item
Cost of replacement and processing