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Loan periods are as indicated by the following table (further information is available from the Sterling Memorial Library’s Privileges office):
Generally, loan periods for books and for media that accompany books are as follows:
Undergraduate students: 2 months
Graduate students: 6 months
Faculty: 1 year
Staff: 2 months
Generally, loan periods for media are as follows:
Undergraduate students: 1 week
Graduate students: 1 week
Faculty: 1 week
Staff: 1 week
Visitors: 1 week
The maximum number of items that may be charged out on your record library-wide are as follows:
Undergraduate: 100 items
Undergraduate Seniors: 150 items
Graduate Students: 225 items
All materials are subject to recall. Responsibility for overdue and other charges accrued on CSSSI material rests solely with the individual who has material loaned on his or her online record, which may be checked through the Orbis My Account page.
LOAN PERIODS AT OTHER YALE LIBRARIES VARY.
Renewals must be done ON OR BEFORE the due date. Readers may renew books online by using the My Account feature of the Orbis online catalog. For further inquiries concerning overdue material, use the Feedback form. Renewal requests will not be taken by phone.
Books may also be renewed by presenting them at the circulation desk.
RETURNING LIBRARY MATERIAL
When the library is open, material must be returned to the circulation desk. The book drop outside the building may be used for the return of items when the library is closed. Material belonging to other Yale libraries will be delivered to the appropriate library. Patrons are responsible for all materials charged out until they are discharged.
Printed receipts distributed at the time of borrowing are the library's official notice of the date and time due, unless an item is called back earlier for another reader. Borrowers are responsible for the return or renewal of material on or before the due date or recall date; whichever is earlier.
Notices are courtesies. It is the reader's responsibility to know when material is due.
Notices are sent at intervals based on the length of a loan (shorter periods for shorter loans) in an attempt to deliver material quickly to the requesting reader. The original borrower must respond promptly to recall notices.
Notices are emailed to addresses supplied by university registrars and personnel offices. The reader is responsible for notifying the library and these offices promptly of any change in address.
Failure to receive notices does not affect the assessment of fines. Readers may check their library accounts through the Orbis My Account page.
Fines are assessed beginning the first day an item becomes overdue at the rate of $0.50 cents per day and $2.00 per day for items that have been recalled for another reader. Fines for materials recalled for Reserve reading use are $2.50 per day.
Overdue reserve material is assessed at 5 cents per minute for 2-hour reserves and $2.00 per hour for 24-hour reserves.
Recalled books: Overdue recalled books are subject to a fine of $2.00 per day. Patrons are notified when an item has been recalled. Materials recalled for reserve are fined at the rate of $2.50 per day if not returned to the library by the recall due date.
Billing for lost or long-overdue material: Material that has not been returned 35 days after the due date will be declared LOST automatically. The patron will be assessed a Replacement Fee of a minimum $75.00 or more if the value of the material is greater and a nonrefundable $20.00 Processing Fee, as well as the overdue fines. All charges will be sent to the Bursar's Office for those patrons who have Bursar's accounts.