Carlson Science Library

Library Policy

Your Clark One card is also your Library card and you must have it with you every time you use the library. You may not borrow books, use reserve materials, desk reference books, or videos without it.

Reserve materials must be used in the Library. Most reserves may be borrowed for two hours.

Circulation Policies

Books from the general collection circulate in the Science Library.

Undergraduates—28 days
Graduate students—Semester Loan
Faculty—Semester Loan
Honors Students—Semester Loan
All Other Borrowers—28 Days

Renewals

Books may be renewed up to 3 times if they are not requested by another borrower. Books may be renewed by bringing them to the Library, over the phone or from the Voyager online library system. Items recalled by another patron and those so overdue that the System lists them as LOST cannot be renewed. They must be returned to the Library.

Holds and Recalls

If a book is charged out to another patron and that patron has had the book for at least 10 days, you may RECALL the book for your own use. The person who has the book will be sent a notice requesting them to return it within 10 days. The book will be held at the Circulation Desk and you will be notified when the book is returned. If a HOLD is placed on a book, the book will be held for you when it is returned but the borrower will not be sent a notice requesting that the book be returned (use this when you are not in a hurry to get the book).

Overdues/Lost Books

Overdue notices are sent as a courtesy to remind patrons of the due dates. The Library does not assume responsibility for the non-receipt of notices. Failure to receive an overdue notice does not absolve patrons from returning materials late. An overdue notice is sent approximately 7 days after the due date. 28 days after the due date the book is marked as LOST. There are no daily fines but once the book is marked as LOST a nonrefundable charge of $5.00 is charged to your account. The replacement fee of $40.00 plus the $5.00 late fee for each book is then sent to Student Accounts. At this point you will not be able to register for classes or obtain transcripts until the books have been returned and the bill paid.

REFERENCE MATERIALS AND PERIODICALS DO NOT CIRCULATE. IF YOU NEED TO TAKE ANY CURRENT ISSUES OR BOUND VOLUMES FOR THE 2-HOUR COPY PURPOSE, PLEASE DEPOSIT YOUR ID AND PRINT ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION ON THE 2-HOUR COPY REQUEST FORM.

There is NO FOOD OR DRINK allowed in the library.