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Borrowing Privileges for Faculty

Loan Policies for Faculty and Their Spouses/Partners

These policies apply to Vassar College faculty (regular, visiting and emeritus) and their household members, who have a Vassar ID card which has been validated at the Library Circulation/Service Desk.

Main and Art Libraries

Limits On Number Of Items That Can Be Borrowed

Faculty
Faculty Spouse/Partner
Faculty/Staff Children
250 100 10

Loan Periods By Type of Material and Borrower

 
Faculty
Faculty Spouse/Partner
Faculty Children
Circulating Books/
Scores
1 year
Fixed due date at end of May. 1 renewal.  May be recalled after 14 days.
1 yr.
1 renewal.  May be recalled after 14 days.*
30 days
1 renewal
Browsing Books 3 weeks
No renewals
3 weeks
No renewals
3 weeks
No renewals
Reference/
Special Collections
May be borrowed for short-term loan.  See reference librarian. In-house use only In-house use only
Periodicals 2 weeks.  Art Library periodicals are loaned for 3 days. In-house use only In-house use only
Reserve Materials 3 days or less (if possible) Only if enrolled in course Not available for loan
Videos and
DVDs

(Not Reserve)
1 week 1 week 1 day

Fines and Recalls

Faculty are not charged overdue fines, but after an item is overdue for 1 month the faculty member will be billed and borrowing privileges will be suspended. Both the bill and the suspension will be removed when overdue item is returned. Overdue ILL and CNY items will continue to be billed and lead to loss of borrowing privileges in accordance with policies for these areas.

For faculty children, there is a $.20 per day per book overdue fine. If a book is recalled, an additional $1.00 per day is charged if the book is not returned by the date indicated on the recall notice. There is a $5 per day fine for late video/DVD returns.

*Recalled items: All loaned materials are subject to recall after 14 days if requested by another borrower or immediately if needed for course reserves. Upon recall, the recall date becomes the due date; after a recalled item becomes due, borrowing privileges are suspended until the item is returned.

Music Library

Faculty and Faculty Spouses/Partners 

  • Books, scores and sound recordings from the general collection circulate for 1 year, but may be recalled after 2 weeks.
  • Reference books circulate for 1 week.
  • Gesamtausgabe score volumes (call numbers: 00 to 05) circulate for 1 week.
  • Current and bound periodicals circulate for 1 week.
  • All video recordings circulate for 1 week.
  • All materials on Music Library Reserve circulate for 1 week.
  • All loaned materials may be recalled after 2 weeks if requested by another borrower or needed for course reserves.  The recall date becomes the due date.  The borrower will be charged for replacement of unreturned items.
  • Overdue fines are not charged, but faculty and their spouses/partners will be charged for lost materials after a period of 2 years.

Faculty Children

  • Books and scores from the general collection circulate for 30 days with one renewal.
  • Circulating sound recordings circulate for 2 weeks with no renewal.
  • Reference CDs circulate for 3 days with no renewal.
  • Visual recordings circulate for 3 days with no renewal.
  • Reference books, periodicals and reference LPs may be used in house only.
    Reserve materials are not available for circulation.

There is a $.20 per day per book, score, and circulating sound recording overdue fine. If an item is recalled, an additional $1.00 per day is charged if the book is not returned by the date indicated on the recall notice.  There is a $1.00 per day per video recording and reference CD sound recording overdue fine.

Library policies are designed to serve faculty families without infringing upon the academic program. The library reserves the right to withdraw borrowing privileges from individuals who extensively violate library policies.

Please direct any questions or concerns you have about borrowing privileges to Barbara Durniak, Assistant Director of the Library for Access Services (ext. 5767; email: badurniak).