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Circulation Policies for Patrons with Active PUID


Patrons are Responsible for:

  • Having an active PUID to check out any material
  • Renewing or returning all material by the due date
  • Reading library e-mails and responding to all library notices promptly
  • Updating your Personal Directory Information with all address changes including e-mail
  • Notifying the libraries if their PUID is lost or stolen
  • Notifying the libraries if material is lost or stolen
  • Paying any fines or fees for late return or non-return of library materials checked out on their PUID

Loan Periods (Subject to change upon recall)

Core Loan items are due in 16 weeks for faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate students.

Limited Loans are all non-core loans, including the following items:

  • Serials and Journals - 2 days for journals
  • Course reserves - vary by library and by type of material
  • Reference books - for in-library use only
  • Media - one week
  • Specialized material - libraries may assign different loan periods for specialized material
  • Recalled materials - are due 10 days after a recall is placed

Renewals

Core loan materials may be renewed:

  • Online at www.lib.purdue.edu - Click on “My Library Account” under Quick Links
  • By phone (765) 494-0369 or at any Purdue West Lafayette campus library
  • In person at the circulation desk of any Purdue West Lafayette campus library

Limited Loan materials, with the exception of media, is not renewable.

Returning Library Material

All material should be returned or renewed by the due date (or the recall due date). Most materials can be returned to any Purdue West Lafayette campus library with the exception of reserve material, periodicals, and media items, which need to be returned to the lending library.

Appeals

For all billing inquiries, contact Circulation Services at (765) 494-0369 or circservices@lib.purdue.edu

Overdue Policy


Item Time Action Per Item Max Per item
Core Items 7 days after due date $15 processing fee and replacement cost charged at 7 days overdue $15 plus the replacement cost
Media Items

1 day after due date

7 days after due date

$10 overdue fine per day
$15 processing fee and replacement cost charged at 7 days overdue

$85 plus the replacement cost
Recalled Items

5 days after the recall due date

7 days after due date

Patron BLOCKED upon overdue
$10 overdue fine per day
$15 processing fee and replacement cost charged at 12 days overdue
$85.00 plus the replacement cost
Periodicals

2 Day Loans

1 Week Loans

1 day after due date

7 days after due date

Patron BLOCKED upon overdue
$10 overdue fine per day
$15 processing fee and replacement cost charged at 7 days overdue
$85.00 plus the replacement cost
Reserves
(2 Hour)

1 hour after due time

7 days or 48 hours after due date

Patron BLOCKED upon overdue
$10 overdue per day
$15 processing fee and replacement cost charged at 7 days overdue.

After the item is 48 hours overdue, the library can determine that it is necessary to order a replacement copy, the processing fee, overdue fee, and replacement cost will be assessed when the item is reordered. Replacement cost for reordered items are non-refundable.

$85.00 plus the replacement cost

 

If you do not have an active PUID, you may be eligible for a visitor's borrowing card. Ask staff at any Circulation Desk for details or click here.

Library Terms

Loan Period - length of time an item can be checked out

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) - The Purdue University Libraries catalog

Patron - library user

Renewal - an extension of the original loan period

Core Loan – includes items such as the following: most books, government documents, juvenile literature, maps, microform, new books, technical reports, theses

Recall - when the library requests the return of an item that is currently checked out