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Borrowing and Renewals

FAQs

Students, faculty, and staff need a current NMU ID card to borrow materials. Materials may be checked out at the Public Services Desk of the library.

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General Items

  Students & Staff Faculty, Graduate Assistants, NMU Retirees Community Borrower Cardholders
Books and Government Documents  5 weeks 1 semester 5 weeks
Media 7 days 7 days 7 days
Journals/Magazines Not eligible for checkout 1 week Not eligible for checkout
Reserve Material Varies Varies Not eligible for checkout
ASNMU Bike Share 3 days 3 days Not eligible for checkout
Locker 1 semester 1 semester Not eligible for checkout
Conference Room 2 hours 2 hours Not eligible for checkout

Equipment Items

Laptop Chargers 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
Phone Chargers 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
Camera & Tripods 7 days 7 days Not eligible for checkout
Graphing Calculators 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
Flash Drives 7 days 7 days Not eligible for checkout

 

Last Updated: Dec 19, 2018 | Topics: Borrowing & Renewals

Renewals

  • Books, government documents, and media can be renewed indefinitely unless the item is on hold or recalled.
  • Equipment, bikes, lockers, conference rooms, and reserve items cannot be renewed.

Learn about MeLCat & Interlibrary Loan renewals

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Renewing NMU material

Login to your account in the library catalog. You may click “Select All” or click the appropriate checkboxes. Select “Request Renewal.”

Overdue item renewals may be requested:

Items on hold or recalled cannot be renewed. Equipment, bikes, lockers, conference rooms, and reserve items cannot be renewed.

Renewing MeLCat items - link to question in - https://lib.nmu.edu/services/ill 

Renewing Interlibrary Loan items - link to question in - https://lib.nmu.edu/services/ill
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There is no limit to the number of NMU-owned material that can be checked out to you.

MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan maximum request information

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General Items

  Students & Staff Faculty, Graduate Assistants, NMU Retirees Community Borrower Cardholders
Books and Government Documents  5 weeks 1 semester 5 weeks
Media 7 days 7 days 7 days
Journals/Magazines Not eligible for checkout 1 week Not eligible for checkout
Reserve Material Varies Varies Not eligible for checkout
ASNMU Bike Share 3 days 3 days Not eligible for checkout
Locker 1 semester 1 semester Not eligible for checkout
Conference Room 2 hours 2 hours Not eligible for checkout

Equipment Items

Laptop Chargers 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
Phone Chargers 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
Camera & Tripods 7 days 7 days Not eligible for checkout
Graphing Calculators 24 hours 24 hours Not eligible for checkout
Flash Drives 7 days 7 days Not eligible for checkout

 

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018 | Topics: Borrowing & Renewals

Overdue Fines

Standard Items & Media $0.15 per day, Maximum $15 per item
Equipment, Lockers, Conference Rooms, Reserve Items

$0.60 per hour or $10 per day, Maximum $100 per item
$25 for replacement locker or conference room key

ASNMU Bike Share $3 per day
Recalled Items Rates are doubled based on item type ​​​​​​​

Faculty, staff, graduate assistants, and retirees are exempt from overdue fines. 

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Depending on the type of item, after a set number of days, we consider the item lost and charge you the replacement cost of the item and a non-refundable $15 processing fee. The date you are charged is known as the billing date. There is a grace period before all charges become non-refundable. If the item is returned within the grace period, the replacement cost will be refunded and late fees will be assessed.

 

  Item considered "Lost" and account charged Replacement cost becomes nonrefundable
Books, Government Document, Media, Journal/Magazine, ASNMU Bike Share  50 days overdue 30 days after billing date
Equipment & Reserve Item 30 days overdue 10 days after billing date

 

If the item is returned after the replacement cost refund deadline, the item is considered a gift to the library. You may request a letter acknowledging your gift at the time you return the item. Fines and processing fees are non-refundable.

If you wish to appeal charges, you must do so by submitting a Billing and Fine Appeal form (link) within 15 days of the billing date. You will receive a response within 2 weeks.

The Lydia M. Olson Library reserves the right to suspend a patron’s borrowing privileges. Registration, diplomas, and transcripts will be held until all materials are returned and/or all fines are paid.

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018 | Topics: Borrowing & Renewals

Holds and Recalls

Holds can be placed on any item with the exception of bikes, lockers, equipment and reserve items. Holds will reserve an item for you as soon as the item is returned. Holds can be placed on items by viewing them in the catalog and selecting “Make a Request.”

Potential future service:
Holds can be placed on any item with the exception of bikes, equipment and reserve items. To place a hold, view the  item in the catalog and select “Make a Request.” If the item is currently checked out, the item will be held for you as soon as the item is returned. If the item is currently available, it will be retrieved for you and held at the Public Services Desk. You will be notified via email when the item is available for pick-up. 

A recall will reset the due date for the item to five days from the date the recall was placed. Items are eligible for recall two weeks after the original check-out date or a renewal date. Fines for late recall items are double the typical rate. Recalls can only be placed by library staff.

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Community Borrower Card

Community Borrower cardholders can borrow from our library collection with some exceptions. Please see details of the Community Borrower Card program.

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If we don’t have the item you need, you can request physical and electronic resources from other libraries using our MeLCat and Interlibrary Loan services.

Last Updated: Nov 28, 2018 | Topics: Borrowing & Renewals