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Lending Policy for Dallas Baptist University
Library Card Contact
Phone: (214) 333-5370
E-mail: Contact by Email
Obtaining a TexShare Card: Borrowers must be 18 years of age or show their college or university photo ID card. DBU university policy states that a minor child on the DBU campus must be accompanied by a parent at all times. Each time a TexShare card holder wishes borrowing privileges, a TexShare card and a photo ID are to be presented at the library's circulation desk.
Using a TexShare Card: A DBU Library card will be issued on the first visit. Borrowing privileges expire on the expiration date of the TexShare card.
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 6:45am-12:00 midnight Saturday 7:30am-6:00pm Sunday 2:30pm-11:00 midnight. Summer, Winter, and holiday hours vary. Please call (214)333-5320 for details or consult the web site at http://www.dbu.edu/library.
Loan Policies: Books and audio tapes may be borrowed for four weeks, fourteen days for video tapes and DVDs.
Restrictions and Limitations: A TexShare card holder may check out up to a total of ten items for four weeks. Two of the items may be videotapes or DVDs, but these are to be checked out for fourteen days. Items not available to be checked out by TexShare borrowers include: periodicals, reference books, books on reserve, CDs, CD-ROMs, items in special collections, and media equipment. Interlibrary Loan service is also not available. A card holder is blocked from further check out privileges until any outstanding bills are paid and/or overdue books are returned.
Renewals: No renewals allowed.
Returns: Returned items are to be brought to the library's circulation desk either in person, delivered and insured by U.S. mail, or delivered by UPS/Express mail. Items may not be returned via Interlibrary Loan. US Mail: Circulation Dallas Baptist University Library 3000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, Texas 75211-9299
Recalls: All items are subject to recall. A patron will be notified by telephone if an item is being recalled; a new due date will be assigned. Recalled items must be received at the DBU library within seven days of notification. A $1.00 per day fine will be in effect if the new due date is not met.
Non-Circulating Items: Reference books, periodicals, reserve items, CDs, CD-ROMs, items in special collections, media equipment.
Overdue Reminders: Two overdue reminders are sent to patrons, two weeks apart. If for some reason an overdue notice is not received, the fine is still due.
Fines and Fees: The fine for books and audio tapes is $.25 per day; the fine for video tapes and DVDs is $1.00 per day per item. The maximum fine limit is $12.50 for books and audio tapes; $40.00 for video tapes and DVDs.
Lost Items: Each item that is 50 days overdue will be considered missing/lost. If the item cannot be found, the borrower must pay the replacement cost of $50.00 or obtain a replacement copy which must be approved by the DBU library's Technical Services Director.
Billing Information: Payment of bills is due immediately. Checks are to be made out to Dallas Baptist University Library and sent to the mailing address as given previously. If library fines or fees are not paid, all library privileges will be suspended. Also, notification will be made to the borrower's home library requesting that the borrower be blocked at the home library as well as at all participating TexShare libraries until the bills are paid.
Notes, Comments, Additional Information: (updated 9/5/2017)