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Circulation

Policies and procedures for library services and materials

Borrower Responsibilities

  • You are responsible for all items charged to your card and for the safe return of all library or ASC materials. If an item is lost, stolen, or damaged, you are responsible for all replacement costs.
  • Appropriate posted fines and fees are applicable for overdue, lost, damaged, reprocessing, or rebinding of items, including Interlibrary Loan materials. Damage includes but is not limited to highlighting, writing, removing or losing the cover wrapper, stains, wetness, etc.
  • The willful mutilation or unauthorized removal of library, Interlibrary Loan, or ASC materials will result in disciplinary and/or legal action.

Damage to Patron's Equipment

The U/C Library disclaims all responsibility for any reported damage sustained by patron's equipment attributed to the use of audiovisual or computer materials checked out from the Library or Academic Success Center.

Loan Periods and Renewals

Students may borrow up to 30 books, which includes 10 Children's Literature, 3 paperback/leisure, 3 reserve items, and 10 Interlibrary Loan items.
  • Books and leisure items: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no hold on the item
  • Library computer software: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no hold on the item
  • Reference books: non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
  • Periodicals: non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
  • Laptop computer: 3 hours (or two hours before Library closing)

Students may borrow up to 30 books, which includes 10 Children's Literature, 3 paperback/leisure, 3 reserve items, and 10 Interlibrary Loan items.

Undergraduate Students

Books and Leisure items: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no hold on the item
Library computer software: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no hold on the item
Periodicals: Non-circulating; exception, see Librarian
Reference Books: Non-circulating; exception, see Librarian
Laptop computer: 3 hours (or two hours before Library closing)

 

Graduate Students

Books and Leisure items: 1 academic term; no renewal
Library computer software: 21 days, 1 renewal if there is no hold on the item
Periodicals: Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Reference Books: Non-circulating; exceptions see Librarian
Laptop computer: 3 hours (or two hours before Library closing)
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Renewing Books Online

Materials may be renewed in person at the Check Out/Check In Desk, by telephone (954.201.6649) or online at My Account on the U/C Library home page. For most items, renewals are allowed one time if the material is not overdue. Books and materials from another library may not be returned here. The U/C Library is not responsible for items returned here by mistake.
  • Enter your BC Student ID number and PIN. Your PIN is the four digits of your birth date (MMDD) unless you have changed it.  For example, if you were born on July 04, your PIN is 0704.

Use My Account to see any hold requests, Interlibrary Loan requests, or fines owed. You may also change your PIN.

  • Hold requests are items you have requested from the library.
  • Interlibrary loans are items you have requested from another institution outside the library.
Materials may be renewed in person at the Check Out/Check In Desk, by telephone (954.201.6649) or online at My Account on the U/C Library home page. For most items, renewals are allowed one time if the material is not overdue. FAU students who have borrowed books from another FAU Library may renew or return their books here. However, books and materials from another library (other than FAU) may not be returned here. The U/C Library is not responsible for items returned here by mistake. 
  •  Enter your library card number that begins with 2197 and PIN. Your PIN is four digits based on your birth date: MMDD.

Use My Account to see any hold requests, Interlibrary Loan requests, or fines owed. You may also change your PIN.

  • Hold requests are items you have requested from the library.
  • Interlibrary loans are items you have requested from another institution outside the library.
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Confidentiality of Library Records

The U/CL protects the rights of library users to view and read materials without fear of intrusion, intimidation, or reprisal as stated in the American Library Association's Code of Ethics, Item 3. To safeguard our patrons’ privacy, the U/CL recognizes that its patron records, which are defined as any library record that links a specific individual to a particular library registration, circulation transaction, interlibrary loan, library financial obligation, or information search, are confidential in nature. This applies to library records in any format, including but not limited to microform, paper copies, and electronic data files. Such records are accessible only to appropriate library staff& in accordance with FERPA, Florida Statutes, and the U.S. Patriot Act. It is the responsibility of all library personnel to protect the privacy of library patron records.