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Borrowing

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About Borrowing

The University Libraries establish circulation policies to ensure the availability of research materials for Wright State University faculty, staff, and students. These policies apply to all materials owned by the university or borrowed by Wright State through Interlibrary Loan.

The Libraries offer free and unrestricted public access to the materials maintained by Wright State University as a depository for government publications.

Goals

  • To establish circulation policies for all library locations that are as consistent as possible for the benefit of faculty and students.
  • To comply with OhioLINK circulation policies.
  • To offer those not associated with Wright State a means of using the resources of the University Libraries.

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Borrowing Privileges and Restrictions

Borrowing privileges are granted to patrons by type of affiliation. A patron with more than one type of affiliation is granted the broadest privileges applicable. Each borrower is responsible for all library materials borrowed, and for any charges incurred by the use of the library card.

Undergraduate Students

  Local Items OhioLINK Items SearchOhio Items
Loan Periods - Books 112 days 21 days 21 days
Loan Periods - Media 14 days 7 days 21 days
Loan Periods - DVDs 14 days 7 days 7 days
# of Renewals - Books 0 up to 6 up to 3
# of Renewals - Media 1 up to 3 up to 3
Maximum Requests 50 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
Maximum Checkouts 50 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
Off-Campus Database Access Eligible    
Other Services Course Reserves, InterLibrary Loan, Technology to Borrow, Study Rooms    

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    Graduate Students

      Local Items OhioLINK Items SearchOhio Items
    Loan Periods - Books 112 days 21 days 21 days
    Loan Periods - Media 14 days 7 days 21 days
    Loan Periods - DVDs 14 days 7 days 7 days
    # of Renewals - Books 2 up to 6 up to 3
    # of Renewals - Media 1 up to 3 up to 3
    Maximum Requests 100 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
    Maximum Checkouts 200 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
    Off-Campus Database Access Eligible    
    Other Services Course Reserves, InterLibrary Loan, Technology to Borrow, Study Rooms    

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    Faculty/Staff, BSOM Medical Residents, and Emeritus Faculty

      Local Items OhioLINK Items SearchOhio Items
    Loan Periods - Books 112 days 42 days 21 days
    Loan Periods - Media 14 days 7 days 21 days
    Loan Periods - DVDs 14 days 7 days 7 days
    # of Renewals - Books 3 up to 6 up to 3
    # of Renewals - Media 1 up to 3 up to 3
    Maximum Requests 100 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
    Maximum Checkouts 200 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
    Off-Campus Database Access Eligible    
    Other Services Course Reserves, InterLibrary Loan, Technology to Borrow, Study Rooms    

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    Retirees

      Local Items OhioLINK Items SearchOhio Items
    Loan Periods - Books 112 days 42 days 21 days
    Loan Periods - Media 14 days 7 days 21 days
    Loan Periods - DVDs 14 days 7 days 7 days
    # of Renewals - Books 3 up to 6 up to 3
    # of Renewals - Media 1 up to 3 up to 3
    Maximum Requests 100 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
    Maximum Checkouts 200 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
    Off-Campus Database Access Not eligible    

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      Friends of the Libraries, Alumni Association Members, and Reciprocal Borrowers

        Local Items OhioLINK Items SearchOhio Items
      Loan Periods - Books 112 days 21 days 21 days
      Loan Periods - Media 14 days 7 days 21 days
      Loan Periods - DVDs 14 days 7 days 7 days
      # of Renewals - Books 0 up to 6 up to 3
      # of Renewals - Media 1 up to 3 up to 3
      Maximum Requests 50 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
      Maximum Checkouts 50 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
      Off-Campus Database Access Not eligible    

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      Affiliated Hospital Borrowers

        Local Items OhioLINK Items SearchOhio Items
      Loan Periods - Books 112 days 21 days 21 days
      Loan Periods - Media 14 days 7 days 21 days
      Loan Periods - DVDs 14 days 7 days 7 days
      # of Renewals - Books 0 up to 6 up to 3
      # of Renewals - Media 1 up to 3 up to 3
      Maximum Requests 50 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
      Maximum Checkouts 50 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)    
      Off-Campus Database Access Access via OhioLINK    

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      Renewals

      Wright State Dunbar Library and Lake Campus Library and Technology Center books:

      • If eligible, materials will be automatically renewed.
      • Books which have been requested by other users may not be renewed.
      • When the renewal limit has been reached, books must be returned to the library to be discharged. The current number of renewals used may be viewed by logging into My Account. Exceptions may be authorized by the head of resource delivery services.
      • Reserve materials may not be renewed. Users must wait 15 minutes after return before re-borrowing a reserve item to offer other students an opportunity to use it.

      Local Hospital Library loan periods and renewals may vary.

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      Returning

      Books may be returned to the University Libraries, Lake Campus Library and Technology Center, or any affiliated hospital library location. Although an outside book drop is available at the Dunbar Library, non-book materials should be returned at the Circulation Desk. Receipts are available upon request.

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      Fines

      Log into My Account to check material due dates and overdue fines. Fines can be paid at the circulation desk.

      Course Reserve materials accrue overdue fines at $0.50/hr with no maximum.

      Overdue Notices

      Most notices are sent by email. Your Wright State campus email account is automatically used.

      Affiliated Hospital Library borrowers will receive notices via their home library. Friends of the Libraries borrowers will receive notices via the email address specified in their library account.

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      Billed, Lost, or Damaged Materials

      The minimum replacement fee for any lost or damaged book, periodical, or media item is $100 plus a $10 billing fee. Actual replacement costs will apply if the cost of the item is above $100.

      OhioLINK replacement fees are $100 plus a $10 non-refundable billing fee.

      SearchOhio replacement fees are $25 plus a $10 non-refundable billing fee.

      If the original item is returned after the replacement costs and processing fees have been paid, the borrower may receive some reduction of these charges. The head of resource delivery services determines whether a refund can be issued and the amount.

      If a damaged item is repairable, the library will determine the cost of repair and bill accordingly.

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      Requirements for Borrowing

      Borrowers must be current students, staff or faculty of Wright State University.

      • A valid Wright State University Wright1 Card is the preferred method of identification.
      • The University Libraries will accept a driver's license for identification if the information on the license can be verified by a current library account.

      Library accounts are automatically added and/or updated daily. If you are new to the university, library staff may manually add an account for you, using your ID card.

      Affiliated Hospital and Reciprocal Borrowers

      Must be current physicians, employees, or students of a Wright State-affiliated hospital library. Faculty who are also on the staff at one of the affiliated hospitals may use either their Wright State ID or the affiliated hospital library card.

      Reciprocal borrowers must present a valid library card from one of the following reciprocal institutions: Air Force Institute of Technology, Air Force Research Laboratory, Employment Opportunity Commission, English Language Multicultural Institute, or United Theological Seminary.

      Friends of the Libraries

      If you are not part of Wright State University or an affiliated hospital, you can get a Wright State University Libraries account in the following ways:

      • Join the Friends of the Libraries
      • Join the Wright State University Alumni Association as a Gold Member
      • Other users need proof of affiliation with Wright State University

      The University Libraries will issue a Wright State University library card if you do not already have a library account in our online circulation system.

      A photo ID AND a Friends’ membership, Wright State library card, or other proof of affiliation is required to borrow materials.

      Lost Wright State University library cards may be replaced for $5.