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 system notifies borrowers via email when materials are overdue.  Please return items in a timely manner to ensure their availability for others.

If you lose an item, please email library@albion.edu.

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 Client Services Librarian 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.