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Mercy College Library Circulation Policies

 

Borrowing materials

  • A Mercy College Library ID number enables a student to borrow all circulating materials.
  • Books may be checked out for three weeks and renewed up to three times, as long as no one has requested the book.
  • Students may borrow up to TEN items at a time. Talk to the library staff if your project requires an exception, and we can assist you. 
  • A few days before materials are due, patrons receive an email reminder.
  • Renewals can be done online, at the circulation desk, or by calling the Library at (419) 251-1700. Please have your library ID number handy.
  • Alumni of Mercy College have library borrowing privileges for six months after graduating. 
  • Students, staff, guests, and alumni who owe fines of $10 or more, or have overdue items may not check out materials until the issue is cleared.

 

Type of Material

Loan Period

Renewals

Fines

Books

21 days

3

$.50/day

Periodicals

Library use only

N/A

N/A

CDs & records

7 days

none

$.50/day

DVDs & videos

7 days

none

$.50/day

OhioLINK books

21 days

6

$.50/day

OhioLINK media*

7 days

none

$.50/day

Reserve items

set by professor

none

$.50/hour

*videos, DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs

 

Student library record

You can view and manage your library account through the Mercy College Library catalog. Your personal library record can be displayed under “My Account” where you can view items you have checked out, requested,as well as overdue notices, and fines. Books can be renewed on this same screen if there are no barriers present at the time. 

 

LOAN PERIODS

Overdue notices

As a courtesy when an item is one week overdue a notice for overdue material is sent via email. A patron who does not receive a notice still is liable for any fines or replacement. A total of three overdue notices are sent and after that the items are considered lost and need to be paid for according to the policy described below.

Fines, overdue and lost books

  • There are no daily overdue fines for items owned by the Mercy College Library.
  • Fines from overdue OhioLINK items will be collected. Late fees for OPAL/OhioLINK materials are 50 cents per day, per item. 
  • Items are considered lost after they are 30 days overdue. You will be billed $125.00 for lost items. If you have questions or concerns about missing items talk with the library staff. If an item is returned, a credit of $75.00 will be given. The balance of $50.00 is due in order to clear a patron’s record.
  • If an item is returned, then all fines will be removed from the patron’s record.
  • When fines amount to $10 or more on a patron’s record, all borrowing privileges will be suspended until the fine amount is brought to below the $10 threshold

Academic records held

  • A week after graduation, letters will be sent to those still owing fines. Library obligations will result in a hold being placed on a student’s record in the Registrar’s Office. Transcripts can be held until materials are returned or fines are paid in full.

Book Returns 

If you aren't able to make it to campus during library hours, you can return your materials after hours in our book returns. There is a book return drop slot located in the wall to the right near the library. We also have a book return on the 6th floor of the Jefferson building, near the study carrels between the Learning Commons and the Registrar's office. 

Mercy College of Ohio Library |  419-251-1700  | email: library@mercycollege.edu