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Policies: KU Administrators, Faculty, and Staff

Lending: Kutztown University Faculty and Staff


  • Policy Statement: The library provides extended borrowing privileges for library print materials to employees of Kutztown University.
  • Rationale: Faculty and administrators require extended loan periods to accommodate the research process. Staff are extended the same privileges. The library collection and library budget are not of the size that faculty can hold large collections of library books in their offices indefinitely without impacting the ability of students and other faculty to conduct scholarly research. If faculty discover they need books for more than one year, they are encouraged to scan or photocopy the needed material, or to purchase a personal copy.
  • Regulations:
    • A patron record for each employee is automatically loaded into our circulation system. All University employees are issued an official KU ID card to use at the library.
    • Faculty and staff need to present their ID card when borrowing materials.
    • Employees are responsible for returning items in the same condition in which they were borrowed. If an item is damaged, the employee will be asked to replace the item or pay the appropriate fee.
    • Loan Period: 180 days with one 180-day renewal. Leisure Reading books are loaned for 28 days with one 28-day renewal. Equipment such as laptops, cameras, tripods, calculators: 7 days with no renewals.
    • Holds & Recalls: There is a 'Request' link for each item in the catalog. You will have to sign in with your KU credentials to place a hold. If an item is recalled, you will receive a notice from the library.
    • Maximum Number of Items at One Time: 100.
    • Overdue Fines: None.
    • Fees for Lost or damaged Items: A standard fee is charged for type of item borrowed. Borrowing privileges are suspended when an employee has over 10 lost items. Items that have been declared “Lost” in the circulation system need to be returned to the library. 
    • Interlibrary Loan: KU employees can have up to 20 interlibrary loan books out at once.