Borrowing Policy Quick Facts are for Students and Faculty Only!

Please see the following full policies for more details on borrowing:

BOOKS

Loan Period:

  • Semester loan period
  • withdrawn students must return items immediately.

Item Limit/Checkout Limit:

  • 15 items of this type / 15 in total

Requests:

Renewal:

  • None, but items may be renewed for students who are on extension, registered for between-semester study, or entering a final semester AND holds have not been placed on items by other patrons)

Daily Overdue Fines

  • none but subject to replacement and processing fees in cases of loss or damage, or when 28 days late

Replacement + Processing:

  • Replacement fee: $40 each or actual cost (whichever is greater), refundable if returned within 1 year
  • Processing fee: $20 each, nonrefundable

MULTIMEDIA (DVD, CD, MUSIC, ETC.)

Loan Period:

  • 4 weeks
  • withdrawn students must return items immediately.

Item Limit/Checkout Limit:

  • 5 items of this type/15 items in total

Requests:

Renewal

  • none

Daily Overdue Fines

  • none but subject to replacement and processing fees in cases of loss or damage, or when 28 days late

Replacement + Processing:

  • Replacement fee: $40 each or actual cost (whichever is greater), refundable if returned within 1 year
  • Processing fee: $20 each, nonrefundable

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

Loan Period:

  • varies – usually short, date set by lending library
  • withdrawn students must return items immediately.

Item Limit/Checkout Limit:

  • 5 items of this type/15 items in total

Requests

Renewal

  • none

Daily Overdue Fines

  • none but subject to replacement and processing fees in cases of loss or damage, or when 28 days late

Replacement + Processing

  • Replacement fee: $50 each or actual cost (whichever is greater), refundable if returned within 6 months
  • Processing fee: $20 each, nonrefundable

Policy

FINAL PRODUCTS

Loan Period:

  • Print (1943-2012) – in library use only – copies may be available with author permission plus applicable fees.
  • Digital (2012-present) – not applicable – online access with Goddard username/password.

Access:

  • Print (1943-2012) – Protected by copyright. Ask staff for access to Final Products.
  • Digital (2012-present) – Protected by copyright. See Digital Final Products website for more details.

EBOOKS VIA EBSCO

Loan Period:

  • 7 day download or view online – items can be downloaded or viewed by one user at a time.

Item Limit/Checkout Limit:

  • 10 at a time – does not count toward regular checkout limits for physical items. Items can NOT be returned early to check out more.

Holds:

  • 5 at a time

Renewals:

  • repeat checkout

Access:

EREADERS / TABLETS

Loan Period + Limits:

  • Students may check out 1 device at a time.
  • Priority given to students with device in their accommodation plan from Accessibility Support Specialist.
    • With Signed Accommodation: until end of semester
    • Without Signed Accommodation: 4 weeks
  • Extension or leave of absence students must return items by original due date.
  • Program change students must contact us to see if date change is possible.
  • Withdrawn students must return items immediately.

Requests:

  • Yes – send requests to library@goddard.edu. First come, first served during semester only, unavailable between semesters.
  • Shipping within continental US only.

Renewal:

  • Once – items may be renewed only if holds have not been placed on items by other users.

Recall:

  • If item has already been renewed – we reserve the right to recall it for another user if requested.

Returns:

  • Do not put devices in book drop – return in person to library or ship at your expense with insurance.
  • Condition of all pieces will be assessed – you will be notified of malfunction or missing parts.

Daily Overdue Fines + Suspension

  • $2.50 per day – capped at $50.00- nonrefundable. Subject to replacement and processing fees in cases of loss or damage. Considered lost when 28 days late. Fees rolled into replacement cost if lost.
  • If overdue, Library privileges will be suspended until all items have been returned.

Replacement + Processing:

  • Replacement fee for lost or damaged items – $215.00 total, nonrefundable
    • eReader/Tablet: $150.00
    • Protective Cover: $20.00
    • USB Cable: $25.00
    • Adapter: $10.00
    • Carrying Case: $10.00
  • Processing fee: $20.00 for the whole kit or individual lost pieces as needed, nonrefundable

MUSEUM & PARKS PASSES

Loan Period:

  • 2 days. For local loan only.

Item Limit/Checkout Limit:

  • 1 item of this type/15 items in total

Requests:

  • none

Renewal

  • none

Daily Overdue Fines

  • none but subject to replacement and processing fees in cases of loss or damage, or when 28 days late

Replacement + Processing

  • Replacement fee: $40 each or actual cost (whichever is greater), non-refundable
  • Processing fee: $20 each, nonrefundable

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