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Library Procedure Statements: Kindle Circulation Procedure

A listing of library procedures

Kindle Circulation Procedure

KINDLE CIRCULATION PROCEDURE

Purpose:

Libraries have always had to decide who can borrow materials, what materials will be lent and for how long, and what will happen when someone does not return borrowed materials on time. These three components of the circulation operation, the identification of materials, patrons, and transactions, combined with the fine and fee structure, make up the areas requiring procedure decisions.

Considerations:

The Freeman/Lozier library is accountable for its inventory. This accountability is transferred to the borrower at the time material is checked out and remains with the borrower until the material is both returned and the check-in transaction is completed. While the materials are checked out to a borrower, the financial responsibility and accountability for the property lies with the borrower.

Classification:

Currently registered Bellevue University Students, Faculty, and Staff.

General Borrowing Regulations:

  1. Patron must be either a currently registered student, faculty or staff member.
  2. A Kindle will be checked out for twenty-one days.
  3. Patrons must present a valid University identification card or photo ID card in order to withdraw materials. In cases of forgotten or lost cards, patrons must show photo identification to withdraw materials. No exceptions will be made.
  4. Borrowing privileges are not transferable.
  5. All material checked out is subject to recall and must be returned by the specified date.
  6. Borrowers are responsible for materials checked out until it is returned to the Library.
  7. Kindles cannot be returned in the book drop.
  8. Kindles must be returned to the circulation desk in the library, they can be mailed back to the library in a box using a shipping service with tracking.
  9. Material may be checked out if the patron has a library obligation of $1.00 or less on their library account.
  10. Only one Kindle may be checked out to the same patron at a time.
  11. A Kindle cannot be returned to the Lozier campus.

 

Renewals:

A Kindle may be renewed once for twenty-one days if:

a.       Kindle is no more than one day late

b.      Kindle is not overdue with fines exceeding $5.00

c.       Kindle is not on hold for another patron

d.      Kindle has not already been renewed

e.      Kindle has not been recalled

Reservations:

Currently registered Bellevue University students, staff and faculty, may reserve a Kindle at the circulation desk, through eCatalog or the Facebook app. Patrons will be notified of availability upon receipt of returned material.

Overdue Kindles and Fines:

  1. A fine of five dollars per day is charged for the overdue Kindle and the maximum fine will not exceed $100.00.
  2. Three days before the Kindle is due a reminder notice will be sent.
  3. First notice of an overdue Kindle is sent when the item is one day overdue.
  4. Second notice of an overdue Kindle is sent one week after the first notice.
  5. Third notice of an overdue Kindle is sent two weeks after the first notice.
  6. Final notice of an overdue Kindle is sent three weeks after the first notice.
  7. Student Accounts are charged when the Kindle is one month overdue or when fines total $100.00.

 

Lost or Damaged Kindles:

  1. Lost or damaged Kindles must be paid for by the borrower.
  2. See Lost Kindle procedure for more details.

 

Library staff responsibilities when the Kindle is returned:

Upon return of the Kindle before it is checked in the library staff will:

  • Check that the Kindle and Case have both been returned
  • Check the cosmetic condition of the Kindle and Case (making sure they are both in good condition)
  • Check that the Kindle is in good working order (turn the Kindle on, make sure all buttons are working)
  • Check in the Kindle if it is good condition and in good working order
  • Recharge the Kindle
  • If the Kindle is on hold for another patron do not call that patron until the Kindle is fully charged.

 

 

 

 

Suspensions of Borrowing Privileges:

Borrowers who have not returned an overdue Kindle and/or have fines outstanding will have their borrowing privileges temporarily suspended until their account is cleared.

Exceptions to this procedure are granted only with the Senior Director, Library Services permission.

 

STUDENT GRADES, TRANSCRIPTS AND/OR DIPLOMAS ARE WITHHELD AT THE TIME STUDENT ACCOUNTS ARE CHARGED FOR AN OVERDUE KINDLE NOT RETURNED, FINES NOT PAID, AND LOST OR DAMAGED KINDLES NOT PAID.