Marymount California University Library

Graduate Student Services

Borrowing Privileges

  • Loan Period: Most items in the library can be borrowed for a period of 3 weeks. Faculty may borrow videos for seven (7) days. Items on course reserve are available for either a 2-hour, 2-day or 7-day loan, depending on instructor preferences.
  • Non-circulating: Items that cannot be borrowed include reference books, newspapers, magazines and journals. Only faculty may borrow DVDs and videos.
  • Checkout limits: Students may check out up to six (6) library items at a time. Faculty and staff may checkout up to ten (10) books and five (5) videos at a time.
  • Renewals: Materials may be renewed online, in person or by telephone. Students may renew an item two (2) times; faculty and staff may renew an item up to five (5) times. Items that have been placed on hold by another person cannot be renewed and must be returned by the due date.
  • Course Reserves: Instructors may place items on reserve for their courses to ensure access to all students. Reserved items have either a two-hour, two-day or seven-day loan period.
  • Fines: The overdue fine for reserves is $1.00/hour on 2 hour loans or $1.00/day for two or seven-day loans. Overdue fines for all other items are twenty-five cents ($.25) per item per day. Library users with overdue items will not be permitted to borrow additional items from the Library until all overdue items have been returned and any fines incurred are paid.
  • Lost or Damaged Items: Items not returned by the end of the semester will be considered lost and a bill for replacement will be issued. Library users will be assessed a replacement fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) for each lost or damaged item. Please note this fee includes not only the cost of re-purchasing an item, but also the labor and materials involved in processing books. In the case of students, a hold will be placed on their student account.

Marymount California University Library supports the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights. All circulation and patron records, as well as other records identifying names of users with specific materials, are considered confidential.

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