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Policies

Loan Policies: What Can I Borrow

  How long can I have these items? How many times can I renew them?
Tri-C Books and DVDs 3 weeks 6 times. BUT if the item is requested by someone else, you must return it by the current due date.

Tri-C Reserve materials

Can vary from 2 hours to 7 days. Please ask at your campus library. N/A
 
Tri-C reference books, magazines, and journals These materials do not typically circulate. Please check with your campus library. N/A
OhioLINK materials
(unavailable to community patrons)

Books: 3 weeks
DVDs: 1 week

6 times. BUT if the item is requested by someone else, you must return it by the current due date.
SearchOHIO materials
(unavailable to community patrons)

Books: 3 weeks
DVDs: 1 week

3 times. BUT if the item is requested by someone else, you must return it by the current due date.

 

How much can I borrow?

You can check out up to 25 items.  These items can be any combination of Tri-C items, OhioLINK items, or SearchOHIO items.

You can request up to 10 items.

Fines and Replacement Costs

All borrowers are responsible for returning items in a timely manner. To assist you with returning your materials:

Students, Faculty, Staff:  An overdue notice will be sent to your Tri-C email.

Community Patrons:  An overdue notice will be sent to the email address provided to us when you received your card.

 

Overdue Fines

Circulating Items

Good news! We automatically waive overdue fines for regularly circulating Tri-C, OhioLINK, and SearchOHIO materials when they are returned within two years of their original due date (but please be kind to other students and don't actually keep them that long!). 


Overdue Reserve Items and Equipment

You will be fined for late return of:

  • Course reserves ($.50 per hour)
  • Equipment (calculators, laptops, etc.) ($5.00 per hour). 

 

Overdue Materials

When an item is overdue for 30 days, Tri-C places a hold on your student account. If your account is on hold, you cannot: register for classes, get enrollment verification or transcripts, graduate.


Lost or Damaged Materials - Replacement copies

You may be able to avoid being billed for the replacement cost of an item by providing us with a replacement copy of the lost or damaged item. If you would like to provide a replacement copy for a lost item, please contact your campus library.

Replacement items must:

  • Be new or Very Good used condition (clean, unmarked, and untorn with an intact spine and binding) or better. Former library copies are generally not acceptable.
  • Match the lost item to the satisfaction of the librarian on duty, based on the following criteria: title; author; editor; edition; pagination; ISBN or ISSN

NOTE:  OhioLINK and SearchOHIO items may not be eligible for replacement. If you've lost an OhioLINK or SearchOHIO item and would like to provide a replacement copy, contact your campus library.

Replacement Fees

Items not returned within 2 years of their due date are automatically billed and sent to the Ohio Attorney General for collections.

Your Library Account

To renew books, review holds, and check on book deliveries, go to:

When prompted. type your S-Number and password. For additional help with your library account, please contact a librarian.