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Library Policies, Guidelines and Procedures

Loan Periods

Loan Limits

UNK Faculty and Administrative Staff may borrow up to 99 items at any one time. The maximum bill that can be accrued before borrowing privileges are blocked is $100.

UNK students and Office/Service staff may borrow up to 75 items at any one time. If a patron accrues an amount of $10, their library privileges will be suspended until the amount is paid.

Community users are allowed to check out up to 3 items.  In the event of accumulated late fees, library privileges will be suspended when fees reach $5.00.

Suspended Privileges of Library Users

Users who abuse library regulations may be refused borrowing privileges. Abuse includes, but is not limited to, continuous and/or excessive fees, and charges left unpaid.

Library privileges may be revoked for the following:

  • Damage to library materials and equipment
  • Harassment of library staff
  • Damage to the library building
  • Flagrant abuse of library rules concerning eating, tobacco use, etc.
  • Not returning library material   
  • Misuse of library technology and computing systems.  

Consequences for revocation of library privileges may include, but shall not be limited to:

  • Students not being allowed to register for future classes
  • Not being able to check out library material
  • Students not being able to drop, add, or withdraw from classes
  • In the case of graduating seniors, not receiving a signed diploma or transcripts
  • Removal from the facility 

Borrowing privileges may be restored when all charges are cleared after determination by Access Services Librarian or Dean of Library.