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Charles "T." Jones Leadership Library: Policies

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Library Loan Rules & Procedures

To borrow anything from the Charles "T." Jones Leadership Library you must have a valid Central Penn ID and an account in good standing. All Central Penn students currently attending classes, faculty, and staff may check out items and access our online resources on or off-campus. Alumni with a valid state ID may check items out of the circulating book, DVD, & game collection and have walk-in access to most of our online resources.

Borrowing Books

Books, except items in reference and on reserve, circulate for the length of the term. Reference books and materials in the legal library are for library use only and may not be checked out. Reserve items may be checked out for two hours for use in the library. The reserve collection contains some of the required books for classes that are currently running, and headphones. Obtain reserve items from the circulation desk, your ID will be held until items are returned. Materials housed in the legal library may only be used in the legal library.

Borrowing DVDs & games

DVDs and games may be borrowed for 7 days.

Borrowing Equipment

Laptops may be borrowed for 14 days. To borrow a laptop you can not have any fines or fees on your library account, and you must read, agree to, and sign the Library/Mobile Device User Agreement. Laptops are only available to Central Penn students actively taking classes, and current faculty and staff. Laptops provided by the Education Foundation may only be checked out to Central Penn students actively taking classes. Equipment (such as laptops) accrue fines at $2.00 per day.  Fines will begin to accrue the day after the item is due.

Renewing Items

Items can be renewed if there are no previous requests for them. Items that have been requested will have holds on them, and this can be seen in the item's record in the catalog. You can renew items by logging into your library account or by contacting the library. All items are due at the end of term.

Requesting Items

With the exception of Reserve items, you may request that something be held for you by contacting the library. You may also request items from other libraries with the book and article request web form. The loan period and fees for items requested from other libraries are determined by the lending library. The due date will be circled on the paperwork included with the item when you pick it up. Failure to return items in a timely manner will result in a hold on your account as soon as it becomes overdue. We will notify you through your Central Penn email when requested items become available.

Tracking Your Borrowing

The library system will send a courtesy notice to your Central Penn email address reminding you of items checked out a few days before they are due. You can keep track of the books that you have borrowed and their due dates through your library account.

Overdue/Lost Materials

All materials borrowed during the term must be returned by the last day of each term, if not earlier. If by the last class day of term materials have not been returned a hold will be placed on the student's account preventing further borrowing.  The hold will be released when the materials have been returned. 

Two overdue notices will be sent to your Central Penn College email address, after which you will be billed for replacing the item(s) + a $15 processing fee. The loss of any material should be reported immediately.

Equipment (such as laptops) accrue fines at $2.00 per day.  Fines will begin to accrue the day after the item is due.

Questions concerning fines should be taken to a librarian.

Noise

In order to provide a welcome area for studying we ask that you not disturb the people around you. That means keeping your voice low, using headphones when listening to music or watching videos, turning your phone notifications & ringtones to silent, and taking phone calls outside or in the vestibule of the library.

Food & Drink

In order to maintain the equipment and furniture in the library there is no food or drink in the library or the legal library.