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Lending Policy for University of North Texas
Name: Mary Ann Venner
Phone: (940) 565-2413
E-mail: Contact by Email
Limitations: Checkout privileges to the General Circulating Collection only are granted to TexShare card holders 18 years and older. 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 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.
Eligibility: TexShare card holders should apply for borrowing privileges at the Main Circulation Desk, 1st floor, Willis Library by presenting a current/valid TexShare card and a photo ID. A registration form must be completed. Both initial application for library privileges and renewal of library privileges must be made in person. Application and renewal of privileges will not be accepted by phone or by mail. A Courtesy Card will be issued which must be presented to checkout material. The TexShare Library card cannot be used by itself to checkout items.
Card Availability: Application for borrowing privileges may be made anytime at the Main Circulation Desk, 1st floor, Willis Library that the desk is open. Privileges for TexShare students and TexShare public library users will expire at the end of the current semester in which they were issued. Privileges for faculty will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. 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 current address is on record and other information is current.
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 a circulation desk, by e-mail, or by using the renewal form on the Libraries' Web page.
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:
University of North Texas Libraries
Denton, Texas 76203-5190
Overdues: The borrower is responsible for returning material by its due date. The UNT Libraries sends one overdue notice as a courtesy and accepts no responsibility for the late or non-delivery of a notice.
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 mailed.
Non_Circ_Items: Items which do not circulate include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: periodicals, reference materials, microforms, special collections, media, and material with a "Non-Circulation" sticker.
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.
Fines: 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 cost of replacement is the current cost of the item plus a $25.00 processing fee with the minimum cost $65.00 per item.
Billing: Payment of overdue fines and for lost materials may be paid at the Fines Desk, rm. 126, Willis Library, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, or by mailing the payment to the address provided above. 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 address, and (4) a bill or fine has not been paid. Notification will also be sent to the borrower's home library requesting suspension of library privileges there until the problem has been resolved.
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