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Desk Handbook: Borrowing Policies

General handbook for policies and procedures at the Desk.

Students

  • Books: 30 days, with three 15-day renewals
  • DVDs: 7 days, with one 7-day renewal
  • Library of Things: 7 days
  • Reserve Material have several different loan periods: 2 hours in library use only (books), 3 hours in library use only (films), 24 hours (materials may leave the library), 3 day (with 1 3-day renewal (if not requested by another patron)
  • Periodicals (journals) and reference materials can only be used in the library, do not need to be checked out

Faculty

  • Regular Books: Until the next June 1
  • Leisure Books: 30 days, with one 15-day renewal period
  • DVDs: 7 days, with one 7-day renewal period
  • Library of Things: 7 days
  • Reserve Material have several different loan periods: 2 hours in library use only (books), 3 hours in library use only (films), 24 hours (materials may leave the library), 3 day (with 1 3-day renewal (if not requested by another patron)
  • Periodicals (journals) and reference materials can be borrowed but requires an override by a staff member in Sierra.

Staff

  • Books: 30 days, with three 15-day renewals
  • DVDs: 7 days, with one 7-day renewal
  • Library of Things: 7 days
  • Reserve Material have several different loan periods: 2 hours in library use only (books), 3 hours in library use only (films), 24 hours (materials may leave the library), 3 day (with 1 3-day renewal (if not requested by another patron)
  • Periodicals (journals) and reference materials can only be used in the library, do not need to be checked out

Alumni, Area Clergy, and Easton Teachers

  • May borrow up to 4 books (with proof of eligibility) for 30 days; one 15-day renewal period

Southeastern Mass Cooperating Libraries Patrons

  • This is our library network that connects our library to the libraries at Bridgewater State, Wheaton College, and UMass Dartmouth
  • Members may borrow up to 4 books with their current college ID for 30 days; one 15-day renewal period
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