Checking out library materials is permitted for currently enrolled students, currently employed faculty and staff, and other individuals who have been approved with affiliate status for circulation privileges by the Circulation Department. Report lost or stolen ID's immediately to the ID Center and to the Circulation desk.
All patrons must present a valid ASU photo identification card and/or an ArkLink Card or valid Courtesy Borrower's Card. The patron is responsible for all material borrowed against his/her ID. Affiliate status may be requested by completing a Courtesy Borrower's Card application.
Circulation privileges are not transferable from one person to another.
You are responsible for all library items checked out on your A-State library record.
A-State Staff Grade 114 and Below
A-State Staff Grade 115 and Higher
Retired A-State Faculty
Emeritus A-State Faculty
Items that were checked out at the Service Desk may be returned at several locations. There is a book drop located at the Service Desk, one book drop located adjacent to the south entrance of the library, a book drop located to the east of the north entrance of the library, and a book drop in the south parking lot next to the bus stop. The outdoor book drops are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
General Collection items may be renewed twice, unless another patron has requested the item(s). Materials must be renewed before the due date. Patron self-renewal is available through the online catalog by logging in and choosing "My Library Account."
Patrons who need a book that is checked out to someone else may stop by the Service Desk with a valid AState ID to place a recall or hold request on that book. When the item has been returned, a notice will be sent out to the person who requested the hold or recall. The book(s) will be held at the Service Desk for 10 days. If they are not picked up by the 10th day, then they will be re-shelved.
All circulating books are subject to recall by another user. When a recall is issued, the original due date is cancelled and a new due date is established. Books that are overdue and that have been recalled are subject to immediate recall fines. Recall fines are $1.00 per day.
Failure to receive a recall notice (due to travel, sabbatical, illness, or problems with mail delivery, for example) does not excuse faculty/staff, students, or other borrowers from paying recall fines. Fines will accrue $1.00 per day until the books have been returned.
A fine is assessed for individual books and other items that are 4 or more days overdue. On the fourth day the fine is $1.00, with each additional day another $.25 per day. There is no maximum charge. Fines will accrue at a rate of $.25 per day per book until the book is returned or declared lost by the online system. Media fines accrue at a rate of $1.00 per day per barcode until the item is returned or declared lost by the online system. For material not returned, there will be a replacement cost plus a $20 nonrefundable processing fee for each item that is not returned. Having outstanding overdue fines or lost material on your library record may cause you to be blocked from checking out items, registering for classes, or getting transcripts. Your circulation records at the A-State Library are confidential.
In order to graduate or withdraw from the University, students must return all materials borrowed from the Library and must pay any accumulated Library fines.
The borrower is responsible for all material checked out on his/her record and should point out any noticeable damage to items before checking them out. Borrowers who return library items that are damaged will be assessed a service charge based on the cost of repairing the item. If the book cannot be repaired, the "Lost Item" replacement charge will apply. Charges will vary and payment is the responsibility of the patron that borrowed the item on his/her ID Card.
If the online catalog shows that an item has not been checked out but the item cannot be located, you may request that the Circulation Department conduct a search for the item. After the item has been located, the user will be notified. Material will be held at the Service Desk for 2 days. If the user has not contacted the Service Desk within the time allowed, then the item will be re-shelved.