Patrons from any category who have registered for borrowing privileges can borrow any of the library’s circulating materials. Materials labeled as “Local Request Only,” such as theses, can be borrowed in person, but may not be requested through interlibrary loan.
Periodicals and reference books are for in-library use only. Two copiers, one with scanning capability, are available in the library.
Reserve Books and Materials
Books and materials placed on class reserves are to be read or photocopied in the Library. Students may borrow two items at a time for in library use only. Reserve items may be borrowed overnight one-half hour before the library closes and returned by 9 a.m. on the next school day [There is a two (2)-item limit]. Books returned late are fined at $1.00 for any portion of the first hour overdue and $1.00 for each additional hour up to a maximum of $5.00 per each reserve book overdue.
If a book is needed for Reserve or recalled by another patron it should be returned immediately. Books that are only available in the CTU library can be recalled by another student after two weeks from the date borrowed. All other titles may be requested through I-Share or Interlibrary Loan (see Book Requests below.)
The loan period for books for CTU patrons is one semester.
One renewal of 60 days is allowed for books.
For all other patrons the loan period for books is 30 days with one renewal of 30 days.
The loan period for AV materials is 7 days with one renewal of 7 days.
CTU Reserve books that circulate overnight are fined at $1.00 for any portion of the first hour overdue and $1.00 for each additional hour up to a maximum of $10.00 per each reserve book overdue. Books recalled for Reserve should be returned immediately, or will be subject to a fine. Books not returned in (5) working days will be charged $5.00 per book per day.
Library borrowers are responsible for all materials charged to their library account. These library materials must be returned on time by the due date and in good condition or borrowers may renew materials one time on or before the due date. The Bechtold Library does not charge fines for overdue regular circulating materials, only for those materials on CTU Reserve (see Fines above).
When materials are overdue, you will receive via email a 1st overdue notice 7 days after the material’s due date and a 2nd overdue notice 14 days after the original due date. However, if regular circulating materials are not returned or renewed within 21 days of the due date, you will receive a final notice and the material will be considered lost. At that time the borrower will be sent an invoice for the lost item and the borrower’s library account will also be blocked. When a borrower’s account is blocked, she/he cannot check out, renew, or request any library materials until the overdue materials are returned. If the borrower returns the overdue materials, the replacement cost (beginning at $100.00) is waived but the borrower is still responsible for the $25.00 lost item processing fee and his/her account is unblocked. Library borrowers who return materials which are damaged will be charged the replacement cost (beginning at $100.00) plus a $25.00 processing fee.
Students must resolve all outstanding fines before graduation or their diploma will be withheld.
Approved by CTU Executive Committee 2/21/18