Most of the items that we lend at Alloway Library have a 21-day loan period and, most of the time, most users can renew material up to 4 times.
However, if someone else wants an item that is already on loan, the current borrower will be unable to renew the item. In some cases we will request that the material be returned sooner than the due date given at the time of check out or renewal. (See Holds and Recalls for more information.)
Our faculty have longer loan periods for most books but fewer online renewals.
If your library privileges are expiring soon, the loan period will be shortened to match the privilege expiry date.
First, the good news: Alloway Library has very low overdue fine rates - just 20 cents/day, we don't collect fines under $1 and, we cap the fines at $20 per item.
We will send you one due date reminder before the material is due and two reminders after the due date has passed. Alloway Library also provides paper due date reminders for your convenience at the time of check-out. Overdue reminders are sent as a courtesy to patrons and it is the patron’s responsibility to know when borrowed material is due.
If our records show that the material hasn't been renewed or returned, our system will assume that the material is lost and will send a bill for the cost of replacing the material. Replacement costs tend to be higher than any overdue fine, so it's always best to return library material anytime. If you have paid for lost material and then find it, we will refund what you paid, less whatever fines are due.
If you have library material that has been really lost or stolen you will need to pay for that material.
Please pay fines and fees promptly. Borrowing privileges are blocked:
Alloway Library may place a hold on a student’s account which could prevent the release of grades, course registration or even graduation until outstanding charges are resolved.
There are many ways to renew material you have borrowed, but there are limits to the number of times you can renew material.
|Type of Item||Number of renewals, if not requested.|
|Books and Media Collection Items||
4 for all users except faculty
1 for faculty
|Curriculum Collection Resources||
1 for Undergrads
0 for all others
For renewals beyond the limit, please bring the material to the library so that staff can renew the material.