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Circulation Policies

Borrowing, Renew, Recall

Lost or Damaged Materials

Notices, Fines, Refunds

 


 

Borrowing, Renew, Recall
 

General Collections in Atkins and Architecture Libraries
Status Loan Period # Renewals # Items Place Recalls
Faculty, Staff* 180 days 2 unlimited yes
PhD Students* 120 days 2 unlimited yes
Graduate, Distance Ed* 60 days 2 unlimited yes
Undergraduates 21 days 2 unlimited yes
Early College 21 days 2 unlimited yes
All other borrowers** 21 days 2 6 no
 
*Patrons who have longer borrowing periods than 21 days may have their loan shortened by a recall from another user. The only guaranteed loan period is 21 days.

**Please click 'All other borrowers' for information on consortia, community, and cooperative borrowing information.

Unique Loan Periods
Item Loan Period # of Renewals
CIMC 21 Days  2
Videos, DVD's, CD's** 7 Days 2
Periodicals* 2 Days 2
Laptops** 24 hours No
Reserve 1 or 3 hours; 1,3 or 7 days No

*Periodicals checkouts are only for faculty, staff, and Ph.D. students
**Laptops and Audio/Visual equipment/items cannot be loaned to Early College students

Date Due
All borrowers are informed of the date due of each item at check out. The borrower is responsible for complying with this date. A courtesy reminder will be sent 7 days before the due date. Failure to receive an overdue reminder, for whatever reason, does not relieve the borrower of financial responsibility for overdue material.

Recalls
Borrowers may request to recall items checked out to another person after the current borrower has had the material for 21 days.  Library materials needed for Course Reserves may be recalled immediately. All items are subject to this recall policy. Due to the importance of the recall process, borrowers are urged to regularly monitor the status of their library account, either online or by contacting Circulation.

It is the borrower’s responsibility to keep their email and mailing addresses current and up-to-date in order to properly receive library notices.

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Lost or Damaged Library Material

 

  • If a general collection item is lost the borrower will pay $100 per item based on the following library costs:
    • $65 replacement fee
    • $35 processing fee
       
  • If a laptop is lost the borrower will pay the following:
    • $1400 laptop replacement fee
    • $100 lost laptop adapter fee
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  • Other lost item costs:
    • $30 lost mac VGA adapter fee
    • $60 lost mac mouse fee
       
  • Any general collection item overdue for 60 days is considered lost
     
  • Any laptops or adapters overdue for 30 days are considered lost
     
  • Audiovisual materials and videos overdue for 14 days are considered lost
     
  • The borrower is liable for replacement or repair costs of damages while items are checked out on their account

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Notices


Student, faculty, and staff notices are sent via UNCC email 

Non-UNCC borrowers notices are sent via email on record

It is the patrons' responsibility to ensure they have the correct email and mailing address in their record

Because overdue notices are sent as a courtesy to the borrower, failure to receive such a notice does not excuse the borrower from the payment of fines.
 

Status Notice 1 Notice 2 Notice 3 Notice4 Notice 5 Billed after 60 days
All UNCC Students 7 days before item is due 10 days overdue 20 days overdue 30 days overdue 60 days overdue Students account office
Early College Students 7 days before items is due 10 days overdue 20 days overdue 30 days overdue 60 days overdue Early College Office
Faculty/Staff 7 days before item is due 10 days overdue 20 days overdue 30 days overdue 60 days overdue Payroll office
All other borrowers 7 days before item is due 10 days overdue 20 days overdue 30 days overdue 60 days overdue Privileges blocked

Patrons forfeit their right to borrow library materials in the following situations:

  • when they have material that is more than 30 days overdue
  • owe $10.00 or more in fines 
  • have charges from the preceding academic year

Students will not be able to receive their transcripts or register for classes if they have any indebtedness to the University, including the library.

Fines

The purpose of fines is not to serve as a source of revenue, but rather an incentive for responsible social behavior when using shared resources. In order to ensure maximum availability, the library sends out due date reminders through email.  Fines are charged for long overdue items (60 days past due) and failure to return recalled items by the due date.

Borrowers are subject to the following fines:
 

Status Recalled Item Reserve Item Interlibrary Loan Item Laptops
Faculty, Staff $1 per day $1 per hour or part of an hour $1 per day $1 per hour or part
of an hour
Ph.D. students $1 per day $1 per hour of part of an hour $1 per day $1 per hour or part of an hour
Graduate, Distance Ed $1 per day $1 per hour or part of an hour $1 per day $1 per hour or part of an hour
Undergraduates $1 per day $1 per hour or part of an hour $1 per day $1 per hour or part of an hour
Early College  $1 per day  $1 per hour or part of an hour N/A N/A
All Other Borrowers $1 per day N/A N/A N/A

Your library account will be blocked from circulation and renewals if any item is 30 days past due or there are $10 of charges on your account.                            

Paying your fines

Students

  • Fines totaling less than $10 can be paid at the circulation desk during the semester in which the fines accrued.
  • Fines totaling $10 or more are transferred to your student account at the end of every month.
  • All fines are transferred to your student account at the end of each semester

Faculty/Staff

  • Fines totaling less than $10 can be paid at the circulation desk during the semester in which the fines accrued.
  • Fines totaling $10 or more will be sent to the payroll office for deduction

All other borrowers

  • Library privileges are blocked until payment is received at the circulation desk.

 

Refunds on the Return of Lost and Paid Books

  • The library does not accept patron-purchased items as replacements
     
  • Regardless of whether payment has been made for the item, the library item will remain the property of the University.
     
  • Any person who falsely claims to have lost library material simply to retain possession can be charged for illegally possessing State property.
     
  • Only partial refunds will be given for any item returned after payment is accepted or bill is sent to the appropriate office
     
  • Partial refunds of $65 per item may be given if the items is less than 6 months overdue
     
  • No refunds will be given for items that are more than 6 months overdue
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