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Service Desk Manual: Loan Periods and Borrowing Privileges

Lending Periods

Materials Borrowed

Colby, Bates or Bowdoin (CBB)

MaineCat Libraries

 

Colby Overdue Fines

 


Reserves

Students & Faculty/Staff

  • 2 hour loan
  • 4 hours for videos
  • Loans after 10 pm are due 1 hour after opening the next day
  • Some reserves are one day loans
  • NO RENEWALS

No borrowing allowed

  • $.50/hour 2 & 4 hour reserves
  • $5.00/day 1 day reserves


Books & Scores

 

Government Documents

Students

  • 28 days, 4 renewals

Seniors

  • 5 months, a 5 month renewal

Faculty/Staff

  • 1 year, 2 renewals

Alumni & Courtesy Patrons

  • 28 days, 1 renewal

Students &
Faculty/Staff

  • 28 days, 1 14-day renewal

 

  • $.25/day

Periodicals

Students & Faculty/Staff

  • 7 days, no renewals

Alumni & Courtesy Patrons

  • 7 days, no renewals

Request articles through ILLiad@Colby

 

  • $.25/day

Videos/DVDs

Students & Faculty/Staff

  • 7 days, no renewals

Alumni & Courtesy Patrons

  • In library use only

Video loans are subject to immediate recall for classroom use.

Students &
Faculty/Staff

  • 7 days, no renewals

 

 

  • $1.00/day

 

 

Sound Recordings

Students

  • 7 days, no renewals

Faculty/Staff

  • 120 days, 1 renewal

Alumni & Courtesy Patrons

  • In library use only

Students &
Faculty/Staff

  • 7 days, no renewals
  • $1.00/day

 

Audiobooks

Students & Faculty/Staff

  • 28 days , 1 renewal

Alumni & Courtesy Patrons

  • In library use only 

Students &
Faculty/Staff

  • 28 days, no renewals
  • $1.00/day

 

Special Collections

  • Request through ILLiad@Colby
  • In library use only
  • In library use only
  • Request through ILLiad@Colby
  • In library use only
  • 28 days, 1 renewal

 

 

 

Reference

 No borrowing allowed

In library use only

No borrowing allowed

 

Multimedia

Students

  • 1 week, no renewals

Faculty/Staff

  • 1 week, 1 renewal

Alumni & Courtesy Patrons

  • In library use only

Students &
Faculty/Staff

  • 7 days, no renewals
  • $.25/day

Maps

Students

  • 7 days, no renewals

Faculty/Staff

  • 1 year, no renewals

Alumni & Courtesy Patrons

  • In library use only
  • Request through ILLiad@Colby
  • In library use only
  • 28 days, 1 renewal
  • $.25/day

Newspaper Microfilm

Request throughILLiad@Colby

  • In library use only
  • 28 days, 1 renewals

 

Students & Faculty/Staff

  • 7 days, no renewals
  • Request through ILLiad@Colby
  • In library use only
  • 28 days, 1 renewal
  • $.25/day

 

U.S. Serials Set Volumes

Request throughILLiad@Colby

In library use only

  • Request through ILLiad@Colby
  • In library use only
  • 28 days, 1 renewal

 

 

Headphones, Dry Erase Markers, Telephone Chargers

Colby Students & Faculty/Staff

4 hours or 15 minutes before the library closes

 

No borrowing Allowed

 

 $1/hour

 

Laptops & laptop chargers

Miller laptops that can be borrowed for 1 week.

No borrowing allowed

  $1/hour

Lending Terminology

CBB (Colby, Bates, Bowdoin) - Shared library catalog (YELLOW STICKERS) Check out and in through Sierra.

MaineCat - Maine Libraries lending system (PURPLE LABEL) Check out and in through Sierra.

ILL (InterLibrary Loan) - Nationwide and international lending system (GREEN LABEL) Checked out through ILLiad before being added to the hold shelf, due dates are set by the lending library and printed on the band.

Holds - Books that are requested by patrons to pick up.

Reserves - Books and DVDs an instructor makes available for the course. These have limited lending periods (2 hours books/4 hours DVD)

Reserve Policies

Only ONE 2-Hour Reserve book4-Hour Reserve Video or DVD, or 24-Hour Reserve Item may be checked out at a time before 10 pm, excluding laptops, headphones, and Ethernet cables. After 10 pm, the patron may check out up to THREE reserve books or DVDs which are due back 1-hour after the library opens the next day. Faculty may check out more than one reserve item. *In Bixler library, all reserve items must be returned before closing. They may not be checked out overnight.*

Patrons may check out both a 2-Hour Reserve and a 24-Hour Reserve at the same time.

Library Cards

There are SIX different types of cards that we accept at Colby:

  • STUDENT: Standard Colby-issued picture IDs for every student
  • FACULTY/STAFF/SPOUSE: Standard Colby-issued picture IDs to all faculty and staff members and their spouses. Some retired faculty members still have the old plastic BLUE IDs. This is fine!
  • AFFILIATE: Blue IDs issued to faculty and staff children
  • STUDENT RESEARCH: Blue IDs that Colby Libraries issues to student research assistants who have filled out an application to check out materials for faculty members
  • VISITING PATRON: Area library cards that are in the MaineCat and NExpress systems, including other libraries that are connected with the InnReach System. A complete list of participating libraries is located in a file in the circulation desk well.
  • COURTESY CARD PATRON: Blue Colby library issued cards. A new patron or Colby alum MUST see a staff member for application. Student Workers cannot give out the application. This can only be done when staff are present.  A $20 fee is assessed for all but Colby Alumni. The policy is posted on the library web page.
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