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Borrowing Policies

Hamon Arts Library

Book and Score Loan Periods

  • Undergraduate Students: 3 weeks
  • Graduate Students: 120 days
  • Faculty: 1 year
  • Staff: 120 days
  • TexShare Borrower, Faculty: 3 weeks
  • TexShare Borrower, Graduate Students: 3 weeks
  • TexShare Borrower, Undergraduate Students and Public Library: 3 weeks
  • Other Guest Borrower: 3 weeks

Maximum Number of Books and Scores

  • Undergraduate Students: 50
  • Graduate Students: 250
  • Faculty: unlimited
  • Staff: unlimited
  • TexShare Borrower, Faculty: 10 items
  • TexShare Borrower, Graduate Students: 10 items
  • TexShare Borrower, Undergraduate Students and Public Library: 5 items
  • Other Guest Borrower: 10 items

Renewals

  • Undergraduate Students: 5 renewals
  • Graduate Students: 3 renewals
  • Faculty: unlimited
  • Staff: 3 renewals
  • TexShare Borrower, Faculty: 5 renewals
  • TexShare Borrower, Graduate Students: 5 renewals
  • TexShare Borrower, Undergraduate Students and Public Library: 1 renewal
  • Other Guest Borrower: 5 renewals

Reserve Materials

All Borrowers: 3 hours, in-library use, 1 renewals

Limited Access Materials

  • Loan Period
    • Faculty: 1 week (Note: Proxies may not check out Limited Access Materials for faculty accounts)
    • Students and Staff: 3 hours in-library use only
    • All TexShare Borrowers: 3 hours, in-library use only
    • Other Guest Borrower: 3 hours, in-library use only

Renewals

  • Faculty: 3 renewals
  • Students and Staff: 1 renewal
  • All TexShare Borrowers: 1 renewal
  • Other Guest Borrower: 1 renewal

Overdue Fines

  • Books and Scores: $.50/day
  • Reserves and Limited Access: $1.00/hour
  • Interlibrary Loan materials, and Recalls: $1.00/day
  • Faculty are only responsible for fines for Interlibrary Loan materials, and Recalls

In-library use only

Audiovisual Loan Periods

  • Undergraduate Students: 1 week
  • Graduate Students: 1 week
  • Faculty: 1 week
  • Staff: 1 week
  • All TexShare Borrowers: 3 hours, in-library use only
  • Other Guest Borrower: 3 hours, in-library use only

Maximum Number of Audiovisual Items

  • Undergraduate Students: 15 items
  • Graduate Students: 15 items
  • Faculty: unlimited
  • Staff: unlimited
  • All TexShare Borrowers: 5 items
  • Other Guest Borrower: 5 item

Renewals

  • Undergraduate Students: 3 renewals
  • Graduate Students: 3 renewals
  • Faculty: 3 Renewals
  • Staff: 3 renewals
  • All TexShare Borrowers: 1 renewal
  • Other Guest Borrower: 1 renewal

Reserve Materials

All Borrowers: 3 hours, in-library use, 1 renewal

Audiovisual Limited Access Materials

  • Loan Period
    • Faculty: 1 week (Note: Proxies may not check out Limited Access Materials to faculty accounts)
    • Students and Staff: 3 hours in-library use only
    • All TexShare Borrowers: 3 hours, in-library use only
    • Other Guest Borrower: 3 hours, in-library use only

Renewals

  • Faculty: 3 renewals
  • Students and Staff: 1 renewal
  • All TexShare Borrowers: 1 renewal
  • Other Guest Borrower: 1 renewal

Overdue Fines

  • Regular: $5.00/day
  • Reserve and Limited Access: $1.00/hour

A recall may be requested if an item is needed by another borrower. The loan period will be reduced and a notice sent to the original borrower requiring that the item be returned by the new due date. Fees will accrue past the new due date at the rate listed above.

If library materials are not returned, the following lost item charges will apply:

  • Books and Scores: $90
    • $15.00 maximum overdue fines
    • $25.00 processing fee
    • $50.00 lost replacement
  • Audiovisual materials: $105
    • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
    • $25.00 processing fee
    • $50.00 lost replacement
  • Limited Access materials: $250
    • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
    • $25.00 processing fee
    • $195.00 lost replacement
  • Audiovisual Limited Access materials: $350
    • $30.00 maximum overdue fines
    • $25.00 processing fee
    • $295.00 lost replacement

Circulation Blocks

A suspension of library circulation privileges will occur, if any of these situations apply to your account:

  • 5 or more overdue items
  • 1 overdue recall
  • $20.00 or more in fines/fees
  • Expired, lost, or stolen SMU ID card

Report your lost or stolen SMU ID Cards to the library and the Park & Pony Office.

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