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Circulation Policies: Hamon Arts Library

Books and Scores

Book and Score Loan Periods

  • Undergraduate Students: 3 weeks
  • Graduate Students: 120 days
  • Faculty: 1 year
  • Staff: 120 days
  • TexShare Borrower, Faculty: 3 weeks
  • TexShare Borrower, Graduate Students: 3 weeks
  • TexShare Borrower, Undergraduate Students and Public Library: 3 weeks
  • Other Guest Borrower: 3 weeks

Maximum Number of Books and Scores

  • Undergraduate Students: 50
  • Graduate Students: 250
  • Faculty: unlimited
  • Staff: unlimited
  • TexShare Borrower, Faculty: 10 items
  • TexShare Borrower, Graduate Students: 10 items
  • TexShare Borrower, Undergraduate Students and Public Library: 5 items
  • Other Guest Borrower: 10 items

Renewals

  • Undergraduate Students: 5 renewals
  • Graduate Students: 3 renewals
  • Faculty: unlimited
  • Staff: 3 renewals
  • TexShare Borrower, Faculty: 5 renewals
  • TexShare Borrower, Graduate Students: 5 renewals
  • TexShare Borrower, Undergraduate Students and Public Library: 1 renewal
  • Other Guest Borrower: 5 renewals

Reserve Materials

All Borrowers: 3 hours, in-library use, 1 renewals

Limited Access Materials

  • Loan Period
    • Faculty: 1 week (Note: Proxies may not check out Limited Access Materials for faculty accounts)
    • Students and Staff: 3 hours in-library use only
    • All TexShare Borrowers: 3 hours, in-library use only
    • Other Guest Borrower: 3 hours, in-library use only
  • Renewals
    • Faculty: 3 renewals
    • Students and Staff: 1 renewal
    • All TexShare Borrowers: 1 renewal
    • Other Guest Borrower: 1 renewal
  • Overdue Fines
    • Books and Scores: $.50/day
    • Reserves and Limited Access: $1.00/hour
    • Interlibrary Loan materials, and Recalls: $1.00/day
    • Faculty are only responsible for fines for Interlibrary Loan materials, and Recalls

Periodicals

In-library use only

Audiovisual Materials

Audiovisual Loan Periods

  • Undergraduate Students: 3 days
  • Graduate Students: 3 days
  • Faculty: 1 week
  • Staff: 3 days
  • All TexShare Borrowers: 3 hours, in-library use only
  • Other Guest Borrower: 3 hours, in-library use only

Maximum Number of Audiovisual Items

  • Undergraduate Students: 5 items
  • Graduate Students: 15 items
  • Faculty: unlimited
  • Staff: unlimited
  • All TexShare Borrowers: 5 items
  • Other Guest Borrower: 5 item

Renewals

  • Undergraduate Students: 1 renewal
  • Graduate Students: 1 renewal
  • Faculty: 3 Renewals
  • Staff: 1 renewal
  • All TexShare Borrowers: 1 renewal
  • Other Guest Borrower: 1 renewal

Reserve Materials

All Borrowers: 3 hours, in-library use, 1 renewal

Audiovisual Limited Access Materials

  • Loan Period
    • Faculty: 1 week (Note: Proxies may not check out Limited Access Materials to faculty accounts)
    • Students and Staff: 3 hours in-library use only
    • All TexShare Borrowers: 3 hours, in-library use only
    • Other Guest Borrower: 3 hours, in-library use only
  • Renewals
    • Faculty: 3 renewals
    • Students and Staff: 1 renewal
    • All TexShare Borrowers: 1 renewal
    • Other Guest Borrower: 1 renewal
  • Overdue Fines
    • Regular: $5.00/day
    • Reserve and Limited Access: $1.00/hour

Recalls

A recall may be requested if an item is needed by another borrower. The loan period will be reduced and a notice sent to the original borrower requiring that the item be returned by the new due date. Fees will accrue past the new due date at the rate listed above.

Lost Items

If library materials are not returned, the following lost item charges will apply:

  • Books and Scores: $90
    • $15.00 maximum overdue fines
    • $25.00 processing fee
    • $50.00 lost replacement
  • Audiovisual materials: $105
    • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
    • $25.00 processing fee
    • $50.00 lost replacement
  • Limited Access materials: $250
    • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
    • $25.00 processing fee
    • $195.00 lost replacement
  • Audiovisual Limited Access materials: $350
    • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
    • $25.00 processing fee
    • $295.00 lost replacement

Circulation Blocks

A suspension of library circulation privileges will occur, if any of these situations apply to your account:

  • 5 or more overdue items
  • 1 overdue recall
  • $20.00 or more in fines/fees
  • Expired, lost, or stolen SMU ID card

Report your lost or stolen SMU ID Cards to the library and the Park & Pony Office.

Checking Out Materials


You must present your SMU ID card at the Circulation Desk to check out materials. It is your responsibility to:

  • Know the due date for when material is to be returned.
  • Return or renew material before the due date.
  • Exercise care in the handling of library materials.

Reviewing Your Library Account


Use the Library Catalog's
"My Account" feature to review what materials you have checked out, renew materials, and any overdue fines.

Accessing Course Reserve Materials


Your professor may place readings or videos on Course Reserve for your class. To search for your class, go to the Library Catalog and click on "Course Reserves." Staff can assist you in checking out physical Course Reserves stored at the Circulation Desk. Electronic Reserves (e-Reserves) readings can be downloaded and read directly online from the Library Catalog.

Circulation Questions?


Please ask us if you have any questions concerning your library account, how to renew, or other circulation questions.


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