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Lending Policy for University of North Texas
Library Card Contact
Phone: (940) 565-2413
E-mail: Contact by Email
Obtaining a TexShare Card: Currently enrolled University of North Texas (UNT) Students, UNT Faculty and UNT Staff may obtain a TexShare card the following ways: -In person at the first floor Library Services Desk in Willis Library or at the Eagle Commons Library -By sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org -By calling 940-565-2413.
Using a TexShare Card: Application for borrowing privileges may be made anytime at the Library Services Desk, 1st floor, Willis Library that the desk is open. Privileges for TexShare academic library users and TexShare public library users will expire at the end of the current semester in which they were issued, unless the TexShare card expiration date is earlier. Renewal of privileges for the next semester is done by presenting a new, valid TexShare card and a valid photo ID. A review of the patron record will be made at that time to be sure the account is in good standing.
Hours of Operation: Sunday: 1pm-10pm Monday-Thursday: 8am-midnight Friday: 8am-6pm Saturday: Noon-4pm
Loan Policies: All loans to TexShare borrowers for the general circulating collection are for 3 weeks. Academic TexShare borrowers are not restricted to numbers of items that may be checked out. Public library TexShare borrowers are limited to 5 items at a time with one renewal.
Restrictions and Limitations: Privileges do not extend to InterLibrary Loan, reserves, media, special collections, other non-circulating material or access to electronic resources restricted by licensing agreements. Many library materials can be used within the Libraries; restrictions apply primarily to checkout privileges. Academic TexShare users have a 3 week checkout with no limit to the numbers of items checked out or to the number or renewals. Public library TexShare borrowers may checkout up to 5 items for 3 weeks with one renewal per item permitted. Loan privileges are suspended for borrowers with overdue material or unpaid fines.
Renewals: Material may be renewed as long as it is not overdue, on hold, recalled, has no renewal restrictions, and the borrower has a valid/ current courtesy card and has not been blocked. Academic TexShare borrowers have no limitations on the number of times an item may be renewed except as stated above. Public TexShare borrowers are limited to 1 renewal per item. Renewal may be done by bringing the items to the Library Services Desk or by using the Accounts Login tab on the Libraries' Web page, www.library.unt.edu.
Returns: TexShare borrowers are responsible for returning materials by the due date of the material. These materials must be returned either in person or by 1st class mail. Late fees will be assessed for materials received after the due date. Materials returned by 1st class mail should be sent to the following address: Access Services DepartmentUniversity of North Texas Libraries1155 Union Circle # 305190Denton, Texas 76203-5190
Recalls: All materials are subject to recall. If an item is recalled, the recall due date on the notice replaces the original due date. Higher fines are in effect for overdue recalled items. A notice will be emailed.
Non-Circulating Items: Items which do not circulate include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: periodicals, reference materials, reserves, microforms, special collections, media, and material with a "Non-Circulation" sticker.
Overdue Reminders: The borrower is responsible for returning material by its due date. The UNT Libraries emails overdue notices as a courtesy and accepts no responsibility for the late or non-delivery of a notice.
Fines and Fees: Regular circulating material: $.35 per day per item. Recalled materials: $2.00 per day per item. Damaged material: Cost is determined by the extent of damage and what can be done, if anything, to repair it.
Lost Items: An item is considered "lost" if it is 30 days overdue. The lost item fee for circulating material is $100.
Billing Information: Payment of overdue fines and for lost materials may be paid at the Library Services Desk located on the first floor of Willis Library during hours of operation. Fine payments are also accepted by phone at 940-565-2414. Borrowing privileges will be suspended for the following reasons: (1) materials are overdue 30 days or more; (2) a recalled book has not been returned; (3) library notices are returned undeliverable because of an incorrect email address, and (4) a bill or fine has not been paid.