Circulation Policy for Oswego County Educators & Oswego County High School Students

Penfield Library provides complimentary access to library materials for Oswego County Educators and  High School Students engaged in high-level research with high school faculty.  To obtain a card, please bring a completed Complimentary Penfield Library Card application for Educators or High School Students to Penfield Library.


Educators: The card is issued for one year and can be renewed, at no charge, if the patron remains in good standing without fines or overdue materials. Please visit Penfield Library to renew card.
 
High School Students: The card is issued for 2 months and can be renewed, at no charge, if the patron remains in good standing without fines or overdue materials, and is still enrolled in high school. Please visit Penfield Library to renew card.

Borrowing Privileges and Policies:
  • Items in the circulating collection can be borrowed for 28 days with 1 renewal.
  • Items needed by other patrons or for reserves may be recalled.
  • Educators:
    • Up to 25 items may be checked out.
  • High School Students:
    • Up to 5 items may be checked out.
  • Only the person to whom the card is issued is allowed to use the card.
  • Items in collections such as media or browsing are loaned according to the policy for those collections. (Variations generally include a shorter borrowing period.)
  • Borrowing privileges are suspended if any items are overdue or if any fines are owed. Borrowing privileges may be permanently withdrawn.
  • Some library services are not available. These include, but are not limited to, Interlibrary Loan, remote internet access, in-house borrowing of equipment such as scanners and laptop computers, and remote access to online databases.
How to request renewal of items:
  • Via the Library Catalog. Click on "Personal Circulation Information." Sign in using your library ID number and password. Choose "loans" and follow instructions for renewal.
  • By email. Send requests to circdesk@oswego.edu. Please include the item's barcode number, author and title. All email renewals will be confirmed by email.
  • In person, at the Circulation Desk. It is not necessary to have the materials with you unless the items are overdue or the maximum number of renewals has been reached.
Fines and Fees:
  • Overdue fines for books at $0.25 per day up to a maximum of $10 per item.
  • Overdue fines for videos are $1.00 per day up to a maximum of $10 per item.
  • Overdue fines for Music CDs are $0.50 per day up to a maximum of $10 per item.
  • Recalled items accrue fines of $2 per day, with a maximum fine of $15 per item.
  • After the third overdue notice, materials are considered lost. Fees for lost items include the cost of replacement plus a $25 per item processing fee.

 

Please contact the Penfield Library Circulation Desk at 315-312-2560 or circdesk@oswego.edu if you have any questions.

 

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