(Revised December 2010)
University Libraries' Reserves Policy governs the use of reserve materials in Cook Library, McCain Library and Archives, Gulf Coast Library, Gunter Library, and all teaching sites.
Each borrower assumes full responsibility for all materials charged to his or her account and for knowledge of and adherence to library policies concerning loan periods and penalties.
It is the responsibility of the borrower to maintain current name, mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address with the University (Office of the Registrar and Department of Human Resources) and UniversityLibraries.Â Please check with personnel at the circulation desks of any library to update this information with University Libraries.
Identification is required for circulation privileges according to the following categories:
University Permanent Employees: Faculty, Staff, and Administrative Officials - Current employee identification card.
University Students: Current student identification card.
Community Borrowers: Current alumni cards; retired faculty and staff identification cards; special programs and nontraditional studies verification cards; temporary University personnel cards, and reciprocal agreement borrowers' cards.
CONFIDENTIALITY OF LIBRARY RECORDS:
Consistent with FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and Mississippi Code 39-3-365, University Libraries does not release personal information to a third party, or by telephone, without prior written consent.
Overdue fines - All borrowers are subject to fines for items returned after the date due/time.Â Fines on Reserve materials are calculated at a different rate than regular circulating material.Â Three-hour reserves are calculated at $.50 per hour; overnight, 3-day, and 7-day reserves are calculated at $5.00 per day, per item, for each day the library is open.Â Maximum fines assessed will be $50.00 per item.
Charges for damaged items are determined and assessed by University Libraries' personnel based on the extent of damage and the format. Â Extensive damage may require full replacement charges of item.
Items still in print:
Items out of print or no longer available:
LOST ITEMS RETURNED:
Lost library materials returned within one year of charge are eligible for credit of the replacement price, precessing fee, and eligible fines.Â Fines are recalculated and charged from the due date to the date of return.