| Library | Services | Circulation Desk
Whether you are a Worcester State University student, faculty (full-time or adjunct), administrator, or staff member, you may check out library materials with a valid WSU OneCard. You must present your OneCard to check out any item.
If you're a student, you may borrow material only during the semester you are registered in courses. You can check out books for 28 days; one 2-week renewal is available.
If you're a faculty member, you can check out books for the entire semester. Do not loan your OneCard to someone else to check out a book. You are responsible for all materials that are charged on your OneCard. If you lose it, notify the OneCard/Student Accounts Office to avoid unauthorized use of your card.
The Library's Circulation Desk is part of Access Services.
A fine of 10 cents per book is charged for each day that a book is overdue. Fines are not calculated for days when the Library is closed, and fines do not exceed the cost of the book. Patrons are liable for the replacement cost for lost materials plus a $10 nonrefundable processing fee. If the material is returned within 6 months of the payment, a refund for the replacement cost (minus the processing charge and fines calculated from date due to the date returned) can be made.
Note: Students who have overdue materials or fines will have their borrowing privileges suspended 2 weeks after the fine notice. It is WSU policy that students (including former students) owing money to the Library will not be permitted to register for classes or to be issued a transcript. Accounts must be paid in full before we can clear you with the Registrar's Office.
Our faculty members often place additional required materials on reserve at the Circulation Desk. Loan periods are determined by the professor and items can circulate either for 24 hours, 3 days, or be restricted to use only within the Library for a 2-hour period.
Fines for overdue reserves are 50 cents per hour or fraction thereof that the Library is open, including those only used within the Library. There is no limit on fines for reserve materials. Reserve materials cannot be renewed, and items must be left at the Circulation Desk for a 24-hour period before the same person can check them out again. A separate policy for reserve items is available.
Most library material circulates for 28 days. Items must be renewed on or before the due date. Fines must be paid before items can be renewed. There is a one-time renewal of 14 days from the original due date, and you can make the renewal in person with the items or online at the HELM online catalog.
Directions for renewing materials using the HELM online catalog:
If you see "Not Renewed?" next to the item you have checked out, it may mean the following:
There are 2 categories for special borrowers due to our participation in 2 consortia:
Borrowers in the above categories are expected to comply with all regulations of the participating libraries.
If you are a special borrower, the cards you're issued are not transferable and do not include borrowing privileges for non-print materials or the use of interlibrary loan services.
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