Circulation Policies: Students
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All students currently enrolled at Butler University 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. Browsing
books are limited to a maximum of 10 items checked out at one
Overdue notices will be emailed to students twice before an item
is declared lost. To ensure a timely return of books and to avoid
fees for lost materials, students are encouraged to monitor their
due-dates via My Library Card.
To review our overdues policy please see our Overdues Policy
and Procedures page.
Once library materials are declared lost a bill will be e-mailed
to the student and to Student Accounts. Students will have to pay
the replacement cost (ranging from $25 - $100 or more). If the bill
is greater than $195.00 a department requested hold will be placed
on the student's account and will not be lifted until the bill is
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 student's account will be credited the replacement
costs and the student will only be required to pay the late
Renewals, Holds, and Recalls
Renewals, holds, and recalls may be made online using WorldCat
Discovery, at the Circulation Desks, by telephone or e-mail:
You can also place a renewal or hold via WorldCat Discovery, the Butler library
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 circulation 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 two weeks; items from the reference and reserve collection will
have a Holds Shelf Life of three days.
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
Last updated August 18, 2014.