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Lending Policy for Baylor University
Name: Beth Farwell
Phone: (254) 710-2340
Fax: (254) 710-1710
E-mail: Contact by Email
Limitations: Checkout privileges for TexShare card holders do not include access to Inter Library Loan Serve, the Reserve Reading Room, special collections, or to electronic resources restricted by licensing agreements. TexShare patrons may not borrow audio-visual materials. Usual limitations on TexShare patrons: 5 items for 3 weeks with one renewal permitted. Loan privileges are suspended for patrons with overdue materials or unpaid fines.
Eligibility: TexShare patrons apply for checkout privileges at the Circulation Desk on the first floor of Moody Memorial Library. Patrons must present both their current TexShare card and a photo I.D. Patrons will be asked to fill out an information form. Because of staffing limitations, assistance may not be available to TexShare patrons in the late evenings, on weekends, or during holiday periods.
Hours: Sunday: 1 pm - 1 am (Midnight in summer) Mon-Thurs: 8 am - 1 am (Midnight in summer) Friday: 8 am - 10 pm Saturday: 9 am. - 10 p.m Closed Thanksgiving (2 days), Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter weekend (3 days), Fourth of July. Interim sessions the library is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and closed on weekends
Card Availability: Because of staffing limitations, assistance may not be available to TexShare patrons in the late evenings, on weekends, or during holiday periods. Texshare cards from academic institutions expire at the end of each semester except faculty cards which expire at the end of the academic year.
Renewals: No phone renewals. Materials must be brought to the library for renewal. Late fees must be paid before overdue materials can be renewed. Materials requested by other library patrons cannot be renewed.
Returns: The borrower is responsible for returning materials on or before the due date. The borrower 's responsibility ends when materials are checked in at the Circulation Desk. The borrower is responsible for damage to library materials while the materials are checked out to him. The library will charge the borrower for any materials damaged in library book drops or in the mail. TexShare borrowers cannot return Baylor library materials through Interlibrary Loan or by TexPress
Overdues: The Library sends overdue notices as a courtesy. Notices are sent by e-mail when possible or by mail. The library is not responsible for late or undelivered notices.
Recalls: The librry will recall materials checked out to TexShare patrons when those materials are needed by Baylor students, faculty, or staff. The library will not recall library materials requested by TexShare patrons. Recall notices are sent by e-mail when possible or by mail.
Non_Circ_Items: Newspapers, periodicals, reference books, microforms, media items, materials in the remote storage facility, children 's picture books in the Zeta E collections, materials shelved in any special collection.
Loan Policies: In most cases: 3 weeks.
Fines: Our minimum fine is 25 cents per day per late item. Fees for damaged materials are based on the replacement value of the book plus a minimum processing fee of $10.00
Lost Items: We consider an item lost after it has been overdue 3 weeks. Our minimum fee for lost materials is $80.00 per item. If an item is returned after being declared lost, the patron will receive a refund minus a billing fee of $20.00 per item.
Billing: Bills are due on receipt. Patrons may pay bills at the Circulation Desk or mail payment to the Access Services Department. Patrons who fail to pay bills or fines will have their borrowing privileges revoked and be reported to their home libraries. Baylor faculty and students will have their borrowing privileges blocked in the Baylor Central Libraries if they fail to return materials or pay fees owed at another TexShare institution.
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