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Fines & Fees

Principia College Library patrons are responsible for:

  • Payment of fines
    • $0.10 per item per day overdue
    • $1.00 per interlibrary loan item per day overdue
    • $1.00 per reserve item per hour overdue
  • Library materials overdue for more than 30 days*
    • Children’s Books, VHS tapes and DVDs: $25 per item**, plus a $15 service charge per item.
    • All Other Library Materials: $50 per item**, plus a $15 service charge per item.
  • Library materials returned damaged beyond normal wear and tear
    • Children’s Books, VHS tapes and DVDs: $25 per item**, plus a $15 service charge per item.
    • All Other Library Materials: $50 per item**, plus a $15 service charge per item.
  • Interlibrary loan materials borrowed through WorldCat overdue for more than 30 days*
    • $100 per item, plus a $15 service charge per item.
  • Materials borrowed through I-Share are billed according to the policies of the lending library.

Fines and fees may be paid with cash or check at the Circulation Desk.  Alternately, fines and fees may be paid via the Principia Marketplace.  Refunds are made when items are returned within six months of the original payment date and are in good condition. The $15 service fee is not refunded.

Exceptions to this policy may, on rare occasions, be made at the discretion of the Library Director in consultation with the Public Services Manager.

*Items not returned within 30 days of their due date are automatically marked as lost by the Voyager system.  At that time the patron’s record will show the lost item charges ($50 per item) and service fees ($15 per item). 

**This amount is reviewed periodically. The base price is determined by consulting the Bowker Annual as a guide to the average cost of an academic book in conjunction with reviewing best practices at other small college academic libraries. The service charge partially covers acquisition and processing costs.

Updated 4/2014

      

    Using the Library

    • The Marshall Brooks Library is open to the local community as an academic library and as a selective government depository. We provide access to on-site materials (including government documents) and the internet via four public kiosk computers.  Open hours are posted on the library website and the main library entrances.    Please see below for our policies regarding borrower types and their privileges.

    • All library transactions require a valid Principia College ID card or valid I-Share Member Library card or Marshall Brooks Library card. (Please ask for an application if you need a community member library card.)

    • You can check your account online and/or renew items with the barcode on your Principia College ID card or Library card.

    • Principia College Library patrons who have fines and/or fees totaling more than $10 will have their borrowing privileges suspended until the fines and/or fees are paid.
        

      Food & Drink Policy

      Please:

      • Bring drinks in spill proof containers
      • Pick up after yourself
      • Report areas that might need special cleaning attention

      Please:

      • No food or drink near computer stations
      • No hot foods or meals
      • No dishes, glasses or silverware from Dining Services

      Exceptions to these policies may be made for special Library sponsored events

          

        Borrowing Types and Privileges

        Borrower Type Defined As ID Required For On-Campus Library Services I-Share Privileges WorldCat/ Interlibrary Loan Privileges* Electronic Resource Access Borrowing Period
        Student Individuals currently enrolled in a Principia College course. Prin ID Card Only available to on-campus students Only available to on-campus students Yes 28 Days + 3 Renewals
        Faculty

        Current ranked faculty at Principia College or individuals teaching a Principia College course

        Prin ID Card Only available to on-campus faculty Only available to on-campus faculty Yes End Of Term + 2 Renewals
        Academic Staff Current Principia College Staff (Administrators, Staff, Service Personnel, And Dual-Campus Employees) Prin ID Card Only available to on-campus staff Only available to on-campus staff Yes 28 Days + 3 Renewals
        Community Member Local Area Residents (Includes College Faculty/Staff Family Members, St. Louis Campus Personnel And Their Family Members) Library Card By Application With Approval No No Library Kiosks Only 28 Days + 3 Renewals
        Interlibrary Loan Institution OCLC Member Library In North America Or ILLINET Member Library N/A No No No 30 Days + 1 Renewal
        PLL Attendance At A PLL Program On The Principia College Campus PLL Attendee Badge No No Library Kiosks Only 14 Days (No Renewal)

        *Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Library Director or Interlibrary Loan Librarian.

        Approved 9/2009
        Updated 9/2013

            
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