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Library Policies & Procedures: Checkout Policies

Policies for Check-outs

Check-out Periods

  • Books- 4 weeks

  • Non-current Periodicals – 1 week

  • Murrell Library Commons Periodicals- 1 week

  • DVDs – 1 week

  • IPads- 1 week  

  • Kindles- 4 weeks

Items that may NOT be checked out of the library:

  • Current issue periodicals (except Murrell Library Commons Periodicals)

  • Newspapers

  • Reference books

  • 2-hour strict reserve materials

Two-Hour Reserve : The assistant at the desk will help you. You will need your Student ID to check out reserve materials.

Renewal Of Items

Library materials may be renewed in one of three ways:

  1. In Person Renewal: In the Main Library or Library Commons

  2. Telephone Renewal: Call 660-831-4180

  3. Online Renewal: Go to and select “View My Account.”

  • Note that overdue materials must be renewed in person. Please pay fines in the Main Library.

Return Of Items

During open hours library materials may be returned to either the Main Library office or the Library Commons office.

When the Library is closed please return books by depositing them in the Library Book Drop container which is located at the end of the sidewalk facing College Street outside of the Main Library.

Overdue Fines

Any overdue materials will cost the patron 25 cents per day, per item.

If an item is lost, you will be charged a replacement fee. The Business Office will be notified of outstanding obligations, and no college transcripts, grades or diplomas will be issued until the obligations are met.

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