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Circulation Procedure

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Library borrowing privileges are extended to college students, employees, and community members. A College or government-issued photo ID is required for borrowing materials.

Requesting Material:

The College library catalog includes items at all three campuses, which can be sent to any campus for pickup.

Library users may request material that is currently checked out. Such requests will prevent renewals by the current user, who is expected to return the material and place their own request as needed.

Interlibrary loan requests may be made for material not owned by the college.

Loan Terms:

Students

  1. Audiovisual material, such as DVDs and related guides: two weeks, no renewal
  2. Books: two weeks, renewals may be made for up to a term at a time if the material is not on hold for another user
  3. Equipment designated for student use: loan period varies by item from same day use to up to a term
  4. Magazines: three days, excluding the current issue, no renewal
  5. Reference and newspapers: library use only
  6. Reserves: loan period varies by course but most materials are library use only

Employees

  1. Audiovisual material: two weeks with one renewal or as requested for up to a year for employees or a term for adjunct faculty
  2. Books: two weeks with one renewal or as requested for up to a year for employees or a term for adjunct faculty
  3. Equipment designated for employee use: loan period varies by item depending on its funding from three days and up to an annual basis for employees or up to a term for adjunct faculty
  4. Magazines: three days, excluding the current issue, no renewal
  5. Reference and newspapers: library use only
  6. Reserves: loan period varies by course or program

Community Members

  1. Audiovisual material, such as DVDs and related guides: library use only
  2. Books: two weeks, one renewal
  3. Equipment: library use only
  4. Magazines: three days, excluding the current issue, no renewal
  5. Reference and newspapers: library use only
  6. Reserves: student and employee use only

Loan Renewal:

Items can be renewed by contacting a campus library or by logging in to the catalog. Renewals are not allowed if someone else has requested the material or the item has been billed.

Loan Return:

MPTC library and interlibrary loan materials may be returned to any campus library during business hours. There are no outside or after-hours options for returning materials.

Overdue Fines and Charges for Nonreturned Material:

Overdue notices are sent one day after the material is due. A second notice is sent one week after the material is due. A final notice is sent two weeks after the material is due.

Student and Community Member

  1. Overdue fines of $0.50 per day are charged for general collection materials for the first two weeks.
  2. Overdue fines of $1.00 per day are charged for reserve materials and equipment for the first two weeks.
  3. Final notices are referred to Student Financial Services (SFS) per the Accounts Receivable Billing and Collections procedure (4FAF0101). SFS will place a hold on the account and issue a bill for the material. The hold will prevent the student from registering or receiving transcripts depending on the amount owed. If billed materials are returned, then the replacement cost for the material will be removed from the user’s account and SFS will be notified to remove the hold and bill when the overdue fines are assessed and paid.

Employees

  1. Overdue fines are not charged to employees.
  2. Upon leaving employment, all library materials must be returned. Library employees will contact supervisors to assist with the return of materials as needed. If materials are not returned, replacement cost will be billed per the Accounts Receivable Billing and Collections procedure (4FAF0101) and referred to Human Resources per the Separation of Employment procedure (PR405.01).