Circulation Policy for Partners of Faculty and Professional Staff

Penfield library provides access to library materials to Partners of Faculty and/or Professional Staff. Partners of Faculty or Professional Staff will receive Community Borrower cards free of charge. Up to 25 items may be checked out. The initial six-month probationary period is waived for Partners of Faculty or Professional Staff.


Borrowing Privileges and Policies:

  • Items needed by other patrons or for reserves may be recalled.
  • Up to 25 items may be checked out at one time.
  • 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 Borrowing privileges may be permanently withdrawn.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 to Partners of Faculty and Professional Staff. 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 Check-Out & Reserves 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 are $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.
  • Credit Card Payments for Library Fines and Fees

Please contact the Penfield Library Check-Out & Reserves Desk at 1-315-312-2560 or circdesk@oswego.edu if you have any questions.

 

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