Borrowing Services

Borrowing Materials

 

Library User Categories

SU Students, Faculty and Staff: Current students, faculty and staff have access to the library collections, may use library computers and have full Internet access, including on- and off-campus use of library databases and electronic journals.

Alumni Users: SU alumni may have access to the library collections, may use library computers in Smith Library, and have on-campus use of library databases. Off-campus access cannot be provided due to licensing restrictions.

Community Users: Borrowing privileges are available to the local community for a $10 annual card fee. Community users must live in the City of Winchester or Frederick County, or in a county contingent with Frederick County, Virginia. There are some restrictions on community users for certain types of materials. In addition, community users may, without charge, use library computers for a maximum of 60 minutes each day, though SU students always have priority when using computers. Visiting college students with ID who live in the Winchester area will be permitted access to SU computers for 60 minutes each day, depending on availability.

Friends of the Library: Community users wishing expanded borrowing privileges may purchase a membership in the Friends of the Library. A $40 annual fee permits individuals to borrow books and scores. Family memberships are also available. For more information, contact Circulation Supervisor Becky Rockwell.

Borrowing Policy

Library Card: The SU Hornet ID card is used as the library card. General-use library cards may be issued to part-time students and community users as necessary. The library card must be presented each time materials are to be checked out.

Loan Periods:
Undergraduates: 21 days
Graduate students: 42 days
Faculty: 120 days
Staff: 21 days
Alumni: 21 days, no Audiovisual
Community: 21 days; no scores, no Audiovisual

Audiovisual: 4 days
Periodicals: Do not circulate

Renewals: Materials may be renewed three times unless recalled by another user. Phone renewals are accepted, and users can renew materials on the library Web site. Online renewal requires a PIN number, which is available at the Circulation Desk.

Overdues and Fines: The library will send reminder notices via SU e-mail to users with overdue materials. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not relieve the user of the responsibility to return materials promptly. Overdue materials may incur fines. Student and community user fines are assessed at $0.10 per day with a fine limit of $10 per item. Students may be blocked from further borrowing at a $5 fine balance or if five items are overdue. Faculty may incur fines for late interlibrary loans and for media equipment.

Lost Items: Materials more than four months overdue will be considered lost, and the user may be billed for replacement of the item. The cost of replacement will include a $20 processing fee, plus the actual cost of the item.

Laptop Loans: The University Library has fifteen MacBooks to lend to students.  The loan period is 4 hours, with one renewal possible.  There are five additional MacBooks for longer term (variable) loans to faculty and staff.