Borrowing Policies for Faculty & Staff

Borrowing Policies for Faculty & Staff

Consult this page for additional information regarding renewals, requesting items from Bryn Mawr and Haverford, recalls, returns, fines, and penalty points. Please remember that abuse of library privileges or failure to pay fines may result in suspension of borrowing privileges, including Interlibrary Loan services. Contact the Circulation Department with any questions regarding your library record.

Books

  • Books

    • Loan Period: Until February 15 of the following year.
    • Renewals: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • Audio Books

    • Loan Period: 28 days
    • Renewals: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • Popular Reading Room Books

    • Loan Period: 28 days
    • Renewals: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • Reference Books from McCabe & Underhill

    • Loan Period: 1 day
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: $1 per day. You will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • Books from Bryn Mawr & Haverford

    • Loan Period for Faculty: Until February 15 of the following year.
    • Loan Period for Staff: Until February 15 of the following year for Bryn Mawr books; 28 days for Haverford books.
    • Renewals for Faculty: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Renewals for Staff: 2.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.

Reserves

  • General Reserves from McCabe & Underhill

    • Loan Period: 1 day. For extended loan periods, see library staff.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day
  • General Reserves from Cornell

    • Loan Period: 2 hours. For extended loan periods, see library staff.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day
  • Video Reserves

    • Loan Period: 1 day. For extended loan periods, see library staff.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day
  • Active Honor Reserves

    • Loan Period: 1 day. For extended loan periods, see library staff.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day
  • Inactive Honor Reserves

    • Loan Period: Until February 15 of the following year. All honors reserves become active on April 1 to benefit those studying for exams, and are subject to recall. If you have a concern or question, please email circ@swarthmore.edu or visit the Reserves Desk.
    • Renewals: 1
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.

Journals

  • Individual Issues

    McCabe & Underhill

    • Loan Period: 7 days
    • Renewals: 1
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day

    Cornell

    • Loan Period: 1 day.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines.
  • Bound Volumes

    McCabe & Underhill

    • Loan Period: 28 days
    • Renewals: 2
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.

    Cornell

    • Loan Period: 7 days.
    • Renewals: Non-renewable
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines.

Multimedia and Other Materials

  • DVDs & Videos

    • Loan Period - Faculty: 7 days, with a limit of 10 items
    • Loan Period - Staff: 7 days, with a limit of 35 items
    • Renewals: 1
    • Overdue Fines: 1 penalty point per day
  • CDs & LPs

    • Loan Period: 7 days
    • Renewals: 2
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • Scores

    • Loan Period: Until February 15 of the following year.
    • Renewals: 1. For subsequent renewals, the item must be brought to the library.
    • Overdue Fines: No daily fines, however you will be responsible for the item's replacement cost plus fees after 3 overdue notices.
  • E-Z Borrow Materials

    • Loan Period: 28 days
    • Renewals: 2
    • Overdue Fines: $1 per day