Borrowing Privileges & Loan Periods

Borrowing Procedure: All Items must be properly charged out.

Reserve Access: Items on reserve for a course are available only to current Fairfield University students and professors. Professors needing to use an item on reserve for another professor's course must ask the Reserve staff to contact the professor for permission.

Item Limits: Fairfield University NetID holders - unlimited; with the exception of 2 reserve items. Guests may borrow any combination of items up to a total of 4.

Renewals: All materials except "Reserve" items may be renewed once.

Please see the chart below for details.

Borrowing Privileges & Loan Periods Table*:

Material

Fairfield University Students

Faculty & Staff

Others

Fines

Replacement Cost of Lost Materials

Audio (CD, music or spoken word)

7 days

7 days

7 days

.05/day

$15

Books (all items except Popular Reading)

28 days

120 days

28 days*

.05/day

$50

Books (Popular Reading)

28 days

28 days

non-circ

.05/day

$50

Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) - all items

28 days

90 days

non-circ

.05/day

$50

Computer Media (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, Floppy Disk)

28 days

28 days

28 days*

.05/day

$75

Equipment (power cords, and miscellaneous computer accessories)

4 hrs in Library

4 hrs in Lib

4 hrs in Lib

.05/hr

$50

Kits and 3-D objects

28 days

28 days

non-circ

.05/day

$100

Laptop and iPad

3 hrs

3 hrs

non-circ

$1.00/hour

$500-$1,000

Microforms

in Lib use

in Lib use

in Lib use

N/A

N/A

Reserve, in house

4 hrs in Lib (2 max)

4 hrs in Lib

non-circ

.20/hr

Varies **

Reserve, overnight

overnight (2 max)
Due at 10:30 a.m.

overnight

non-circ

.20/hr

Varies **

Reserve, 3 day

3 days (2 max)
Due at 10:30 a.m.

3 days

non-circ

.20/hr

Varies **

Reserve, 7 day

7 days (2 max)
Due at 10:30 a.m.

7 days

non-circ

.20/hr

Varies **

Video (DVD, VHS)

7 days

7 days

7 days

.05/day

$50

Video Camera (Flip)

7 days

7 days

non-circ

$1.00/day

$150

*Fairfield Prep students & Community borrowers, and guest card carriers fall within the "Other" column. Prep students are allowed 4 books, no other format, and no renewals.
* Fairfield Prep faculty fall within the "Faculty & Staff" column.
* Adjunct faculty fall within the "Faculty & Staff" column during semester they teach.
* A longer circulation period may be granted to Fairfield University faculty members upon request.

** Please refer to type of material.

For consideration of a special borrowing request, please contact the Circulation Supervisor, Sharon Sparkman for books and Reference & Instruction Librarian, Brooke Duffy for media at (203) 254-4000 x4206.