Borrowing Policies 

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Replacement Costs
Damaged Materials
Policy Details 

Who May Borrow
Official Photo ID & ODU Library Account in good standing is required 

  • Currently Enrolled ODU students
  • Current ODU faculty
  • Current ODU & Sodexo staff
  • Alumni registered through the Alumni Office
  • Courtesy Borrowers
  • Paid Borrowers may purchase a card for a $25 fee at the Circulation Services Desk. 
Borrowers' Responsibilities & Agreement
As an ODU Library borrower, you agree that you are:
  • Responsible for all materials checked out in your name
  • Responsible for returning/renewing borrowed items by their due dates
    • Official emails are sent regarding: Due dates, overdue items and fees, pickups, cancellations
  • Responsible for all replacement costs
  • Responsible for ensuring your email address(es) are current

Borrowing Limits
Examples for Library privileges being limited or suspended:
 

  • Library fines/fees exceed $60.00
    • All Library privileges (including electronic & off-campus access)will be suspended until fines/fees are reduced
  • You are not currently working or enrolled at ODU
  • You are a Courtesy, Alumni, or Paid Borrower 

Replacement Costs 

Up To 1 Year After Due Date: 

ODU items:  

  • If an overdue ODU item is at "Billed" status, the cost to replace an item is $100.
  • If a "Billed" ODU item is returned, the cost reverts to overdue hourly/daily fees only.

    OhioLINK items:  
  • If an overdue OhioLINK item is at "Billed" status, the cost to replace an item is $125.
  • If a "Billed" OhioLINK item is returned, the cost reverts to a $50 billing fee only.


    More Than 1 Year After Due Date:  

    ODU & OhioLINK items:  
  • The item is declared "Lost" and the cost is $125.
  • If an ODU "Lost" item is subsequently returned the cost is reduced to $100.

    Damaged Materials 
  • Examples include but are not limited to: 

    Repairable: $20 per item  

    • Call number label removed/Torn off
    • Barcode removed/Torn off
    • Notes written in pencil that can reasonably be erased in a minimum of time

    Not Repairable: $100 per item  

    • Cover is torn off, chewed, damaged in some way
    • Spine is broken with cover pulling away from text block
    • Item is/was wet
    • Book written in to the extent that it can no longer be used
    • Highlighter used in text

     Policy Details 

    Some details of ODU Library's Borrowing Policies vary according to patron type. Please select the appropriate category below for further policy details.

    Undergraduate and Early College Students   Graduate Students  
    Faculty & Staff  Other Patrons  

     

     Undergraduate and Early College Students

     Material 

     Loan Period 

    Maximum Renewals 

     Overdue Fees 

    Replacement 

    Audiovisuals
    (DVDs, VHS, CD-ROMs, CDs)

    7 days 

    1 renewal;
    7 days 

     $.25/day 

    $100 - $125 per item 

     Books
    (Main Stacks, Juvenile, Folio, Curriculum) 

     21 days 

    4 renewals;
    21 days 

    $.25/day 

     $100 - $125 per item 

     Camera Accessories 

     4 days 

     none 

     $1/day 

     $100 per item 

     Cameras 

     4 days 

     none 

     $5/day 

     $300 per item 

     Interlibrary Loan 

    Determined by lending library 

    Determined by lending library 

     n/a 

     Determined by lending library 

    Headphones

    4 hours

    none

    $.10/hour

    $100 - $125 per item

    iPad accessories

    3 days

    none

    $1.00/day

    $100 per item 

    iPads

    3 days

    none

    $5.00/day

    $400 per item 

     OhioLINK Materials 

    21 days;
    7 days for A/V

    6 renewals; 
    3 renewals for A/V

    $.50/day

     $125 per item 

     Periodicals  

    non-circulating 

     n/a 

     n/a 

    n/a 

     Popular Books 

     21 days 

    4 renewals;
    21 days 

     $.25/day 

     $100 - $125 per item 

     Reference - Non-Circulating 

    n/a

     n/a 

     n/a 

    n/a 

    Reference - Circulating

    (yellow label)

    7 days

    none

    $1.00/day

    $100 - $125 per item 

     Reserve 

     varies 

    none

    $.10/hour (2 & 4 hour loan);

    $1.00/day (1 & 3 day loan) 

    $100 - $125 per item

     SearchOhio Materials 

    21 days;
    7 days for A/V

    3 renewals;
    3 renewals for A/V

    $.50/day

     $25 per item 
    White Board Kits

    4 hours

    none

    $.10/hour

    $25 per item

     

     Graduate Students

    Material 

    Loan Period 

      Maximum Renewals 

     Overdue Fees 

    Replacement 

    Audiovisuals
    (DVDs, VHS, CD-ROMs,CDs)

    7 days

    1 renewal;
    7 days

    $.25/day

    $100 - $125 per item

     Books
    (Main Stacks, Folio, Curriculum) 

     56 days

    2 renewals;
    56 days

    $.25/day

    $100 - $125 per item

     Camera Accessories 

    4 days

    none

    $1/day

    $100 per item

     Cameras 

    4 days

    none

    $5/day

    $300 per item

    Headphones

    4 hours

    none

    $.10/hour

    $100 - $125 per item

     Interlibrary Loan 

    Determined by lending library

    Determined by lending library

    $.25/day

    Determined by lending library

    iPad accessories

    3 days

    none 

    $1.00/day

    $100 per item 

    iPads

    3 days

    none 

    $5.00/day

    $400 per item 

     Juvenile Books 

    21 days

    4 renewals;
    21 days

    $.25/day

    $100 - $125 per item

     OhioLINK Materials 

    21 days;
    7 days for A/V

    6 renewals; 
    3 renewals for A/V

    $.50/day

    $125 per item

    Periodicals  

    non-circulating

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

     Popular Books 

    21 days

    4 renewals;
    21 days

    $.25/day

    $100 - $125 per item

    Reference - Non-Circulating 

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Reference - Circulating

    (yellow label)

    7 days

    none

    $1.00/day

     $100 - $125 per item

     Reserve 

    varies

    none

    $.10/hour (2 & 4 hour loan); $1.00/day (1 & 3 day loan)

    $100 - $125 per item

     SearchOhio Materials 

    21 days;
    7 days for A/V

    3 renewals;
    3 renewals for A/V

    $.50/day

     $25 per item 
    White Board Kits   

    4 hours

    none

    $.10/hour

    $25 per item

     

     Faculty & Staff

    Material 

    Loan Period 

     Maximum Renewals 

     Overdue Fees 

    Replacement 

    Audiovisuals
    (DVDs, VHS, CD-ROMs, CDs)

    7 days

    3 renewals;
    7 days

    none

    $100 - $125 per item

     Books
    (Main Stacks, Folio, Curriculum)

    180 days

    1 renewal;
    180 days

    none

    $100 - $125 per item

     Camera Accessories 

    4 days

    none

    $1/day

    $100 per item

     Cameras 

    4 days

    none

    $5/day

    $300 per item

    Headphones

    4 hours

    none

    $.10/hour

    $100 - $125 per item

     Interlibrary Loan 

    Determined by lending library

    Determined by lending library

    $.25/day

    Determined by lending library

    iPad accessories

    3 days

    none 

    none

    $100 per item 

    iPads

    3 days

    none 

    none

    $400 per item 

    Juvenile Books 

    21 days

    4 renewals;
    21 days

    none

    $100 - $125 per item

     OhioLINK Materials 

    42 days;
    7 days for A/V

    6 renewals; 
    3 renewals for A/V

    $.50/day

    $125 per item

     Periodicals  

    special consideration

    n/a

    n/a

    $100 - $125 per item

     Popular Books 

    21 days

    4 renewals;
    21 days

    none

    $100 - $125 per item

     Reference - Non-Circulating 

    special consideration

    n/a

    n/a

    $100 - $125 per item

    Reference - Circulating

    (yellow label)

    7 days

    none

    none

    $100 - $125 per item

     Reserve 

     varies

    none

    none

    $100 - $125 per item

     SearchOhio Materials 

    21 days;
    7 days for A/V

    3 renewals;
    3 renewals for A/V

    $.50/day

     $25 per item 

    VCR & Accessories

    3 days

    1 renewal;

    3 days

    $5/day

    $100 - $125 per item

    White Board Kits

    4 hours

    none

    $.10/hour

    $25 per item

     

     Alumni, Paid Borrowers, Courtesy Borrowers & ELS Language Center Students 

    Material 

    Loan Period 

      Maximum Renewals 

     Overdue Fees 

    Replacement 

     Audiovisuals 
    (DVDs, VHS, CD-ROMs, CDs)

    7 days

    1 renewal;
    7 days

    $.25/day

    $100 - $125 per item

     Books
    (Main Stacks, Juvenile, Folio, Curriculum)

    21 days

    1 renewal;
    21 days

    $.25/day

    $100 - $125 per item

     Camera Accessories 

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

     Cameras 

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Headphones

    4 hours

    n/a

    $.10/hour

    $100 - $125 per item

     Interlibrary Loan 

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    iPad accessories

    n/a

    n/a 

    n/a

    n/a

    iPads

    n/a

    n/a 

    n/a

    n/a

     OhioLINK Materials 

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

     Periodicals  

    non-circulating

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    Popular Books 

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

     Reference 

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

     Reserve 

    varies

    n/a

    $.10/hour (2 & 4 hour loan); $1.00/day (1 & 3 day loan)

    $100 - $125 per item

     SearchOhio Materials 

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    White Board Kits

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

    n/a

     

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