Library & Student Circulation Policies

Library Policies

Please be mindful of your volume:

  • Talking in low voices is permitted
  • Groups are encouraged to use study rooms
  • Headphones must be worn while listening to audio at all times
  • Cell phones must be on vibrate or silent
  • Cell phone conversations must be conducted outside of library
  • Playing instruments or singing is not permitted in the library
  • If a patron’s noise level disrupts others, the patron will be asked to reduce noise.  Repeated violations will result in being asked to leave.

The library is meant to be welcoming and safe for all users. Disruptive or intimidating behavior is not permitted.

Student Circulation Policies

The Student Circulation Policies ensure that all students in the McNally Smith community have equal access to library materials. It is each student’s responsibility to review the Policies carefully as they will be enforced.   Each student is responsible for the items he/she checks out.

Late Fines: If students accrue any late fines, Library staff will request that the fine be paid promptly.  The Library accepts cash only.  Students who have accrued fines of $10.00 and over, will have a hold placed on their account, which may affect their ability to register for classes, receive a transcript, or graduate.  The hold will be lifted once the fines are paid.

Lost or Damaged Items: If an item is lost or badly damaged, then the student is responsible for paying the accumulated late fines (if any), the replacement costs of the item(s) and the standard processing fee ($10.00 per item).

Library Item Loan Periods and Late Fines

Books & Sheet Music (excludes Fake Books)

Loan Period: 1 week, may renew up to 3 times.

Late Fines: $0.25/Day/Item

Maximum Fine: $10.00

CD

Loan Period: Same Day Return. Must be returned to the Library prior to closing time.

Late Fines: $1.00/Day/Item

Maximum Fine: $20.00

DVD

Loan Period: 2 days, cannot be renewed, limit 2 DVD per person.

Late Fines: $1.00/Day/Item

Maximum Fine: $20.00

Fake Books

Loan Period: Same Day Return. Must be returned to Library prior to closing time.

Late Fines: $1.00/Day/Item

Maximum Fine: $20.00

Headphones

Loan Period: Same Day Return. Cannot be taken out of Library.

Late Fines: $5.00/Day/Item

Maximum Fine: $20.00

Laptops/DVD Players/Power Cords

Loan Period: Same Day Return.  Cannot be taken out of Library.

Late Fines: $50/Day

Magazines and Periodicals

Loan Period: Cannot be taken out of the Library unless requested for classroom use.

Reference Books

Loan Period: Cannot be taken out of the Library unless requested for classroom use.

Late Fines: $5.00/Day/Item

Maximum Fine: $20.00

Reserve Materials

Loan Period: 2 hours. Cannot be taken out of Library

Late Fines: $5.00/Day/Item

Maximum Fine: $20.00