Books – 14 days after check-out
Videos / DVDs – 5 days after check-out
Kits (mixed media) – 5 days after check-out
Equipment – 5 days after check-out
All interlibrary loan returnable items – 28 days after check-out (all patrons)
All extended campus students – 120 days after check-out (except ILL)
All faculty / staff – 120 days after check-out (except equipment/ILL)
Check-out limits: 40 items for faculty/staff, 25 items for students
Each item can be renewed 1 time, for same length as original loan
Overdue fine of $0.15 per item per day (n/a faculty and staff)
Interlibrary loan and document delivery check-out available
Fees and charges:
Library card: Free
Item check-outs: Free
Help and instruction: Free
Interlibrary loan and document delivery: Free (extended campus patrons pay return USPS shipping on returnable items)
Overdue fines: $0.15 per day per item,
with $10.00 max per person
Lost item: Replacement cost, plus accrued overdue fines, plus $20.00 processing fee (per item). $20.00 processing fee is waived for faculty & staff.
Copying: $0.10 per copy
Laminating: $0.50 per 12 inches of material
Transparencies: $0.60 per transparency sheet
Computer disks: $1.00 per disk
Fax transmission: $1.00 per outgoing page
Fax reception: Free
In order for CVL users to borrow library materials, they must be deemed eligible patrons and hold a valid borrower’s card. Below is a comprehensive list of eligible patrons.
- Board members.
- Community residents of Claiborne County, Bell County, Lee County and Campbell County.
- Faculty and Staff – LMU employees.
- Faculty and staff family.
- Lincoln Memorial University Students = Students currently enrolled in classes through Lincoln Memorial University
- Students of Southeast Community College / Virginia Intermont / Walters State Community College / Clear Creek Bible College and Tusculum College.
- Retired Faculty.
- Upward Bound, Kanto students.
Below is a list of the collections housed in the Carnegie Vincent Library:
Appalachian Collection Phono-records Kits
University Archives and Special Collections
Audiovisual Collection Transparencies Equipment
Audio Cassettes Videotape Reserves
CD (music) General Collection Special Collections
CD (software) Periodicals Vertical File
Reference Collection Oversized Books Collection
There is a limit of 40 checked-out items for faculty & staff, and 25 for students & community members. Items that are in the General Library Collection or the Appalachian Collection circulate for a two-week loan period or for the time specified by the Circulation Supervisor. Faculty/Staff items circulate for 120 days. In general, periodicals do not circulate from the Reference Room but the Circulation Supervisor may make exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis. Videotapes circulate for five days. Items in the archives / special collections do not circulate.
Items may be renewed once either over the telephone or in person. If the patron needs the materials for an extended period, he/she will need to physically bring the materials back into the library so that they can be checked in and then checked out again.
Overdue Items Guidelines- Any items that have not been returned on the designated due date are considered overdue items. Patrons may still check out library materials as long as the materials are not long overdue or lost. Library materials that have not been returned within 100 days from the due date are considered long overdue. Overdue fines will accrue at a rate of $.15 per day; limit $10.00 for all materials except reserves.
Overdue Items – Procedure
When item(s) are overdue, the Circulation Supervisor mails an overdue notice to the patron’s primary mailing address. A maximum of three overdue notices will be sent.
After the third notice has been sent, the Circulation Supervisor notifies the Business Office of the charges. A memo is sent by the Circulation Supervisor to the bursar with the student’s name and amount owed (the amount of the fine, the cost of each item plus a $20.00 handling charge per item.) At this time, the item(s) are deemed lost and the patron will be responsible for all costs incurred.
The student’s account is updated in the Library’s automation system to reflect the current charges to the student by the Circulation Supervisor.
The Business Office then takes care of all charges for students. This transaction is added to the “notes” on the patron’s account at the library.