Circulation Policies

A HSU barcoded ID card is necessary for faculty to borrow materials or place materials on Reserve. Members of the HSU faculty may check out most HSU materials for a semester.

All library patrons, including faculty members, must have non-delinquent records with all five Abilene Consortium libraries in order to check out materials. Faculty members who check out materials and lend them to students are responsible for replacing lost materials. Students who need materials should check them out directly from the library.

In order for student workers or graduate students to check out materials for a faculty member:

  1. Written permission must be sent each semester to the circulation department and
  2. The student should bring his or her own HSU ID and the faculty member's ID to the library for identification.
With the semester checkout period:

  1. If there is a request for a particular item, the library will notify the faculty member and will expect the item to be returned within one week.
  2. HSU items must be renewed each semester. This may be done by telephone or memo in August and December. However, once a year (in May) the faculty member must bring all items back to the library for renewal.
  3. Items checked out from ACU, HPU and McM are due back within 30 days. APL items are due back within 21 days.
  4. Items can be renewed electronically via the library website as long as your account is in good standing, the items are not overdue and have no hold placed on them. Most items can be renewed a maximum of two times.

When faculty members do not renew or return library materials, the library reserves the right to bill the appropriate academic department in order to replace these materials. Faculty are exempt from fines at HSU, McMurry and ACU, but NOT at Abilene Public Library.

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