Circulation Policies

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The Circulation Desk is located near the entrance of the Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center.  For assistance, email circulation@albion.edu or call 517-629-0489.

Library Material Loan Periods

  FACULTY STAFF STUDENTS COMMUNITY
Archives/Rare non-circulating non-circulating non-circulating non-circulating
Books 1 year
(autorenew)
1 year
(autorenew)
End of term
(no renewals)
30 days
(no renewals)
MeLCat Books 28 days
(1 renewal)
28 days
(1 renewal)
28 days
(1 renewal)
non-circulating
MeLCat CDs/DVDs 14 days
(no renewals)
14 days
(no renewals)
14 days
(no renewals)
non-circulating
Music CDs
Videos/DVDs
1 week
(4 renewals)
1 week
(4 renewals)
1 week
(4 renewals)
1 week
(no renewals)
Periodicals non-circulating non-circulating non-circulating non-circulating

 

Overdue and Lost Items

According to the Albion College Student Handbook, "Students have the obligation to use all Library materials in an honest and responsible manner that maximizes their availability for others."

Library patrons are responsible for knowing when materials are due and for returning them on time.  Due dates can be found by logging in to your LibrarySearch account.  The Library attempts to notify borrowers when materials are overdue, but failure to receive notification does not absolve borrowers of fines and fees.

Each long overdue item will be considered lost and will be billed per the following:

Books and Media $50 minimum lost item replacement fee

Returning the item in good condition to the Circulation Coordinator will waive the replacement fee.

Who May Borrow Materials?

Albion College faculty, staff, and students may borrow Library materials with their valid Albion College ID card.  Albion community members* may borrow Library materials with their valid Albion College Community Borrower* ID card.  Walk-in patrons are welcome to use Library materials on site.  If you do not have an Albion College ID card, please borrow materials through MeLCat or Interlibrary Loan at your home library.

How to obtain an Albion College Community Borrower* ID card:

Please see the Circulation Services Coordinator during business hours.  You must be 18 years of age with a valid Michigan ID and live in the City of Albion.  Spouses and children of Albion College faculty or staff are also eligible.

*In order to protect the safety of our learning community and mitigate risk associated with COVID-19, the Library will be open only to Albion College students, faculty, and staff until further notice.

 

Where to Find Materials in the Library

Click here for a Library map.