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Student Borrowing Policies & Procedures


Circulation                                          
Loan Periods
Fines and Fees
Course Reserve Material

 

Circulation


You must have a valid PCA&D identification card with you to check out any material from the library. All material must be checked out at the circulation desk.

Material should be returned to the circulation desk during library hours. A book drop located outside the library is available for after-hours book returns.

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Loan Periods

 

  • Books - 14 days
    May be renewed 2 times for an additional two weeks each time.
  • Audio-visual (DVD, VHS, CD, cassette) - 7 days
    May be renewed 1 time for an additional 7 days.
  • Magazines (back issues only) - 14 days
    May be renewed 2 times for an additional two weeks each time.
  • Reserved material (print and audio-visual) - Overnight - cannot be renewed. 
    Must be checked out after 7:00 p.m. and returned before 9:00 a.m. the following day.
    May be checked out and used in the library during the day.
  • Digital cameras (still and video) - Due the next day, 15 minutes prior to the closing of the library. May NOT be renewed.
  • Other media available to students (i.e., card readers, animation tables, flash drives, power cords, headphones) -  Must be returned to the library 15 minutes prior to the closing of the library the day it was checked-out.
  • Reference material, current magazines, special collection and archive collection - These resources DO NOT CIRCULATE to students.
    However, students may use them in the library.


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Fines and Fees

 

  • Books - $0.20/day
  • Audio-visual (DVD, VHS, CD, cassette) - $0.50 for the first day; $1.00/each day thereafter
  • Magazines - $0.20/day
  • Reserved material - $5.00/day/material is considered late after 9:00 a.m. Fines will begin to incur immediately. NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Digital cameras (still and video) - $15.00 the first day overdue ; $20.00 a day there after.
  • Other media available to students (such as; card readers, animation tables, flash drives, power cords) $3.00/hour
  • In the case of all equipment, please confirm all contents are included before returning.  Equipment WILL NOT be checked in until all contents are received.  Fines will incur if the item becomes overdue before all parts are returned.
  • Lost or damaged material will be replaced at the borrower’s expense
  • A copier is available for use for a per-copy fee using your PaperCut account and your PCA&D identification card.
  • A change machine is located on the third floor vending area (north building)
  • ALL MATERIAL MUST BE RETURNED AND ALL ACCOUNTS MUST BE CLEARED AT THE END OF EACH SEMESTER


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Course Reserve Material


To support the academic programs of Pennsylvania College of Art & Design, the library provides the maintenance and distribution of reserve resources. Instructors may place items on reserve to support course content. The print material must be checked out and returned to the circulation desk. DO NOT return any reserved items in the book drop.
 
Book Reserves

  • Reserved books may be checked out overnight. They must be checked out, at the circulation desk, after 7:00 p.m. and returned, at the circulation desk, before 9:00 a.m. the following day.
  • A limit of ONE reserve item may be checked out to any individual at any given time.
  • Reserve material will incur a $5.00/day fine.
  • Your PCA&D identification card is required to check out reserve books for use in the library.


Copy Reserves

  • Your PCA&D identification card is required to check out instructors' copy binders for use in the library.
  • A copier is available in the library to make your own copies at a small fee through your PaperCut account along with your PCA&D identification card.

Please be kind to your fellow students by returning materials on time, so they may have the same opportunity to borrow them.

Electronic Reserves

  • On-campus and remote access to electronic reserves is available at Electronic Reserves.
  • Electronic reserves may be printed on campus, for an individual’s use, at a small fee through your PaperCut account.

 

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Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s Library will periodically and randomly conduct assessment surveys of the services provided. Surveys will be presented to all users of the library, including faculty, students and staff. Survey results are analyzed and evaluated to improve the quality and type of services provided by the library.

This page updated July 2014

 

 

 

 

 


 

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