Circulation Policies: Faculty & Staff
Loan Periods (Faculty / Staff)
||Max # items
||Max # renewals
||6 mo / 60 days
||1 mo / 0
||1 mo / 2 weeks
||6 mos / 1 mo
||50 / 25
All faculty and staff members currently employed by Butler
University and Emeriti faculty are eligible to check out materials
from the Butler University Libraries. Borrowers must present a
valid ID card at the Circulation Desk when checking out materials.
Emeriti faculty receive Special Borrower
privileges. Browsing books are limited to a maximum of
10 items checked out at one time.
Overdue Notices and Late Fees
Faculty and staff members are not assessed late fees.
An item will be declared lost if the faculty or staff member has
not responded to the two overdue notices sent to them via e-mail.
Once an item is declared lost, the Libraries will contact faculty
and staff members directly to discuss payment options to replace
the item(s). Replacement costs range from $25 - $100 or more per
For faculty and staff members, items through their
My Library Account and through a link in the reminder email
that is sent before the due date of each item. Once an item has
been renewed to its limit, the patron will receive two overdue
notices via e-mail requesting that the item be returned.
Holds and Recalls
Holds and recalls may be made online using WorldCat Discovery at the
Information Commons and Circulation Desks, by telephone or
A patron may place an item on hold through the library's online
catalog only if the item is currently checked out. When the item is
available, the patron will be contacted by email and the item will
be held for him/her at the desk under his/her name.
Items found through the use of a missing item form will also be
placed on hold for the patron.
Requested new books will also be placed on hold.
Items from the general collection will have a Holds Shelf Life
of one week; items from the reference and reserve collection are
unavailable for hold.
If your need is immediate please ask that your item be
When patrons ask that an item be recalled, the requested
materials will be recalled by the Libraries within three to seven
days, depending on the circulation status of the materials.
After-hour book drops are available at both libraries by the
main entrances. Reserve items must be returned directly to the
Information Commons or Circulation Desk.
Last updated February 22, 2015.