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Policies: Circulation - General

Loan Periods and Limits



Most books - For other items, see below   Loan period Renewals Items ILL items
Undergraduate Students 28 days 1 50 max. 10 max.
Courtesy Patrons (external users) 28 days None 25 max. N/A
Graduate & Honors Students 120 days 1 75 max. 15 max.
Faculty & Staff 180 days (Media & Kits also) 1 100 max. 20 max.
Emeriti & Visiting Professors 180 days 1 50 max. N/A


Other Items:

Leisure Reading books are loaned for 28 days with one renewal
Kits and textbooks from the Curriculum Materials Center: One week, with a one-week renewal
Media items including DVDs and CDs: One week, with a one-week renewal
Equipment such as cameras, camcorders, calculators: Seven days - no renewals


Find out how to renew a library loan
For help with renewals, call the Main Desk at 610-683-4480

Late Fees:

KU students, staff, and faculty (current, emeriti, and Visiting) are never fined for overdue items.
Students who don't return an item by 30 days past its due date receive a notice that their records have been sealed until the item is returned. If your records are sealed, you can't register, receive grades or transcripts, or get your diploma. Call the library's Main Desk at 610-683-4480 to find out about clearing your record.

Courtesy Patrons with overdue items are charged ten cents per day per item up to a maximum of $10. Overdue fees are waived when you pay to replace an item, or provide a new copy of a lost item. Borrowing privileges suspended when a Courtesy Patron owes $10 or more.
Rohrbach Library is unable to accept cash. To pay for fines or for printing, Courtesy Patrons must purchase a Paw Pass (a re-loadable debit card) in the KUCard office at the Academic Forum and present the Paw Pass at the Main Desk. Hours and contact information for the KUCard office are at http://www.kutztown.edu/KUCard

Holds and recalls:

Speak with the Main Desk to place holds or recalls: 610-683-4480. Though there is a 'Request' link for each item in the catalog, the library doesn't have a mechanism for routinely pulling holds or issuing recalls placed that way.

If you need an item in the catalog that is currently on loan, Rohrbach Library can, in some circumstances, contact the borrower for its return; this is called recalling an item. Ask at the Main Desk for help with this: 610-683-4480.

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