Library

Circulation Policies: Special Borrowers

PALNI, ALI, and Community Borrowers

The Butler University Libraries honor the PALNI (Private Academic Library Network of Indiana) Cooperation Agreement by extending borrowing privilege to students, faculty and staff members from any of the 25 PALNI institutions. (Butler faculty members and students can do the same in other PALNI libraries.) PALNI borrowers must present a valid identification card from their home institution in order to check out materials from the Butler University Libraries.

The Butler University Libraries honor the ALI (Academic Libraries of Indiana) Reciprocal Agreement by extending borrowing privilege to students, faculty and staff members from any of the participating ALI institutions. (Butler faculty members and students can do the same in other ALI libraries.) ALI borrowers must present a valid identification card from their home institution as well as an ALI card issued by their home library in order to check out materials from the Butler University Libraries.

The general public may visit the Butler University Libraries and read or browse the collections. Those who live in Marion, Hendricks, Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Shelby, and Johnson counties may receive borrowing privileges for one year for a fee of $50.

Loan Periods

Loan Type Loan period
(in days)
Max # items Max # renewals
Regular Loan 28 10 1
Periodical Loan 1 0 0
CD Loan 7 5 0
A/V Loan 3 1 0
Browsing, CRC Loan 28 5 0
Score Loan 28 1 0

Computer Use

Librarians are available to help patrons search for information. Due to licensing arrangements and student fees we cannot provide Special Borrower access to electronic database or general Internet browsing.

Please read our Computer Use Policy for more information.

Overdue Notices and Late Fees

Special Borrowers will receive overdue notices by e-mail twice before the item is declared lost.

Daily late fees have been replaced by a flat rate of $10 for items more than two weeks late.

Lost Materials

Once library materials are declared lost a bill will be e-mailed to the patron. Patrons will have to pay the replacement cost (ranging from $25 - $100 or more), plus a $10.00 late fee per item. The patron's library account will be blocked until the bill has been settled.

After having been billed, if the library materials are returned undamaged by the end of the semester during which the bill was sent, then the patron's account will be credited the replacement costs and the patron will only be required to pay the late fees.

Renewals, Holds and Recalls

Renewals, holds, and recalls may be made at the Circulation Desks, by telephone or e-mail:

You can also place a renewal or hold via My Library Card.

Holds

A hold means that you will notified as soon as your requested item is returned. If your need is immediate please ask that your item be recalled.

Recall Policy

When other patrons place a recall request on items that are checked out, the requested materials will be recalled by the Libraries within 3 to 7 days, depending on the circulation status of the materials.

Returns

After-hour book drops are available at both libraries by the main entrances.

 

Last updated December 9, 2012.