Borrowing Policy

Requirements for Borrowing

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

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.

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 University 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.

If you are not part of the 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 University library card, or other proof of affiliation is required to borrow materials.

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

Users with a valid library account at an OhioLINK or SearchOhio Library may borrow from the Wright State University Libraries and Affiliates. Cardholders from the following Dayton-area libraries may borrow materials in-person from the University Libraries, using their home library card: Greene County Public Library, Washington-Centerville Public Library, Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton, Antioch College, Antioch University, Cedarville College, Wilberforce University, Central State University, Clark State Community College, and Wittenberg University. Other SearchOhio library cardholders may request materials via the OhioLINK catalog.

A library card and a photo ID is the preferred method of identification, but a photo ID is acceptable if the account can be matched to a valid library account. A PIN number, provided by the home institution is required for checkout.

The policies of the home institution and OhioLINK/SearchOhio apply to materials borrowed from Wright State. Consult your local librarian for details.

Borrowing Charts

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

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 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

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

BSOM Medical Residents, Faculty/Staff, 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

Staff 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

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 5 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)
Maximum Checkouts 5 (including OhioLINK and SearchOhio)
Off campus database access Not Eligible

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

Renewals

Wright State Dunbar Library and Lake Campus Books:

Local Hospital Library loan periods and renewals may vary.

Returning

Books may be returned to the University Libraries, Lake Campus Library 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.

Fines

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

  • $0.50/hour, no maximum
  • Day 1-6 overdue: no fine
  • Day 8-30 overdue: $3.50 + $0.50/day
  • additional $35 processing fee for invoicing
  • $0.50/day beginning on the first day overdue
  • Day 30 $15 accumulated fines + $35 processing fee for invoicing
  • $0.50/day for 50 days
  • Day 30 $25 accumulated fines + $25 processing fee for invoicing

Overdue Notices

Most notices are sent by email. The address of your WSU 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 e-mail address specified in their library account.

Billed, Lost or Damaged Materials

The minimum replacement fee for any lost or damaged book, periodical, or media item is $75 plus a $25 processing fee and any additional fines; or a billing fee, if applicable.

OhioLINK replacement fees are $75 plus a $35 non-refundable processing fee and any additional fines.

SearchOhio replacement fees are $25 plus a $25 non-refundable processing 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.