Carlson Library Patron Service Policies

Who May Borrow: All students, faculty and staff with current UR ID card may borrow library materials.  Courtesy Borrowers, which include Alumni and Family members of Faculty/Staff, RRLC card-holders, Kodak employees and other special borrowers.


 

Loan Periods:

Faculty and Administrative Staff

Books

Academic Year

Popular Reading

4 weeks

BOUND Journals

4 weeks


Graduate Students and University Staff

Books

Academic Year

Popular Reading

4 weeks

BOUND Journals

4 weeks


Undergraduates

Books

Semester Loan

Popular Reading

4 weeks

BOUND Journals

4 weeks


Courtesy Borrowers  (Alumni, family members of Faculty/Staff, RRLC card-holders, other special borrowers)

Books*

4 weeks

Popular Reading*

4 weeks

BOUND Journals

4 weeks

Reserve Materials

Non-Circulating

   

* May borrow up to 20 books in total

 

 

 

Recalls: All books may be recalled from any borrower and will be due 1 week from the recall date.  Only UR students, faculty and staff have recall privileges.  Courtesy Borrowers may not recall books.  Recalls may be placed on-line using the "Place Requests" option in the Voyager Catalog or at any UR library.

Reserves: Reserve materials are available at the Carlson Q&i Desk on the 2nd floor.  Most reserve items may be borrowed for 2 hours, a few have longer loan periods such as 4 hours, 1,3,or 7 days.  Unlike other River Campus Libraries, Carlson's 2 and 4 hour reserve items may not be borrowed overnight.  Reserve materials borrowed from Carlson Library must be returned to the
Carlson Q&i Desk.

Non-Circulating Materials: Some non-circulating materials, including Reference Books may be borrowed with the permission of a Librarian.  Ask at the
Carlson Q&i Desk on the 2nd floor..

Returning Library Materials: Most Carlson Library Books may be returned to any UR Library.  Exceptions to this include: reserve materials, current journal issues, reference materials, maps and technical reports.  These must be returned directly to Carlson Library.

Renewing Library Materials: Most Carlson Library Books may be renewed an unlimited number of times unless another borrower places a recall.  Renewals can be done online or at any UR library.  Special Collections have limited or no renewals.  This would include Journals, Reserve Materials, books from Popular Reading, and Maps.


Fines:

  • Books/Journals -  No overdue fines are charged for regular loans.  Until items become 30 days overdue they can be renewed on-line, at any UR library, or by phone (585-275-4488).  After 30 days, replacement cost (list price; or, if out of print - $40.00) plus a processing fee ($10.00) are assessed.  These fees will be waived once the materials are brought into the library for renewal or return.
  • Recalled Items -  $1.00/day to a maximum of $15.00.
  • Reserves -   2-hour - $1.00/hour.  1,3,7 days - $1.00/day to a maximum of $30.00.


Paying Fines: Fines may be paid at the Carlson Q&i Desk using cash or personal check.  If the total is more than $10.00 students may choose to have the fines transferred to their term bill.

 


Suspension of Borrowing Privileges:

Borrowing privileges at all UR River Campus Libraries will be automatically suspended when:
    - Fines accrue to $25.00
    - An item is 30 days overdue
    - A recalled item is overdue

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