Calvin T. Ryan Library
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Policies, Guidelines, and Procedures for the Lending of Library Materials
The following policies, guidelines, and procedures have been established to govern the lending of library materials. The staff of the Calvin T. Ryan Library reserves the right to add, delete, or modify all or portions of these policies, guidelines and procedures. The effective date of these policies, guidelines and procedures is 8-19-14.
Confidentiality of Circulation Records
No name, address, or other information concerning a borrower contained in any circulation records will be revealed to other persons except under conditions as stated in Calvin T. Ryan Library’s “Privacy of Circulation Records Policy.”
Library borrowers are categorized as follows:
Individuals currently affiliated with the University of Nebraska at Kearney:
Individuals not currently affiliated with the University of Nebraska at Kearney:
Identification & Check-out Materials
All library materials are checked out at the Circulation Desk
All persons affiliated with University of Nebraska at Kearney must present their University ID.
Reciprocal borrowers must present current identification from their University of Nebraska institution to check out library material.
Other reciprocal borrowers must present current & valid identification to obtain a library borrowers card.
Community users must be at least 18 years of age and present valid picture identification issued by the State of Nebraska to obtain a community users card. Community users can check out up to three library items.
All Identification Cards are non-transferable.
Each borrower is responsible for material checked out in their name.
Each borrower is responsible for keeping the library informed of address changes.
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:
Consequences for revocation of library privileges may include, but shall not be limited to:
Borrowing privileges may be restored when all charges are cleared after determination by Access Services Librarian or Dean of Library.
Return of Library Material
Library material is considered returned when:
Renewal of Library Material
Student and community users are subject to a uniform system for the replacement cost of lost or damaged material.
Charges, including replacement cost, processing charges, and billing fees will apply to library items checked out to any patron other than faculty and administrative borrowers that are:
Charges, including replacement cost, processing charges, and billing fees will apply to library items checked out to any faculty and administrative borrowers when:
Faculty end–of-semester loans will have overdue notices generated for any non-returned library material one day after the due date. If the material is still checked out one week after the bill has been sent, a letter will be issued by the Library director to the department head or dean requesting their assistance in recovering the material. If the material is not recovered within four weeks, arrangements will be made to deduct replacement costs from that department’s book budget.
In the case of administrative or managerial professional personnel who have library material checked out on semester loan, the appropriate department head, dean, or immediate supervisor will be contacted if recalled material is not returned to the library within seven days of the billing date.
A faculty member or administrator may elect to pay for lost or irreparably damaged library material, or to replace such material with an acceptable copy. In these cases, the academic department or administrative unit would not be charged. The item must be given to the library by the end of the semester in which it is reported lost or damaged. Its acceptability is determined by a Librarian.
In the event that library material, which has been reported as lost and for which a replacement charge has been paid, is returned to the library in an acceptable condition within thirty days from date of payment, a refund of replacement charges, will be made.
Appeal of Library Charges
Users who wish to appeal library charges will make their appeal to the Access Services Coordinator
The Access Services Coordinator will decide on the validity of the appeal and will take appropriate action.