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General Description
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Performance Evaluation
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Circulation Policy

Document Number: LIBRARY--102 Revision #: 1.0
Document Owner: Executive VP Date Last Updated: 08/17/2012
Primary Author: Director of Vise Library Status: Approved
Date Originally Created: 08/01/2012

General Description

Information about the circulation policy for the Vise Library.


Delineation of policy.


All faculty, staff, students, and administrators

Responsibility: Library

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Relevant Knowledge: In order to comply with this policy you should know:
Current University policy

Terms and Definitions: Additional training

Corrective Action

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Policy Provisions

Circulation Services

Only currently enrolled Cumberland University students and Cumberland faculty and staff may check material out of the library.


Students may borrow books for three weeks and DVDs and videocassettes for three days.


Faculty and staff may borrow books for four weeks and DVDs and videocassettes for one week.


The following materials are for library use only: Periodicals (magazines, journals and newspapers), Reference books, Reserve items, CDs, Microfilm and materials in the Tennessee Room.


Please note that users assume full responsibility for all borrowed items.


Community members and other visitors do not have check-out privileges but may use the library's collection in-house during regular hours.


Students and faculty are expected to have a Cumberland University ID which will serve as the library card for the user. ID cards are required in order to check out materials or use course reserves.


Late Fee and Lost Book Replacement

Late fees are ten cents per day per item, with the exception of videocassettes, DVDs and reserve items, which are one dollar per day per item.


Patrons will not be able to check out new materials until overdue items are returned.


A replacement cost equal to the cost of the materials, if available, or the average price of materials in the respective discipline will be charged for lost materials.


In addition, a $10 fee will be added to each item to cover the cost of purchasing, cataloging, labeling, and other processing tasks to make the replacement copy shelf-ready.


Failure to return/renew library material on time can result in restriction of library privileges and holding of grades at the end of the semester.

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Performance Evaluation
Performance Metrics: Compliance with standard policy and procedure

Consequences: Further training

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Subject Experts
The following may be consulted for additional information.
Director of Vise Library

VP of Academic Affairs

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